190521197X
Curiosities of literature / John Sutherland ; with illustrations by Martin Rowson.
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Author: Sutherland, John, 1938-
Author: Rowson, Martin.
Publication year: 2008
Format: Book
Publisher: London : Random House, 2008.
ISBN: 9781905211975 (hbk.) : 190521197X (hbk.) :
Description:
How much heavier was Thackeray's brain than Walt Whitman's? Which novels do American soldiers read? When did cigarettes first make an appearance in English literature? And, while we're about it, who wrote the first Western? In this book, the author contemplates questions such as these.
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xii, 290 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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