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Is the information complete or abridged?




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Most information is published in its entirety


For example, this is a complete edition of the novel, Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes.

Call number PQ6323 .A1 1979b
Author Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de 1547-1616.

Title

Don Quixote

Don Quixote de la Mancha / [por] Miguel Cervantes Saavedra ; edicion, estudio y notas de Juan Bautista Avalle-Arce ...

Edition 1. ed.
Publisher Madrid [etc.] : Alhambra, 1979.


However, information may also be published in an abbreviated or abridged version

 

Call number PQ63239 .A2 1930
Author Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de 1547-1616.

Title

Don Quixote

Don Quijote de la Mancha. Edited and abridged by  Susan Sheridan.

Publisher New York,  The Macmillan Company, 1927.

This version of Don Quixote has been abridged, i.e. shortened by editing some of the text while retaining the basic content of the story.


Some information sources only provide an abstract or summary of the full publication.

 

This source presents only a plot summary of Cervantes' classic work

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