Comfort Found in Good Old Books - Primary Source Edition

Author: George Hamlin Fitch

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781295294527

Category:

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.

Simple Abundance

Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448127718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 528

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Sarah Ban Breathnach believes that people are scaling down their expectations of what constitutes the good life. And they should be! A more slender purse doesn't mean we can't still live a rich, rewarding life. We can reclaim our futures by rediscovering what it is that truly makes us happy. By providing a meditation for each day of the year, Sarah illuminates our journey of self-discovery and shows us that simplicity does not imply doing without - true simplicity illuminates our lives from within. She teaches us how to reorder our priorities. Carve out time for the personal pursuits that bring contentment. Savour the joy of simple pleasures. Restore serenity to daily endeavours. Delight in the everyday elegies of home and garden. Between the pages of this book, readers will learn how to nurture their own creativity, nourish their imaginations and celebrate their own styles. Not only does each day have a meditation, but Sarah has also found the perfect quotes, poems, reflections and excerpts from women's magazines and homemaking books from the late 19th century through to the 1950s which are featured throughout, giving the reader a unique scrapbook of hope and inspiration that is bound to become a treasured resource of ideas, advice and comfort.

The Big Wild Soul of Terrence Cole

An Eclectic Collection to Honor Alaska's Public Historian

Author: Frank Soos,Mary Ehrlander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1602233802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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"This book is an eclectic festschrift dedicated to Alaska historian and writer Terrence Cole."--Provided by publisher.

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.

Ein Himmel voller Bücher

Roman Neuerscheinung 2018

Author: Amy Meyerson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959677286

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Eine bunte Postkarte aus Malibu, eine alte Ausgabe von Shakespeares Der Sturm und der kleine, kurz vor dem Bankrott stehende Buchladen Prospero Books in Los Angeles. Die junge Lehrerin Miranda Brooks staunt nicht schlecht über das einzigartige Vermächtnis ihres Onkels Billy. Schon immer hat er ihr Rätsel aufgegeben. Warum hat er ihrer Familie den Rücken gekehrt? Warum spricht ihre Mutter nie über ihn? Miranda folgt der Spur der Botschaften, die er für sie versteckt hat - und die sie nicht nur in die Welt der Bücher führt, sondern ihr Leben von Grund auf ändert.

The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries

Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.