What is an abridged book? Have you heard that expression before?
According to one source, abridged is a verb meaning to shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense. These are just some of the books which have been abridged: Les Miserables, Black Beauty, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, White Fang, Frankenstein and (to my surprise) The Hobbit. As you can see, these books are of a wide genre to reach a wide audience.
What benefits are there to abridged books? What disadvantages are there to them?
Have you read books which are abridged? When you read it, did you know it was an abridged book or did you find out later? Did you find the original book and read it after reading the abridged one? Which did you like best?
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