Hunger Hardcover – 17 Jun 1993
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Another person has posted a review describing the same problem. I ended up having to spend $3 to return the book to Amazon because they only supply a portion of the return shipping, I was very annoyed by this and I highly suggest not buying the mass-market edition if you decide on this translation.
In addition to this, I highly recommend getting a copy translated by Sverre Lyngstad, which just came out in 1996. I browsed through both copies (Sverre & Egerton) and the difference in how the prose is rendered is quite significant. Egerton seems to follow the classic British style of translation where emphasis is placed on exactitude and misses out on some of the nuance and wit that is more apparent in the Sverre translation.
I was led to believe (by Amazon) that this was a translation by Per Lyngvyst, but there is no information whatsoever on the book as to who translated it.
This company also claims the Copyright on this book (2008), which seems fraudulent. If this publisher has purchased the rights, I suppose that is possible, but the likelihood is that the book is in the public domain (written in the 19th century) or renewed by as Estate.
I will be returning the book, but before I spend extensive time criticizing and warning about this company and this method, please send an explanation.