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Don Quixote—The First Modern Novel

Don Quixote was published in two parts—ten-year span—and written during a turbulent time in Europe. This was around the same time as Shakespeare was taking the stage and dazzling people with comedy and dramas of romance and intrigue. For the world, it will always be known as the book about the guy “tilting at windmills,”… Continue reading Don Quixote—The First Modern Novel

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Title Pages—Parts of Front Matter

Publishers do various things with their layout, which may or may not follow guidelines published in books like the Chicago Manual of Style. The differences progress through hardback, print, and eBooks. The most basic of front matter is the inclusion of what is called a half-title and the full title page. A comparative photo of… Continue reading Title Pages—Parts of Front Matter