This introduction to the introduction to the New Edition is a highly significant one in the history of introductions. Its presence on these pages means that this book has achieved the World Record for the number of introductions in a book of This Nature. With the addition of this Introduction to the Introduction to the New Edition, The Salmon of Doubt can now claim to have no less than three introductions, one Prologue and one Editor’s Note. That is two Introductions more than Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and one Introduction, one Prologue, and one Editor’s Note more than the Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature. Even the Oxford English Dictionary can only boast one Preface, one Historical Introduction, one General Explanations, and a List of Abbreviations – that’s two Introductions short of The Salmon of Doubt.
You are, without doubt, holding in your hands one of the best-introduced book in the English language. We hope you enjoy the Introduction to the New Edition that follows this Introduction to it and continue to read on even into the book itself.
JONES, Terry, introducao ao The Salmon of Doubt.