A Gentle Madness
Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
By Nicholas A. Basbanes
(Henry Holt and Co., Hardcover, 9780805036534, 656pp.)
Publication Date: August 1, 1995
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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
"Bibliophile Basbanes has written an exceptionally entertaining and comprehensive history of bibliomania, which turns out to be not so gentle an obsession after all."-Booklist (starred)
"An impressive achievement in its compilation of vast imformation, as well as instructive and interesting. It is compulsory for anyone seriously interested in books or curious about the manic nature of collecting. "-The New York Times Book Review