A new side to him
These books are not in competition with Penguin Classics or Oxford World Classics--they are for a whole new market. The books also contain material specific to that story: Persuasion contains a map of Bath, and Pride and Prejudice has been published with a glossary of all the various adaptations of Austen novels over the years.
Zoe Williams, columnist at the Guardian's Weekend magazine, recently wrote: "There's one good reason why Austen ought not to be repackaged as a chick lit author, and this is that the defining feature of chick lit is that it is not very complicated. Austen, on the other hand, is complicated; to rebrand her in pink is like hiding peas under chips.
Are they saying that if a book is a great work of literature it should be packaged in a dry academic way, and that some people shouldn't go near it because they are not clever enough to enjoy it? All notes and chronologies have been stripped out--with the exception of War and Peace, which has a short translator's note and afterword--and the back-cover blurbs have been reworked to focus on the story rather than on the novel as an influential work of literature.
Inferno by Dante Alighieri - Penguin Books New Zealand
Emma Mathewson, Bloomsbury commissioning editor, sees a "definite gap in the market" for bright, bold national curriculum titles that teenagers would be proud to be seen with. Persuading retailers to include the books in front-of-store and three-for-two promotions is crucial, as is marketing the series as complete sets: some retailers prefer to wait until a solid collection of books has been published so that they can present them as a full range.
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Praise For… "Kirkpatrick brings a more nuanced sense of the Italian and a more mediated appreciation of the poem's construction than nearly all of his competitors. There is much to recommend here-certainly the intelligence, the energy, the linguistic range.
His introduction and canto-by-canto notes are remarkably level and lucid, as attentive to structure as to syntax, language and motif, and deftly cross-reference the whole poem. On their own, they would justify the price.
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His introduction. Kirkpatrick edges us, smoothly, into Dante's mind, and shows just how and why his influence has seemed to grow with the passage of time. We even get a map of trecento Italy nestling against a map of hell. If the Purgatorio and Paradiso are as good as this, then English readers will, I hope, start familiarising themselves with the two-thirds of the work most never get round to reading.