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The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac is "a story or a series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibliomania." The final work of author/poet Eugene Field before his death in 1895, this delightful volume will appeal to anyone who shares Field's mania for books.

Much of the satisfaction of going away arises from the thought that those you leave behind are likely to be wretchedly miserable during your absence. My Uncle Cephas lived in a house so very different from my grandmother’s that it took me some time to get used to the place. Uncle Cephas was a lawyer, and his style of living was not at all like grandmother’s; he was to have been a minister, but at twelve years of age he attended the county fair, and that incident seemed to change the whole bent of