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Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales
Price: 0.77

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what it claims to be, 11 July 2013
This review is from: Canterbury Tales (Kindle Edition)
To list this as the Kindle version of the Penguin/Jill Mann original spelling edition (a proper scholarly edition) is totally dishonest and misleading: it is nothing of the sort. It appears to be a modern spelling translation, presumably out of copyright, rather crudely digitised.

I have complained before about Amazon's habit of aggregating reviews for different editions of a work (reviews purporting to be of this item also include some for the Penguin/Coghill translation): I want to read people's opinion of the edition I'm thinking of buying, not something totally different!


Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) (Oxford World's Classics)
Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica) (Oxford World's Classics)
Price: 3.02

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what it says it is, 29 Feb 2012
This review relates to the Kindle version of Jason and the Golden Fleece: I say this in case anyone is unaware of Amazon's bad habit of aggregating the reviews for all versions of a book, and sometimes for different translations. This is unhelpful if you are interested in finding the best translation or in how well a book has been digitised for Kindle. This particular case is more serious, as it specifically claims to be the Oxford World's Classics version translated by Richard Hunter, but it is NOT. Neither the translator nor OUP are mentioned, the introduction is quite different, and judging by the content it is a very much older translation, probably out of copyright. I realised in time to have it removed for a refund, but buyer beware! It appears that the real Oxford World's Classics version is not available on Kindle.


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