For the Love of Books
Stories of Literary Lives, Banned Books, Author Feuds, Extraordinary Characters, and More
- 240 Pages
- June 18, 2019
- ISBN: 9781510741577
- Trim Size: 5.5in x 8.25in
Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? What was Truman Capote superstitious about?
Here is a light-hearted book about books and the people who write them for all lovers of literature. A treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes, and extraordinary characters, For the Love of Books is a book about books—and the inside stories about the people who write them.
Learn how books evolved, what lies behind some of the greatest tales ever told, and who’s really who in the world of fiction.
From banned books to famous feuding authors, from literary felons to rejected masterpieces, from tips for aspiring writers to stand-out book lists for readers to catch up on, For the Love of Books is a celebration of the written word and an absolute page-turner for any book lover.
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