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My version bears the same ISBN-10 code and all the blurb appears to be identical to the 2000 printing. Mine is copyright 2001, it was purchased at Borders for $9.99. First off, I wanted a companion to share Moby Dick with as I read it. Not having that, I reached out to Cliff's Notes. I am glad that I purchased it, and would do so again. However, it was disappointing in the level of scholarship. I won't do a detailed rebuttal of the whole product here, but will focus on the glossary sections and the text analysis.
The glossary sections are the weakest part of this book. They include words that are typically understood before one goes to college. Granted, vocabulary acquisition in the US is extremely variable. It can be variable among siblings in the same home. The glossary level seems to span elementary school level to perhaps high school.
The text analysis is about at a junior high or high school level for the most part. That said, this level would still be challenging for many students at local area community colleges. Again, there is such a variation in learning in this country.
For those reasons, I think this version of Cliff's Notes on Melville's Moby Dick, while a good addition to the home library, it is not a great addition. It can help younger or less experienced readers understand Moby Dick to a far better degree than most people in the United States. Considering the place that Moby Dick holds in American literature, anything that helps more people understand it, the better.