Language and Literature Books

Sutherland, James: The Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes (8073)

BCA 1976
8vo. Very, very minor dulling to board edges. Very, very minor wear to d/w edges + minor spotting to inside of d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 545 gms
(Order reference 8073)

Over a thousand years of memoirs, reminiscences and letters are represented in this collection of almost 500 literary anecdotes. Here we encounter those famous for their wit and eccentricity, such as Johnson, Scott, Wilde, Shaw and Henry James, as well as a host of minor writers with revealing tales to tell of their celebrated contemporaries. This book is intended for collectors of anthologies and lovers of literature; browsers and dippers; buyers of gifts.