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Miguel de Cervantes

Novelist, Playwright, Poet (29-Sep-1547 — 22-Apr-1616)


Juan Sebastian Arbo. Translated by Ilsa Barea. Cervantes: Adventurer, Idealist and Destiny's Fool. London: Thames & Hudson. 1955. 261pp.

Aubrey Fitz Gerald Bell. Cervantes. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 1947. 256pp.

William Byron. Cervantes: A Biography. London: Cassell. 1978. 583pp.

Jean Canavaggio. Cervantès. Paris, France: Biographie Mazarine. 1986. 382pp. Language: French.

Jean Canavaggio. Cervantes. London: W. W. Norton & Co., Ltd.. 1990. 348pp.

Amelia B. Edwards. The Story of Cervantes: Who Was a Scholar, a Poet, a Soldier, a Slave among the Moors, and the Author of Don Quixote. London: Routledge. 1863. 240pp.

William J. Entwistle. Cervantes. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1940. Reprinted in 1965.

Alfredo Alvar Ezquerra. Cervantes: Genio y Libertad. Temas de Hoy. 2004. 464pp. Language: Spanish.

James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. The Life of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: A Biographical, Literary and Historical Study. London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.. 1892.

James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Cervantes: A Memoir. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1913. 228pp.

Jeremiah D. M. Ford; Ruth Lansing. Cervantes: A Tentative Bibliography of His Works and of the Biographical and Critical Material Concerning Him. Harvard University Press. 1931. 239pp.

Francisco Navarro Ledesma. Translated by Don Bliss; Gabriela Bliss. Cervantes: The Man and the Genius. New York: Charterhouse. 1973. 396pp.

Luis Astrana Marin. Vida ejemplar y heroica de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Con mil documentos hasta ahora inéditos y numerosas ilustraciones y grabados de época. Madrid, Spain: Instituto Editorial Reus. 1948-58. (7 vols.) 477pp. + 592pp. + 599pp. + 541pp. + 643pp. + 561pp. + 819pp. Language: Spanish. The most extensive study of Cervantes ever produced.

Donald P. McCrory. No Ordinary Man: The Life and Times of Miguel de Cervantes. Peter Owen. 2002. 320pp.

Richard Lionel Predmore. An Index to Don Quijote, Including Proper Names and Notable Matters. Rutgers University Press. 1938.

Richard Lionel Predmore. The World of Don Quixote. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1967.

Richard Lionel Predmore. Cervantes. London: Thames & Hudson. 1973. 224pp.

Han Ryner. L'ingénieus hidalgo Miguel Cervantès. Paris, France: Grès. 1926. 224pp. Language: French.

Rudolph Schevill. Cervantes. New York: Duffield & Co.. 1919. 388pp. Reprinted by Frederick Ungar in 1966.

Mariano Tomas. The Life and Misadventures of Miguel de Cervantes. London: Allen & Unwin. 1934. 255pp.

Henry Edward Watts. Life of Miguel De Cervantes. London: Walter Scott. 1891.

T. R. Ybarra. Cervantes. New York: Albert and Charles Boni. 1931. 261pp.


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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.283)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.48)

  10. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.164-67)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.183)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.98)

  13. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.48)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.110)

  15. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.140-42)

  16. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.117-19)

  17. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.60)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.45)

  19. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.68)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.34)

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