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Old 07-07-2013, 08:37 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by medard View Post
There's really no need to search for an english version of Buddenbrooks since it is a very boring book. Better keep an eye on Zauberberg. This on is really a very special book in my personal opinion.

I voted for Herodotus and Lucretius because I think I need more real classics this year, and I voted for Cervantes because I'd like to read it in the near future.
I still hope Lucretius makes it, although it seems a bit of a long shot, but I think you are too harsh with the Buddenbrooks! At least, I remember finding it a page turner in my salad days - though admittedly I read it in an Italian translation, that might have been the difference - I read that Lowe-Porter's translation is somewhat stiff.

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Originally Posted by fantasyfan
Does anyone know of an English ebook version of Buddenbrooks--neither Amazon UK nor the itunes Store seems to have one.
I looked into this a little, and apparently John E. Woods translation is very good - I am yet to find it in electronic version (though I have found it in Italian).
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