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The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

Eugene Field

Do you love books? No, I mean REALLY love books? These series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibliomania (bibliomania is characterized by the collecting of books which have no use to the collector nor any great intrinsic value to a genuine book collector. The purchase of multiple copies of the same book and edition and the accumulation of books beyond possible capacity of use or enjoyment are frequent symptoms of bibliomania.). The author wholeheartedly enjoyed this pursuit all his life and his descriptions are delightful to read. Anyone who has lovingly held a book, smelled it, and enjoyed it for being just what it is, will understand what the author puts so well. According to the author, collectors may be grouped in three classes: Those who collect from vanity, those who collect for the benefits of learning and those who collect out of veneration and love for books. Mr. Field fell squarly in the latter category.Summary from the preface and Phil Chenevert)

Do you love books? No, I mean REALLY love books? These series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibliomania (bibliomania is characterized by the collecting of books which have no use to the collector nor any great intrinsic value to a genuine book collector. The purchase of multiple copies of the same book and edition and the accumulation of books beyond possible capacity of use or enjoyment are frequent symptoms of bibliomania.). The author wholeheartedly enjoyed this pursuit all his life and his descriptions are delightful to read. Anyone who has lovingly held a book, smelled it, and enjoyed it for being just what it is, will understand what the author puts so well. According to the author, collectors may be grouped in three classes: Those who collect from vanity, those who collect for the benefits of learning and those who collect out of veneration and love for books. Mr. Field fell squarly in the latter category.Summary from the preface and Phil Chenevert)
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Do you love books? No, I mean REALLY love books? These series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibliomania (bibliomania is characterized by the collecting of books which have no use to the collector nor any great intrinsic value to a genuine book collector. The purchase of multiple copies of the same book and edition and the accumulation of books beyond possible capacity of use or enjoyment are frequent symptoms of bibliomania.). The author wholeheartedly enjoyed this pursuit all his life and his descriptions are delightful to read. Anyone who has lovingly held a book, smelled it, and enjoyed it for being just what it is, will understand what the author puts so well. According to the author, collectors may be grouped in three classes: Those who collect from vanity, those who collect for the benefits of learning and those who collect out of veneration and love for books. Mr. Field fell squarly in the latter category.Summary from the preface and Phil Chenevert)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:26