A scare work by Maxim Gorky
The story is based on a speech the author gave about his love of books at a meeting of the society ‘Kultura i Svoboda’ [Culture and Freedom] in Petrograd in 1918. He opened the speech with the words ‘Let me tell you citizens, about how books gave me reason and feeling..’. The speech was hence published in the newspaper ‘Novaia Zhizn” under the title ‘About Books’. Gorky later expanded the speech for its separate publication four years later. Kak ia Uchilsia is not only a scarce work in its own edition but is not included in the author’s complete works.
First separate expanded edition; 16vo; preliminary leaf with device, title-page, 40pp; original grey cloth printed boards, age-toning to margins and slight toning to covers,; a fine copy.
Stock ID: 99562