Pinocchio. C. Collodi

[This article originally appeared in High Points magazine.] Some stories are retold so often that they become part of our cultural folklore; eventually we are able to go … Read more »

Works of Edgar Allan Poe

THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE IN EIGHT VOLUMES. Volumes 1-4: Tales Volume 5: Poems Volume 6: Essays, Etc. Volumes 7-8: Criticisms Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott This is … Read more »

RLS Gift Book

STEVENSON DAY-BY-DAY edited by Florence L. Tucker New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1909 A choice item. This was made during the (all too brief) era when publishers … Read more »

The Ship of Fools. Sebastian Brant.

The Ship of Fools.Sebastian Brant.Dover: 1962/1944/1494 Originally written in 1494, this book is comprised of 112 poems, each describing a particular “foolishness” in an insightful and frequently humorous way.  … Read more »

Rasselas. Samuel Johnson.

Rasselas: Prince of Abyssinia.Samuel Johnson. John B. Alden: 1887. A short classic about a young prince who leaves his overprotective castle to search the world for happiness — … Read more »