Definition Of abridgement
Example Of abridgement
an abridgement of Shakespeare's Henry VI
‘Sherburn's abridgment should no longer continue to masquerade as Clarissa in the canon of English literature,’ railed these critics in 1988, bolstered by the recent publication of the Penguin paperback.
‘The supply of abridgments created its own demand,’ Price explains, and she argues that Mrs. Humphrey Ward's nineteenth-century abridgment of Clarissa ‘claimed to respond to modern readers' need for an abridgment like hers.’
Clear and informative maps introduce each chapter, and a comprehensive index makes this abridgment very accessible.
Domestically, September 11 has sparked debate about the permissible extent of civil rights abridgements in times of national peril.