Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September 1973 books read

Olaf Stapledon: Sirius
Joseph A. Addison & Richard S. Steele: The Spectator (3/1/1711-10/22/1711)
Olaf Stapledon: Odd John
Honore de Balzac: Short Stories (Gobseck, At the Sign of the Cat and Racket, Maitre Cornelius, Colonel Chabert, The Vicar of Tours, Juana, A Commission in Lunacy, The Secrets of the Princess Cadignan, Paz)
Henry James: Roderick Hudson
William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair
Henry James: What Maisie Knew

The Stapledons were from Dover when it was still on Varick Street; Balzac and Roderick Hudson were Penguin editions. Roderick Hudson was a re-read, and so was the Thackeray. I loved Vanity Fair right from the very first time that I read it, before I was in high school. The James is the Doubleday Anchor paperback edition with the Gorey cover and was also a re-read. The Spectator is a three-volume cloth edition from around the turn of the twentieth century, bought for a dollar at a used-book sale.


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