I can't add much to the synopsis of the book or the critique detailed in the reviews that accompany below. But what I will add is that this was my 3rd attempt to read a book that I've always wanted to read. I tried reading the Wordsworth and Penguin classics versions (If I remember rightly, I no longer have them) without success. But this version by Edith Grossman just works for me. The story leaps off the pages at last - no longer the dusty old tome that I tried to read in the past that failed to engage me. Scenarios and characters at last come to life and finally I can say I have read the book and enjoyed every page.
Its of course a classic and an amazing read,timeless....for me... Bought for my kid,just starting high school and ....they cant relate to it in any way,which i expected,and worse they cant understand it. I remember reading this book when in primary myself,as back in the 70ies this was children's classic literature. These days however its a different story it seems. Language has been seriously simplified....
Really a fascinating read and a lot more fun to indulge in than first expected. The psyche of the wanna-be knights errant is quite intriguing to dissect. The language may be hard at first of you aren't use to it, but you will be, after a few chapters.
The one I received had a different cover that doesn't look as cool as that one, but I hardly bought the book for that, so can't really complain about it.