Don Quixote

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

byJohn Ormsby, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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It was with considerable reluctance that I abandoned in favour of the present undertaking what had long been a favourite project: that of a new edition of Shelton's “Don Quixote, ” which has now become a somewhat scarce book. There are some— and I confess myself to be one— for whom Shelton's racy old version, with all its defects, has a charm that no modern translation, however skilful or correct, could possess. Shelton had the inestimable advantage of belonging to the same generation as Cervantes; “Don Quixote” had to him a vitality that only a contemporary could feel; it cost him no dramatic effort to see things as Cervantes saw them; there is no anachronism in his language; he put the Spanish of Cervantes into the English of Shakespeare. Shakespeare himself most likely knew the book; he may have carried it home with him in his saddle-bags to Stratford on one of his last journeys, and under the mulberry tree at New Place joined hands with a kindred genius in its pages.

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It was with considerable reluctance that I abandoned in favour of the present undertaking what had long been a favourite project: that of a new edition of Shelton's “Don Quixote, ” which has now become a somewhat scarce book. There are some— and I confess myself to be one— for whom Shelton's racy old version, with all its defects, has ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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