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Bibliophilia : A Novel of One Man's Obsession With Book Collecting (Paperback) (N. John Hall)

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"Let the buyer beware." Flush with $400,000 dollars from selling his great great grandfather's correspondence with Victorian authors, Larry Dickerson, retired bank clerk, amateur editor, and literary neophyte, needs a creative outlet for his newly acquired funds and quickly escalating love of all things bookish. His journey begins with collecting rare editions of Victorian novelists and spirals rapidly into the extensive abyss of New Yorker authors, his obsession growing with each new purchase.James Thurber, E B White, Vladimir Nabokov, J D Salinger, and Dorothy Parker all find their way onto Larry's shortlist, standing alongside previously acquired Victorian greats: Trollope, Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy. Larry approaches the biggest names in rare book collecting with a childish glee, and with refreshing brashness, finds himself in the New Yorker offices, handling copies of some of the rarest books ever printed, and even in the midst of the biggest scandal book collecting has ever seen.Will the thrill of the chase overwhelm Larry's ability to see reason? Join him on this journey as he discovers just how far he's willing to take his obsession.
Number of Pages: 192.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
Author: N. John Hall
Language: English
Street Date: July 30, 2016
TCIN: 51162138
UPC: 9781567925616
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-1247

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