Comfort Found In Good Old Books

Author: George Hamlin Fitch

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417909391

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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1911. Fitch writes in the Introduction: These short essays on the best old books in the world were inspired by the sudden death of an only son, without whom I had not thought life worth living. To tide me over the first weeks of bitter grief I plunged into this work of reviewing the great books from the Bible to the works of the eighteenth century writers. The suggestion came from many readers who were impressed by the fact that in the darkest hour of sorrow my only comfort came from the habit of reading, which Gibbon declared he would not exchange for the wealth of the Indies. If these essays induce any one to cultivate the reading habit, which has been so great a solace to me in time of trouble, then I shall feel fully repaid. Contents: Comfort Found in Good Old Books; The Greatest Book in the World; Shakespeare Stands Next to the Bible; How to Read the Ancient Classics; The Arabian Nights and Other Classics; The Confessions of St. Augustine; Don Quixote, One of the World's Great Books; The Imitation of Christ; The Ruba-iyat of Omar Khayyam; The Divine Comedy by Dante; How to Get the Best Out of Books; Milton's Paradise Lost and Other Poems; Pilgrim's Progress the Finest of all Allegories; Old Dr. Johnson and His Boswell; and Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels.

Comfort Found in Good Old Books - Primary Source Edition

Author: George Hamlin Fitch

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781295294527


Page: N.A

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

A Passion for Books

A Book Lover's Treasury of Stories, Essays, Humor, Lore, and Lists on Collecting , Reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring for, and Appreciating Books

Author: Harold Rabinowitz,Rob Kaplan

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307419668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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A collection of sixty classic and contemporary essays, stories, lists, poems, quotations, and cartoons that celebrates the joys of reading, the feeling of spending hours browsing through a bookstore, and the people for whom buying books is a necessity. Booklovers will find themselves in good company within the pages of A Passion for Books, beginning with science-fiction great Ray Bradbury's foreword and throughout contributions like-- Umberto Eco's How to Justify a Private Library, dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Gustave Flaubert's Bibliomania, the tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it; and Anna Quindlen's How Reading Changed My Life, in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age. Interspersed throughout are entertaining lists--Ten Bestselling Books Rejected by Publishers Twenty Times or More, Norman Mailer's Ten Favorite American Novels and many more-- plus select writings on bookstores, book clubs, cartoons about books and a specially prepared "bibliobibliography" of books about books. Whether you consider yourself a bibliomaniac or just someone who enjoys reading, A Passion for Books will provide you with a lifetime's worth of entertaining, informative, and pleasurable reading on your favorite subject--the love of books.

Good Books Lately

The One-Stop Resource for Book Groups and Other Greedy Readers

Author: Ellen Moore,Kira Stevens

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312309619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 2062


Provides an authoritative guide to creating and maintaining an entertaining, stimulating book group, with practical suggestions on how to start a group, keep it going, and avoid potential pitfalls; advice on how to select the right book and stimulate conversation among members; and annotated thematic lists of recommended books. Original.

Why Read the Classics?

Author: Italo Calvino

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544146379

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

View: 1954


A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.

Therefore I Have Hope

12 Truths That Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy

Author: Cameron Cole

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433558807

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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"Throughout the journey of my worst nightmare—my descent into a dark, sad valley—the Holy Spirit would remind me of truths that comforted my soul and sustained my life." After the sudden death of their three-year-old son, Cameron Cole and his wife found themselves clinging to Christ through twelve key theological truths—truths that became their lifeline in the midst of unthinkable grief. Weaving together their own story of tragic loss and abiding faith, Cole explores these twelve life-giving truths to offer hope and comfort to those in the midst of tragedy.

The Age of Comfort

When Paris Discovered Casual--and the Modern Home Began

Author: Joan DeJean

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191352

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Today, it is difficult to imagine a living room without a sofa. When the first sofas on record were delivered in seventeenth-century France, the result was a radical reinvention of interior space. Symptomatic of a new age of casualness and comfort, the sofa ushered in an era known as the golden age of conversation; as the first piece of furniture designed for two, it was also considered an invitation to seduction. With the sofa came many other changes in interior space we now take for granted: private bedrooms, bathrooms, and the original living rooms. None of this could have happened without a colorful cast of visionaries-legendary architects, the first interior designers, and the women who shaped the tastes of two successive kings of France: Louis XIV's mistress Madame de Maintenon and Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour. Their revolutionary ideas would have a direct influence on realms outside the home, from clothing to literature and gender relations, changing the way people lived and related to one another for the foreseeable future.

