Review – POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION: A MEMOIR 1964-2006 by Gore Vidal

The Lives of Gore

by Larry McMurtry for The New York Review of Books

gore.jpg“In 1904, when Leonard Woolf steamed off eastward to become a cadet in the Ceylon Civil Service, he took with him seventy large and well-printed volumes of Voltaire, the edition of 1784, in Baskerville type. In Ceylon his duties were not light—from time to time it became necessary to hang a felon. Fortunately, in compensation, native women were available, and also, it appears, cheap. Very little more is heard from Leonard Woolf about Voltaire or the Baskerville type.”

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