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Good but could be better
on 13 July 2015
This here is an okay version of the masnavi. It has a few notes to help the reader gain a better understanding but this version is overshadowed by its numerous flaws.
This is an 1898 translation and so it is really outdated. This book is also incomplete as it even tells you towards the end! As well as this, there are no additional notes or biographical info regarding pertaining things mentioned in the text so so things may be difficult to grasp who Rumi is referring to.
Overall, this is simply just an outdated translation that needs to be revised. It's certainly enjoyable as any literature written by the great saint Rumi but it is lacking in modern day features.
Buy at your own risk of satisfaction.