past simple or past perfect?

Elysium

Senior Member
Hungarian
In this sentence, what sounds better? PS or PP?

In my opinion, both of them ok...but this should be a formal text...so maybe PP is better, right?

1, The book was published two months after my grandfather died, so he never saw it printed.

2,
The book was published two months after my grandfather had died, so he never saw it printed.

Thanks.
 
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