Record Details

Catalog Search

To the letter : a celebration of the lost art of letter writing / Simon Garfield.

Garfield, Simon, (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 1592408354
  • ISBN: 9781592408351
  • Description: 464 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 809.6/Garfield (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PE 1483 .G37 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction PE 1483 G37 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 3 808.6 G27TO (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 446-449) and index.
Contents Note: The magic of letters -- From Vindolanda, greetings -- The consolations of Cicero, Seneca and Pliny the Younger -- Love in its earliest forms -- How to write the perfect letter, part 1 -- Neither snow nor rain nor the flatness of Norfolk -- How to write the perfect letter, part 2 -- Letters for sale -- Why Jane Austen's letters are so dull (and other postal problems solved) -- A letter feels like immortality -- How to write the perfect letter, part 3 -- More letters for sale -- Love in its later forms -- The modern master -- Inbox -- Epilogue : dear reader.
Summary: An ode to the dwindling art of letter writing explores its potential salvation in the digital age, chronicling the history of letter writing as reflected by love letters, chain mail, and business correspondence, while surveying the role that letters have played as literary devices.

Additional Resources