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Classics for Pleasure
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date November 5, 2007
Pages 341
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151012510
ISBN-10 0151012512
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $25.00
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Summary
Organized thematically, a collection of essays introduces nearly ninety of the world's most entertaining and informative books, covering masterpieces of fantasy and science fiction, horror and adventure, epics, history, philosophy, essays, and children's literature, by authors ranging from Sappho and Petronius to Frederick Douglass, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.
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This is not your father’s list of classics. In these delightful essays, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Dirda introduces nearly ninety of the world’s most entertaining books. Writing with affection as well as authority, Dirda covers masterpieces of fantasy and science fiction, horror and adventure, as well as epics, history, essay, and children’s literature. Organized thematically, these are works that have shaped our imaginations. Love’s Mysteries moves from Sappho and Arthurian romance to Soren Kierkegaard and Georgette Heyer. In other categories Dirda discusses not only Dracula and Sherlock Holmes but also the Tao Te Ching and Icelandic sagas, Frederick Douglass and Fowler’s Modern English Usage. Whether writing about Petronius or Perelman, Dirda makes literature come alive. Classics for Pleasure is a perfect companion for any reading group or lover of books.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780134722184 Book cover for 9780151012510
 
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1 edition from Houghton Mifflin (November 5, 2007)
9780151012510 | details & prices | 341 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Organized thematically, a collection of essays introduces nearly ninety of the world's most entertaining and informative books, covering masterpieces of fantasy and science fiction, horror and adventure, epics, history, philosophy, essays, and children's literature, by authors ranging from Sappho and Petronius to Frederick Douglass, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.
With J. Zyka (other contributor), Michael Dirda | from Ellis Horwood Ltd (January 1, 1992); titled "Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry"
9780134722184 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $86.00
This edition also contains Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry
Paperback
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With Michael Dirda | Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (November 10, 2008)
9780156033855 | details & prices | 341 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.95

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