Nothing is better than rereading a favorite book.  It’s like visiting with an old friend, am I right? 

George Hamlin Fitch especially took comfort in his reading habits after the early death of his son.  After first appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle, his book Comfort Found in Old Books, a collection of essays on the topic, was published in 1911.  Fitch wrote that “No book has lived beyond the age of its author unless it were full of this spiritual force which endures through the centuries.”  These books have the power to transport “the reader out of this prosaic world into that spiritual life, whose dwellers are forever young.”  Fitch’s book features famous illustrations from the great books he discusses.  These illustrations are not printed on the page, but lightly pasted on.

-Jillian P.

Typo Lab Z1003 F57

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