What are the Duke Classics?
We’re excited to announce that Duke Classics titles are once again available as a no-cost simultaneous use plan as part of our OverDrive Community Read Collections, which includes over 4,000 classic literature titles, many with refreshed covers that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Are Duke Classics Abridged?
To make them more approachable, they’ve been condensed, simplified, andu2014of courseu2014illustrated. There are 66 $8 hardcovers in this collection. There are 36 $10 hardcovers in this collection (three times the size of the Puffin Classics selection).
How do you tell if a book is abridged or unabridged?
Simply scroll down the book’s information page to the Details section, where there will be a gray box that says “Abridged.” Keep in mind that this box only appears when the title is abridged, so any title that does not have this gray box will be unabridged.
Are Penguin Classics abridged?
The Classics are not abridged versions of the text, but some books, such as Frankenstein, have different versions published by the author, so there’s an 1818 version and a second 1831 version, so double-check with the school to make sure you’re getting the right one.
Why books are abridged?
When you listen to an abridged version of a book, you are getting a version of the story that is shorter but just as engaging as the full version, often with the author’s permission.
How did Duke start?
Duke University was founded in 1838 in Randolph County, North Carolina, as a preparatory school for young men known as the Union Institute Academy. In 1851, the state of North Carolina chartered the school as a teaching college known as Normal College.
Which is better abridged or unabridged?
Unabridged books have a more complete (longer) content than abridged books, which have a simpler (shorter) content. 2. Unabridged books are best for leisure readers, whereas abridged books are best for students.
What does unabridged mean in a book?
If you need a definition for a very uncommon word, you may need to look in an unabridged dictionary. To “abridge” something means to shorten it, so an unabridged edition has not been shortened.
What does abridged mean in books?
An abridged version of a book is a condensed version that isn’t complete because parts have been cut or omitted. Sometimes you have time to read the entire book, but sometimes you don’t, so if you really like an author, skip the abridged version and read the entire book.