The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers' Journey Through Curiosities of History


An alternative history of Western civilization told through its most emblematic invention, the book. As well as taking in the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, The Secret Library brings to light more neglected items among the bookshelves of the world. As well as discussing Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species, we'll learn why that bestseller was outsold in Darwin's own lifetime by his book on earthworms, and how Edgar Allan Poe's biggest-selling title was a book on molluscs. We'll learn about the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, how Sherlock Holmes's famous illustrator got the job because of a read more

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ISBN:

9781782435570

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

19cm x 12cm

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

01 December 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Oliver Tearle