A History of Reading

Alberto Manguel

NON FICTION, KNOPF 1996. NEW EDITION PENGUIN BOOK, 2014. 372 PAGES.

1998 PRIX MÉDICIS

From clay tablets to CD-ROM, from book thieves to book burners, bibliophiles, book fools and saints, this discursive essay (with 140 illustrations) on the mysteries of reading follows the passionate 6000-year-old history of the written word, whose true hero is the reader. 

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