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Of which book do you have more than one version?
Jaime Jaime Jun 09, 2013 04:24PM
In reviewing my book collection, I found I have two versions of Dracula and Journey To the Center of the earth. Also, I have five versions of the Bible.

How about you?



To be honest, I have multiple versions of most of my favorite books. I usually buy hardcover where I can, and get a digital version for its ease of transportation. Then, of course, there are those novels which are very special to me, such as 'The Complete Sherlock Holmes', 'The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe' and other classics. In addition to that, I often have different language versions: since I'm from Germany, most of the novels I bought and was gifted as a child and teen are German - those I loved the most have since been re-bought and re-read in English.

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Laura Herzlos Same with me, between Spanish and other languages (French or English... German I still can only read easy stuff, so my favorite books in German will h ...more
Jul 29, 2014 06:45AM · flag

Jaime wrote: "In reviewing my book collection, I found I have two versions of Dracula and Journey To the Center of the earth. Also, I have five versions of the Bible.

How about you?"

It depends upon what you mean by versions. I have two different translations of _Anna Karinina_, lots of different versions of dictionaries.

But if you mean, hard-bound, paper-bound, oversized-paper, .epub & .mobi then I have hundreds of books that qualify.


I have about 6 of the Sookie Stackhouse novels in paperback and hardback.
Also many repeats of plays, especially Shakespeare.
Used to have two sets of Harry Potter, until one of them never returned.....


Three versions each of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'Brideshead Revisited'.

Six versions of the tales of Sherlock Holmes.

Four versions of the complete works of Willaim Shakespeare.

And, to date, ten versions of 'Shane' by Jack Schaeffer.


I have four distinct editions of The Book of the New Sun, two of The Book of the Long Sun & The Book of the Short Sun,

and a number of Lord of the Rings copies.


I have a paper back version of all the original Terry Pratchett Discworld paperbacks. A copy of them all in hardback and I'm now collecting them in the new Collectors library hardback edition because the covers are so amazing. I think I have a serious problem :/


Gloria by Keith Maillard. It's my favorite book! Started with the paperback, then got a hardcover because I figured it would last longer...then got another paperback when it was on sale just in case the original didn't hold up to my constant re-reading!


Iris (last edited Oct 19, 2013 06:57AM ) Oct 19, 2013 06:50AM   0 votes
I have two copies of just about all of the Jane Austen Novels. Two copies of Jane Eyre (The broadway edition and then nice hardcover version.) Two copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Goblet of Fire. Two copies of Alice's adventures in Wonderland and through the looking glass. Two copies of The Westing game, and The Book of Lost Things. I have two copies of Twilight (I'm sorry guys, I was like twelve when I read it, I've grown since then) I have three copies of The Hunger Games. Two copies of The Phantom of the Opera, and The Count of Monte Cristo. Two copies of To Kill a Mockingbird (even though didn't like it too much) Two copies of Anne of Green Gables. Two copies of A Series of Unfortunate Events The Miserable Mill (It's my favorite) Four versions of Romeo and Juliet, two of Much Ado about Nothing, two of The Merchant of Venice, two of As You Like It, two of the tale of Julius Cesar, two of A Midsummer's Night Dream, Three copies of Emily Dickinson's book of Poetry (yes the same edition) And that's all I can remember right at this moment. =D


Wow, 10 versions of Shane?

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Nicholas Up that to 12 as of this week :)
Aug 13, 2014 11:46PM · flag

Infinite Jest; Paperback, mobi, epub, pdf and an unknown format!


I don't purchase several versions of my books, excepted for Dracula. I have the Oxford edition, and as I fell in love immediately -and as Dracula is definitely one of my favourite books-, I purchased the special leather cover of Barnes & Noble.

But this is the exception, and I'm super happy with it :)


Dune, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, The Oz books by L. Frank Baum, and some other classics.


* several versions of "The Hobbit" pb & HC in 2 languages
* several versions of LOTR pb, HC, Boxset in 2 languages
* Sherlock Holmes pb's, boxset, Illustrated edition & in 2 languages
* The Saint books by Leslie Charteris: three languages, pb, HC, 1st editions (half of the titles)
* James Bond by Ian Fleming: 2 languages, pb, HC & 1st edition (a few)


To kill a Moking Bird, The Hobbit (x3), Brideshead revisited


Dracula. I have a paperback version, a hardcover illustrated version, and another version.


I have a copy of all my favourites in the bookshelf, all of those on kindle and of course the copies that I make notes on and that are therefore written shut


I have multiple versions of The Silmarillion, Mere Christianity, and The Bible. Love all of these books. Looking at my bookshelf I have a couple of copies of Morgoth's Ring as well.


I have:
4 versions of The Hobbit (paperback, annotated and illustrated HC & PB reading copy),
4 versions of LOTR (paperback, HC, illustrated HC & PB reading copy),
3 versions of Silmarillion (PB & HC & PB reading copy),
2 versions of The History of Middle Earth (PB & HC),
2 copies of Unfinished Tales (PB & HC), &
2 copies of the Children of Hurin (PB & HC).

Also have 2 copies of some of the Icelandic Sagas.


We don't have many multiples. The Mem makes me send books to the charity shop when we run out of space. Which we do, often.

Several Shakespeares, of course. One much battered and much loved Collected Works plus several individual plays. For the notes and textual comments, honest.

I have bought Star Wars several times - does that count? Video. Video widescreen. The digitally enhanced version when they brought out episodes 1 to 3. Han shot first! DVD. I'm just about managing to hold off buying the blu ray version. And the 3D version.


Per Tina and Laura, I have many versions of particular works due to translations.

And, of course, anthologies provide for overlap.

The one work that immediately comes to mind, though, is Frankenstein: the earlier, (first read), version wherein her husband Percy Bysshe "improved" it, and the Norton Critical Edition which presents Mary's original version—the truly "better" version.

W/ the duplicates, I prefer not to count the duplicates. Too many, I think.

And some to go . . . given that I really love the Library of America, (LOA) series.

Good reading, all.


OK, this is sad. My wife and I bought a decluttering book. A few years later we bought the SAME book. I can't find either copy (and don't remember even the name of the book), so I ended up buying the e-book "It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff" by Peter Walsh since I can always find that on my Kindle!


I own the recently-released, uncensored 1890 version and the conventional 1891 version of The Picture of Dorian Gray, mostly for comparison and because it's my favorite novel ever.


Saidah (last edited Oct 21, 2013 08:08AM ) Oct 21, 2013 08:06AM   0 votes
I have two versions of Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson because a page came out of my Penguin edition and I couldn't find it. I have two copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince because I bought it as soon as it came out and was then awarded another copy for excellence in school. I have two copies of The Jungle Book as well but they aren't different versions, they're the same edition. I bought one for myself and was gifted one for Christmas.


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