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Avoid this Simon and Schuster "Mars Trilogy" edition
on 27 May 2015
Since Amazon has a tendency to attach reviews to products other than that being reviewed, I wish to clarify up front that I'm talking about the "Mars Trilogy" edition published by Simon and Schuster in 2012, and that my rating is specific to that (poor) edition and is by no means a reflection on the original Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom novels.
The book appears to have been created by a process of scanning, automatic spelling correction and type-setting. Unfortunately, it is clear that essentially no proof-reading has been applied, so that one is frequently confronted by the totally wrong word, and it is not always easy to work out what the original would have been.
The Amazon "Look Inside" feature, which ought to have made this obvious actually shows a different product, stating "This view is of the Paperback edition (2008) from CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. The Paperback edition (2012) from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers that you originally viewed is the one you'll receive if you click the Add to Basket button on the left."
As a result I would caution against purchasing this specific edition.