Monday, September 29, 2008

Let them eat cake!

The work has continued on an intriguing site begun last year as "I see dead people's libraries." Now known as the "Legacy Libraries," the site, a part of LibraryThing, presents online catalogs of the personal libraries of famous people. Twenty seven libraries have been completed, including that of Marie Antoinette, pictured here.

Curiously enough, despite the famous "Let them eat cake" remark attributed to her, I don't see any cook books in her library, lol. Perhaps I missed them, check for yourself! If Marie Antoinette's library isn't of interest, maybe you will be curious to see the libraries of people like Joseph Smith, founder of Mormanism, or John Muir, early environmentalist...

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