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Mental Floss: The Curious Reader - by Erin McCarthy & the Team at Mental Floss (Hardcover)

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Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)

Weight: 1 Pounds

Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Series Title: Mental Floss

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Weldon Owen

Author: Erin McCarthy & the Team at Mental Floss

Age Range: Adult

Language: English

Street Date: May 25, 2021
TCIN: 82264930
UPC: 9781681887555
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-9668
Origin: Made in the USA

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Readers rejoice! Learn amazing facts about authors and their books, from Jane Austen to JRR Tolkien.

Readers rejoice! From Mental Floss, an online destination for more than a billion curious minds since its founding in 2001, comes the ultimate book for lovers of literature. From Americanah to War and Peace, from Chinua Achebe and Jane Austen to Jesmyn Ward and George R.R. Martin, learn surprising facts about the world's most famous novels and novelists.

The Curious Reader will delight bookworms everywhere. This literary compendium from Mental Floss reveals fascinating facts about the world's most famous authors and their literary works. Readers will learn about George Orwell's near-death experience during the writing of 1984; meet the real man who may have inspired Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy; discover which famous author kept her husband's heart after he passed away; and learn about the influence of psychedelics on Dune. The Curious Reader also contains the most-loved book-related articles from 20 years of Mental Floss, including "Cat-Loving Writers," "Famous Authors' Unfinished Manuscripts," "Literary Characters Based on Real People," and "Books You Didn't Know Were Self-Published."

This literary miscellany is certain to inspire book lovers, aspiring writers, students, and teachers alike to discover a diverse selection of curated literary works--leading to an expansion of their library!

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