There is really no need to comment on the writing, the book is a delight to read. My disappointment is with the illustrations, which are pale in the printing and seem to lack the contrast and clarity i found in the gutenberg version I had already downloaded from the net.This is a great disappointment as the illustrations are/should be masterly, and the point of buying a hard copy is to have a product somehow more satisfying than one on a computer screen.
The book was also smaller than I anticipated , due to the incorrect dimensions on the Amazon page . It is in fact 21.5x13.5cm rather than the 21.5 x 17.7 cm in the description.
In summary, a pleasant read but the illustrations leave the impression that it is a hasty edition of a far more satisfying original (a disappointment , as the last book I got from Dover, a Rime of the Ancient Mariner with the Dore illustrations, was magnificent)
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