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The road to Delphi : the life and afterlife of oracles / Michael Wood

Wood, Michael (1936- )

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ISBN 10: 0701165464 / ISBN 13: 9780701165468
Published by London : Chatto & Windus, 2004
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Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Light yellowing to page margins. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Minor library marks remain. Provenance: From the library of L. P. Coomer with his bookplate to front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 271 pages; Physical description: 271p. ; 25cm. Summary: 'The Road to Delphi' offers a sympathetic and entertaining account of humanity's persistent belief in 'signs'. Beginning with the oracles of ancient Greece, Michael Wood traces the evolution of the 'culture of the oracle' in literature and in popular culture. Subjects: Oracles in literature -- Divination -- History. 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 213546

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Title: The road to Delphi : the life and afterlife ...

Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First British Edition.

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'The Road to Delphi' offers a sympathetic and entertaining account of humanity's persistent belief in 'signs'. Beginning with the oracles of ancient Greece, Michael Wood traces the evolution of the 'culture of the oracle' in literature and in popular culture.

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Michael Wood taught for many years at Exeter University, before moving to become Professor of English at Princeton. He is well known here for his witty and brilliant reviews of modern fiction and film in the London Review of Books. His own books include a study of Nabokov, The Magician's Doubts, and the essays Children of Silence (both in Pimlico). (His daughter, Gaby Wood, is now also a well known journalist at writer)

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