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Hey /lit/
What are some publishers or editions that should be avoided at all times.
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wordsworth editions

popular penguin editions (something like that)
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Wordsworth is pretty great. Super cheap.
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>>7690332
>popular penguin editions
Can you elaborate or give some examples
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>>7690332
ok but why?
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>>7690325
Dover thrift editions.
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>>7690332
>>7690392
Wordsworth and Dover are the main ones that come to mind.

Penguin is hit or miss.
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>>7690392
Dover is also pretty great. Super cheap. Bought some art and math books from them.
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Dover Thrift
Wordsworth
The normal (black) Penguin

All three are shitty quality paper/covers and all three use the cheapest, and often the worst, translations for foreign works.
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>>7690408
Nah I actually like the black penguins
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>people actually take the Penguin is bad meme seriously
lol this board cracks me up
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>>7690402
/sci/ here, I definitely agree with this person, dover has good technical(i.e. STEM) books for really good prices, don't know about the rest of their publishings
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>>7690412
>>7690414
Penguin really is poor quality. I still buy them sometimes for an inexpensive option but only if the work was written in English. Their regular line just uses inferior quality paper and bindings which do not hold up to repeated use.

Their nicer editions have no problems and can even have good translations.
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Its more of the translator but most of the time it's not a problem. You get what you pay for for the most part
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https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-pevearsion-of-russian-literature/

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
http://www.webcitation.org/6a8P98OL2

Literally nothing wrong with Penguin English editions if you are buying used
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