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For the love of books stories of literary lives, banned books, author feuds, extraordinary characters, and more

Tarrant, Graham (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 809 TAR 31291002855961 REFERENCE Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781510741577
  • ISBN: 1510741577
  • Physical Description: 239 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
The coming of the book -- Novel approaches -- Ban the book -- Writers' feuds -- Writers at work -- Making crime pay -- Prison sentences -- Family connections -- Under the influence -- Dear diary -- Grim reapings -- Other people's lives -- The spying game -- Worlds of imagination -- Who's really who -- Asteroids to zombies -- Writers in the dock -- Supply and demand -- Glittering prizes -- Naming names -- Children's classics -- Bestselling phenomena.
Summary, etc.:
"A light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature. Do you know: Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? What superstitions Truman Capote kept whenever he wrote? Who the other Winston Churchill was? A treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes, and extraordinary characters, For the Love of Books is a book about books--and the inside stories about the people who write them. Learn how books evolved, what lies behind some of the greatest tales ever told, and who's really who in the world of fiction. From banned books to famous feuding authors, from literary felons to rejected masterpieces, from tips for aspiring writers to stand-out book lists for readers to catch up on, For the Love of Books is a celebration of the written word and an absolute page-turner for any book lover. Read all about it!"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Authors Miscellanea
Literature Miscellanea
Fiction Authorship
Books and reading History
Literature publishing
Authors and readers
Authors and publishers
LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
REFERENCE / Trivia
REFERENCE / Curiosities & Wonders
HISTORY / Reference
LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Authors
Authors and publishers
Authors and readers
Books and reading
Fiction Authorship
Literature
Literature publishing
Genre: History.

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