A Passion for Books by Dale Salwak (eds.)

By Dale Salwak (eds.)

Show description

Read Online or Download A Passion for Books PDF

Similar regency books

Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World’s Classics)

“This ideal indifference, and your pointed dislike, make it so delightfully absurd! ”

Pride and Prejudice has overjoyed generations of readers with its unforgettable solid of characters, rigorously choreographed plot, and a highly unique view of the realm and its absurdities. With the coming of eligible younger males of their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their 5 daughters are became within out and menide down. satisfaction encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness demanding situations sagacity, as misconceptions and hasty decisions result in heartache and scandal, yet ultimately to real realizing, self-knowledge, and love. during this supremely pleasing tale, Jane Austen balances comedy with seriousness, and witty remark with profound perception. If Elizabeth Bennet returns many times to her letter from Mr Darcy, readers of the radical are drawn much more irresistibly by means of its beautiful knowledge.

This Rake of Mine (Avon Romantic Treasure)

Scandal, outrage, damage, rapture . .. Who understands the place one kiss can lead?

Let Me Be The One (Zebra Historical Romance)

Enable Me Be the only (Zebra historic Romance) [Sep 01, 2002] Jo Goodman

Lord of Sin

Nuala is descended from historical witch folks, perpetually guaranteed to support others locate love. yet after the demise of her husband, she harbors no such goals for herself. Then she meets Sinjin, the Earl of Donnington, and feels whatever stir inside of her for the 1st time in centuries…. good-looking and scandalously tempting, Sinjin hasn't ever met a girl he could not seduce.

Additional info for A Passion for Books

Example text

12 Joseph Epstein could as easily have been outside playing the game, I preferred at that moment to continue reading about it. A bookworm, clearly, was in the making. Still, the hook took a while to sink in. I read scarcely at all in high school, and then mainly books about the slums. The Amboy Dukes by Irving Schulman, a novel about a bunch of thuggish kids in Brooklyn, was a much thumbed book in my high school. In print - in actual print in those happily prudish times - it used the word 'jugs' to refer to a girl's breasts.

All these answers, though a mite platitudinous, are nevertheless correct. I have the advantage over them of at least making a living off all my reading. But does all their reading come together, does it add u p to something at least philosophically if not commercially useful? Is there, in the impatient phrase of the day, a bottom line? Here, in searching for an answer, they stumble. I'm sure I couldn't have answered it myself at twenty or twenty-one, but I should like to attempt to do so now. ' This point of view, which is taught not by any specific book or author, or even set of authors, teaches a worldly-wise skepticism, which comes through first in a distrust of general ideas.

Key concepts in some of the plays don't mean so much to us, the divine anointment of kings, for example. To enter into Richard II properly, we will need to make an effort of the imagination. If we don't manage it, if the whole premise of the play thereby comes to seem baffling or a little silly, then I would prefer to say that we had not got the hang of the play, rather than that we were reading it 'differently'. A translation or a stage production of Chekhov that blurs the irony or exaggerates the sentimentality is simply mistaken; so is an excessively religiose interpretation of Kafka.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 44 votes