Monday, November 12, 2012

Abridgement of Edward Gibbon's masterpiece

Edward Gibbon''s masterpiece History of The Deciline And Fall Of The Roman Empire'has quite a number of abridged or 'shortened' editions, including the'91-page booklet issued in'2004 as Penguin's Great Ideas. As Thomas Paine's Common Sense shows, truly impactful works could also be short or concise and do not need to be abridged or''shortened'.