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Page Numbering Requests > Incorrect page number (1984, George Orwell)

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Michael Galdamez | 3 comments This specific copy should have 328 pages listed, yet it is listed as 298. Would really appreciate a fix. Thanks!


lethe | 13571 comments Please always provide the ISBN, even when linking to the book.


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Michael Galdamez | 3 comments ISBN: 0451524934
ISBN13: 9780451524935
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Sorry about that!


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Codex | 3401 comments The 328 page count appears to come from Amazon.
The WorldCat entry for that ISBN says 238 pages . . . and shows a different cover.
➤ lethe . . . ?


lethe | 13571 comments I think this is one of those cases where different printings/editions of a mass-market paperback have different page counts while keeping the same ISBN.

In November, the page count was changed from 328 to 268 by a librarian, copy in hand and verified by Worldcat. 268 is indeed the page number most listed for this ISBN by Worldcat: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=0451...
(One edition lists 328, but this one is described as 9 books in a bag: http://www.worldcat.org/title/1984-a-...)

In February, another librarian changed it to 298 without giving a reason. I have reverted this page count.

There are 25 pages of edits for this particular edition (due to many merges), so I'm not going through them all to see whether there have been previous page count changes.

Differing page counts are not a sufficient reason to add a new edition, and I'm inclined to keep this at 268, as this is the page count most cited by Worldcat.

But I'd like a second opinion from another librarian. Also, should a librarian note be added, in order to prevent the page count being changed over and over again?


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Melanie (mvalente89) | 1757 comments I have this edition (ISBN 9780451524935 - Signet Classics edition with white cover) and the story ends on 298, the appendix is from 299-312, the afterword is from 313-326 and the selected bibliography of George Orwell is from 327-328.


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lethe | 13571 comments OK, so 298 was definitely wrong then. So now the choice is between 328 and 268.

ETA I'm off to bed now, it's way too late here :)


message 8: by Michael (last edited Jun 09, 2016 10:19AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Michael Galdamez | 3 comments An old edition that I have of 1984 Signet Classics edition has 268 pages. I guess I would prefer the 328 page count because it is the newest Signet Classics edition (white cover) and most people will be purchasing and using a newer edition.


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