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Comfort Found in Good Old Books
1911. Fitch writes in the Introduction: These short essays on the best old books in the world were inspired by the sudden death of an only son, without whom I had not thought life worth living. To tide me over the first weeks of bitter grief I plunged into this work of reviewing the great books from the Bible to the works of the eighteenth century writers. The suggestion c ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published April 1st 2004)
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For more than thirty years, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, George Hamlin Fitch wrote a weekly column for the Sunday book page of the San Francisco Chronicle and later collected in his 1911 book, Comfort Found in Good Old Books.More about George Hamlin Fitch...