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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

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Publisher Comments:

The passion to possess books has never been more widespread than it is today; indeed, obsessive book collecting remains the only hobby to have a disease named after it. A Gentle Madness, finalist for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle award, is an adventure among the afflicted. Richly anecdotal and fully documented, it combines the perspective of historical research with the immediacy of investigative journalism. Above all, it is a celebration of books and the people who have revered, gathered, and preserved them over the centuries.

Synopsis:

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 575-612) and index.

About the Author

Nicholas A. Basbanes, former literary editor for the Worcester Sunday Telegram, is now a nationally syndicated book columnist. He lives in North Grafton, Massachusetts, with his wife and two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805036534
Subtitle:
Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
Author:
Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Author:
Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Books
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Book collecting
Subject:
Bibliomania
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19990315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.26x6.42x2.22 in. 2.38 lbs.

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