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Unfortunately quite unsatisfactory,
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This review is from: A Garland for Girls (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
I read this book on Kindle and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was the last book published by Alcott before her untimely death, written while she was ill. The stories are very sweet and sentimental and old-fashioned and moralizing and altogether delightful. Consequently, I wanted a hard copy to give to my daughter, for her to read now and someday to share with her daughter (now two years old).
This one looked like a good deal, but it is not. Whoever designed it overlooked the cast-iron publishing convention that odd pages are always recto (right-hand) pages and even pages always verso (left-hand). Almost every page in this book is on the wrong side, beginning with the title page (on the left), up to the point where page 115 is entirely omitted, which at least gets the book back on track--up to the point where page 128 is missing.
Since it is a facsimile, one can't complain too much about the image quality (some pages are just barely legible), but I think it is deceptive to label it "Digitally Remastered," and the omission of (at least) two pages makes it much less useful. I won't be ordering any more "Forgotten Books" editions.