978-0-06-058080-3 / 9780060580803

A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World


Publisher:Harper Perennial



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Paperback. Pub Date: November 2004 Pages: 464 in Publisher: Harper Collins In A Splendor of Letters. Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively richly anecdotal exploration of book people. Places and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness ( a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude. a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer David McCullough to proclaim him the leading authority of books about books. In this beautifully packaged edition. Basbanes ings to a close his wonderful trilogy on the remarkable world of books and bibliophiles.

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