In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Packing up his enormous, 35,000 volume personal library, choosing which books to keep, store, or cast out, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, books and collectors, order and disorder, memory and reading. In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries. Manguel's musings range widely, from delightful reflections on the idiosyncrasies of book lovers to deeper analyses of historic and catastrophic book events, including the burning of ancient Alexandria's library and contemporary library lootings at the hands of ISIS. With insight and passion, the author underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic, civilized, and engaged society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/010590/bk_tant_010590_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bibliography Of Eighteenth Century Art And Illustrated Books ab 44.99 € als Taschenbuch: Being A Guide To Collectors Of Illustrated Works In English And French Of The Period (1898). Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Ratgeber,
How is it that comic books - the once-reviled form of lowbrow popular culture - are now the rage for Hollywood blockbusters, the basis for best-selling video games, and the inspiration for literary graphic novels? In Demanding Respect, Paul Lopes immerses himself in the discourse and practices of this art and subculture to provide a social history of the American comic book over the last 75 years. Lopes analyzes the cultural production, reception, and consumption of American comic books throughout history. He charts the rise of superheroes, the proliferation of serials, and the emergence of graphic novels. Demanding Respect explores how comic books born in the 1930s were perceived as a "menace" in the 1950s, only to later become collectors' items and eventually "hip" fiction in the 1980s through today. Using a theoretical framework to examine the construction of comic book culture - the artists, publishers, readers, and fans - Lopes explains how and why comic books have captured the public's imagination and gained a fanatic cult following. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert A K Gonyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056180/bk_acx0_056180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Texas Jack Page, on the eve of his 48th birthday, emptied his last seven cartons of books, placing them volume by volume across his front door - a one-man human cask of Amontillado interring himself inside a shining silver Airstream trailer sized aluminum tomb of tomes."The story is a cracker. An ageing book collector called Texas Jack Page looks back over his life, his loves and hopes and regrets, and waxes philosophical about the books that have kept him going. Avid readers and collectors will recognize some of themselves in Texas Jack Page; everyone else will be touched by the pathos of this character. To say more would be to ruin the effect, so I'll say only that this story tugged at my heartstrings while making me smile. I honestly cannot recommend this book enough. The tale is lyrical and knowing, and the chapbook itself is a thing of wonder, created with real affection." (Whispers of Wickedness)"Steve Vernon pays homage to horror authors and bibliophiles in this tale of Texas Jack Page, a collector of books including horror books. Texas Jack’s obsession with his books, starting from an early age, continues to dominate his life and ultimately leads to some very strange developments." (Monster Librarian) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Dysart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142164/bk_acx0_142164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bibliography of Eighteenth Century Art and Illustrated Books ab 43.9 € als Taschenbuch: Being a guide to collectors of illustrated works in English and French of the period; by J. Lewine. With thirty-five plates giving specimens of the work of the artists of the time. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Geschichte,
Fee-fi-fo-fum! I smell the blood of a...Well, you all know the story. Jack is a poor farm boy living with his mother. Having to milk cows to keep the bill collectors at bay. Till, one day, a man comes by and gives him an enhancement pill that makes him sprout a giant boner, which he climbs all the way up to Giant Land.I mean, sure, we all know that part. But from there, things take a twist.From the weirdest author you know comes a surprisingly heartwarming tale. One of love, family, and big old boners.Please note: These books do not need to be listened to in alphabetical order. Mix and match! Trade with friends! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David S. Dear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/179674/bk_acx0_179674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Catalogue of Fifteen Hundred Books Remarkable for the Beauty or the Age of Their Bindings ab 20.99 € als Taschenbuch: Or As Bearing Indications of Former Ownership by Great Book-Collectors and Famous Historical Personages. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, English, International, Englische Taschenbücher,
The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty passions, loyalties and treacheries, political assassinations, sea battles and sieges, corruption in high places and a yearning for reform, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, and lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, feminists, university scholars, grocers, bankers, mercenaries, mystics, lawyers, and tax collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and "furious follies", a "terrible worm in an iron cocoon". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wanda McCaddon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001364/bk_blak_001364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Book Novella was created special for Parents who may not be able to afford my whole Fairies Towne Series Children's Books all at once. So I have combined them all in this Novella for you to read to your children. Having been raised Appalachian and raised children on my own I got to thinking this book would be a great ideal for all those parents out there to afford. So I came up with this special Collectors Edition which has no pictures in it but a Child has a marvelous mind when a Parent is reading and interacting with them. So to all you parents out there I hope my Fairies Towne Novella Parent Reading Edition warms you and your child's heart. Melanie Marie Shifflett Ridner A Patsy Cline Cousin (God Bless Parents & Children Everywhere.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hanks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003995/bk_acx0_003995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.