So I recently decided that I wanted to re-read both Agents of Chaos star wars books from the new jedi order. Well I found both books put together into one hardbound book, but, I noticed that of course it was shorter then both paperback books put together, but fewer by 200 pages? well I did some measuring and found out that on an average the hardbound has 20% more words per page, although, if you take both soft back versions of these books and put them together you get 700 pages, with each book being 350 ( ok well one being 348 and the other 352) now subtract 20% and you get 560 pages, which is what the hardbound should be if it does in fact have 20% more words per page, but, it is only 480 pages. My question is could it somehow be shorter then both soft backs combined? could I somehow have picked up some sort of abridged star wars book?
Any help would be really great. Thanks everyone.
Most/some of the Star Wars books have a list of characters, languages, and a chapter of the next book if it is a previous book, then you have all the copywrite pages, recognition to the author, and other such pages.
Right now I don't have the time to figure this out, but maybe later I will.
SPEER! Books tend to dip down in page size when they are bundled together. Take the Diablo books, for example, that should be around 1000 pages, but is only at around 800.
It's relatively common for combinations of books to be abridged. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, for example. The combined book is significantly shorter than the three separate books.
If you're getting a combined book and it doesn't specifically say "unabridged", "complete" or anything along those lines, it's probably shortened, simply because having the entire content of more than one book contained in one volume is physically impractical.