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The curious reader : a literary miscellany of novels & novelists / edited by Erin McCarthy and the team at Mental Floss.

McCarthy, Erin A., (editor. ). Mental Floss (Firm), (editor.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 028.9 CUR (Text) 33187004825325 Nonfiction Available -
  In Memory of: Alan Arms by Jody Hanson
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley 028.9 CURIOUS READER (Text) 30402004810786 NEW NON-FICTION Checked out 08/10/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 168188755X
  • ISBN: 9781681887555
  • Physical Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"Readers rejoice! From Mental Floss, an online destination for more than a billion curious minds since its founding in 2001, comes the ultimate book for lovers of literature. From Americanah to War and Peace, from Chinua Achebe and Jane Austen to Jesmyn Ward and George R.R. Martin, learn surprising facts about the world's most famous novels and novelists. The Curious Reader will delight bookworms everywhere. This literary compendium from Mental Floss reveals fascinating facts about the world's most famous authors and their literary works. Readers will learn about George Orwell's near-death experience during the writing of 1984; meet the real man who may have inspired Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy; discover which famous author kept her husband's heart after he passed away; and learn about the influence of psychedelics on Dune. The Curious Reader also contains the most-loved book-related articles from 20 years of Mental Floss, including "Cat-Loving Writers," "Famous Authors' Unfinished Manuscripts," "Literary Characters Based on Real People," and "Books You Didn't Know Were Self-Published." This literary miscellany is certain to inspire book lovers, aspiring writers, students, and teachers alike to discover a diverse selection of curated literary works--leading to an expansion of their library!"--Amazon.
Reveals fascinating facts about the world's most famous authors and their literary works. Readers will learn about George Orwell's near-death experience during the writing of 1984; meet the real man who may have inspired Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy; discover which famous author kept her husband's heart after he passed away; and learn about the influence of psychedelics on Dune. Also contains the most-loved book-related articles from 20 years of Mental Floss.
Subject: Books and reading > Miscellanea.
Fiction > Miscellanea.
Authors > Miscellanea.

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