Mark Twain once famously said "there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past and can't be restored." Well, over recent years, The British Library, working with Microsoft has embarked on an ambitious programme to digitise its collection of 19th century books.
There are now 65,000 titles available (that's an incredible 25 million pages) of material ranging from works by famous names such as Dickens, Trollope and Hardy as well as many forgotten literary gems , all of which can now be printed on demand and purchased right here on Amazon.
Further information on The British Library and its digitisation programme can be found on The British Library website.
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This selection of Jonathan Swift poems, chosen by Derek Mahon, is a timely reminder of the huge talents Swift possessed as a poet, extending far beyond the masterpiece for which he is known, Gulliver's Travels.About the Author:
Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941, studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and has held journalistic and academic appointments in London and New York. He has received numerous awards including a Lannan Award and the Scot Moncrieff Translation Prize. His latest collection of poetry, An Autumn Wind, was published in 2010.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin, of English parents, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. London-based for many years, and a noted satirist during the reign of Queen Anne, he returned to Dublin in 1713 as Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral. Gulliver's Travels appeared in 1726.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Tanned pages. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2124731
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