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Jan A., 20th-century Swedish geneticist. See: Böök syndrome.
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The simplicity of the housekeeper made the licentiate laugh, and he directed the barber to give him the books one by one to see what they were about, as there might be some to be found among them that did not deserve the penalty of fire.
Here the collection of books exhibited a greater variety.
I was widening my knowledge of it helplessly and involuntarily, and I was always chancing upon some book that served this end among the great number of books that I read merely for my pleasure without any real result of the sort.
In the dim, far-off times when our forefathers were wild, naked savages, they had no books.
And while we ate and drank and laughed and chatted, the books around us were weaving their spells.
He forbids me to see any strangers; and he orders me, if I read at all, only to read the lightest and the most amusing books.
But he would not repeat the experiences of which I had been reading with rapture in his books.
Yet on one occasion I saw the poor old fellow actually turn pale on being told by his son not to touch the books.
I could never thole his books,' said my mother immediately, and indeed vindictively.
After the most conscientious revision the book had last year been published, and had been distributed among the booksellers.
Oh, we'll write a famous book between us, Captain Jim.
She did not expect that Tom could get out of his trouble by denying that he spilt the ink on the book himself; and she was right.