How to Read a Book

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Authors: Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren

9780671212094 | PB | pp. 449 | 2014 | Simon & Schuster

How to Read a Book is a comprehensive guide to the art of reading. Discover the various levels of reading and the techniques used for many genres of literature.

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Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them–from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.

Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.

Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Authors:

Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

449

Year of Publication:

2014

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster

Edition:

Revised

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Authors

Dr. Mortimer J. Adler was Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute, and authored more than fifty books. He died in 2001.

Dr. Charles Van Doren earned advanced degrees in both literature and mathematics from Columbia University, where he later taught English and was the Assistant Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research. He also worked for Encyclopedia Britannica in Chicago.

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