the well-stocked bookcase Author:various For the lover of fiction, those novels that you first read with delight-with the conviction that "Yes, this is what life is really like"-never lose their special hold. Even though your dog-erred copy of such a favorite may long have since disappeared from your bookcase, lent to a forgotten borrower, the novel itself remains somewhere in the bac... more »k of the mind in a fond glow, like a friend from childhood or a magical first trip to Europe or any other major emotional experience.
Here in The Well-Stocked Bookcase we have provided a selection of seventy-two of those kinds of novels, published between 1926 and 1998. We hope you find not only many of the books that ignited your excitement when they were new, but also some that you missed and that will give you great pleasure.
One warning: whether this list leads you to replace a lost favorite or whets your interest in reading something you've missed, be wary of lending any of them. They are not the kind of books likely to be returned.« less