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Description - Bibliophilia by N. John Hall

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 but soon spirals rapidly into the abyss of New Yorker authors, his determination to acquire 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 along previously acquired greats Trollope, Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy. Being sensible, he approaches the biggest names in the rare book field with childish glee, and with refreshing brashness, finds himself handling copies of authors' most coveted titles, touring the New Yorker offices, and then involved in one of the biggest scandals book collecting has ever seen. Will the thrill of the chase overwhelm Larry's ability to see reason? Will his appetite outpace his resources? Join him on this journey as he discovers just how far he's willing to take his obsession.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781567925616
ISBN-10: 1567925618
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 147mm x 20mm)
Imprint: David R. Godine Publisher Inc
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher Inc
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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