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Don Quixote Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

While Quixote sleeps, the curate and barber, along with the housekeeper and Quixote's niece, enter the room where Quixote keeps his vast collection of books, and they begin to purge his collection for him in an attempt to rid him of the cause of his affliction. The curate and the barber begin a discourse on a number of the books, picking up each one, examining their titles and then giving a brief critique of why or why not each one should be burned. Most are deemed burnable immediately, although a few are held back and escape the fire through merits of their author, their age, their friendship with one of the men or other details the scholarly friends comment on. After going through a number of books in Quixote's collection in this manner, the curate tires of it and orders that the rest of the...

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