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Type(s) de contenu et mode(s) de consultation : Texte : sans médiation

Auteur(s) : Tearle, Oliver  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The secret library [Texte imprimé] : a book-lovers' journey through curiosities of history / Oliver Tearle

Publication : . - London : Michael O'Mara Books,, 2016

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (256 p.) ; 21 cm

Note(s) : Includes index
A fascinating tour through the curious history of Western civilization told through its most emblematic invention - the book. As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past. You'll learn learn about the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork to England. Through exploring a variety of books - novels, plays, travel books, science books, cookbooks, joke books and sports almanacs - The Secret Library highlights some of the most fascinating aspects of our history. It also reveals the surprising connections between various works and historical figures. What links Homer's Iliad to Aesop's Fables? Or Wisden Cricketers' Almanack to the creator of Sherlock Holmes? The Secret Library brings these little-known stories to light, exploring the intersections between books of all kinds and the history of the Western world over 3,000 years

Sujet(s) : Littérature et histoire  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Histoire -- Dans la littérature  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Genre ou forme : Littérature occidentale

Numéros : ISBN 9781782435570. - ISBN 1782435573 (rel.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45212794 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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