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Amazon is sending out damaged books - their fault, or Everyman's?,
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This review is from: Plague, Fall, Exile And The Kingdom And Selected Essays (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics) (Hardcover)
Everyman hardbacks are beautiful things, but not, sadly, as being sent out by Amazon at the moment. Excuse them the completely wrong item (someone else's CD) that they sent out in the middle, and they have still sent me two badly damaged books. Had I known what the second one was going to be like, I suppose I might have accepted the tear in the pages of the first one! The second one had creases and crumples in each of the first twenty pages or so. Actually, I think both damaged books were the fault of Everyman, and it's sad to have to report that their manufacturing standards appear to have slipped with this particular book. The contents, had I received a decent copy, are still desirable to me. They are the "original" English translations of these texts, rather than the most recent ones published by Penguin, but I didn't see this as a drawback. The short story collection "Exile and the Kingdom" is no better reviewed in its new translation than in this original... But it looks as though I will have to go to Waterstone's (quite a drive from home) and hope to find a shop-soiled copy which is in better condition than the ones Amazon sells "new" from its warehouse. Ho hum!