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Questions > Eyewitness Classic abridged vs. full edition. combine or not?

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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 23, 2017 01:04PM) (new) These have notes not to combine them but I've seen Rivka "say" they were to be combined in the past. Can Rivka state either way? Maybe make the lib notes herself so there is no doubt.

They are heavily abridged with added illustrations and facts but the skeleton is the real Dracula story.

I know I had separated them in the past, was corrected and they were combined. I see they are separate again with notes to leave them that way.

message 2: by lethe (last edited Oct 21, 2017 02:11AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

lethe | 13730 comments The notes say "abridged for young readers", so maybe they are more like adaptations?

The line between abridgement and adaptation can be very vague sometimes.

Only Bram Stoker is credited, though.

message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 21, 2017 04:27AM) (new)

lethe wrote: "... Only Bram Stoker is credited, though."

Here they are on worldcat

None of them say another author besides Bram & Illustrator except the Spanish one. It says "Bram Stoker ; ilustrado por Tudor Humphries ; [versión abreviada, Jo Fletcher-Watson ; traducción de Teresa Arijón]."

"abridged version - Jo Fletcher-Watson"
"translator - Teresa Arijón"

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rivka | 42421 comments Mod
lethe wrote: "The notes say "abridged for young readers", so maybe they are more like adaptations?"

It does appear so, with page counts about 10% of the length of the original -- and given the pictorial content, possibly less than that in actual text.

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