[ModLib] Dostoyevsky abuse

Darrell Johnson zebradlj at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 15 15:28:49 EDT 2008


So he announced it on the WRONG book -very interesting Mistake!!!!

--- On Sun, 8/10/08, JOSEPH HILL <goodbooks at webtv.net> wrote:

From: JOSEPH HILL <goodbooks at webtv.net>
Subject: Re: [ModLib] Dostoyevsky abuse
To: "For collectors of Modern Library books" <modlib at owu.edu>
Date: Sunday, August 10, 2008, 8:35 PM

Well, in a way it all equals out; The ML edition of,The African Queen has a
extra chapter that is not in the standard edition of the Forester novel...and
Cerf did not put that on the DJ.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Toby G Levy
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2008 5:00 PM
To: modlib at owu.edu
Subject: [ModLib] Dostoyevsky abuse

I was in a bookstore the other day and I saw a copy of Dostoevsky's the
Possessed in a 50s printing. On the dust jacket it hawked a new
"surpressed" chapter never before included in the novel.  I knew I
had
the ML first from the 30s and I agonized over whether to buy the
additional copy and eventually I did and when I got home and compared the
two they were identical!  Same introduction, same page numbers,
everything.

How could Bennett and company have the nerve to put that on the dust
jacket more than twenty years after first publishing the book?

Toby
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