Post by Terry Craig on Mar 1, 2016 14:44:57 GMT -5
Ah, okay, thanks. I thought they might've been Helquist art, which would've been a big enough deal for me.
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I guess that settles it for me. The author's notes are enough of a difference to get this if I come across it (and it's not unreasonably highly priced), as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for the photos and info, Dante! =)
Dante, I'm just wondering if you have any idea *why* this edition happens to include the author's notes from the Rare Edition? They strike me as a rather curious thing to include in an edition designed to introduce the series to new readers - they're primarily concerned with retroactively making TBB work better as part of what came later, not to mention that several references in them (such as the survivor of the fire and foreshadowing of the then-unwritten Book the Thirteenth) have dated quite badly.
Given all the books in this range "include new bonus material with information about the author and their works", they must have been in a bit of a bind for this one, given that this is the only one (of the initial six mentioned in the Bookseller article linked to) written by an American author, and also the only one written by a fictional character (although I'm curious as to if the Snicket interview is new, or recycled from elsewhere). Is it possible they simply happened upon the Rare Edition notes somewhere on Egmont's server, ascertained they hadn't been in any previous UK edition and added them in without any thought as to what new readers would make of them?
I think that's more or less exactly what Egmont did; they needed some fresh material, determined that they had the rights to the Author's Notes, and inserted them without running an expert's eye over how well they really functioned as an introduction to new readers. It is possible there had been demand for access to them in the past which they had registered, and I do think it's positive to finally have them available in print to U.K. readers; but I think that as a fan and a collector, not as an ASoUE novice. As for the interview, it has a number of commonalities with things Handler's said in the past, but I think it is new (though I don't have time to check thoroughly at present).
I wonder how they became aware of the existence of the Author's Notes, given they were well over a decade old at that point. (It's silly, I know, but there is an intriguing mystery to it.) If there were requests from UK fans to see them, how likely is it those would have been still on Egmont's mind in 2016?
I agree that it's unlikely, but nonetheless there must have been some consideration. Maybe they went trawling around specifically for bonus material from American rereleases of TBB? Or perhaps it was something they already had on file (whether by default or through having logged demands back at a more relevant point in time) but had yet to find a suitable opportunity to employ.
Terry Craig: that was an ace retort tbh, jean
Jan 25, 2020 22:10:11 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: Happy Year of the Rat! It is the setting of ASOUE...
Jan 26, 2020 23:01:48 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: also Book Club starting in Feb. w/ The Great Gatsby! Please join!
Jan 26, 2020 23:02:38 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ 27 JANUARY 2020.
Jan 27, 2020 21:25:07 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I would like to read now a short story written by Lemony Snicket about how VFD helped to defeat Nazism. This would be interesting to introduce the subject to children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:27:54 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: "Anne Frank - the Diary of a Young Girl",could be the book club's third book? I haven't read this one either.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:14 GMT -5
Terry Craig: I think the historical events are interesting enough on their own, and don't need to be taught just to introduce children to Lemony Snicket.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:21 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: You're right Terry.
Jan 27, 2020 21:36:40 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: This request of mine was a selfish appeal from my heart, disguised as a request on behalf of the children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:37:59 GMT -5
𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻: i know anne frank was a belieber but i wonder if she was in the VFD too
Jan 27, 2020 21:58:29 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I just read a 2013 report about your comment 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻, so I can understand the meaning. Through this report, I realized that there are people more self-centered than me.
Jan 27, 2020 22:46:00 GMT -5
Hermes (or Herms): If we manage to have Bearies this year, I know who I will nominate for Best Pairing.
Jan 28, 2020 6:20:44 GMT -5