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—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer

 

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‘Ghosts: A Natural History,’ by Roger Clarke 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:43:39 GMT 
    A 500-year history of apparitions, poltergeists, séances and our longing to believe in the paranormal.


Edward St. Aubyn’s ‘On the Edge’ 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:43:16 GMT 
    In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, a large cast of seekers cross paths at Esalen.


The Shortlist: Chuck Palahniuk's 'Beautiful You,' and More 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:25:56 GMT 
    New books by Chuck Palahniuk, Merritt Tierce, David Ohle and Fred Venturini.


Open Book: Spooky Suggestions 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:11:02 GMT 
    Four reviewers share their memories of reading creepy books.


Horror Novels: Reviews of Anne Rice's 'Prince Lestat,' and More 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:09:31 GMT 
    Reviews of Anne Rice’s “Prince Lestat” and several novels about middle-class domestic anxiety.


Nordic Noir: New Books by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and More 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:08:06 GMT 
    New mysteries by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and more.


Science Fiction and Fantasy: Robert Jackson Bennett’s 'City of Stairs,' and More 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:07:41 GMT 
    New books by Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall and more.


Thrillers: Tawni O’Dell’s 'One of Us,' and More 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:07:26 GMT 
    Reviews of new thrillers, including Tawni O’Dell’s “One of Us,” Sergey Kuznetsov’s “Butterfly Skin” and more.


Inside the List 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:06:32 GMT 
    Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” No. 10 in hardcover fiction, is the ninth consecutive winner of the Man Booker Prize to make our list.


Lucy Worsley’s ‘Art of the English Murder’ 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:04:27 GMT 
    Lucy Worsley examines the creation of British crime fiction and the growing fascination with foul play.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:59:05 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:57:10 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


In Reversal, Barnes & Noble Executives Say Store Will Remain in the Bronx 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:38 GMT 
    Executives said the bookstore in the Bay Plaza in Co-op City will remain open for at least two more years.








ArtsBeat: Lily King, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth Win Kirkus Prizes 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:31:17 GMT 
    The prizes, which each come with a $50,000 award, were handed out for the first time.








‘A Brief History of Seven Killings,’ by Marlon James 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:47:03 GMT 
    Marlon James’s novel examines complicated politics and the growth of gang violence in Jamaica.


Books of The Times: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman,’ by Jill Lepore 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:20:24 GMT 
    “The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” by Jill Lepore, is fundamentally a biography of Wonder Woman’s larger-than-life creator, William Moulton Marston.






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