Republished book [from Print source using APA 5th ed.]

Overview

Republished editions of classic texts sometimes present problems, centred around the date of publication. With some classic texts, like a Shakespeare play, it is sensible to use the date of the copy in hand only, as the original date of publication will depend on which edition the modern copy is based, and it may be a conflation of more than one edition - and few readers would suppose it was written in modern times.

Standard Form

Author, Initials. (year). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher. (0riginal work published year of publication)

Examples

Mill, J. S. (1989). Autobiography. Harmondsworth: Penguin. (Original work published 1873)

Russell, B. (1998). The problems of philosophy (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Original work published 1912)

Citation in Text

In his autobiography, Mill (1989/1873, p. 135) distinguishes between the doctrine of circumstances and fatalism ...

Were it not for memory we would not know there was a past at all (Russell, 1998. p. 66) ...