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Handwritten poem by Poe sells for $300K in Mass.

An original manuscript of a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe has sold for $300,000 at an auction in Massachusetts. Full story

Manuscript of Beckett's first novel sells for nearly $1.5 million

LONDON (Reuters) - A manuscript of Irish author Samuel Beckett's first novel, "Murphy", sold at auction in London on Wednesday for nearly one million pounds ($1.5 million), meeting pre-auction estimates, according to auction house Sotheby's. Full story

Samuel Beckett manuscript sells for $1.4 million

Sotheby's says the manuscript of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's first novel has sold at auction for almost 1 million pounds ($1.5 million). Full story

Peer into Samuel Beckett's mind for $2 million at Sotheby auction

LONDON (Reuters) - A rare glimpse into the mind of one of the 20th century's greatest writers will go up for sale in July when a manuscript for Samuel Beckett's first novel hits the auction block. Full story

Medieval Readers Had Eclectic Tastes

Nowadays, people bounce effortlessly from reading news to blogs to email. And it turns out the reading habits of people in medieval times weren't so different, a new book suggests. Full story

Ancient copy of Ten Commandments goes digital

The Cambridge Digital Library has just made available thousands of pages from fragile religious manuscripts for Internet users' perusal, including a 2,000-year-old copy of the Ten Commandments, known as the "Nash Papyrus." Full story

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