- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber (December 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571138071
- ISBN-13: 978-0571138074
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,367,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Faber Book of Diaries Paperback – December, 1989
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This is in short the kind of book one reads a little here, and a little there.
Another disadvantage is that the diaries are almost exclusively British in source.
This does not mean that there are not interesting pieces here. Gissing saying that after ten years in London there is not a house in which he is welcome, lamenting his own loneliness- is an interesting entry. A friend of Browning meeting him a day after Carlyle's funeral and Browning telling of a sick- visit and Carlyle's expressing his wish to die. There are many small interesting pieces but on the whole this is in my opinion, not the way a diary collection should be comprised.