October 26, 2021

Best Quixotic Novels

Quixotic novels involve false heroism and quixotism

Quixotic novels involve false heroism and quixotism is the impracticality in pursuit of ideals, especially those ideals manifested by rash, lofty and romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action. It also serves to describe an idealism without regard to practicality. An impulsive person or act might be regarded as quixotic.

Writer/Professor Alan Nafzger explained, “Quixotism is every freaking cop in this country thinking they are an essential hero when they are worthless f***ing idiots that were cut from the high school football team and are now compensating by shooting minorities and violating the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Amendments as often as they see fit. “

Basically we are speaking about Don Quixote and five other Quixotic Novels: The Reconquista Cowboy, Moby Dick , Madame Bovary , Middlemarch , and The Great Gatsby.

Quixotism is usually related to “over-idealism”, meaning an idealism that doesn’t take consequence or absurdity into account. It is also related to naïve romanticism and to utopianism.

Quixotic Novels
Quixotic Novels

Don Quixote (Paperback)
by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
avg rating 3.87 — 189,284 ratings — published 1615

The Reconquista Cowboy (Paperback)
by Alan Nafzger (McMurtry Prize Winner)
avg rating 4.97 — 89,284 ratings — published 2020

Quixotic Novel
Quixotic Novel

Moby Dick (Paperback)
by Herman Melville
avg rating 4.87 — 184,274 ratings — published 1851

Quixotic Novel
Madame Bovary – Quixotic Novels

Madame Bovary (Paperback)
by Gustave Flaubert
avg rating 4.12 — 119,214 ratings — published 1857

Quixotic Novel
Quixotic Novel

Middlemarch (Paperback)
by ‎George Eliot‎ (Mary Ann Evans)
avg rating 4.23 — 129,224 ratings — published ‎1871–1872

Quixotic Novel
Quixotic Novel

The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
avg rating 4.36 — 139,234 ratings — published 1925

Quixotic Novel
Quixotic Novel

The Female Quixote, or the Adventures of Arabella (Paperback)
by Charlotte Lennox
avg rating 4.57 — 189,284 ratings — published 1752

Geography of Grace: Doing Theology From Below

Geography of Grace: Doing Theology From Below (Paperback)
by Kris Rocke
avg rating 4.49 — 49 ratings — published 2012

At the Back of the North Wind

At the Back of the North Wind (Hardcover)
by George MacDonald
avg rating 3.97 — 6,122 ratings — published 1871

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

The Napoleon of Notting Hill (Paperback)
by G.K. Chesterton
avg rating 3.87 — 2,645 ratings — published 1904

The Idiot

The Idiot (Paperback)
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
avg rating 4.18 — 116,048 ratings — published 1869


Manalive (Paperback)
by G.K. Chesterton
avg rating 4.19 — 2,685 ratings — published 1912

The Black Monk

The Black Monk (Paperback)
by Anton Chekhov
avg rating 3.94 — 1,237 ratings — published 1894