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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
Title variation
House of 20,000 books
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 of Twenty Thousand Books is at once the story of a fascinating family and chronicle of the embattled twentieth century. The House of Twenty Thousand Books includes 43 photos. "--
Summary
Presents the lives of a Jewish scholarly couple in London who became famous rare-book dealers, amassing a vast library specializing in socialism and Jewish history and befriending the well-known writers and intellectuals of their day
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10442586
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abramsky, Sasha
Dewey number
  • 381/.450020922421
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abramsky, Chimen
  • Abramsky, Miriam
  • Abramsky, Chimen
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Antiquarian booksellers
  • Book collectors
  • Jewish historians
  • London (England)
  • HISTORY / Jewish
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898228424
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781590178881
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015006798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898228424
Label
The house of twenty thousand books, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898228424
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781590178881
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2015006798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898228424

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