Modern English Versions
Updated: Feb 1
It's an interesting question as to when a modernized version becomes an adaptation? In any case, today I was asked again about my recommendation for a modernized version of PP. It was a good prompt to think a little bit more about the question, as there a number of candidates on the market. I am not here thinking about re-written adaptations, or abridgments, or age specific targeted editions. So here's the start of an unscientific attempt...
The five candidates I'm canvassing in the next few posts are:
Alan Vermilye's, (2020) 'Readable Modern-Day Version;'
Cheryl Ford's, (2016) 'Faithfully Retold' version;*
Daniel Frayer-Griggs, (2019) 'In Modern Language;'*
EP Books, (2017) 'Modern English Version'
Robert J. Edmonson, CJ, (2006) The Most Difficult Journey You'll Ever Make
(Do you know of any others?)
For brief comparative measure, here are my quick checkpoints:
Pickthank, Hill Lucre, and Diffidence
Scroll kept in bosom/ Key in Doubting castle
Formatting- Biblical References/ Marginal Notes/ Chapters
I'll pop back for some observations on each of these measures over the next few days.
* indicates a book that includes Part II along with Part I.