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Member: friede

CollectionsYour library (145), Currently reading (2), All collections (145)

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Tagsread (106), 18C (56), literary criticism (22), unread (14), 19C (12), mystery (10), belief (10), great war (7), sayers (6), holmes (5) — see all tags

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About meVery Junior Scholar of eighteenth-century literature by trade, decidedly amateur enthusiast of book arts.

About my libraryMy collection is currently maintained in two separate states, so I'm trying to keep track of what I have!

As a kid I was allowed to buy books if they had "educational value," the definition of which was... wonderfully loose. Later, a fair chunk of my collection was made up of books from various courses I took, on everything from Great War literature to Medieval Latin and back again. I also began collecting books connected to my alma mater, Bryn Mawr College, while I was still in undergrad.

Now I primarily acquire books for professional reasons, assembling my personal toolbox for the academic life. Happily, since I study book history, I find I "need" to acquire not only good scholarly editions, but early editions as well. I am currently particularly fascinated with the very-little-known contemporary of Jane Austen, Mary Brunton.

Groups18th Century British Literature, Antiquarian Books, Baker Street and Beyond, Mawrtyrs, Talking Piffle, The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse)

Favorite authorsJane Austen, Mary Brunton, Henry Fielding, Sarah Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Charlotte Lennox, C. S. Lewis, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Samuel Richardson, Dorothy L. Sayers, Laurence Sterne, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBlackwell's Oxford

Favorite librariesBodleian Library

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Member sinceJul 25, 2008

Currently readingSpiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith by Henri J. M. Nouwen
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Modern Library Classics) by Edward Gibbon

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