Identifier: 19

Title of the Review/Article: 

A New Edition of Don Quixote (Article no. LXV)

Periodical (dates): Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1817-1980)
Volume: 11
Number: 65
Date: 1822 (June)
Place of publication: Edinburgh
Pages: 657-668
Editor: William Blackwood (1776-1834) and Thomas Cadell (1742-1802)
Author (Reviewer): John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854)?
Book (Reviewed):

Miguel de Cervantes. The History of that ingenous Gentleman, Don Quixote de la Mancha, translated from the Spanish by Motteux. A New Edition, with Copious Notes; and an Essay on the Life and Writings of Cervantes. In five volumes (London: Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1822)

Brief description:

Very positive review of the first annotated edition of Cervantes’s Don Quixote based on Peter Anthony Motteux’s (1663-1718) original translation. The editor of the article appraises the use of notes in the text, which makes the Spanish romance more accessible for the English reader.

Spanish authors mentioned:

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616)
Juan Antonio Pellicer (1738-1806)

Spanish works mentioned:

Don Quijote de la Mancha (Miguel de Cervantes, 1605, 1615)

Amadís de Gaula (García Rodríguez de Montalvo, 1508)

El cerco de Numancia (Miguel de Cervantes, 1585)

La Galatea (Miguel de Cervantes, 1585)

Viaje del Parnaso (Miguel de Cervantes, 1614)

Belianís de Grecia (Jerónimo Fernández, 1545)

La Crónica de España (Diego de Valera, 1513)

Spanish works translated (P=Partially, F=Fully):

“Bernardo y Alfonso” (P) [Romancero general, 1604] (Anon.)

“Bavieca” and “La excomunión de El Cid” [Romancero de El Cid, Juan de Escobar, 1612] (P)

“Romance del conde Fernán González” [Romancero general, 1604] (Anon.)

“Guarinos” [Cancionero de romances, 1550] (F)

Other relevant Spanish names mentioned:

Bernardo del Carpio (8th-9th century) [semilegendary figure]

Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, “el Cid Campeador” (c. 1048-1099)

Jimena Díaz, also spelled Ximena (before July 1046-c. 1116)

Peter of Castile, called the Cruel (1334-1369)

Infanta Doña Sancha (1095?-1559)

Fernán González, Count of Castile (910-970)

Spanish place names:



(Castle of) Luna


Santiago de Compostela

References to Spanish relevant historic events:

Battle of Roncevaux Pass (778)

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