Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language. His best-known novel, Don Quixote, is a classic of Western literature. We are honoured to be able to share a handwritten letter he wrote to the Spanish king requesting permission to publish his great work as this cover design.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (15471616) is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and admired as one of the worlds preeminent novelists. His best-known novel, Don Quixote, has been translated into over 140 languages and dialects, making it, after the Bible, the most translated book in the world.
A Western literature classic, Don Quixote is considered the first modern novel and, to many, the greatest work of fiction ever written. Certainly to the people of Spain and Spanish speakers around the world, Cervantes influence has been so great that the language itself is often called la lengua de Cervantes. Many if not all of Cervantes original manuscripts are now lost, so we are honoured to be able to share this handwriting sample, from the letter he wrote to the king, on this journal cover.