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Ex Libris

(1998)
Confessions of a Common Reader
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This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. Writing with humour and erudition, Fadiman revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. As someone who played at building bricks with ther father's 22-volume set of Trollope, and who considered herself truly married only when she and her husband merged book collections, she is well-equipped to expand upon the perverse pleasures of compulsive proofreading, the satisfactions of reading aloud, and the siren call of literary gluttony.

 
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Used availability for Anne Fadiman's Ex Libris


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Hardback Editions

1999 : UK Hardback
Title: Ex Libris
Author(s): Anne Fadiman
ISBN: 0-7139-9315-4 / 978-0-7139-9315-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

October 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Author(s): Anne Fadiman
ISBN: 0-374-14860-0 / 978-0-374-14860-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

March 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Author(s): Anne Fadiman
ISBN: 0-14-028370-6 / 978-0-14-028370-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Availability: Amazon   

November 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Author(s): Anne Fadiman
ISBN: 0-374-52722-9 / 978-0-374-52722-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
Author(s): Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   



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