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Absolutely useless edition for academic purposes - avoid
on 10 April 2017
Don't order this version if you need to read 'On Liberty' for academic purposes: it is simply the original 1859 copyright-free version, reprinted by Amazon to bolster their profits. There is no index, (a sure sign that it has been cheaply produced), and no details of the publisher or the publication date, making it absolutely useless as an academic reference source. The only hint that it is in fact produced by Amazon is some tiny writing at the very end of the book, stating 'Printed in Great Britain by Amazon.' Looking on the Amazon website, it states that the publisher is 'CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform'. Research shows this is a self-publishing company owned by Amazon. This is not indicated anywhere within the actual book. It is extremely annoying, and I will be returning mine. The one star rating is for the publisher, obviously not for Mill's text.