In a world without courtly manners and values, the noble and virtuous Spanish gentleman Don Quixote is enthralled by the chivalric books he reads. Believing all the fiction to be true, he sets out along with his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, to become a knight errant.
What follows is their journey of adventure as they together roam around the world; Don Quixote turning into a madman of sound mind and the squire into a sagacious buffoon.
Published more than four centuries ago, Cervantes’ Don Quixote was an immediate success. Regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction, this typical picaresque novel has been an inspiration for various works of art, literature and music. It continues to be admired by its readers.