4umi Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

* Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid, 29 September 1547 - † Madrid, 22 April 1616
Spanish writer, poet and playwright.


Don Quijote de la Mancha

Written while Cervantes was imprisoned for unpaid debts, his novel about the mad knight has arguably changed the world of literature in more profound ways than any other writing.

The first translation was made in English by Shelton in 1612. Since then several attempts to capture the Spanish spirit in foreign tongues have been made, but few as accessible as the translation by John Ormsby (1829-1895) from 1885 available on this website.

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