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Victor Hugo

This book, Les Misérables, is no less your mirror than ours. Certain men, certain castes, rise in revolt against this book, – I understand that. Mirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent ... Read more

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The Philosophy of Dress

«A well.made dress is a simple dress that hangs from the shoulders, that takes its shape from the figure and its folds from the movements of the girl who wears it... a badly made dress is an elaborate structure of het... Read more

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Ancient books

Books, which have always been both reading tools and sources of a passionate collector's art, can be divided into two categories: ancient or rare books and the so-called "modernism". The boundary line between the two ... Read more

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Modern books

Modern books can easily be recognized for the fact that they are very recently published and that they are available at bookshops, newsagents, etc., but the characteristic that still distinguishes them in full today i... Read more

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The father of the modern printed book

Johann Gutenberg is nearly universally credited with being the inventor of the printing press, and the father of the modern printed book. Gutenberg was an early communications catalyst who invention of the printed boo... Read more

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If This Is a Man

If This Is a Man by Primo Levi is an autobiographical memoir that questions how it was possible for prisoners to retain their sense of humanity. Levi was arrested and deported to Auschwitz in February 1944 and his boo... Read more

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Dino Buzzati

I wish you to walk with me, in a Sunday of spring, the grey sky and a few of the older leaves of the year before dragged through the streets by the wind, in the suburbs. In such quarters ofthen rises melancholy and de... Read more

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Antique Prints

There are many different types of 19th century (or earlier) antique prints. They can generally be divided into two classes: those made from metal printing plates and those made from stones. From metal plates we get en... Read more

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The Magi

After they heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming... Read more

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The faboulous Sixities

In the early 1960s, the process of industrialization in Western countries was strengthened, under the pressure of American capitalism. Europe is witnessing a new experimental phase and the birth of numerous avant... Read more

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing th... Read more

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Great Expectations with Charles Dickens

"Out of my thoughts! You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in e... Read more