'he thought it expedient and necessary that he should commence
knight-errant, and wander through the world, with his horse and
arms, in quest of adventures' Don Quixote, first published in two
parts in 1605 and 1615, is one of the world's greatest comic
novels. Inspired by tales of chivalry, Don Quixote of La Mancha
embarks on a series of adventures with his faithful servant Sancho
Panza by his side. The novel has acquired mythic status and its
influence on modern fiction is profound.