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After having compiled the core of the 400th anniversary edition sponsored by the Real Academia Espanola, the text and notes of Don Quixote come now in this revised and augmented version; also in the care of Francisco Rico. The text became complete after an examination of all significant editions, old and modern, using the most rigorous philological methods. Notes clarify doubts that a modern reader could raise. They have been worded to provide maximum clarity and a streamlined reading. The appendix, located at the end of the volume, includes maps, diagrams and illustrations. It also includes a comprehensive literary and historical study on the Quixote, and detailed information on the life and works of Cervantes, as well as the first editions and the language of the novel. A table of contents allows readers to quickly locate the main episodes of the tale. To facilitate the referencing of the work, this edition includes a complete record of the sayings, quoted works and authors, memorable themes and passages, proper names, words, phrases, and idioms.