The Resource Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books, Robert Kanigel, (ebook)

Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books, Robert Kanigel, (ebook)

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Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books
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Vintage reading
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from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books
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Robert Kanigel
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eng
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Vintage Reading brings eighty of the world's most unforgettable books out from behind the high castle walls, lowers the drawbridge, and welcomes readers inside. With lively and concise commentary, award-winning author Robert Kanigel throws an arm around the reader and becomes the tour guide to classics, best-sellers, lesser-known greats, and everything in-between. From St. Augustine's Confessions to Dorothy Parker's Stories, Kanigel presents a unique collection of essays unlike any other stuffy attempt at introducing the modern reader to Great Books.Vintage Reading is welcoming. It opens the door to eighty good books rather than post stern-faced guards around them. Before writing his critically acclaimed titles The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, Kanigel penned these essays to guide time-starved bibliophiles to important books they may have missed. The essays appeared in such publications as Baltimore's Evening Sun, Cleveland's Plain Dealer, and The Los Angeles Times. Vintage Reading brings eighty of the world's most unforgettable books out from behind the high castle walls, lowers the drawbridge, and welcomes readers inside. With lively and concise commentary, award-winning author Robert Kanigel throws an arm around the reader and becomes the tour guide to: - Books That Shaped the Western World - Books on Everyone's List of Literary Classics - Books on Many a List for Burning - Lighter Fare: Good Reads, Best Sellers - One-of-a-Kinds - "But I Know What I Like": Books on Aesthetics & Style - Making Hard Work Easy: Great Works of Popularization - Not Robinson Crusoe...Lesser Known Classics - The Realm of the Spirit: Holy & Human From St. Augustine's Confessions to Dorothy Parker's Stories, Kanigel presents a unique collection of essays unlike any other stuffy attempt at introducing the modern reader to Great Books.Vintage Reading is welcoming. It opens the door to eighty good books rather than post stern-faced guards around them. Before writing his critically acclaimed titles The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, Kanigel penned these essays to guide time-starved bibliophiles to important books they may have missed. The essays appeared in such publications as Baltimore's Evening Sun, Cleveland's Plain Dealer, and The Los Angeles Times
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Kanigel, Robert
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028.1
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  • Literature
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Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books, Robert Kanigel, (ebook)
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9781610880039
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Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books, Robert Kanigel, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781610880039
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11487017
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11487017
System control number
MWT11487017
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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