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Cervantes & Co. Spanish Classic editions are designed for the American classroom: These Spanish editions feature useful English introductions, thousands of notes and marginal glosses in English, and edition-specific Spanish-English glossaries.  Our unique editions include the most popular Spanish literature from Medieval to Modern times and make learning these standards of Spanish literature a pleasure!

New Titles

Don Quijote: The Dictionary Edition

The 2019 edition of Lathrop’s Quijote!

Don Quijote: The Definitive Spanish Edition for Students
The 2019 Dictionary Edition edited by Tom Lathrop
ISBN 978-1-58977-102-4 (pb, 1118 pp.) $54.95

[Download the PDF one-sheet here]

Lathrop’s student edition is now available for the first time with the complete Don Quijote Dictionary in a single volume!

Until Tom Lathrop’s first Spanish edition for students was published in 1998, students had to use editions of Don Quijote published in Spain for Spaniards. Vocabulary and syntactic structures that are difficult (or impossible) for students are usually not annotated in those editions. Cultural information which educated Spanish speakers already know, but students simply do not, is equally not annotated. Students have thus been deprived of much of what they need to know in order to understand the text.

To help solve the vocabulary problem, Lathrop has included 10,459 vocabulary glosses in the margin opposite the line where the Spanish word to be defined appears. If too many words need to be put in the margin, phrases are translated in footnotes. In all, there are 3,742 footnotes. These also deal with cultural items, historical, geographical, biblical, mythological, textual references, and all kinds of other information. Footnotes will not offer interpretations: that is for instructors and their students to figure out.

This edition features many of the 1863 etchings by Gustave Doré and a new cover by Anna Teather. Pagination is not the same as previous editions.

[The previous edition, the "Legacy edition" (ISBN 978-1-58977-100-0) will be available through July 31, 2019 on an unreturnable basis.]

A Literary Companion to Don Quijote

A Literary Companion to Don Quijote

Finally, the most useful companion volume for Don Quijote ever produced is now available for students of Spanish and the Quijote! Ohio University's David G. Burton brings us a collection to give readers a deeper insight into Cervantes' masterwork. From the introduction:

[This companion] represents works that influenced Cervantes and/or to which he makes reference in the novel. These works, written in either prose or verse and published between the late 15th and the early 17th centuries, demonstrate the wide range of texts that Cervantes knew and had at his disposal. The great majority of these texts refer to chivalry, but others, like the Spanish pastoral romances and the picaresque inform episodes in both parts of the novel. Editors of Cervantes’ masterpiece often cite these texts, but until now, there appears to be no one volume in which the student can locate and read, for example, selections from Amadís, Belianís, or Tirant. While these texts offer delightful reading, most undergraduate students do not have the time required to read such lengthy tales nor do they have experience with the linguistic difficulties that these old texts often present. To facilitate reading, I have modernized some difficult forms and spellings while retaining as much of the original language and syntax as possible, thereby maintaining the flavor of the texts. I hope that glosses and footnotes aid in the understanding of especially difficult passages.

Burton's Literary Companion is divided into two parts: Extended Poetry and Prose and Romances. This is a perfect companion to Lathrop's Don Quijote.

Federico Garcia Lorca's "Rural Trilogy" is now available in a single, corrected edition!

Garcia Lorca's Rural Trilogy

Bodas de sangre, Yerma, La casa de Bernarda Alba
Edited by Timothy P. Reed
ISBN 978-1-58977-123-9
310 pages, paperback

Lope de Vega's drama of a happy farmer and a curious king is now available:

Garcia Lorca's Rural Trilogy

El villano en su rincón
Edited by R. John McCaw
This play, which takes place in France, tells of a farmer so happy that he writes his own epitaph. A curious monarch goes undercover to discover more about this situation. Editor R. John McCaw brings us through the journey with a helpful introduction, explanatory footnotes and marginal glosses.

