The Core Classics Edition of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote By Sally Strickler Copyright 2003 Core Knowledge Foundation This online edition is provided as a free resource for the benefit of Core Knowledge teachers and others using the Core Classics edition of Don Quixote. Resale of these pages is strictly prohibited.
According to author Kevin Birmingham’s “The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses,” government authorities in the United States and England not only banned what is now considered a modernist masterpiece, they also confiscated and burned more than 1,000 copies.
A classic must address universal themes to a larger audience snd maintain interest over a sustainable period of time. Hamlet addresses love, loyalty, hate, revenge, stress, madness, family, death among other universal themes. Hamlet is performed and read all over the world. The play has been in performance and studied for over two hundred years.