Don Quixote is considered the first modern novel. Near the conclusion of the second volume of Don Quixote, Cervantes reveals the real name of his hero to be Alonso Quixano (alternatively spelled “Quijano”). The very first translation of Don Quixote was Dublin-born author Thomas Shelton’s English take on the text, published in 1608. Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky committed his admiration for Don Quixote to print on numerous occasions. The ramifications of this setup could be seen as especially harsh in the case of Don Quixote, considering the fact that …15.