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Delallo Lasagna Pasta ~ NO BOIL OVEN READY ~ 2 Boxes
Delallo Lasagna Pasta ~ NO BOIL OVEN READY ~ 2 Boxes

1.0 out of 5 stars Not acceptable, August 9, 2015
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The pasta supplied was not oven-ready as described. According to the package it required boiling first. Also I was disappointed to find that it was not Italian, but Canadian, and not flat, but curly. I threw it away.


A simplified grammar of the Ottoman-Turkish language
A simplified grammar of the Ottoman-Turkish language
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1.0 out of 5 stars This book can't be read., November 19, 2014
It can't be read. Look at the "look inside" sample and scroll down. You'll see it's full of scanning errors.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Next to useless, December 30, 2010
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This is not a repoduction of the original, but a printed version of the scanned text, full of errors. Here is a sample quotation from page 91. It was in Italian once, but it isn't now!

"n ninw di. Vale omatn ill magnifca Archlmtura, tfuai. ilimtn dtspostt m ., conjueun I iiry piuni, e. tpecialmle ad una Rottilu cie jcriv fier rappresentanze L-niml,"

Its better to shell out the money for the real book than to waste it on this travesty. The publisher, General Books, is probably best avoided altogether.


The works of William Robertson, D. D...: To which is prefixed an account o
The works of William Robertson, D. D...: To which is prefixed an account o

1.0 out of 5 stars Useless download, August 28, 2009
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This is just an odd volume, not even one complete work, and it is too corrupt to be readable.


The Rise of the Dutch Republic - Complete (1566-74)
The Rise of the Dutch Republic - Complete (1566-74)

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless download, August 28, 2009
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This is just an odd volume, not the complete work, and it is too corrupt to be readable.


The Diary of Samuel Pepys
The Diary of Samuel Pepys

46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised, August 12, 2009
The posted reviews giving this a high rating are NOT OF THIS KINDLE EDITION, but are of the printed Latham-Matthews edition. That is a wonderful edition, but this one is the first, 19th-century bowdlerized version, which in particular glosses over Pepys's entertaining sexeual escapades. A modern reader should wait for something better to come along.


The Diary of Samuel Pepys from 1660 to 1669, abridged
The Diary of Samuel Pepys from 1660 to 1669, abridged

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys!, August 10, 2009
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I wish the other reviewer had posted his review before I bought this. This is not the complete diary of Samuel Pepys. It is the first 19th-century bowdlerized edition of Pepys, which not only glosses over his entertaining sexual peccadilloes, as one might expect in the Victorian era, but also randomly omits or shortens diary entries that the editor considered to be repetitive. Pepys's Diary is a treasure that takes us back to Restoration London, but only if you read it in a modern edition. I heartily recommend the 11-volume printed edition by Latham and Matthews; also their Shorter Pepys and Illustrated Pepys, both of which I have read with great pleasure. All out of print, but used copies are available; none of these are yet available for the Kindle.
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