A Reader's Delight. Noel Perrin.

A Reader's Delight

ISBN: 0874514320
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College/ University Press of New England, 1988. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "This volume describes my own collection, which for some years now I have thought of in formal terms. It is no less miscellaneous for that. There are books here by Americans, by Englishmen & women, by an Italian diplomat and a Dutch resistance fighter (who both wrote in English), by a pair of Russian brothers, by a Japanese monk. There are sixteen novels, five memoirs, four books of short stories and four of essays, a diary, a volume of letters written to an English knight, a book of animal stories, a science fiction novella, a book of fables. I think they are all wonderful...This book has no overarching pattern or grand design. Its simple purpose is to steer people toward a winter's worth or a summer's worth of unusually pleasing reading..." (from author's Prologue) A volume of essays by Noel Perrin (1927-2004), a venerable English professor at Dartmouth College & an acclaimed, prolific writer on a wide variety of subjects. This is the first softcover edition, published concurrently with the first hardcover edition. An indeed delightful collection that sheds light on lesser-known but very worthwhile writers & their works. In very fine condition with only very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; otherwise virtually mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3292]

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