Comparison of Editions

 

Choose a favorite work of literature and bring to class two different editions of the work.In preparation for the class, identify the following things for each edition:

 

Title, Author, Editor, Editorís credentials, Place of publication, Publisher, Date(s) of publication (complete with reprints), total number of pages, indication of illustrations or maps.List the table of contents, describing any extra-textual materials (introductions, prefaces, bibliographies, appendixes, annotation, etc.).Most importantly, record the source text(s) for the edition and all relevant textual information.

 

After examining and recording these details, write a summary statement of the differences.