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Adventures Among Books
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date March 8, 2016
Pages 236
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781530435012
ISBN-10 1530435013
Dimensions 0.54 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $9.30
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In an age of reminiscences, is there room for the confessions of a veteran, who remembers a great deal about books and very little about people? I have often wondered that a Biographia Literaria has so seldom been attempted — a biography or autobiography of a man in his relations with other minds. Coleridge, to be sure, gave this name to a work of his, but he wandered from his apparent purpose into a world of alien disquisitions. The following pages are frankly bookish, and to the bookish only do they appeal. The habit of reading has been praised as a virtue, and has been denounced as a vice. In no case, if we except the perpetual study of newspapers (which cannot fairly be called reading), is the vice, or the virtue, common. It is more innocent than opium-eating, though, like opium-eating, it unlocks to us artificial paradises. I try to say what I have found in books, what distractions from the world, what teaching, and what consolations.

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