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This edition is not so good,
This review is from: Shooting an Elephant: And Other Essays (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Orwell is a great writer and that's all that needs to be said about the content but with this specific edition I wish to make two points for a buyer to beware:
1) Re: the introduction by Jeremy Paxman - there isn't one. Not in the copy I got sent anyway. So don't buy it for that.
2) This is some sort of "green" edition which means the cover doesn't have a smooth, cool, plastic feel but instead feels like you are holding a cheap brown envelope. As soon as I touched the book I thought "wow this feels unpleasant" and it was this, more than the missing Paxman essay, that made me decide to return it.
So 5/5 for the content but 1/5 for this edition.
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Initial post: 5 Sep 2009 21:38:51 BDT
The 'Look inside' copy on Amazon, appears to have two of the essays omitted that featured in the previous Penguin release, both 'Such, such were the Joys' and 'Reflections on Gandhi' are gone from the contents page, yet their copy seems to include a foreword?! Strange! I prefer the previous covers of the Penguin classics.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2011 17:08:14 BDT
D. R. Parker says:
Dont judge a book by its cover
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 15:35:08 GMT
Douglas Wood says:
@ D R Parker.
How oddly refreshing to see this aphorism for once in a way used literally!
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