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Synonyms for abridger

one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work

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The later English abridger, William Hughes, commented that the
Although he provided no explicit evidence, Forand was correct to assert that al-Tabari, unlike his famous Mosuli abridger, Ibn al-Athir, did not copy from al-Azdi's work.
Jane Austen contrasts the 'thorough knowledge of human nature' that the 'young lady' will discover in the female-authored 'Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda' with the 'nine-hundredth abridger of the History of England, or [.
Goldsmith might well be that nine-hundredth abridger of the history of England that Austen had in mind in her defense of the novel in Northanger Abbey.
Equally, however, especially as literary criticism itself became more professionalized toward the turn of the century, they resisted and denigrated popularizers such as abridgers, miscellanists and anthologists as light and derivative beings lacking properly literary seriousness.