McCaw has also edited Cervantes & Co.'s popular "El burlador de Sevilla" (Tirso de Molina) and the "Anthology of Spanish Golden Age Poetry" with Kathleen Thornton Spinnenbweber.

ISBN 978-1-58977-117-8
158 pages, paperback

We are pleased to offer many editions of classic Spanish literature; search below for more details.

Available Titles

Title Author Time Period Editor ISBN
La Celestina Fernando de Rojas Medieval
Finch, Patricia
Anthology of Medieval Spanish Prose Anthology Medieval
Burton, David G.
Poema de mio Cid Anonymous Medieval
McNair, Alexander J.
Libro de buen amor Juan Ruiz Medieval
Kirby, Steven
Conde Lucanor Don Juan Manuel Medieval
Burton, David G.
Carcel de amor Diego de San Pedro Medieval
Romancero viejo Anonymous Medieval
McNair, Alexander J.
Los milagros de Nuestra Señora Gonzalo de Berceo Medieval
Cash, Annette G.
Anthology of Medieval Spanish Poetry Anthology Medieval
Anthology of Latin American Fantastic Short Stories Anthology 19th Century
Bodas de sangre, Yerma, La casa de Bernarda Alba Federico Garcia Lorca 20th Century
Reed, Timothy P.
Macario Bruno Traven 20th Century
Wilson, Sheilah
Niebla Miguel de Unamuno 20th Century
Aragon Guiller, Francisco
Abel Sanchez Miguel de Unamuno 20th Century
Polansky, Susan G.
San Manuel Bueno, martir Miguel de Unamuno 20th Century
Insolación Emilia Pardo Bazan 19th Century
Smith, Jennifer
El sí de las niñas Leandro Fernández de Moratín 19th Century
Murphy, Jeanie
La barraca Vicente Blasco Ibanez 19th Century
Oxford, Jeffrey
Doña Perfecta Benito Pérez Galdós 19th Century
Willem, Linda M.
Don Juan Tenorio José Zorrilla 19th Century
Lukens-Olson, Carolyn
Pepita Jiménez Juan Valera 19th Century
Oxford, Jeffrey
Un drama nuevo Tamayo y Baus 19th Century
Wyszynski, Matthew A.
Doña Berta Clarín 19th Century
George, Jr., David R.
"Naufragas" y otros cuentos Pardo Bazan 19th Century
Willem, Linda M.
Entremeses Cervantes Golden Age
Lukens-Olson, Carolyn
La numancia Cervantes Golden Age
Don Quijote (2019 Edition) Cervantes Golden Age
Lathrop, Tom
Don Quijote Dictionary Cervantes Golden Age
Lathrop, Tom
Novelas ejemplares I (Gitanilla, Amante, Celoso, Rinconete) Cervantes Golden Age
McGrath, Michael J.
Novelas ejemplares II (Doncellas, Cornelia, Casamiento, Coloquio) Cervantes Golden Age
Luttikhuizen, Frances
Novelas ejemplares III (Vidriera, Fregona, Fuerza, Inglesa) Cervantes Golden Age
Clamurro, William H.
El trato de Argel Cervantes Golden Age
Spinnenweber, Kathleen Thornton
La Entretenida Cervantes Golden Age
Janeiro, Isidoro
Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda Cervantes Golden Age
Hessel, Stephen
Lazarillo de Tormes Anonymous Golden Age
El buscón Francisco de Quevedo Golden Age
Nadeau, Carolyn
Novelas ejemplares y amorosas and Desenganos amorosos Maria de Zayas Golden Age
Colburn-Alsop, Sara
El Abencerraje Anonymous Golden Age
Groundland, Mark
Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez Sigüenza y Góngora Golden Age
Lehman, Sara L.
El infamador Juan de la Cueva Golden Age
Grubbs, Anthony J.
La verdad sospechosa Alarcon y Mendoza Golden Age
Clark, Gloria B.
Las mocedades del Cid Gullén de Castro Golden Age
Del rey abajo, ninguno Francisco Rojas Zorrilla Golden Age
Cash, Annette G.
Fuenteovejuna Lope de Vega Golden Age
Wyszynski, Matthew
Peribáñez Lope de Vega Golden Age
Wagschal, Steven
El caballero de Olmedo Lope de Vega Golden Age
Friedman, Edward H.
La dama boba Lope de Vega Golden Age
Patterson, Charles
El pero del hortelano Lope de Vega Golden Age
