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A Reader's Delight
A Reader's Delight
Paperback      ISBN: 0874514320
One of America's finest essayists writes about 40 literary masterpieces that have been wrongfully forgotten or were ignored in the first place.
A History of Reading
A History of Reading
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670843024
A history of reading presents tales of book thieves, book burners, censors, anarchists, women of eleventh century Japan who had to invent their own reading material, and African-American slaves who were forbidden to read under penalty of death. 20,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
The Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing but the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel
The Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing but the Seuss
A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0375822488
Highlighting some of Dr. Seuss's lesser known works, the author offers insights into the imaginative and creative processes of a very private man and one of the twentieth century's most original artists.
Beauty and the Book: Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America
Beauty and the Book
Fine Editions and Cultural Distinction in America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300082134
Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 006270110x
Features over 10,000 entries comprising biographies, plot summaries, original and familiar titles, character sketches, historical literary personages, movements, and literary terms
Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction
Burning Down the House
Essays on Fiction
Paperback      ISBN: 1555972705
Looks at how political and historical events have shaped modern American fiction, and discusses narrative, characterization, and melodrama
Characters and Viewpoint
Characters and Viewpoint
Paperback      ISBN: 0898799279
Describes the function of characters in a story, discusses motive, stereotypes, models, minor characters, comedy, and transformation
Gratia Countryman
Gratia Countryman
Paperback      ISBN: 0931714664
The New Lifetime Reading Plan
The New Lifetime Reading Plan
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062702084
Contains abstracts of 133 authors and books important in world literature. Entries include the works of such notables as Homer, Sophocles, Confucius, Plato, Omar Khayyam, Dante Aligheri, Niccolo Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Galileo, Johnathan Swift, Goethe, Jane Austen, Alexis de Tocqueville, the Brontd sisters, Karl Marx, Emily Dickinson, Freud, Kafka, Mishima Yukio, R. K. Narayan, Albert Camus, and Chinua Achebe. Also included are 100 brief annotations of prominent 20th-century authors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The Smithsonian Book of Books
The Smithsonian Book of Books
Hardcover      ISBN: 089599030x
Presents the history, the art, and the influence of books through all ages and cultures, revisiting the great works of religion, science, and literature and touching on the histories of book making, book selling, and book illustration.