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Topic: Attn English Majors!! Do you need the Norton Anthology?

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Subject: Attn English Majors!! Do you need the Norton Anthology?
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 1:02 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2007
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I have two huge paperbacks of the Norton Anthology of English Literature.  They are both in highly readable condition, but they are "unpostable" as there is some writing on some of the pages and the occasional underline.  But they are in surprisingly good shape considering I lugged them around in my backpack for 4 years of college.  So, there is some normal wear and tear, but the spines of both books are good, not cracked at all, and they are in good readable condition. 

The first is The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1, Third Edition, copyright 1974, 2521 pages.  There is some tearing at the corners front and back, and the outside edge of the front cover.  

The second is The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Major Author's Edition, Third Edition, copyright 1975, 2653 pages.    This one is really in good shape, spine good, no tears on the cover, just the slightest bends at the corners from my thumbs. 

My thinking is that Englsh Literature hasn't changed since my college days, so these books should contain everything the more recently published volumes would.  And I know I would have LOVED something like PBS to have existed back when I had to buy my college books; it was always a huge jolt to see how much books cost. 

Anyway, these books are fat and heavy and I'd like to offer them for a credit apiece.  if you're interested, please just zing me a PM.  If you'd like, I'd be happy to provide a listing of the poets/writers that each contains, if that will help you decide.  Anyway, I hope I can find a new home for these books.

Date Posted: 9/5/2009 9:08 AM ET
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Bump!

Date Posted: 9/6/2009 5:13 PM ET
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Bump!!

Date Posted: 9/7/2009 12:33 AM ET
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PMed you

Date Posted: 9/7/2009 10:35 AM ET
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For the record, those books should be postable because of the textbook exemption (although textbook posters are required to PM requestors about underlining and such).

Date Posted: 9/7/2009 11:27 AM ET
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Yes, this is what the HC says:

  • Exception: if it is a textbook or workbook, these are expected to have highlighting/underlining/writing
    • if you post a textbook/workbook, the condition must be described to the requestor in a Personal Message
    • AND the described condition MUST BE AGREED TO in a reply PM before the book is sent
    • This is the one of the ONLY two cases in which a PM exchange about a book is required before the book can be sent(the other is for cookbooks--see below). 
  • Date Posted: 9/7/2009 1:03 PM ET
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    Thanks for the info about the textbook exemptions.  I had no idea!!