22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2009
..."John Ormsby". I downloaded it, because I love this book and the Mobi cover shot looked like the cover of the paperback version that I read back in high school, so I'm hoping it's the same translation. In any case, I didn't see the translator's name mentioned on the description page at Amazon, so I thought I'd provide that, for those of you who (like me) are searching for whichever translation is most widely considered to be "the best", by virtue of it's ability to most truly convey the essence of both the story and the vitality of the language, were we able to read it in Cervantes' own words/language.
Last thought: if you've yet to do yourself the very great service of reading this special tale, please...grab your lance, mount your trusty Rocinante, and have at it - you'll discover there's a good reason for its being considered one of the very greatest books ever written.
[ASIN:B001HQHCBG Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published by MobileReference (mobi)]
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2009
I thought it was time I read this classic. So many references are made to the tale of Don Quixote that it seemed my education was lacking. Mobi books downloaded to my kindle for cheap. It took me a long time to read, as Cervantes language is long winded and complex. If you have not read it, this seems to be a palatable translation.