New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. F/F. Item #125525
Fine in Fine jacket. Like new.; ISBN: 9780393050943 0393050947; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; Summary: Provides a road map for adult readers who want to gain enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading, discussing how different genres should be read to get the most out of them. Description: 432 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Contents: Training your own mind : the classical education you never had --Wrestling with books : the act of reading --Keeping the journal : a written record of new ideas --Starting to read : final preparations --The story of people : reading through history with the novel --The story of me : autobiography and memoir --The story of the past : the tales of historians (and politicians) --The world stage : reading through history with drama --History refracted : the poets and their poems.