Long-titles, splendid books

Nice one from Armenia – Mr. Saferian from Armenia (letters, Sept 1st, the economist, page 16)

Tudor Rickards observed that book titles are tending to get longer (July 22nd). But that is not a new phenomenon, as any reader of “Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships” by Jonathan Swift, or “The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account)” by Charles Dickens would attest.

NAREG SEFERIAN

Yerevan, Armenia

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