The Book of Lost Books: An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You'll Never Read

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Birlinn, Nov 5, 2012 - Literary Collections - 460 pages
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An account of books destroyed, misplaced, never finished, or never even begun - from ancient Greek and Arabic masters through Shakespeare, Dante and Hemingway right up to the present day.

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

A great tour-de-force by Kelly as he spans millennia covering writers, famous and obscure, throughout history that have had their writing misplaced or destroyed for whatever reason. Homer ... Read full review

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User Review  - dono421846 - LibraryThing

Full marks for research, but at times I felt that his treatment of "lost" wobbled a bit. The core meaning, of course, is that completed manuscripts have gone missing, and vanished from history. But he ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Stuart Kelly studied English at Oxford. He is the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday and a freelance critic and writer.

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