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How to Read a Book

Author: Adler, Mortimer J.
Van Doren, Charles

Publisher: Touchstone Books

Format:Hardcover

Scratch & Dent Copy

List Price:$30.00
Our Price:$6.39 (79% OFF) USD
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Overview:

How to Read a Book : With more than half a million paperback copies in print and now in this stunning hardcover keepsake edition, How to Read a Book is the classic and definitive guide to reading comprehension for students of literature, scholars across disciplines, and anyone who just loves to read.

Originally written in 1940 and first published by Simon & Schuster in 1972, How to Read a Book introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them in order to gain the most understanding and insight from any book. From elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading and beyond, readers will learn when and how to "judge a book by its cover," perceive structure no matter the prose, read critically, and extract the author's message from the text.

Also included are specific reading techniques that work best for reading particular genres, whether they be practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy, or social science works. A recommended reading list and multiple comprehension tests are incorporated as well in order to measure progress in reading skills, speed, and understanding.

As poignant and applicable today as it was nearly seventy-five years ago, this beautiful hardcover edition is the perfect way to rediscover How to Read a Book, the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Category   Subject
Language Arts & Disciplines   Literacy
Language Arts & Disciplines   Study & Teaching

ISBN 13:9781476790152
ISBN 10:1476790159
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:424
Size:9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.50" h
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