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I purchased this text as reference material for a book I'm writing and I planned on highlighting key sections, making margin notes, and so on. For that purpose, this book easily earns five stars. The binding and paper quality are excellent and a very good value. The print is enlarged for easy reading and there is ample space for note taking.
I do admit, however, to being a little surprised that the text is a photocopied and already marked-up version of the 1921 original. On the Dedication page is written "Rhet, Library, 6-28-1929" and a number of the pages have check marks, underlined sentences, added parentheses, circled paragraphs, and other reader-marks. But, please note, the enlarged print DOES making reading, editing and note taking easy and if one tires of reading small-print (as in some of the other copies of "The Trembling of a Leaf" that are available), this "Affordable & High Quality Paperback Book Edition" is an excellent value and well worth the cost.
As someone who lived in the South Pacific (Samoa) and visited many countries there over a period of many years, I can tell you that W.S.M.'s South Pacific tales rank among the greatest. No one describes the people and cultures of the South Pacific better. No one describes the interaction of Westerners and the island people better. These are great stories, and I frequently have found myself wondering why they aren't held up in college and university writing classes as being among the peak of storytelling. Read them. They are simply great.