Familiar subjects

Polaroid SX-70 impressions

Author: Norman Locks

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers


Category: Photography

Page: 95

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Handbook for Chaplains

Comfort My People

Author: Mary M. Toole

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143863

Category: Religion

Page: 75

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"Handbook for Chaplains outlines eight different faith traditions and offers the principle beliefs of each, as well as pertinent information about each one's views on birth, diet regulations, sickness, and dying and death. Included are appropriate prayers that could be said with patients and their families, along with facts about cremation, autopsies, and organ donations as they apply to the respective faith traditions."--BOOK JACKET.

Modern English Books of Power

Author: George Hamlin Fitch

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417936342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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1912. Illustrated. In a series of literary essays of fine distinction this well-known writer and critic pleads for the best in literature-not because it is the best, but because of its charm and comfort. These three books, Comfort Found in Good Old Books, Modern English Books of Power and Great Spiritual Writers of America, form an excellent survey of American, English and Classic authors. Contents: The Vital Quality in Literature; Macaulay's Essays in European History; Scott and His Waverly Novels; Carlyle as an Inspirer of Youth; DeQuincey as a Master of Style; Charles Lamb and the Essays of Elia; Dickens, the Foremost of Novelists; Thackeray, Greatest Master of Fiction; Charlotte Bronte; Her Two Great Novels; George Eliot and Her Two Great Novels; Ruskin, the Apostle of Art; Tennyson Leads the Victorian Writers; Browning, Greatest Poet Since Shakespeare; Meredith and a Few of His Best Novels; Stevenson, Prince of Modern Storytellers; Thomas Hardy; His Tragic Tales of Wessex; and Kipling's Best Short Stories and Poems.

The God of All Comfort

Finding Your Way Into His Arms

Author: Dee Brestin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310293618

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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Popular author and Bible teacher Dee Brestin draws on her own grief experience to help readers find their way into the arms of God during times of pain and loss. Brestin demonstrates how speaking the truth to our souls with the help of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs can calm the grieving heart and help it rest like a child in the arms of a loving parent.

Made in Heaven

Man's Indiscriminate Stealing of God's Amazing Design

Author: Ray Comfort,Jeffrey Seto

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614582653

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

View: 338


Science shamelessly steals from God’s creation, yet refuses to give God the glory! How the glow of a cat’s eyes innovates road reflectors The naturally sticky inspirations for Velcro and barbed wire A fly’s ear, the lizard’s foot, the moth’s eye, and other natural examples are inspiring improvements and new technologies in our lives Engineers and inventors have long examined God’s creation to understand and copy complex, proven mechanics of design in the science known as biomimicry. Much of this inspiration is increasingly drawn from amazing aspects of nature, including insects to plants to man in search of wisdom and insight. We are surrounded daily by scientific advancements that have become everyday items, simply because man is copying from God’s incredible creation, without acknowledging the Creator.

Little Comfort

Author: Edwin Hill

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496715918

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston’s elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thursby—and a missing persons case that uncovers a trail of vicious murder . . . Harvard librarian Hester Thursby knows that even in the digital age, people still need help finding things. Using her research skills, Hester runs a side business tracking down the lost. Usually, she’s hired to find long-ago prom dates or to reunite adopted children and birth parents. Her new case is finding the handsome and charismatic Sam Blaine. Sam has no desire to be found. As a teenager, he fled his small New Hampshire town with his friend, Gabe, after a haunting incident. For a dozen years, Sam and Gabe have traveled the country, reinventing themselves as they move from one mark to another. Sam has learned how trusting wealthy people can be—especially the lonely ones—as he expertly manipulates his way into their lives and homes. In Wendy Richards, the beautiful, fabulously rich daughter of one of Boston’s most influential families, he’s found the perfect way to infiltrate the milieu in which he knows he belongs—a world of Brooks Brothers suits, Nantucket summers, and effortless glamour. As Hester’s investigation closes in on their brutal truth, the bond between Sam and Gabe is tested and Hester unknowingly jeopardizes her own safety. While Gabe has pinned all his desperate hopes of a normal life on Hester, Sam wants her out of the way for good. And Gabe has always done what Sam asks . . .

O's Little Book of Calm & Comfort

Author: O, The Oprah Magazine

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250070090

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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A thoughtful collection of soul-soothing writing, O’s Little Book of Calm & Comfort is the antidote to life’s trying times. Featuring essays and interviews from some of the most celebrated contributors to O, The Oprah Magazine, this heartening collection offers solace, wisdom, and connection. Among the highlights: Nora Ephron on the state of rapture that comes from curling up with a good book; Maeve Binchy on the blessings of friends; and a stirring conversation between Oprah and the American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron that reveals how the pain we experience can create the possibility of a more joyful life. Together, these pieces from great writers and celebrated thinkers serve as a reminder that however tumultuous life may become, the world has beauty, kindness, and love enough to see us through.