Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Longest title I've ever seen

I pulled this book today.  The whole title is The college of life; or, Practical self-educator, a manual of self-improvement for the colored race, forming an educational emancipator and a guide to success, giving examples and achievements of successful men and women of the race as an incentive and inspiration to the rising generation, including Afro-American progress illustrated, the whole embracing, business, social, domestic, historical, and religious education.  Pretty crazy, huh?

But the part I like best is the publisher.  This book was published by Mnemosyne Publishers Inc.  In case you are a little rusty on your Greek mythology, Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory and the origin of the word mnemonic.  Funny, because you would indeed need a mnemonic if you ever wanted to remember the title of this book in its entirety.

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