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Have there been corrections since the initial release of the seventh edition?

Yes. The errors we have discovered in the initial release are listed below. The check marks indicate in which versions of the seventh edition the errors have been corrected so far. Corrections not yet made will be made in the next printing or online update.

Correction Regular Edition Large-Print Edition Web Component
3.6.5: Under "Series," "Masterpiece Theatre" should be omitted since the titles of broadcast programs and series are italicized (5.7.1). In the index in the print versions, the entries "radio broadcasts, titles of, series 3.6.5" and "television broadcasts, titles of, series 3.6.5" should be omitted. checkmark
2nd printing
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3.7.5: The quotation from Barbara W. Tuchman under the heading "Original" concludes with a citation containing the year of republication, 1979. The year should be followed by a semicolon, not a comma. checkmark
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1st printing
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3.7.7: In the two examples referring to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, "the doctor" should be replaced with "Victor Frankenstein" (the character is not a doctor in the novel). checkmark
4th printing
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3.8.4: The names "Angel Del Río" and "Sinues de Marco, María del Pilar" are each missing an acute accent. They should read "Ángel Del Río" and "Sinués de Marco, María del Pilar." checkmark
2nd printing
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5.5.4: In the example for MacLaury, Paramei, and Dedrick, "John" should be omitted from the publisher's name. checkmark
Some copies of 1st printing; 2nd printing
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1st printing
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5.5.11: The example for Hildegard of Bingen should end with "Print." checkmark
Some copies of 1st printing; 2nd printing
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1st printing
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5.5.11: In the French title of the work by Gérard Genette, "d'art" should read "de l'art," and "transcendence" should read "transcendance." checkmark
4th printing
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5.6.2c: In the caption to figure 31, "you do not need to include the place of publication" should read "you do not need to include the name of the publisher." checkmark
Some copies of 1st printing; 2nd printing
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1st printing
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5.6.2d: There should be a period after g in the abbreviation e.g., which appears in parentheses. checkmark
Some copies of 1st printing; 2nd printing
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1st printing
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5.6.3 and 5.6.4: The two cross-references to 5.5 in each section should read 5.4. checkmark
Some copies of 1st printing; 2nd printing
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1st printing
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5.6.4: The cited book review by Evangelista appears in volume 48 of Victorian Studies, not 46. checkmark
2nd printing
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5.7.7 and 6.4.4: The place of a broadcast and its date should be connected by a comma, as in 5.7.1. checkmark
3rd printing
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