“Magisterial…Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.” —Salon
An eye-opening look at the new computer revolution and the coming transformation of our economy, society, and culture.
Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate
New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
“This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett
The story of Oscar Wilde's 1882 American tour explains how this quotable literary eminence became famous for being famous.