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A History of Chinese Civilisation - in 2 volumes by Jacques [ translated by J.R. Foster & Charles Hartman introduction by Jonathan D. Spence ] Gernet
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Marion Fay: A novel (Folio Society edition of the novels of Anthony Trollope) by Anthony Trollope
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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
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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, Serbo-Croat, and most recently Mandarin, a long-procrastinated ambition) if time and discipline permit, though both usually lacking. I'm actually now learning Mandarin as my last year of university (you're allowed one 'free subject' module during the course): it's challenging but fascinating, I love it!
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 nine hundred Folios have now claim me at home, 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 von 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)
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