This page is a work in progress! Right now it’s mainly just an illustrated book list with, you know, shopping links. I read and enjoyed the Maude translation, and I’m looking forward to learning more about the other translations. I’ll share more when I can!
Section: Which Translation
The Plague is popular these days because of the pandemic; that’s a good thing, because it’s an essentially hopeful book.
If you have never read The Tale of Genji, my advice is, DON’T START WITH TYLER. That’s what I did: I started with Tyler. That was a mistake.
“The Noli” has been abridged, adapted, bowdlerized, and translated with several different titles, so there’s definitely some potential for confusion.
If you don’t want to read all 120 chapters, there’s a 60-chapter abridgement. And a kids’ version that’s only 64 pages (including the illustrations)!
“Not to have read it is a crime, and reading it is the punishment.”
So you want to read Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure, and you don’t read French. There are a host of publishers offering a myriad of paperback and hardcover editions and dozens of digital versions. What’s the difference?
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