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Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers
 
 
Author
John Sutherland. Martin Rowson, illus.
Publisher Skyhorse  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.25 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9781616080747
Pages/Publication Date 289/2011
Daedalus Item Code 14136
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Which author had the heaviest brain? What was the original title of 1984? When did cigarettes first appear in English literature? Who wrote the first Western? And is there any link between asthma and literary genius? John Sutherland's irreverent literary exploration illuminates topics from author advances to Civil War literature, from Victorian sex to odd things eaten by literary characters, and from famous misquotes to the biggest blunders in print.

"Clever, offbeat, and funny; the ideal companion for those who take their literature far too seriously—and for those who don't take it seriously enough."—Guardian (London)

 
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