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Questions tagged [editions]

For questions about particular editions of literary works, or about the differences between editions.

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Is there really a single “Old Babylonian version” of the Epic of Gilgamesh?

From the Wikipedia article about the Epic of Gilgamesh: From the diverse sources found, two main versions of the epic have been partially reconstructed: the standard Akkadian version, or He who saw ...
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Fight Club book editions and different text passages

I found out that there are different editions of the Fight Club book that contain different text passages. I cannot find any page that would describe these differences and I don't know which version ...
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Why does Great Literary Classics change details in its abridged versions?

From the Wikipedia article on Great Illustrated Classics: The Great Illustrated Classics series of books offers easy-to-read adaptations of well known classics, featuring large print and ...
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Is there any difference between The Motorcycle Diaries Ocean press publication and film tie-in edition?

I recently bought the Harper Perennial Film tie-in edition of The Motorcycle Diaries. But after that I came to know that the original edition was published by Ocean press. So, is there any difference ...
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What texts are the sources for the difference between “sometime were” and “some time are” in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?

The Pelican Julius Caesar has I.2.140 as men at sometime were masters of their fates (even noting the archaic meaning of "sometime" as at one time) while the Arden Julius Caesar has it as men ...
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Difference between translations of Sun Tzu's “The Art of War”?

I am planning to buy "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu (in English translation) but I've found versions of 90 pages, 170 pages and 200 pages. What is the difference between these versions? Is there a ...
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How can I find information about the editions of a book?

I estimate that generally the latest edition of a book is preferred unless you're after collection value or if an older version is preferred for some reason, for example due to original cover. In non-...
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What is the 'full' version of The Epic of Gilgamesh?

I looked at a PDF of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and it was very pretty. Then, I decided that I wanted to purchase the physical copy of the book. While the version that I read online, which I thought was ...
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What methods have been used to distinguish the text between the two strands of The Neverending Story?

I've owned two copies of Michael Ende's The Neverending Story in my life - both English translations, one paperback with a blue cover, one hardback with a red cover inside the dustcover. Both of them ...
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Why does Kipling's poem ‘The Three-Decker’ differ between editions?

Rudyard Kipling’s collection The Seven Seas (1896) contains the poem ‘The Three-Decker’, whose third verse is as follows: By ways no gaze could follow, a course unspoiled of cook, Per Fancy, ...
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Difference between editions of A Game of Thrones from 2016

In 2016, Bantam published a A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition with a hard cover, a foreword by John Hodgman, maps by Jeffrey L. Ward and illustrations by Michael Komarck and Michael S. Miller....
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Unabridged edition of Le Morte d'Arthur published before 1923

In what edition of Le Morte d'Arthur, published before 1923, can I find the full, unabridged, uncensored version of Caxton's 1485 text? Yes, I know, Heinrich Oskar Sommer's work is perfect, but it's ...