The Madman's Library

The Madman's Library The Greatest Curiosities of Literature

Hardback (01 Oct 2020) | English

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Synopsis

From the author of the critically acclaimed and globally successful The Phantom Atlas, The Golden Atlas and The Sky Atlas comes a stunning new work. The Madman's Library is a unique, beautifully illustrated journey through the entire history of literature, delving into its darkest territories to hunt down the very strangest books ever written, and uncover the fascinating stories behind their creation. This is a madman's library of eccentric and extraordinary volumes from around the world, many of which have been completely forgotten. Books written in blood and books that kill, books of the insane and books that hoaxed the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long they could destroy the Universe, books worn into battle, books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered... and a few others that are just plain weird. From the 605-page Qur'an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, through the gorgeously decorated 15th-century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to the lost art of binding books with human skin, every strand of strangeness imaginable (and many inconceivable) has been unearthed and bound together for a unique and richly illustrated collection ideal for every book-lover.

About the Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster was founded in 1924 by Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster. Simon & Schuster is a part of CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a major force in today’s consumer publishing industry, dedicated to bringing an extensive cross section of first class information and entertainment in all printed, digital and audio formats to a worldwide audience of readers. Simon & Schuster consists of numerous prestigious and well known imprints, including Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria, Touchstone, Threshold Editions, Gallery Books, Free Press, Pocket Books, Howard Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon Pulse, Aladdin, Little Simon, and Simon Spotlight.

Book information

ISBN: 9781471166914
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: -1g
Height: 246mm
Width: 189mm