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Modern Language Association (MLA): Reprinted or Republished Book
A reprinted or republished book is one which has been previously published in a different form (e.g. a paperback which was previously published in hardcover) and sometimes by a different publisher. In citing a republication, use the standard listing for book entries, and insert the original publication date before the current publication information as follows:
- Gibbon, Lewis Grassic. Sunset Song. 1932. Intro. Tom Crawford. Edinburgh: Canongate Classics, 1988.
Note that when the republication adds material, such as an introduction, this should appear after the original publication information.
If the republished book has a different title from the original, first state the new title and publication information, followed by "Rpt. of " (for "reprint of ") and the original title and publication information.
- The WPA Guide to 1930s Alabama. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2000. Rpt. of Alabama: A Guide to the Deep South. 1941.
For additional information, please see the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (6th edition) and the MLA style website.