[ModLib] War and Peace

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Sun Jun 6 21:52:15 EDT 2010


To me, that sounds like a typo to be sure. I looked at an 
undistinguished later printing that I have and there's no mention on 
pub's page of abridgements. (And it reminds me of ML's version of "The 
Hunchback of Notre Dame" which at 416 pages seems abridged to me but is 
labeled as Complete and Unabridged. Could that also be a typo?)

Eric Mayer

On 6/6/2010 5:38 PM, JOHN PETERSON wrote:
> I just picked up a FMLE War & Peace, the first G1 binding I've found 
> (and could afford).
> In looking it over, I'm wondering if there's not an error in the 
> publisher's note which is printed on the verso of the title page.  
> This note, which explains the rationale for the Giant format, states: 
> "...The text was much too long for the usual Modern Library format.  
> An unabridged [sic] edition was unthinkable, and a two volume edition 
> was entirely against the Modern Library's policy."  To me, /'abridged' 
> /would make more sense in the context of explaining why the regular 
> size ML was no good for this title.  Or, am I missing something?  Is 
> not the ML War and Peace unabridged?
> John Peterson
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