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How to Read a Book

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Publisher Comments:

How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.

You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them — from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading, you learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science.

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

About the Author

Mortimer J. Adler is Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute.  He has authored fifty books.  He lives in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671212094
Author:
Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Preface by:
Adler, Mortimer Jerome
Author:
Adler, Mortimer J.
Author:
Van Doren, Charles
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Personal and practical guides
Subject:
Leitura
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Reading comprahension
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
January 1972
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
426
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 12.6 oz

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