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How to Read a Book
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date September 1, 1972
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671212094
ISBN-10 0671212095
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
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Summary
Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.

Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.

Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.

Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781567310108
 
With Charles Lincoln Van Doren | from Fine Communications (July 1, 1997)
9781567310108 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $8.98
About: How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780671212094
 
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Revised edition from Touchstone Books (September 1, 1972)
9780671212094 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works

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