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Old 27th Jul 2005, 17:59   #1
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Default Book 17: THE TEMPTATION OF ST ANTHONY by Gustave Flaubert

Got my copy of The Temptation of St Antony (as my edition terms it) today. It starts on page 61! It ends on page 232! It's in play format so there's lots of white space on the page! Nice choice, rick!

Oh and for reference, my edition is translated by Kitty Mrosovsky. Yeah that Kitty Mrosovsky.
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Old 27th Jul 2005, 20:51   #2
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Just bought the Polish translation in a some kind of internet auction and waiting for the arrival. Very cheap, that'd be about 6$, including posting. No idea about the translator, quite offputting cover, but somehow I think it will be generally okay.



edit: just posted that, and I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't pick this up in a bookstore... :? but maybe it's less ugly irl than here.
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Mine is slightly less ugly but not much more inspiring. Has a proper 'classic' feel to it though I suppose:

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Yeah John, if it's no good at least we have the consolation that it's short. And m., that cover is atrocious, but good for a laugh. I really don't know what to expect with this.
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Here's one of those fancy linked Amazon images:
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Just click it.
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It's very clever it is! :) I'm racking up my super saver free delivery list, not long now!
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ABE books are doing a hot trade in The Temptation... I've now been gazumped twice when I thought I had an inexpensive copy I could buy with Paypal!
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I have to say, it makes it all the more exciting when a book is hard to get hold of, doesn't it?

The thrill of the chase and all that. Good luck gil - I think I am going to try the Amazon Market Place from amner's link.
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I wonder if The Temptation of St Antony will have gone up Amazon's sales rank by the time we lot have all managed to buy it? The Penguin edition is currently at 607,000...

The cheap copies have almost all gone now - a few of the American one can be got for a fiver, but after that it's between £11 and £40 for a copy on Marketplace!
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But the Amazon price is £7.19, which seems OK to me... I know there's a bit of a wait, but we're not discussing it till September are we?
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