Prison Books

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 July 1948

Abstract

“Imprisonment,” remarked Isaac D'Israeli, in his Curiosities of Literature, “has not always disturbed the man of letters in the progress of his studies, but has unquestionably greatly promoted them.” Support of this contention is to hand in a number of world famous books which have been written behind bolts and bars. The list of their authors includes Sir Walter Raleigh, John Bunyan, George Fox, William Penn, Daniel Defoe, and Dr. Dodd, with, in more modern times, William Cobbett and Leigh Hunt.

Citation

WYNDHAM, H. (1948), "Prison Books", Library Review, Vol. 11 No. 7, pp. 426-427. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb012122

Publisher

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1948, MCB UP Limited

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