[Miguel de Cervantes] [Bacon-Shakespeare-Cervantes] [Don Quixote Title Page from 1605] [Who Wrote Don Quixote?]
Don Quixote, published in 1605, was once the world's most widely-read novel,
yet the so-called English translation of 1612 is a much richer version.
This leaves open many questions as to the real author and his background.
Only two books to date have elaborated on the authorship issue; most literary
commentators have seen only the trees and ignore the forest. Yet powerful
evidence documents a tremendous literary overlap between the Shakespeare
plays, Don Quixote, and the works of Francis Bacon. The name "Don Quixote,"
meaning "the one who hides himself," is telling about the author and his
quest for concealment. And Quixote's aspirations toward knighthood echo
Bacon's own heritage and Masonic ties. In a coincidence perhaps too
convenient, Miguel de Cervantes and the man identified as William
Shakespeare died on the same day: April 23, 1616.
See also Dr. R. Langdon-Down's article on Shelton's Don Quixote and Francis Carr's table of similarities between Don Quixote, Shakespeare, and Bacon.