I am reviewing the physical book, because it is pointless adding to the praise that the other reviewers (and Virginia Woolf) have heaped upon this classic novel.
However, a reader's enjoyment of a work of English literature is heavily influenced by the format it comes in. Just as bad as a faulty DVD, or a poor translation, a poorly designed book is a travesty of its author's vision.
For many years since university I had the old Penguin Classics version of this novel, and made several attempts to read it that were defeated by the miniscule type-face. Somehow I managed to read and love other classic novels in Penguin - War & Peace, Portrait of a Lady, Bleak House etc -… Read more