LIBRARY SHELF: Baron Munchausen’s Travels


Raspe, Rudolf Erich; Baron Munchausen’s Travels: The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1907) ICI Shelf: Trotter First Line: “Why is it that scamps and scoundrels are so often clever and generally interesting, whilst the average human being is so often dull and generally … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Baron Munchausen’s Travels

LIBRARY SHELF: Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik


Efros, Israel; Ed.; Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik: Translated From Hebrew (1948) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “Hayyim Nahman Bialik appeared when Jewish history began to take a new turn.” Last Line: “Through his free and powerful rhythms, through his radiant songs of nature, which … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Complete Poetic Works of Hayyim Nahman Bialik

LIBRARY SHELF: The Letters of Virginia Woolf


Nicolson, Nigel; The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Volume One 1888-1912 (1975) ICI Shelf: Austerlitz FIRST LINE: “This is a spontaneous production of Miss Stephen, on seeing a picture of the Adirondacks and hearing that you had been there.” LAST LINE: “Only a caretaker capable of bed … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: The Letters of Virginia Woolf

LIBRARY SHELF: Struggles and Triumphs


Barnum, P.T.; Struggles and Triumphs/ The Life of P.T. Barnum, Written by Himself (1927) ICI Shelf: Trotter FIRST LINE: “I now come to a series of events which, all things considered, constitutes one of the most remarkable experiences of my life” LAST LINE: “You go to Hell,” … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Struggles and Triumphs