The Quotable Book Lover

The Quotable Book Lover

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This collection of more than five hundred quotations captures the wisdom and wit of the most insightful things ever said about books, spoken and written by such legendary figures as: Aeschylus; Ernest Hemingway; John Ruskin; Woody Allen; Thomas Jefferson; Charles Scribner; Maya Angelou; Franz Kafka; George Bernard Shaw; Jane Austen; Helen Keller; Wallace Stevens; Francis Bacon; Malcolm X; Robert Penn Warren; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Groucho Marx; William Carlos Williams; William Faulkner; John Milton; Oprah Winfrey; Robert Frost; George Orwell; and W.B. Yeats. Encompassing the many facets of books and the pleasures and puzzlements they afford, "The Quotable Book Lover" includes chapters on writing, reading, and bookbinding, among other subjects. With its wide range of commentary, this compilation will surely entertain and enlighten bibliophiles everywhere.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153.4 x 177.8 x 19.6mm | 294.84g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 158574655X
  • 9781585746552
  • 2,390,014

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"Some books are unreservedly forgotten; none are unreservedly remembered." - W. H. Auden "A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero "The proper study of mankind is books." - Aldous Huxleyshow more

About B. Jacobs

Ben Jacobs has worked in publishing for nearly ten years and has contributed to such publications as Kirkus Reviews. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two cats. Helena Hjalmarsson is a social worker and freelance journalist. She holds master's degrees in child development - with a dual focus on psychology and non-fiction essay writing - and social work. She lives in Connecticut.show more

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