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Lord Chesterfield on the Art of Pleasing: Outlandish Advice to His Teenage Son, 1748
Lord Chesterfield on the Art of Pleasing: Outlandish Advice to His Teenage Son, 1748

“You may often be seen to smile, but never heard to laugh while you live.”

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10½ Favorite Reads from TED Bookstore 2013
10½ Favorite Reads from TED Bookstore 2013

A full-brain reading list of cross-disciplinary stimulation.

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Virginia Woolf on the Language of Film and the Evils of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature
Virginia Woolf on the Language of Film and the Evils of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature

“The eye licks it all up instantaneously, and the brain, agreeably titillated, settles down to watch things happening without bestirring itself to think.”

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A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy
A Pictorial History of the London Tube and Its Graphic Legacy

Visual mementos celebrating 150 years since the birth of the world’s first underground railway system.

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February 25, 1956: Sylvia Plath Meets Ted Hughes in One of Literary History’s Steamiest Encounters
February 25, 1956: Sylvia Plath Meets Ted Hughes in One of Literary History’s Steamiest Encounters

“He ripped the red hair band from her head and ravished her with such force that her silver earrings came unclipped from her ears.”

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Dear John: Rare Recording of a Vietnam War Soldier Reading a Breakup Letter from Home
Dear John: Rare Recording of a Vietnam War Soldier Reading a Breakup Letter from Home

“Dear John I love you so, Dear John you’ve got to go.”

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