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kindle should be ashamed of themselves
on 18 July 2012
This a shocking edition of The Hound of Heaven. There are no illustrations (though 15 are promised in the list of contents). There is a so-so introduction, giving biographical details of the author, though even this is spoiled by pointless extracts from the poem, usually repeated.
There is virtually no appreciation of the actual poetry (which is what I came for). And the poem itself has been absolutely butchered by the editorial process. Lines are repeated, often in inappropriate places; capitals are missing, gaps are inserted which did not exist in the original; and editorial marks (such as "drop-cap") are left in.
The Hound of Heaven is one of the most fascinating poems in the English language. It repeatedly goes from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again, and throughout is written in a quaint poetic diction which though hard to follow at times is well suited to the subject-matter (the author's lifelong quest to escape the redemptive power of God's love).
This edition is nothing short of a desecration. I don't know what the other reviewer read, but it certainly can't have been this version.