Back to Methuselah, by George Bernard Shaw, Limited Editions Club (1939)

Sometimes I have to force myself to proceed with a book on my ‘should read’ list, usually based on a preconceived bias against the author or topic. Back to Methuselah (A Metabiological Pentateuch) certainly is an example. I have pushed off reading it for years, mostly due to a dislike of George Bernard Shaw‘s social/political views which seemingly would take center stage in this book … Continue reading Back to Methuselah, by George Bernard Shaw, Limited Editions Club (1939)

Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, Limited Editions Club Editions from 1951 and 1940

Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, published in 1819, is a historical novel set in twelfth century England. The story follows one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the nobility was overwhelmingly Norman. It is set after the failure of the Third Crusade. The theme is one of reconciliation, the coming together of two societies to create a united whole. Besides Ivanhoe being immensely popular when published, it is credited … Continue reading Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, Limited Editions Club Editions from 1951 and 1940