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Two Women in the Klondike (Classic Reprint Series) by Mary Hitchcock
Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson's the Lord of the Rings. by Janet Brennan Croft
Superman: Tales of the Bizarro World by Jerry Siegel
The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Shows of London (Belknap Press) by Richard D. Altick
Forty Years of Scotland Yard: A Record of Lifetime's Service in the Criminal Investigation Department by Frederick Porter Wensley
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About meMy main collecting interest is in nineteenth-century Arctic exploration, particularly the lost expedition of Sir John Franklin. I was a presenter in the 2005 NOVA episode, "Arctic Passage," and have lectured on the Arctic in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Britain. My book, Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875, was published in 2007 by the University of Washington Press. In November of 2011, my first novel, PYG: The Memoirs of a Learned Pig, was published by Canongate in the UK; the US edition from Penguin came out in the summer of 2012, and it's also being published in Swedish, Turkish, and Italian editions.
About my libraryArctic books, an eclectic array of fiction, and history generally. I collect the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Detective fiction, books about Scotland Yard, the history of film and television, Dickens and Victorian literature generally, Magick and occultism, Gnosticism, Early English Bibles, the Irish Literary Renaissance, and the works of Ursula K. Le Guin and Steven Millhauser.
GroupsAnglophiles, Canadian Literature, Edgar A. Poe, English History - Tudor through Edwardian, Irish & Celtic Studies, It's a LondonThing, Medieval Europe, North and South Poles, Other People's Libraries, Travel and Exploration literature —show all groups, What the Dickens...?
Favorite authorsDante Alighieri, Richard D. Altick, Margaret Atwood, John Franklin Bardin, Lynda Barry, L. Frank Baum, Robin Black, Jorge Luis Borges, Ray Bradbury, Mary Cappello, Geoffrey Chaucer, J. M. Coetzee, Babette Cole, Wilkie Collins, David Cressy, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Umberto Eco, Larry Feign, Paul Di Filippo, Dominique Fortier, Peter Freuchen, Rosemary Marangoly George, Alasdair Gray, Ursula K. Le Guin, Kenn Harper, Kari Herbert, Lee Jackson, Shirley Jackson, Ricky Jay, Huw Lewis-Jones, Lucian, Patrick Madden, Winsor McCay, Steven Millhauser, Lawrence Millman, Ryu Mitsuse, James Morrison, Toni Morrison, Sten Nadolny, Friedrich Nietzsche, Flann O'Brien, Milorad Pavić, Edgar Allan Poe, Rachel A. Qitsualik, France Rivet, W. Gillies Ross, Brett Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes, Robert E. Scholes, Gil Scott-Heron, E.C. Segar, James Stephens, J. R. R. Tolkien, Amos Tutuola, Mark Twain, Jules Verne, Colson Whitehead, Glyn Williams, John Wilson, J. Zornado (Shared favorites)
Favorite librariesBodleian Library, Oxford University - Radcliffe Camera, Brown University - John Hay Library, Case Western Reserve University - Kelvin Smith Library, Cleveland Public Library - Main, National Library of Ireland, Providence Athenaeum, Rhode Island College Library, Scott Polar Research Institute Library, The Mitchell Library, University of Washington - Suzzallo Library
Other favoritesColin Bull Polar Books
Favorite publishersCanongate Books
Real nameRussell A. Potter
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceFeb 21, 2011
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