“Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.”–Gustave Flaubert
I’ve been enjoying my three days off…
The Sunday World (April 19, 1896):
English writer Elizabeth Gaskell was born on 29th September 1810:
- KNOWN FOR: Mary Barton; North and South; Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story; Cranford; The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
The Book Hunters by Gordon Grant. Illustration for Collier’s, 1909:
- Looking for Lorraine [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- The Most Widely Unread Book Ever Acclaimed [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Gorgeous Photos of Scenes from ‘The Little Prince’–in LEGO [FLAVORWIRE]
- Top Ten Most Challenged Books Lists [ALA]
I couldn’t resist this copy of Evelina (circa 1970), which I snagged for six cents less than the original price.
Isn’t the illustration beautiful?
I bought a great copy of the first paperback edition of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur while on vacation.