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message 1: by Kyle (new)

Kyle Henrichs | 1 comments I'm terribly sorry. This question has almost certainly been addressed elsewhere, but I'm not sure where. Here it is:

Does containing "additional material" constitute grounds for creating a new "work" in Goodreads? For example, Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a work that has several published editions, translations, etc. all lumped under "Heart of Darkness." Lately, I've seen a lot of, for example, Norton Critical Editions being separated into a "new" work because they contain "additional material," such as critical essays. If you look at Henry James's page, you'll see at least two editions of "The Turn of the Screw" created by this logic.

For my money, I don't care if an edition of a 30-page short story is 400 pages because tons of critical essays; it should still be grouped with other editions of the 30-page story. What do others think?

message 2: by Koenraad (new)

Koenraad (koenraadkelemen) | 5564 comments Per Goodreads policy Norton Critical Editions are annotated works and should be combined with the other editions.

Guides and notes alone (e.g. SparkNotes, CliffsNotes) on the other hand should be kept apart and have the actual author of the notes as primary if he is known.

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