Tuesday Thingers – Multiple Works

Today’s question: Work multiples. Do you own multiple copies of any books? Which ones? Why? Can you share your list?

You can find the link under Statistics on LibraryThing, from either your home page or profile.

I have a few, mainly because I have old copies of these books (belonging to either my parents or D’s parents) and have bought newer editions or paperbacks. My favourite “multiple” is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. My copies are both hard backs.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This is one I bought in a box set, along with Emma and Sense and Sensibility.

And this one belonged to my mother – she loved it too.

The others are:

  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte – I bought the paperback after the TV series was broadcast and not read either copy yet.
  • Tom Jones– Henry Fielding
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress -John Bunyan
  • Notre-Dame de Paris – Victor Hugo (paperback version) called The Hunchback of Notre Dame in my hardback copy – I’ve not read either book yet.
  • Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen – another old favourite
  • The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas – both copies unread.

10 thoughts on “Tuesday Thingers – Multiple Works

  1. Oh, you have lovely older books! And you’ve just reminded me that I actually have two copies of Sense and Sensibility – one in an anthology (or omnibus, not sure of the proper term) and one on its own. Jane Austen deserves multiple copies. And I think Jane Eyre is worth a read! It’s one of my favorite books.


  2. Jane Eyre’s my favourite and, not only do I have multiple copies, I’m ashamed to admit that I have it in different languages. I bought a copy in Icelandic and one in Italian and shall pick up more as I travel.

    Buying a book you won’t read is bad enough but I buy ones that I CAN’T read!

    Still saving up for a first edition

    Elaine Saunders
    Author – Fiction Writing Exercises
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  3. Nice list! I loved Hunchback of Notre Dame. I actually never knew that it was so different from the Disney version, until I read the book.

    ~ Popin


  4. That edition of Pride and Predjudice is very beautiful. Which reminds me of some of my favorites I did not lies duplicates for. I have a hardcover Complete works of Austen, and of Charlotte Bronte. I guess they didn’t show up in the stats because they are combined.


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