Bibliophilia: An Epistolary Novel of One Man's Obsession with Book Collecting N. John Hall

Bibliophilia: An Epistolary Novel of One Man's Obsession with Book Collecting

Author: N. John Hall
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Book Title
Bibliophilia: An Epistolary Novel of One Man's Obsession with Book Collecting
Author
N. John Hall
ISBN
9781567925616
A thriller for book collectors. "Bibliophiles will enjoy Hall's cleverly fictionalized exploration of literary history and the thrill of seeking bookish treasures." --Booklist Flush with $400,000 from the sale of his great-great-grandfather's correspondence with Victorian authors, Larry Dickerson, our unassuming retired bank clerk, amateur editor, and literary neophyte, needs a creative outlet for his newly acquired wealth and fast escalating obsession with all things bookish. His journey begins with collecting rare editions of Victorian novelists but spirals rapidly to New Yorker authors, his determination to acquire growing with each new purchase. James Thurber, E.B. White, Vladimir Nabokov, J.D. Salinger, and Dorothy Parker all find their way onto Larry's shortlist, standing along previously acquired greats Trollope, Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy. Being sensible, he approaches the biggest names in the rare book field with childish glee, and with refreshing brashness, finds himself handling copies of authors' most coveted titles, touring the New Yorker offices, and then involved in one of the biggest scandals book collecting has ever seen. Will the thrill of the chase overwhelm Larry's ability to see reason? Will his appetite outpace his resources? Join him on this journey as he discovers just how far he's willing to take his obsession.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: N. John HallPublisher: David R. Godine PublisherPublished: 04/07/2016ISBN: 9781567925616Pages: 192Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.70dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2016 pg. 18Foreword 08/10/2016Booklist 10/01/2016 pg. 24

A thriller for book collectors. "Bibliophiles will enjoy Hall's cleverly fictionalized exploration of literary history and the thrill of seeking bookish treasures." --Booklist

Flush with $400,000 from the sale of his great-great-grandfather's correspondence with Victorian authors, Larry Dickerson, our unassuming retired bank clerk, amateur editor, and literary neophyte, needs a creative outlet for his newly acquired wealth and fast escalating obsession with all things bookish. His journey begins with collecting rare editions of Victorian novelists but spirals rapidly to New Yorker authors, his determination to acquire growing with each new purchase. James Thurber, E.B. White, Vladimir Nabokov, J.D. Salinger, and Dorothy Parker all find their way onto Larry's shortlist, standing along previously acquired greats Trollope, Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy.

Being sensible, he approaches the biggest names in the rare book field with childish glee, and with refreshing brashness, finds himself handling copies of authors' most coveted titles, touring the New Yorker offices, and then involved in one of the biggest scandals book collecting has ever seen. Will the thrill of the chase overwhelm Larry's ability to see reason? Will his appetite outpace his resources? Join him on this journey as he discovers just how far he's willing to take his obsession.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: N. John Hall
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Published: 04/07/2016
ISBN: 9781567925616
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.70d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2016 pg. 18
Foreword 08/10/2016
Booklist 10/01/2016 pg. 24

A thriller for book collectors. "Bibliophiles will enjoy Hall's cleverly fictionalized exploration of literary history and the thrill of seeking bookish treasures." --Booklist

Flush with $400,000 from the sale of his great-great-grandfather's correspondence with Victorian authors, Larry Dickerson, our unassuming retired bank clerk, amateur editor, and literary neophyte, needs a creative outlet for his newly acquired wealth and fast escalating obsession with all things bookish. His journey begins with collecting rare editions of Victorian novelists but spirals rapidly to New Yorker authors, his determination to acquire growing with each new purchase. James Thurber, E.B. White, Vladimir Nabokov, J.D. Salinger, and Dorothy Parker all find their way onto Larry's shortlist, standing along previously acquired greats Trollope, Dickens, Thackeray, and Hardy.

Being sensible, he approaches the biggest names in the rare book field with childish glee, and with refreshing brashness, finds himself handling copies of authors' most coveted titles, touring the New Yorker offices, and then involved in one of the biggest scandals book collecting has ever seen. Will the thrill of the chase overwhelm Larry's ability to see reason? Will his appetite outpace his resources? Join him on this journey as he discovers just how far he's willing to take his obsession.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: N. John Hall
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
Published: 04/07/2016
ISBN: 9781567925616
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.70d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2016 pg. 18
Foreword 08/10/2016
Booklist 10/01/2016 pg. 24