What kind of fiction is Cervantes' "Don Quixote"?
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Cervantes' "Don Quixote" is a very important picaresque novel originally written in Spanish. It gained tremendous importance and popularity throught the world. This novel was instrumental in popularising the novelististic genre known as the picaresque novel. This novel led to the rise and developement of the picaresque novel in England and America. The important fact of the matter is that the picaresque novel continues to be written not only in England and America but also in other countries of South Asia.