Search cronshaw's books
Random books from cronshaw's library
The Folio Book of Short Novels [Henry James: The Turn of the screw; Jack London: The Call of the Wild; Thomas mann: Death in Venice; D.H. Lawrence: The Virgin and the Gipsy; Collete: Gigi] by Henry Jack London Collette D H Lawrence Thomas Mann James
The Raj: An Eye-Witness History of the British in India by Roger Hudson
Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope
Typhoon : The Nigger Of The `Narcissus` And Other Tales by Joseph Conrad
GODS, GRAVES, AND SCHOLARS. the story of archaeology. by C.E.CERAM.
Members with cronshaw's books
Site design selection
The old design is no longer fully supported nor does it get full attention when we roll out new features. We strongly recommend using the new design.
CollectionsYour library (144)
About meEternal student, jack of all trades and master of none. Presently studying Literature with The Open University while pursuing very casual intermittent language study (French, Spanish, Italian, Latin and SerboCroat - sadly none fluent though the first two passable) if time and discipline permit, though both usually lacking. Am due to begin learning Mandarin this autumn as my last year of university which I'm looking forward to (you're allowed one 'free subject' module during the course) though not without trepidation. I like tour cycling, trekking, camping, piano, chess, cryptic crosswords, and of course reading and more reading, exploring the written world as excitedly as the physical. I enjoy meeting avid readers, adventurers mental or geographical, anyone with wide horizons who sees the world in a inspiring way, perhaps less preoccupied with social status and material wealth than the norm. I love anything that makes me laugh out loud.
About my libraryA Folio book discovered me in a charity shop in 2009 and I was quickly adopted by the beautiful bindings and original illustrations common to all its brethren. My earlier family members were all standard editions but in the past few years a steadily increasing number of LEs have taken me on too, a sure sign of either worsening addiction, or increasingly pious devotion, depending on your viewing lens. Over eight hundred Folios have now created a warm loving home for me, and the flame of acquisitive impulsivity is now intermittently dampened by the exhaustion of wallet, partner and horizontal surfaces.
Favorite authorsMaya Angelou, W. H. Auden, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Jorge Luis Borges, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Robert Browning, Lord Byron, Albert Camus, Anton Chekhov, Kate Chopin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, John Donne, Fyodor Dostoevsky, George Eliot, E. M. Forster, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Nadine Gordimer, Helene Hanff, Thomas Hardy, Ernest Hemingway, Khaled Hosseini, Henry James, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Katherine Mansfield, Gabriel García Márquez, W. Somerset Maugham, Yukio Mishima, David Mitchell, Toni Morrison, Patrick O'Brian, George Orwell, Daniel Pennac, Terry Pratchett, Robert Ranke Graves, W. G. Sebald, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, John Steinbeck, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anthony Trollope, Voltaire, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJun 18, 2010
Most recent activity