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To the Letter - A Curious History of Correspondence

English · Paperback

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Every letter contains a miniature story, and here are some of the greatest. From Oscar Wilde's unconventional method of using the mail to cycling enthusiast Reginald Bray's quest to post himself, Simon Garfield uncovers a host of stories that capture the enchantment of this irreplaceable art (with a supporting cast including Pliny the Younger, Ted Hughes, Virginia Woolf, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lewis Carroll, Jane Austen, David Foster Wallace and the Little Red-Haired Girl). There is also a brief history of the letter-writing guide, with instructions on when and when not to send fish as a wedding gift. And as these accounts unfold, so does the tale of a compelling wartime correspondence that shows how the simplest of letters can change the course of a life.

Product details

Authors Simon Garfield
Publisher Canongate Books
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.07.2014
 
EAN 9780857868619
ISBN 978-0-85786-861-9
No. of pages 464
Dimensions 128 mm x 197 mm x 28 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies
Non-fiction book > Art, literature > Miscellaneous
Social sciences, law, business > Media, communication > Communication science

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