The most relevant fixed-price listing that has been used or worn previously.The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a display model or store return that has been used.See details for description of any imperfections.
Presents a collection of literary gossip and sidelights on the lives of the authors. This anthology finds room for Chaucer, Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and P G Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe and Ian Fleming, Brendan Behan and Wittgenstein. It is meant for lovers of literature, and for those with a taste for the curiosities of human nature.
John Gross was editor of the TLS from 1973-81, editor and staff writer on the New York Times from 1983-8, and theatre critic of the Sunday Telegraph from 1989-2005. For OUP he has edited the Oxford Books of Aphorisms, Essays and Comic Verse, The New Oxford Book of English Prose and After Shakespeare. His other books include The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters, Shylock: A Legend and its Legacy, and A Double Thread.