Casanova Was a Book Lover: and Other Naked Truths and Provocative Curiosities about the Writing, Selling, and Reading of Books

By: Hamilton, John Maxwell

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Very Advance Praise for Casanova: "I laughed my head off. " Marie Antoinette. Abraham Lincoln said "Can't wait for the play!" Everyone knows which books people buy, but who knows which books people steal? In this irreverent analysis of the book industry, John Maxwelll Hamilton - a longtime journalist and public radio commentator - answers this question and many more, proving that the best way to study books is not to take them too seriously. He provides a rich history of the book - from the early day when monks laboriously hand-copied texts to the recent tidal wave of movie tie-ins - and gives a succinct overview of the state of the industry today. Throughout, Hamilton peppers his prose with spicy tidbits of information that will fascinate bibliophiles everywhere. 351 pages, including appendices A, B and C (great information, but you'll have to read the book to find out what they are) , endnotes, and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: Casanova Was a Book Lover: and Other Naked Truths and Provocative Curiosities about the Writing, Selling, and Reading of Books

Author: Hamilton, John Maxwell

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: writing,

Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., Penguin USA: 2001

ISBN: 0141002336

ISBN 13: 9780141002330

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001549

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