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Topic: Are reader's digest books always condensed versions of the books?

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Subject: Are reader's digest books always condensed versions of the books?
Date Posted: 2/23/2013 11:32 AM ET
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I was looking into ordering a book and the list of books that came up included a reader's digest book with 4 books included. It doesn't say abridged or condensed, so I was curious if these would be the entire books or some reduced version of them. Does anyone know?

I apologize if I asked this question in the wrong forum. I wasn't sure where to ask.

Thanks for checking my request....



Date Posted: 2/23/2013 12:21 PM ET
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According to Wikipedia: 


Reader's Digest publishes bi-monthly a series of softcover anthology books called Reader's Digest Select Editions (previously known as Reader's Digest Condensed Books). During the 1970s, there was also a Reader's Digest Press which published full-length, original works of non-fiction.

There's a list of the condensed books: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reader%27s_Digest_Select_Editions so you can check if the one you are interested in is on the list. 
Good luck, hope this helps.