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Tao Te Ching: A New English Version Hardcover – 1 Sep 1994

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  • Hardcover: 121 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1 edition (Sept. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060171545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060171544
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.1 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,089,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a humorous manual on art of living in keeping with the original sixth-century text. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By Perseus on 12 April 2008
Format: Hardcover
The Tao has always been one of my favourites. Never to be flipped through like a novel but a page at a time and some inner contemplation. A quiet place indoors or outdoors with a bit of sunshine and nature at your feet [no motorway sounds]. I, like some other purchasers, have given this book to many as a gift and some of these in turn have imitated and passed on the gift therein. I like this flowing translation and have read a couple of others - some of whom like to stick closer to the literal translation. The deviation from the literal to this edition is carried out with the hand and mind of a master who exhibits a true understanding of the way.

I always wanted a hardcover copy of this book and purchased this one. Sorry but I do have one problem with this and that is - the paper quality and the book binding does let it down but - hey if this is the only criticism I have then yippee. If you think about it maybe printing onto recycled paper is the ONLY way to go with this masterpiece! Enjoy over and over and over and drive yourself crazy when you mislay your copy or lose friends by lending and not getting it back ! If they are indeed a true friend buy them their own copy ! They'll love you forever !

Highly recommended !
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This is a very good translation; the language is 'colourful' and poetic reminiscent of the Victorian English of Charles Dickens. Amazon does not say who the actual translator is, I imagine it could be Paul Carus, or at least strongly based on his version, which has been very popular with Taoist scholars for many decades. This Kindle version shows that a 'Free Audio book' version is also available, though it does not mention who the reader is; I tried unsuccessfully to download this. However, fortunately I was able to purchase a word-for-word audio MP3 version by Emma Topping from the amazon.co.uk Digital Music store for only 99p ... this is very good, Emma Topping has a very pleasant voice and is an excellent reader. I am very happy with this Kindle version, especially as I have quick reference to Kindle's dictionary facility for those 'lesser-used' words that appear here and there in the book. The book and MP3 are excellent value at very nice price.
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Format: Hardcover
Mitchell's New English Version is the fourth and most enjoyable to read translation that i have been fortunate enough to encounter. Fresh, Vibrant and full of depth it has captured what i understand to be the essence of daoism most beautifully.
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This is the book I needed to listen to, I love it. Do not listen with your mind Just listen with your heart.
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