El castigo sin venganza Lope de Vega Golden Age
Friedman, Edward H.
El burlador de Sevilla Tirso de Molina Golden Age
McCaw, R. John
El condenado por desconfiado Tirso de Molina Golden Age
Garcia, Martha
El magico prodigioso Calderón de la Barca Golden Age
McGrath, Michael J.
El médico de su honra Calderón de la Barca Golden Age
Kirby, Carol Bingham
El alcalde de Zalamea Calderón de la Barca Golden Age
Martin, Vincent
Valor, agravio y mujer Ana Caro Mallen de Soto Golden Age
Lopez-Mayhew, Barbara
La estrella de Sevilla Anonymous Golden Age
Parrack, John C.
La traicion en la amistad María de Zayas Golden Age
McGrath, Michael J.
La vida es sueño Calderón de la Barca Golden Age
Martin, Vincent
Arte nuevo de hacer comedias / El mejor alcalde, el rey Lope de Vega Golden Age
Groundland, Mark
El gran teatro del mundo Calderón de la Barca Golden Age
McGrath, Michael
Tormento Benito Pérez Galdós 19th Century
George, Jr., David R.
Don Gil de las calzas verdes Tirso de Molina Golden Age
Fernández Rodríguez, Esther
Don Catrín de la Fachenda José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi 19th Century
Lehman, Sara L.
La Gaviota Fernán Caballero 19th Century
Navarro, David
El sombrero de tres picos Pedro Antonio de Alarcón 19th Century
Larsen, Kevin S.
La dama duende Calderón de la Barca Golden Age
Fernando Gómez
Anthology of Modernist Poetry Anthology 19th Century
McGlone, J. Victor
A Literary Companion to Don Quijote Anthology Golden Age
Burton, David G.
Amazonas en las Indias Tirso de Molina Golden Age
Robalino, Gladys and Glenda Nieto-Cuebas
Quiroga's Cuentos Horacio Quiroga 20th Century
Garcia-Loaeza and de Miguel Magro
Amadís de Gaula (Book 1) Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo Medieval
Botello, Jesús
Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths
Anthology of Spanish Golden Age Poetry Anthology Golden Age
McCaw, R. John and Kathleen Thornton Spinnenweber
En la vida todo es verdad y todo mentira Calderón de la Barca Golden Age Slater, John and Harrison Meadows 978-1-58977-119-2
El villano en su rincón Lope de Vega Golden Age
McCaw, R. John

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Free Don Quijote Study Guide

We are pleased to offer a free downloadable daily study guide for Tom Lathrop's Spanish edition of Don Quijote for students. Cervantes' masterwork, which created the template for the modern novel, continues to inspire people the world over, as fresh today as the day it was written. (PDF Link: DQ_Lathrop_Guide_Quijote_rev.pdf)

About Cervantes & Co:

Founded in 1998 by Tom Lathrop, the publishing imprint Cervantes & Co. brought a unique pedagogical apparatus to students nationwide. The enormous success of Lathrop's Spanish edition of Don Quijote designed for English-speaking students inspired many more editions using the same pedagogy.

Editions produced in Spain for Spanish nationals assume cultural and linguistic baggage that our students simply do not and cannot have. In our editions, words that students are likely not to know are in the margin—already looked up, in English—so they know instantly what they mean. We feel that using English is correct since using Spanish glosses either dilute the meaning (we’ve seen insecto for escarabajo, for example), or force students to look up the glossed word (such as cogote being glossed for colodrillo). We also offer lots of footnotes that students in Spain do not need, but ours require. A final glossary defines more words than are in the margins, just in case.