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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 Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic
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From Atlantis to Tolkien's Middle-Earth, this Baedeker of the imagination takes readers on a tour of more than 1,200 realms invented by storytellers from Homer's day to our own. And now, brought up to date with dozens of invaluable new entries and…
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…
Penguin Book Of Christmas Stories
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|October 16, 2007

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Internationally acclaimed anthologist Alberto Manguel offers an immensely enjoyable collection of 22 brilliant stories from across the globe, written under the merry canopy of Christmas. The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories features tales by the best master…
The Library Book

The Library Book

by Thomas R. Schiff

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|April 1, 2017

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In pre-Revolutionary War America, libraries were member-driven collections for the elite; it was not until 1790 that Benjamin Franklin helped to establish the first public lending library. Throughout the subsequent centuries the library has evolved, but always…
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…
The Overdiscriminating Lover
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|This title releases December 24, 2021

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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…
The City of Words: Creating Tolerant Societies
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|October 1, 2007

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In the 2007 CBC Massey Lectures, Alberto Manguel leads us back into our literary tradition to find insight about one of the most contentious issues of our time: the rise of ethnic nationalism. The end of ethnic nationalism -- building societies around sets of…
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…
The Blind Bookkeeper (or Why Homer Must Be Blind) / Le Comptable Aveugle (l'incontournable Cécité D…
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Rich with literary awards and honours, Alberto Manguel extends his literary genius to address and complete a thoughtfully crafted extrapolation on a paper left unfinished by Northrop Frye in 1943. The result is a succinct yet densely multilayered examination of…
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. “The author brings a fresh hopefulness to the enterprise of books and reading. Vintage Manguel—a pleasure for…
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