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Books alive : a profane chronicle of literary endeavor and literary misdemeanor

Author: Vincent Starrett; Christopher Morley
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1940.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974.
Books alive.
New York, Random House, 1940
(OCoLC)608381538
Online version:
Starrett, Vincent, 1886-1974.
Books alive.
New York, Random House, 1940
(OCoLC)608700185
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Starrett; Christopher Morley
OCLC Number: 857538
Notes: "First printing."
Description: 8 pages 1., 7-360 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The fellowship of books --
Of castaways and islands --
They wrote in jail --
Murder and sudden death --
With sword and pen --
Of books and burglars --
The fine art of forgery --
Gray cells at play --
From Poe to Poirot --
Skeleton in the closet --
Books without end --
Romance with a key --
Some doctors of literature --
Speaking of ghosts --
Partners in print --
Mahomet and the mousetrap --
Who wrote these pieces? --
"High spots" and other mysteries.
Responsibility: with an informal index by Christopher Morley.

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