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Spanish-Language Literature

As one of the world's most important languages, Spanish has a rich literature. Here you can sample the finest of what the language has to offer and learn more about Spanish-language novels, drama, short stories and poetry.

Miguel de Cervantes, Pioneering Novelist
Miguel de Cervantes is known best for writing 'Don Quijote,' one of the world's most famous novels.

Miguel de Cervantes
No name is more associated with Spanish literature — and perhaps with classic literature in general — than that of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. He was the author of El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, which is sometimes referred to as the first European novel

Caperucita Roja - Little Red Riding Hood
Read the classic fairy tale in Spanish.

Polyglot Project
Learners of Spanish (or many other languages) can read original literary works in the language and click on words they don't know to find out what they mean.

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