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The Resource Bibliophilia : an epistolary novel of one man's obsession with book collecting, N. John Hall

Bibliophilia : an epistolary novel of one man's obsession with book collecting, N. John Hall

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Bibliophilia : an epistolary novel of one man's obsession with book collecting
Title
Bibliophilia
Title remainder
an epistolary novel of one man's obsession with book collecting
Statement of responsibility
N. John Hall
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Flush with $400,000 from the sale of his great-great-grandfather's correspondence with Victorian authors, Larry Dickerson, our unassuming retired blank clerk, amateur editor, and literary neophyte, needs a creative outlet for his newly acquired wealth and fast escalating obsession with 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, N. John
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A54745
LC item number
B53 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Book collectors
  • Bibliomania
Target audience
adult
Label
Bibliophilia : an epistolary novel of one man's obsession with book collecting, N. John Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781567925616
Lccn
2015050801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945884454
  • (Sirsi) o945884454
  • (OCoLC)945884454
Label
Bibliophilia : an epistolary novel of one man's obsession with book collecting, N. John Hall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781567925616
Lccn
2015050801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945884454
  • (Sirsi) o945884454
  • (OCoLC)945884454

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