Tuesday, September 19, 2006

"The Evergreen Tree of Diabolical Knowledge"

I found this deliciously titled book while browsing the rather mundane, tweedy library/librarian section of the Young Library. It refers to the rise of circulating libraries in the 18th century, which enabled young, virtuous people to read things like gasp popular fiction.

I also came across the bibliography section, which is proving a great delight to meander in. There's a thick tome of bibliographies of the mention of Western outlaws in pamphlets and books, a bibliography of Woodrow Wilson's life and times, the rose, etc. etc.

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