Saturday, September 18, 2010

Historical Red and Black Household Edition, Yes

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I really do plan to read them all, or at least parts of them. But if I don’t, there’s still inspiration and comfort in having them near. And their lives, certainly, won’t stop with mine. I like that. The thought alone is enough to keep me writing and semi-sane another day.

The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Household Edition, with illustrations. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1892). 547 pages. $2.00.

The People, Yes, by Carl Sandburg. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York (1936), second printing. 186 pages. $1.50.

The Red and the Black, by Stendhal. Translated by Joan Charles. Illustrated by Frede Vidar. The Literary Guild of America, New York (1949). 328 pages. $2.00.

Marion County History, Vol. 3, June 1957. Marion County Historical Society, Salem, Oregon. Periodical. 72 pages. $.50.

Note: The People Yes and The Red and the Black were part of a two-for-one sale, so I paid only $4.50 for this batch.

Another Note: If the blog follower who wrote to me privately will please get in touch again, it will be appreciated. When your message arrived it was automatically filed under Spam and it was accidentally deleted.


nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

:-) is nice what you say William and I completely agrre and understand.

:-) I hope but you read all the black and red ...

have a nice day William

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Laura. You too. And I will make a point of reading the entire Stendhal volume since you recommend it.

Two Tigers said...

There really is something comforting about having unread books nearby, whenever, if ever, one gets around to reading them. They are there like old friends you know you can call on after a long lapse, or new friends who appear just in time to have just the right conversation at the right moment. Knowing that a whole shelf full of such moments is at one's fingertips waiting to be experienced - priceless.

William Michaelian said...

Absolutely. It’s really inspiring in this computer age to find that there are still so many people who love books and feel about them as you do. The written word has been with us a long time now; I like to think it’s become a part of our wiring.

Janice said...

Books are priceless matter their costs. They wait patiently on a shelf, without complaint, for the touch of human fingers to open their covers and for human eyes to devour their words and then take them away to begin a new adventure without ever leaving the comfort of their chair~~~

William Michaelian said...

That’s another thing I find so amazing about books — their patience. Handling them and reading them extends their lives. Opening them lets them breathe, and through their breath their spirits enter our lungs and minds.