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A History Of Reading
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|October 27, 1998

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In this marvelous book, acclaimed around the world, Alberto Manguel takes us on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a reader of books. A History of Reading is a brilliant reminder of why we cherish the act of reading—despite distractions…
Bulfinch's Mythology: Includes The Age Of Fable, The Age Of Chivalry & Legends Of Charlemagne

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For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity; Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths; and the age of chivalry have been known. The stories are…
Packing My Library: An Elegy And Ten Digressions

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A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries. In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France’s Loire Valley and reestablish…
The Jungle Books
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|August 6, 2013

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Rudyard Kipling’s beloved collection of short stories about a boy raised by wolves who learns the Laws of the Jungle. Mowgli, lost in the deep jungle as a child, is adopted into a family of wolves. Hunted by Shere Khan, the Bengal tiger, Mowgli is allowed…
Such A Long Journey
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|November 3, 1993

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It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. His young daughter falls ill; his promising son defies his…
Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, And Other Literary Friends
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|September 24, 2019

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An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the world's most eminent bibliophiles Alberto Manguel, in a style both charming and erudite, examines how literary characters live with us from childhood on.…
Reading Pictures: What We Think About When We Look At Art

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This profoundly illuminating, entertaining book could well change the way we "read" the visual world around us, and certainly help open our eyes and minds to its astonishing riches. The language in which we speak about art has become steadily more…
Fog: A Novel
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|August 15, 2017

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Fog is a fresh new translation of the Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno’s Niebla , first published in 1914. An early example of modernism’s challenge to the conventions of nineteenth-century realist fiction, Fog shocked critics but delighted readers…
The Secret Supper: A Novel
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|March 20, 2007

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Milan, 1497: Leonardo da Vinci is completing his masterpiece, The Last Supper . Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling -- and blasphemous -- message, which he is determined to decode. The Holy…
Modern Classics Famous Last Words
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|June 28, 2005

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In the final days of the Second World War, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley scrawls his desperate account on the walls and ceilings of his ice-cold prison high in the Austrian Alps. Officers of the liberating army discover his frozen, disfigured corpse and his astonishing…
The Library At Night
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|October 9, 2007

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"The starting point is a question," Alberto Manguel writes in the introduction to The Library at Night : since few can doubt that the universe is ultimately meaningless and purposeless, why do we try to give it order? After all, our efforts are surely…
A Reader on Reading
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|June 28, 2011

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In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel, whom George Steiner has called “the Casanova of reading,” argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. “We come into the world intent on finding…
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