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Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Museo Lázaro Galdiano
C/Serrano 122
Madrid
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The Museo Lázaro Galdiano commemorates the first edition of the first European novel and one of the greatest literary treasures of European cultural history with a special exhibition in Madrid.

Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote" is considered a most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. It has had major influence on the literary community, as evidenced by direct references in Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers (1844) and Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), as well as the word "quixotic". For the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer "Don Quixote" belonged to the four greatest novels ever written, along with "Tristram Shandy", "La Nouvelle Héloïse", and "Wilhelm Meister".

The exhibition at the Lazaro traces the history of "Quixote" showing works that influenced Cervantes along with early and special editions of the legendary novel which reflect its literary importance up to the present times.