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Nabokov's butterfly & other stories of great authors and rare books

Author: R A Gekoski
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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"As Nabokov's Butterfly demonstrates, great books tell unique stories that extend well beyond those within. Author and master rare book dealer Rick Gekoski offers twenty tales of his encounters with rare editions of some of the most beloved books ever written. These include: On the Road, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Catcher in the Rye, The Satanic Verses, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Gekoski
ISBN: 0786714522 9780786714520
OCLC Number: 56526181
Description: xvi, 240 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Lolita --
The Hobbit --
Lord of the flies --
The picture of Dorian Gray --
On the road --
Ulysses --
Sons and lovers --
The catcher in the rye --
Seven pillars of wisdom --
The colossus --
A confederacy of dunces --
Brideshead revisited --
The tale of Peter Rabbit --
Three stories and ten poems --
After two years --
Animal farm --
The satanic verses --
Poems (1919) --
Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone --
High windows.
Other Titles: Nabokov's butterfly and other stories of great authors and rare books
Responsibility: Rick Gekoski.

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"As Nabokov's Butterfly demonstrates, great books tell unique stories that extend well beyond those within. Author and master rare book dealer Rick Gekoski offers twenty tales of his encounters with rare editions of some of the most beloved books ever written. These include: On the Road, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Catcher in the Rye, The Satanic Verses, and The Tale of Peter Rabbit."--BOOK JACKET.

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