Thursday, June 30, 2011

Question(s) Do you own multiple copies of any book? What are they? Why do you have multiple copies?

My Answer:

I do own multiple copies of multiple books. Most notably, I own two or three copies of every Jane Austen book. Why? Good question, bit of a long story. First, my parents own a copy of Pride and Prejudice, which is the copy I read when I read it for the first time. Then, I decided I wanted my own copy, so I bought one. Additionally, I more recently discovered a copy of Pride and Prejudice that I think came from my elementary school library. Oops. As for the other books, I bought my own copies of Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion and stole my mother's copy of Mansfield Park. Then came college. I bought Northanger Abbey for an eighteenth-century lit class. The next summer, I took a Jane Austen course, and we were required to have a pack of the Norton editions of every book. In sum, I've ended up with 3-4 copies of P&P and two of all the rest.

3 comments:

redhead said...

fun topic! While we don't currently (as far as I know) own duplicates of anything, when my other half and I got our first apartment and blended our book collections, we found that between the two of us we owned 3 or 4 copies of every Dune book, and most of the Asimov Robot and Foundation books.

Space Station Mir said...

I guess that's when you know it's right!

Marie said...

Definitely. I have many copies of JANE EYRE; I have the Everyman's edition and the annotated edition of LOLITA and I have reading copies and first editions of several Booker Prize winners. And English and French versions of Proust, Baudelaire and Paul Eluard. So yeah!