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A history of reading

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This edition was published in by Viking in New York.

Written in English

372 pages

At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. Noted essayist Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the 6000-year-old conversation between words and that magician without whom the book would be a lifeless object: the reader. Manguel lingers over reading as seduction, as rebellion, as obsession, and goes on to trace the never-before-told story of the reader's progress from clay tablet to scroll, codex to CD-ROM.

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A history of reading

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At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. Noted essayist Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the 6000-year-old conversation between words and that magician without whom the book would be a lifeless object: the reader. Manguel lingers over reading as seduction, as rebellion, as obsession, and goes on to trace the never-before-told story of the reader's progress from clay tablet to scroll, codex to CD-ROM.

A history of reading

1st American ed.

This edition was published in by Viking in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-353) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
028/.9
Library of Congress
Z1003 .M292 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
372 p. :
Number of pages
372

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Open Library
OL966328M
Internet Archive
historyofreading00mang
ISBN 10
0670843024
LC Control Number
96002703
Library Thing
2968
Goodreads
1518310

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