Friday, 27 April 2012

Abridged, Expurgated, Revised, Bowdlerized - Part VIII

In this series of posts on bowdlerized titles I've shown Harlequin and Export Publishing Enterprises examples as well as some from smaller early Canadian paperback publishers. This is the first one from the third large early paperback publisher in Canada - Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada and their White Circle imprint. It surprises me how unsubtle the cuts are - the entire (27 pages in the Arcturus edition) first chapter is gone. I haven't read the book yet but hard to imagine the first chapter of a mystery doesn't matter. The US paperback version from Dell states "complete and unabridged".

White Circle CD 498 - 1951

White Circle CD 498 back

Arcturus - 2012

Arcturus back

Dell 655 - 1953

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