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  • The Enduring Words and Actions of Victor Hugo

The Enduring Words and Actions of Victor Hugo

In our inventory, we also have a first American edition of Les Miserables, which was the first edition published in English.  This edition was translated by Charles E. Wilbur, who was hired by the Carleton Publishing Company and was published just months after the French edition.

“Ever since its publication in 1862, Les Miserables has remained one […]

By |December 28th, 2017|Authors, Literature|Comments Off on The Enduring Words and Actions of Victor Hugo
  • Joseph Conrad: Legends of the Sea

Joseph Conrad: Legends of the Sea

The works of Joseph Conrad are primarily inspired by real people, true events, and personal experiences. He incorporates characters that struggle against their own nature and forces outside of themselves. Themes of individualism, violence, imperialism, racism, and the human condition are explored in his works.  

By |December 3rd, 2017|Exploration and Adventure, Literature|Comments Off on Joseph Conrad: Legends of the Sea
  • The Works and Philosophy of Ayn Rand

The Works and Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand wrote in her most famous work, Atlas Shrugged, “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”

This quote aptly defines Rand’s philosophy which she named […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Authors, First Edition Identification, Literature, Science and Philosophy|Comments Off on The Works and Philosophy of Ayn Rand
  • The Adventurous Spirit of Amelia Earhart

The Adventurous Spirit of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was a bright student, a hard worker, and an adventurous spirit who sought to show the world that women could succeed in male dominated careers. In childhood, she enjoyed climbing trees, chasing rats and going on adventures in the neighborhood with her sister. Earhart’s father struggled to support the family so her mother […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Exploration and Adventure, History|Comments Off on The Adventurous Spirit of Amelia Earhart
  • Leo Tolstoy: Russian Literary Icon

Leo Tolstoy: Russian Literary Icon

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy was a leader in realist fiction in the late nineteenth century and is still considered one of the greatest authors to come out of that era. Born in Russia in 1828, Tolstoy suffered the loss of both his parents at a young age but would later turn those […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Leo Tolstoy: Russian Literary Icon
  • George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist

George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist

George Orwell Journalist and Satirist

Born Eric Arthur Blair, George Orwell colored the twentieth century with essays, articles, and novels that explore issues of social justice and political awareness. His work turned the thoughts of the public to the lower-class citizen, the plight of the poor and oppressed, and the dangers of […]

By |August 26th, 2017|First Edition Identification, Literature, Science Fiction|Comments Off on George Orwell: Journalist and Satirist