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The Book of Prefaces, by Alasdair Gray

£18.00Price
  • Sixteen years in the making, this ambitious collection comprises prologues, preludes,introductions, and forewords from the literatures of the English-speaking world. Compiled,edited and illustrated by Alistair Gray, whose selections chart the metamorphoses inEnglish from c. 675 to 1920, taking us from Chaucer’s England, up to Sir Walter Scott’sScotland and across the Atlantic Ocean, via Ireland, to North America. Sumptuouslyillustrated, with diverse, humorous, informative commentary and deftly translated early-English; a book to be pored over and treasured.

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