Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.
Rain," I say. "That’s not your real name."
“Does it matter?”
“Well, it makes me wonder what else isn’t real.”
“That’s because you’re a writer,” she says. “That’s because you make up things for a living.”
“And” - she shrugs - “I’ve noticed that writers tend to worry about things like that.”
She gets into the car. “Things like that.
Edward S. Curtis, In the Land of the Head Hunters, 1914
What is your favorite type of book? Is it a curdler? A Bildungsroman? Do you like to sit down with a good penny dreadful every once in a while?
We’ve delved into the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary to find different words for book and various types of book through time. Find out some unusual historical words that we’ve used to describe books and stories.
Travel in South America (Brazil, Eastern Republic of Uruguay, Argentina, Patagonia, the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Bolivia, the Republic of Peru), performed during the years 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 and 1833 on Flickr.
By Orbigny, Alcide Dessalines d ‘, 1802-1857
Publication info Paris: Pitois-Levrault 0.1835 to 47.
Book of the Week Collection
Ernst Mayr Library of the MCZ, Harvard University