Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers (Paperback)

Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers By John Sutherland, Martin Rowson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By John Sutherland, Martin Rowson (Illustrator)
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Which author had the heaviest brain? What was the original title of 1984? When did cigarettes first appear in English literature? And, while we’re at it, who wrote the first Western, and is there any link between asthma and literary genius? Sutherland’s irreverent literary exploration illuminates every topic imaginable from author advances to Civil War literature to Victorian sex to odd things eaten by literary characters (think Patrick Bateman’s girlfriend in American Psycho). This is a treasure trove of fascinating information for all book lovers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781616080747
ISBN-10: 1616080744
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: January 1st, 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English