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Alex Beam

Literature, one page at a time

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / November 15, 2005

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I have been e-mailing secondhand bookstores in India, trying to buy the New Delhi edition of Vikram Seth's 1993 novel, ''A Suitable Boy." I read somewhere that the Delhi edition used much lighter paper than the subsequently published London and New York volumes. I thought that owning one would provide the necessary incentive to read the highly praised, 1,349-page monster. (Full article: 660 words)

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