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Condensed Books

Shortened versions of books have been popular for some time, condensed editions that (hopefully) have all the emotion and action of the story without the extra descriptions and scenes that a writer may include in the original but can safely be removed for readers who get bogged down in longer tales. Reader’s Digest has been publishing their Select Editions for decades, providing a taste of the works of various authors, usually including different genres in the mix, and also providing author bio, website URL, and the name of the publisher of the full-length edition.

Have you ever read condensed stories such as those from Reader’s Digest?