Einstein was an uebermensch ... and I do recommend beginning with his original paper. I also recommend the review of his paper by a modern scholar, prof. Michel Jannssenn "Of pots and holes: Einstein's bumpy road to general relativity" in: Annalen der Physik 14, Supplement, 58...
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This paper will serve as the editorial note on Einstein's 1916 review article on general relativity in a planned volume with all of Einstein's papers in Annalen der Physik. It summarizes much of my other work on history of general relativity and draws heavily on the annotation of Einstein's writings and correspondence on general relativity for Vols. 4, 7, and 8 of the Einstein edition.