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History of Reading, ALBERTO MANGUEL

Author:    ALBERTO MANGUEL

Title:   History of Reading

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Penguin Group USA Inc October 1997

ISBN Number:    0140166548 / 9780140166545

Seller ID:   20110311185646

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.

Price = 20.00 USD



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