Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, And Other Literary Friends by Alberto ManguelFabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, And Other Literary Friends by Alberto Manguel

Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, And Other Literary Friends

byAlberto Manguel

Hardcover | 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

Charmingly written in his signature engaging erudite style, Alberto Manguel examines how literary characters can have changing identities, and can suddenly shift from behind their conventional stories to teach us about the complexities of love, loss, and life.

In this personal reckoning with his favorite characters, including Jim from Huckleberry Finn, Phoebe from The Catcher in the Rye, Job and Jonah from the Bible, Quasimodo, the Hippogriff, Little Red Riding Hood, Captain Nemo, Hamlet’s mother, and Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster, the author shares his unique powers as a reader, encouraging us to establish our own unique literary relationships. An intimate introduction and Manguel’s own “doodles” complete this delightfully magical book.
Alberto Manguel is a writer, translator, editor, and critic, but would rather define himself as a reader. His previous books include The Library at Night and Packing My Library. Born in Buenos Aires, he now lives in New York City.
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Title:Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, And Other Literary FriendsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 6 × 0.94 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 6 × 0.94 inPublished:September 24, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300247389

ISBN - 13:9780300247381

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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. Throughout the years, they change their identities and emerge from behind their stories to teach us about the complexities of love, loss, and the world itself. Manguel’s favorite characters include Jim from Huckleberry Finn, Phoebe from The Catcher in the Rye, Job and Jonah from the Bible, Little Red Riding Hood and Captain Nemo, Hamlet’s mother, and Dr. Frankenstein’s maligned Monster. Sharing his unique powers as a reader, Manguel encourages us to establish our own literary relationships. An intimate preface and Manguel’s own “doodles” complete this delightful and magical book.