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The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky

Label
The house of twenty thousand books
Title
The house of twenty thousand books
Statement of responsibility
Sasha Abramsky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Sasha Abramsky's grandparents, Chimen and Miriam Abramsky, and of their unique home at 5 Hillway, around the corner from Hampstead Heath. In their semi-detached house, so deceptively ordinary from the outside, the Abramskys created a remarkable House of Books. It became the repository for Chimen's collection of thousands upon thousands of books, manuscripts and other printed, handwritten and painted documents, representing his journey through the great political, philosophical, religious and ethical debates that have shaped the western world
Summary
The House of Twenty Thousand Books is journalist Sasha Abramsky's elegy to the vanished intellectual world of his grandparents, Chimen and Miriam, and their vast library of socialist literature and Jewish history. A rare book dealer and self-educated polymath who would go on to teach at Oxford and consult for Sotheby's, Chimen Abramsky drew great writers and thinkers like Isaiah Berlin and Eric Hobsbawm to his north London home; his library grew from his abiding passion for books and his search for an enduring ideology. The books, documents, and manuscripts that covered every shelf at 5 Hillway were testaments to Chimen's quest -- from the Jewish orthodoxy of his boyhood, to the Communism of his youth, to the liberalism of his mature years. The House ofTwenty Thousand Books is at once the story of a fascinating family and chronicle of the embattled twentieth century
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10442586
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
922.96
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Master Bedroom: The Citadel -- The Hallway: An Extraordinary Portal -- The Kitchen: Salt, Sugar, and a Dash of Love -- The Front Room: The Haskalah -- The Dining Room: Rituals and Rebels -- Upstairs Front Room: Roots -- Dining Room Resurgent: Rebirth -- Front Room Revisited: Endings
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
321 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781905559640
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781905559640
  • 19174649
Label
The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Master Bedroom: The Citadel -- The Hallway: An Extraordinary Portal -- The Kitchen: Salt, Sugar, and a Dash of Love -- The Front Room: The Haskalah -- The Dining Room: Rituals and Rebels -- Upstairs Front Room: Roots -- Dining Room Resurgent: Rebirth -- Front Room Revisited: Endings
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
321 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781905559640
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781905559640
  • 19174649

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