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An edition of A history of reading (1996)

A history of reading

1st Canadian ed.
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Publish Date
Publisher
A.A. Knopf Canada
Language
English
Pages
372

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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.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Une histoire de la lecture
Une histoire de la lecture
2000, Actes Sud
in French
Cover of: Une histoire de la lecture
Une histoire de la lecture
January 1, 1998, Actes Sud
Paperback
Cover of: A history of reading
A history of reading
1997, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: A history of reading
A history of reading
1996, Viking
in English - 1st American ed.
Cover of: A history of reading
A history of reading
1996, A.A. Knopf Canada
in English - 1st Canadian ed.

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Toronto

Edition Notes

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

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
028/.09
Library of Congress
Z1003 Z292 1996, Z1003 .M292 1996b

The Physical Object

Pagination
[10], 372 p. :
Number of pages
372

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL15188425M
Internet Archive
historyofreading0000mang
ISBN 10
0394280326
Library Thing
2968
Goodreads
2842159

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