Please help me...

@lucy67 (819)
September 1, 2008 10:42pm CST
I read an article talking about how books help the author becomes a writer. There is a phrase I cannot understand. " It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that storybooks had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them—with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms,captured and carried off to myself." Anyone knows the meaning of the phrase at the end of this paragraph "captured and carried off to myself"? I have consulted several dictionaries but still cannot understand. Please help me. Thank you very much.
1 response
• United States
2 Sep 08
it means that they took the book. the entire phrase is just stating that she was upset that someone wrote the books, and that they just didn't exist, but regardless they love everything about books.