EXPECTATION: 1 star
I'm not sure what's going on here, does this seller have like 5 different versions of this hardcover book? You don't know what your getting because the description is simply the summary on the back of the book.
TRANSLATION: 1 star
I was mislead by the comments saying this was John Ciardi's translation. I saw others mention it was Longfellows translation. I didn't mind if it was either of those two because they are easier to follow and enjoy the story, but in FACT, the hardcover version I got was Henry Francis Cary's translation, which I find unnatural and hard to follow along and visualize.
ARTWORK: 1 star
The other reason I'm giving this a 1 star (I thought about 2 stars because this could definitely be the book some people were after, just not me and I'm really upset about being misled), was because I thought this book had the artwork by Gustave Dore, but what I got had NO artwork to inspire me and help me visualize while reading
SHIPPING: 5 stars
It came in two days, so that was nice
SUMMARY: 1 star
Just disappointed because didn't get at all what I was after. Description is lacking details, comments are for many different books. What should I have expected? (Not a rhetorical question, a real question, did I miss something somewhere?)
Oh btw, this book doesn't actually say who translated it, I looked up a couple lines on Google to find the name of the translator