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John Howell Books: Catalogue 34: English Literature by John Howell Books
Pride and Prejudice (Oxford World's Classics) by Jane Austen
Madame Bovary (Bantam Classics) by Gustave Flaubert
The First Rumpole Omnibus (Rumpole) by John Mortimer
Mediaeval and Renaissance Manuscripts: Major Acquisitions of the Pierpont Morgan Library 1924-1974 by Pierpont Morgan Library
The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French by Peter France
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About meI'm a corporate librarian with some background in the used/rare book trade, special collections librarianship, and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. I was seduced by the corporate world a decade ago in order to finance my book addiction, but I miss the smell of softly-aging paper while I plug away at electronic databases.
About my libraryThe books listed are only what I have on the shelves (or the tables, nightstands, floors, and other flat surfaces). My husband and I finally finished the traumatic experience of weeding half our collection, although we were delighted at the reason for doing so (a little bookworm was added to the family). I am slowly adding books to the "read but unowned" category -- items I read and either sold to make way for baby, or that I had from the library and never owned.
Favorite authorsRichard D. Altick, Jane Austen, Russell Banks, Julian Barnes, Sylvia Beach, Jorge Luis Borges, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Charlotte Brontë, Fanny Burney, Raymond Chandler, Wilkie Collins, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Denis Diderot, Maria Edgeworth, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, Elizabeth Gaskell, Stella Gibbons, W. S. Gilbert, Georgette Heyer, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Federico García Lorca, Ana María Matute, Adrienne Monnier, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Iris Murdoch, Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni, Samuel Richardson, Dorothy L. Sayers, Josephine Tey, Claire Tomalin, Anthony Trollope, Mary Webb, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresThe Imprint Bookstore
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceApr 27, 2008
Currently readingDeerslayer (Bantam Classics) by James Fenimore Cooper
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