From the FAQ:
What is a Pirated ML Edition?
Modern Library editions were extremely inexpensive right up through the 60's. But this didn't stop people from copying a number of ML books and selling them on the open market. Particularly egregious were the pirate operations in Taiwan. One operation, Book World Company, boldly printed a list of titles that they offered! These were not licensed reprints with royalties going back to Random Housethese were blatant rip-offs.
A pirated copy will have several (but not necessarily all) of the following characteristics:
The text block pages were usually copied wholesale, often with the ML copyrights intact.
|Bulfinch Mythology||Confucius Wisdom||Dickens Tale of Two Cities|
|Dostoyevski Brothers Karamazov||Flaubert Madame Bovary||Gibbons Decline And Fall|
|Hardy Tess of the D'urbevilles||Hesse Steppenwolf||Homer Complete Works|
|Homer Odyssey||Jung Basic Writings||Laotse Wisdom|
|Lawrence Sons And Lovers||Lawrence The Rainbow||Maugham Best Stories|
|Maupassant Best Stories||Poe Complete Tales & Poems||Stone Lust For Life|
|Tolstoy War and Peace|
|Scot Kamins||John Krygier||Joe Hill|
|Pete Chocheles||John M. Wolansky||Henry Toledano|
|Ron Holl||Gary Johnson||
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