SIMENON SIMENON. “MAIGRET CHEZ LE CORONER” EN ANGLAIS ARRIVE LE 2 JUIN
Des détails sur la prochaine traduction de Penguin pour les anglophones.
SIMENON SIMENON. "MAIGRET CHEZ LE CORONER" IN INGLESE ARRIVA IL 2 GIUGNO
Alcuni dettagli sulla prossima traduzione di Penguin per gli anglofoni
Maigret at the Coroner’s, Penguin’s English translation of Simenon’s Maigret chez le coroner will be available through Amazon in the UK as of June 2, 2016. Both paperback and Kindle editions are expected. An audio version is not yet visible on the horizon. Notably, a preorder option exists right now, so one does not have to ‘wait’ until the 2nd of June to get onboard. The preorder prices are £7.99 and £4.99 respectively. The opportunity for delivery to the USA will appeal to some because paperback and Kindle
editions at Amazon.com will not be available until January 31, 2017. Taking the UK option adds a cost of $10.15 and a transatlantic trip of 7 to 10 days to get the book in hand.
A projection for Anglophones on the book’s availability from other Amazon sources throughout the world follows in alphabetical order:
June 2, 2016: Australia Kindle; Brazil Kindle; France Kindle; Germany paperback and Kindle; India Kindle; Italy paperback and Kindle; Mexico Kindle; Netherlands Kindle; Spain Kindle.
January 31, 2017: Canada paperback and Kindle; France paperback; Japan paperback and Kindle.
Note: China unknown.
Maigret chez le coroner originally appeared in 1949, but the English translation (Maigret at the Coroner’s) did not appear until 1980. Its translator was Frances Keene then, and now the translator is Linda Coverdale. Be aware that the ISBN-13 for this new edition is 978-0241206812.
This work is the 59th in Simenon’s original order of publication and the 32nd in Penguin’s modern series of translations. I enjoyed the original version of the story for numerous reasons beyond the usual ones, which will be enumerated in a soon-to-follow post.
David P Simmons
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