This book is a masterpiece - and there are several problems with _this_ edition. There are 2 main versions (in English) of this book. The first was published in India, in 1949, and that text is now in the public domain. You can find it online to download at no cost. That is the text used in most inexpensive editions, including this one. The publishers have reformatted the book, using the text that is in the public domain, and copyrighted their particular arrangement of the words and pages. In some of the printed copies of this version, the type can be hard to read and sometimes pages are even missing.
The version favored by Montessori training organizations, translated by Claude Claremont in 1958, is different. You can tell you are getting the Claremont translation if it has a foreword by John Chattin-McNichols Ph.D. or a translator's note by Claremont. There is no Kindle format available for this edition.
Unfortunately, as of February 2018, these two versions are mixed together in Amazon's system and need to be separated out. Even more disturbing is that this Kindle version is linked to the other translation as if they are the same book in different formats. They aren't. I actually like reading both and comparing, but the translations from Italian are different and need to be sorted as such. Some of the reviews linked to this book were written about the Claremont translation (and some negative reviews about the public domain versions are posted on the Claremont editions.)
Choose carefully. They are _not_ all the same.
- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: www.bnpublishing.com (24 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607964856
- ISBN-13: 978-1607964858
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)