Reading in Art: The Sunday World (April 19, 1896)

The Sunday World (April 19, 1896):

The Sunday World (April 19, 1896)

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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Gaskell!

English writer Elizabeth Gaskell was born on 29th September 1810:

1832 miniature of Elizabeth Gaskell by William John Thomson

  • KNOWN FOR: Mary Barton; North and South; Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story; Cranford; The Life of Charlotte Brontë.

[Book Nerd Links] Lorraine Hansberry, Marguerite Young, The Little Prince, Banned Books

A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 11-Dr. Kildare Annual

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? Dr, Kildare Annual

Dr. Kildare Annual

Dr. Kildare Annual

I’m so relieved this is the authorized edition. What would a pirated version be like? Too scary to contemplate, right? (Not serious, by the way!)

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: DR. KILDARE ANNUAL
  • STARRING: RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN
  • COPYRIGHT: 1962, 1964, 1965 BY METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER, INC.
  • PRINTED AND BOUND IN ENGLAND BY JARROLD & SONS LTD, NORWICH
  • INSCRIBED: TO DAVID FROM AUNTY FREDA & UNCLE BILL XXX
To David

To David

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

I collect books based on 1950s and 1960s television shows. All of the others that I own are lightly illustrated novelizations, so I could not resist this special “annual” edition of Dr. Kildare. It consists of three comic book stories. Plus, Dr. Kildare looks pretty dreamy on the cover…and throughout the whole thing. This book is just so much fun!

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A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 10-The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English by Lorna Sage.

The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO WOMEN’S WRITING IN ENGLISH
  • AUTHOR: LORNA SAGE
  • PUBLISHED: 1999
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

A reference book dedicated to (English-language) women writers? Sign. Me. Up. One can never own too many books by and about women writers.

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.