Don Quixote

Volume I.


Miguel de Cervantes

Translated by John Ormsby - 1885


Chapter I
Which treats of the character and pursuits of the famous gentleman Don Quixote of la Mancha

Chapter II
Which treats of the first sally the ingenious Don Quixote made from home

Chapter III
Wherein is related the droll way in which Don Quixote had himself dubbed a knight

Chapter IV
Of what happened to our knight when he left the inn

Chapter V
In which the narrative of our knight’s mishap is continued

Chapter VI
Of the diverting and important scrutiny which the curate and the barber made in the library of our ingenious gentleman

Chapter VII
Of the second sally of our worthy knight Don Quixote of la Mancha

Chapter VIII
Of the good fortune which the valiant Don Quixote had in the terrible and undreamt-of adventure of the windmills, with other occurrences worthy to be fitly recorded

Chapter IX
In which is concluded and finished the terrific battle between the gallant Biscayan and the valiant Manchegan

Chapter X
Of the pleasant discourse that passed between Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza

Chapter XI
Of what befell Don Quixote with certain goatherds

Chapter XII
Of what a goatherd related to those with Don Quixote

Chapter XIII
In which is ended the story of the shepherdess Marcela, with other incidents

Chapter XIV
Wherein are inserted the despairing verses of the dead shepherd, together with other incidents not looked for

Chapter XV
In which is related the unfortunate adventure that Don Quixote fell in with when he fell out with certain heartless Yanguesans

Chapter XVI
Of what happened to the ingenious gentleman in the inn which he took to be a castle

Chapter XVII
In which are contained the innumerable troubles which the brave Don Quixote and his good Squire Sancho Panza endured in the inn, which to his misfortune he took to be a castle

Chapter XVIII
In which is related the discourse Sancho Panza held with his master, Don Quixote, and other adventures worth relating

Chapter XIX
Discourse which Sancho held with his master, and of the adventure that befell him with a dead body, together with other notable occurrences

Chapter XX
Of the unexampled and unheard-of adventure which was achieved by the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha with less peril than any ever achieved by any famous knight in the world

Chapter XXI
Which treats of the exalted adventure and rich prize of Mambrino’s helmet, together with other things that happened to our invincible knight

Chapter XXII
Of the freedom Don Quixote conferred on several unfortunates who against their will were being carried where they had no wish to go

Chapter XXIII
Of what befell Don Quixote in the Sierra Morena, which was one of the rarest adventures related in this veracious history

Chapter XXIV
In which is continued the adventure of the Sierra Morena

Chapter XXV
Which treats of the strange things that happened to the stout knight of La Mancha in the Sierra Morena, and of his imitation of the penance of Beltenebros

Chapter XXVI
In which are continued the refinements wherewith Don Quixote played the part of a lover in the Sierra MorenA

Chapter XXVII
Of how the curate and the barber proceeded with their scheme; together with other matters worthy of record in this great history

Chapter XXVIII
Which treats of the strange and delightful adventure that befell the curate and the barber in the same Sierra

Chapter XXIX
Which treats of the droll device and method adopted to extricate our love-stricken knight from the severe penance he had imposed upon himself

Chapter XXX
Which treats of address displayed by the fair Dorothea, with other matters pleasant and amusing

Chapter XXXI
Of the delectable discussion between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, his squire, together with other incidents

Chapter XXXII
Which treats of what befell Don Quixote’s party at the inn

Chapter XXXIII
In which is related the novel of “The Ill-Advised Curiosity”

Chapter XXXIV
In which is continued the novel of “The Ill-Advised Curiosity”

Chapter XXXV
Which treats of the heroic and prodigious battle Don Quixote had with certain skins of red wine, and brings the novel of “The Ill-Advised Curiosity” to a close

Chapter XXXVI
Which treats of more curious incidents that occurred at the inn

Chapter XXXVII
In which is continued the story of the famous Princess Micomicona, with other droll adventures

Which treats of the curious discourse Don Quixote delivered on arms and letters

Chapter XXXIX
Wherein the captive relates his life and adventures

Chapter XL
In which the story of the captive is continued.

Chapter XLI
In which the captive still continues his adventures

Chapter XLII
Which treats of what further took place in the inn, and of several other things worth knowing

Chapter XLIII
Wherein is related the pleasant story of the muleteer, together with other strange things that came to pass in the inn

Chapter XLIV
In which are continued the unheard-of adventures of the inn

Chapter XLV
In which the doubtful question of Mambrino’s helmet and the pack-saddle is finally settled, with other adventures that occurred in truth and earnest

Chapter XLVI
Of the end of the notable adventure of the officers of the holy brotherhood; and of the great ferocity of our worthy knight, Don Quixote

Chapter XLVII
Of the strange manner in which Don Quixote of La Mancha was carried away enchanted, together with other remarkable incidents

Chapter XLVIII
In which the Canon pursues the subject of the books of chivalry, with other matters worthy of his wit

Chapter XLIX
Which treats of the shrewd conversation which Sancho Panza held with his master Don Quixote

Chapter L
Of the shrewd controversy which Don Quixote and the Canon held, together with other incidents

Chapter LI
Which deals with what the goatherd told those who were carrying off Don Quixote

Chapter LII
Of the quarrel that Don Quixote had with the goatherd, together with the rare adventure of the penitents, which with an expenditure of sweat he brought to a happy conclusion

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