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Every Book Its Reader: The Power Of The Printed Word To Stir The World

ISBN 10: 0060593237 / 0-06-059323-7
ISBN 13: 9780060593230
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover
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An exploration of some of the literary works that have most influenced human culture is based on a landmark British Museum exhibition and includes coverage of publications by such writers as David McCullough, Harold Bloom, and Elaine Pagels. By the author of A Splendor of Letters.


 

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Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World (ISBN: 0060593237 / 0-06-059323-7)
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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. annotated edition. 230 x 162 mm. Brand New Book. Inspired by a landmark exhibition mounted by the British Museum in 1963 to celebrate five eventful centuries of the printed word, Nicholas A. Basbanes offers a lively consideration of writings that have made things happen in the world, works that have both nudged the course of history and fired the imagination of countless influential people.In his fifth work to examine a specific aspect of book culture, Basbanes also asks what we can know about such figures as John Milton, Edward Gibbon, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Adams, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Henry James, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller -- even the notorious Marquis de Sade and Adolf Hitler -- by knowing what they have read. He shows how books that many of these people have consulted, in some cases annotated with their marginal notes, can offer tantalizing clues to the evolution of their character and the development of their thought.Taking the concept one step further, Basbanes profiles some of the most articulate readers of our time -- David McCullough, Harold Bloom, Robert Fagles, Robert Coles, Helen Vendler, Elaine Pagels, Daniel Aaron, Christopher Ricks, Matthew Bruccoli, and Perri Klass among them -- who discuss such relevant concepts as literary canons, classic works in translation, the timelessness of poetry, the formation of sacred texts, and the power of literature to train physicians, nurture children, and rehabilitate criminal offenders. Basbanes has a deep and abiding passion for books -- a joyful addiction, Dan Smith wrote in the Toronto Star of Patience Fortitude, characterizing his body of work as part travelogue, part scholarship, and all story. The tradition continues with Every Book Its Reader. Bookseller Inventory # NLF9780060593230

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Every Book Its Reader: the Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World (Hardback) (ISBN: 9780060593230)
Basbanes, Nicholas A.
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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. annotated edition. 230 x 162 mm. Brand New Book. Inspired by a landmark exhibition mounted by the British Museum in 1963 to celebrate five eventful centuries of the printed word, Nicholas A. Basbanes offers a lively consideration of writings that have made things happen in the world, works that have both nudged the course of history and fired the imagination of countless influential people.In his fifth work to examine a specific aspect of book culture, Basbanes also asks what we can know about such figures as John Milton, Edward Gibbon, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Adams, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Henry James, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller -- even the notorious Marquis de Sade and Adolf Hitler -- by knowing what they have read. He shows how books that many of these people have consulted, in some cases annotated with their marginal notes, can offer tantalizing clues to the evolution of their character and the development of their thought.Taking the concept one step further, Basbanes profiles some of the most articulate readers of our time -- David McCullough, Harold Bloom, Robert Fagles, Robert Coles, Helen Vendler, Elaine Pagels, Daniel Aaron, Christopher Ricks, Matthew Bruccoli, and Perri Klass among them -- who discuss such relevant concepts as literary canons, classic works in translation, the timelessness of poetry, the formation of sacred texts, and the power of literature to train physicians, nurture children, and rehabilitate criminal offenders. Basbanes has a deep and abiding passion for books -- a joyful addiction, Dan Smith wrote in the Toronto Star of Patience Fortitude, characterizing his body of work as part travelogue, part scholarship, and all story. The tradition continues with Every Book Its Reader. Bookseller Inventory # NLF9780060593230

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EVERY BOOK ITS READER, THE POWER OF THE PRINTED WORD TO STIR THE WORLD (ISBN: 9780060593230)
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Book Description: Harper Collins, NY, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition; First Printing. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360, (2) pages; Written by Basbanes in his inimical style. Signed by author on colophon. Signed Limited edition of 250 (probably numbered 240-250 as this was the last of the run). Bright blue cloth with matching blue Smyth sewn Franconia cloth slipcase and red illustrated dust jacket. New in original shrinkwrap. 50 photos. Much interested material on the reading matter of History's prominent players, from Hitler to Thomas Edison to the Marquis DeSade to Helen Keller- etc. Interestingly written. ; Signed by Author; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 25649

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