Modern Library

Joseph Cilluffo joseph.cilluffo at
Sat Jul 5 08:34:58 EDT 2003

I think I have the same one.

Inside the book, volume one goes to page number 275. Then it continues 
through volume two to page number 265.

At 03:25 PM 07/04/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>I have Gogol's Dead Souls, #40 in the ML series, (c)1923 by Mrs. Edward
>Garnett [translator], introduction by Clifford Odets, Jan. 1936,
>introduction (c) 1936 ML. According to the DC it sold for $1.25. It is
>265 p. According to the half title page, "Every reader of books will
>find titles he has been looking for, handsomely printed, in unabridged
>editions, at an unusually low price." This sentence was
>usually, but not always, included in the half title page.
>Other ML volumes, Joyce's Ulysses, for example,
>exclude the words "in unabridged editions"  but I have always
>assumed that the ML editions were complete and unabridged
>unless the half title page stated otherwise. That Clarissa was
>abridged comes as no shock to me. How many people today would want to
>read a novel of over 1,000 pages unless forced to do so for an English
>Lit class? I also think that it is very stupid and misleading to publish an
>abridged version without printing in large, bold letters, ABRIDGED, on
>the DC and half title page. (I can't stand abridged or bowdlerized books and
>never buy them.) lewis
>p.s. The ML published Gulliver's Travels complete and unabridged while
>most other publishers were abridging it e.g. removing the section where
>Gulliver puts out a fire by  urinating on it. I guess that some of these
>publishers wanted to sell GT to parents and schools and were afraid
>that printing the complete text would upset the parents of the
>little kiddies as well as causing some idiots to demand that the
>libraries remove the book from their shelves. lt
> >
> > Just one thing,the ML did publish abridged editions,Samuel
> > Richardsion's Clarissa for one. Also,we have a Dead Souls published in
> > 1936,265Pps. A new translation in 1965,of 544Pps.
>"Patriotism is usually the refuge of the scoundrel. He is the man
>  who talks the loudest."  Mark Twain [1908]

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