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A history of reading

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the unexpected ways in which those who read books have actually shaped the development of literature through the ages. The history of reading is traced from the earliest examples of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Manguel, Alberto, 1948-
History of reading.
London : HarperCollins, 1996
(OCoLC)605168850
Online version:
Manguel, Alberto, 1948-
History of reading.
London : HarperCollins, 1996
(OCoLC)608381084
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 0002550067 9780002550062
OCLC Number: 60293464
Description: 372 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The last page --
Acts of reading (Reading shadows ; The silent readers ; The book of memory ; Learning to read; The missing first page ; Picture reading ; Being read to ; The shape of the book ; Private reading ; Metaphors of reading) --
Powers of the reader (Beginnings ; Ordainers of the universe ; Reading the future ; The symbolic reader ; Reading within walls ; Stealing books ; The author as reader ; The translator as reader ; forbidden reading ; The book fool) --
Endpaper pages.
Responsibility: Alberto Manguel.
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