Which edition happens to include the best critical apparatus such as endnotes? Oxford World's Classics edited by Ian Duncan or Penguin Classics edited by Karl Miller? (I don't believe that the NYRB edition includes endnotes.) Does anyone own both and therefore able to offer a comparison? Thank you in advance...
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J Chaix I wouldn't read ANY edition other than the original. There are "secrets" hidden in the form of the original book—which EVERY subsequent, and so-called "scholarly" edition has obliterated by not maintaing the form of the original. For example, consider the word "seventeen": it's a hapax legomenon, a word used only once in the entire book—precisely on page 17, in the phrase "nearly seventeen" (at the end of line 16). Read the original, otherwise you're missing more than half the book—and all of its significance.
Brad Weisman I really liked the Oxford World's Classics edition. Ian Duncan's intro and Notes are really quite good.
Julie Broadview Literary Texts edition has very thorough and detailed supplementary material. Super helpful. ISBN 9781551112268