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4.0 out of 5 stars Note on Kindle editions, January 25, 2008
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This review is from: The Great Gatsby (Kindle Edition)
There are two Kindle editions of The Great Gatsby, both at the same price.

Unfortunately the edition I bought, from Old Landmark Publishing, has a number of minor transcription errors. The most notable is the occasional

insertion of multiple paragraph

breaks within a sentence. There are also occasional misplaced paragraph breaks in dialog paragraphs, which sometimes leads to confusion about which character is speaking.

I downloaded the free sample of the Scribner Edition and although that is only a short sample, it appears to be a much better quality transcription.

So since there are several Kindle editions available, you might want to avoid the Old Landmark Publishing Edition (the one with the car on the cover) and try the Scribner Edition (the one with the dark blue cover with a face superimposed).
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Initial post: Oct 6, 2010 6:47:35 PM PDT
Many thanks for the heads-up. Been wanting to get a Kindle version of this book for some time -- haven't read it since high school some 30 years ago -- and was hoping there would be a decent Kindle version available.

(Not to side-rant, but I really wish Amazon would crack down on the garbage (meaning poorly-formatted books) being sold in the Kindle store. A print edition with the errors I've seen would be recalled.)

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2013 11:24:28 AM PDT
K. STEWART says:
Kudos on your side-rant! I love reviews of Kindle books that talk not just about the story content but also about whether or not the Kindle version is well done structurally and grammatically, the way ANY book should be presented! Amazon sometimes treats us as the poor cousins of the literary literati!

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 1:20:12 AM PDT
Actually the Bookrix version which also has an old car on the front is formatted excellently. It should not be confused with the Old Landmark Publishing version. This is the version simply titled Great Gatsby; it is a well done first edition and smooth reading.
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