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Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World

Basbanes, Nicholas A.

ISBN 10: 0060593245 / 0-06-059324-5
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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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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.


 

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Book Description: Harper Perennial. 1 Paperback(s), 2006. soft. Book Condition: New. Here Nicholas Basbanes—the author of Patience and Fortitude and Among the Gently Mad, and deemed by David McCullough to be "our leading author of books about books"—considers books that have, as he says, "made things happen" in the world. These are works that have both nudged the course of history and fired the imagination of such influential figures as John Milton, Isaac Newton, Frederick Douglass, Henry James, Helen Keller, and the more notorious minds of the Marquis de Sade and Adolf Hitler. Basbanes also looks at his contemporaries—Harold Bloom, Robert Fagles, Helen Vendler, and Elaine Pagels—and offers insight on literary canons and classic works in translation. 360. Bookseller Inventory # 21133

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