Stefan Bollmann: Women and Books. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, Social & Cultural Studies)

Women and Books

A passion with consequences

Original Title: Frauen und Bücher

Hardcover with jacket, 448 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04561-4
€ 22.99 [D] | € 23.70 [A] | CHF 32.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Belletristik

Date of publication: October 8, 2013
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Kundenrezensionen: 4 Sterne (7)


Rights sold to: Czech Republic (Host), Korea (RH Korea), Spain (Seix Barral)

Stefan  Bollmann - Women and Books


"Read in order to live!" – fascinating encounters with famous women who loved reading

Did you know that Marilyn Monroe was a passionate reader and that one of her favourite books was Ulysses by James Joyce? That Samuel Richardson, a London printer in his early fifties, made the hearts of women beat faster with his novels Pamela and Clarissa? That the monster created by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was perhaps really a woman? That Jane Austen only took women seriously who loved novels? Or that 150 years ago Eugenie Marlitt, a dismissed reader, went on to become the world's first bestselling woman writer?

Stefan Bollmann has brought these and a wealth of other episodes and anecdotes to life in an entertainingly written panorama. He also tells a surprisingly different history of reading, of its power and magic. Reading can change lives and loves. This is a book for women who adore reading – and which can tell men what their women-folk mean when they say, "Not now – I'm reading!"

»Die pointierte Erzählweise deckt neue Zusammenhänge auf und öffnet den Blick für originelle Details. Eine charmante, kurzweilige und anregende Lektüre. Genau das, was Frauen schätzen.«



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