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The Quotable Book Lover
by Ben Jacobs and Helena Hjalmarsson and Nicholas A. Basbanes


Overview - "Some books are unreservedly forgotten; none are unreservedly remembered."
-W. H. Auden

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
-Cicero

"The proper study of mankind is books."
-Aldous Huxley

This collection of more than five hundred quotations captures the wisdom and wit of the most insightful things ever said about books, spoken and written by such legendary figures as: Aeschylus, Ernest Hemingway, John Ruskin, Woody Allen, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Scribner, Maya Angelou, Franz Kafka, George Bernard Shaw, Jane Austen, Helen Keller, Wallace Stevens, Francis Bacon, Malcolm X, Robert Penn Warren, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Groucho Marx, William Carlos Williams, William Faulkner, John Milton, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Frost, George Orwell, and W.  Read more...


 
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More About The Quotable Book Lover by Ben Jacobs; Helena Hjalmarsson; Nicholas A. Basbanes
 
 
 
Overview
"Some books are unreservedly forgotten; none are unreservedly remembered."
-W. H. Auden

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
-Cicero

"The proper study of mankind is books."
-Aldous Huxley

This collection of more than five hundred quotations captures the wisdom and wit of the most insightful things ever said about books, spoken and written by such legendary figures as: Aeschylus, Ernest Hemingway, John Ruskin, Woody Allen, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Scribner, Maya Angelou, Franz Kafka, George Bernard Shaw, Jane Austen, Helen Keller, Wallace Stevens, Francis Bacon, Malcolm X, Robert Penn Warren, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Groucho Marx, William Carlos Williams, William Faulkner, John Milton, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Frost, George Orwell, and W. B. Yeats.

Encompassing the many facets of books and the pleasures and puzzlements they afford, The Quotable Book Lover includes chapters on writing, reading, and bookbinding, among other subjects.

With its wide range of commentary, this compilation will surely entertain and enlighten bibliophiles everywhere.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781620876251
  • ISBN-10: 1620876256
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publish Date: July 2013
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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Books > Literary Criticism > Books & Reading
Books > Reference > Trivia

 
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