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

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I have seven books that have multiples:
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
3. Emma by Jane Austen
4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
5. Atonement by Ian McEwan
6. As You Like It by William Shakespeare
7. The Accidental by Ali Smith

I bought most of my Austen’s several years ago, and have been in the process of upgrading from my cheap Penguin copies to Norton Critical Editions. Atonement is my favorite (non-Austen) novel, and I replaced my used paperback with a lovely hardcover that didn’t have all the Used Saves! stickers from the university bookstore all over the place. Regarding the Shakespeare- I really have no idea how that happened. As far as The Accidental is concerned- one is an audio book, one is a paperback. I got the audio for $7.99 at Barnes & Noble, but kept getting sidetracked even though I was enjoying the story. So I bought the paperback to keep me on track.

And I actually own(ed) four different copies of Pride and Prejudice. I shipped my Penguin one off to a Moocher, but I have a Norton Critical edition, a hardcover with Jennifer Ehle on the dust jacket from an old boyfriend, and a gorgeous illustrated hardcover that came with a protective box that I got for $2 off the sale shelf at the library I used to work at. It’s not a rare edition or anything like that, but it’s from the 1970s, and it’s in fantastic shape.

What books do you have duplicates of?

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