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The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
Paula Byrne.
 
Publisher: Harper
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007479764
Daedalus Item Code: 41307
 
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Inventing the Enemy: Essays
Umberto Eco. Richard Dixon, trans.
 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547640976
Daedalus Item Code: 41726
 
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Horace Walpole's Cat
Christopher Frayling.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500514917.  Daedalus Item Code: 41280
 
In February 1747, Selima the tabby fell into a Chinese porcelain tub in Horace Walpole's London house and met her end. Thomas Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of ... (Read More)
 
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A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books
Alex Beam.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586487768.  Daedalus Item Code: 41003
 
Today the classics of the Western canon, written by the proverbial "dead white men," are all but dead in the pop culture wars, but in the 1950s and 60s they were a phenomenon. The Great Books of ... (Read More)
 
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Orpheus: The Song of Life
Ann Wroe.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590207789.  Daedalus Item Code: 40923
 
Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet, and lover, Orpheus has haunted humanity for at least two and a half millennia. In this extraordinary work, the author of Being Shelley ... (Read More)
 
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The Aeneid
Virgil. J.W. Mackail, trans. Coco Stevenson, afterword.
Publisher: Collectors Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781904633631.  Daedalus Item Code: 40657
 
Written at the end of Virgil's long life and published after his death in 19 BC—despite its being unfinished, and against the poet's wishes—this is a founding work of the Western canon. The Trojan ... (Read More)
 
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The Voyage That Never Ends: Malcolm Lowry in His Own Words: Fictions, Poems, Fragments, Letters
Malcolm Lowry. Michael Hofmann, ed.
Publisher: New York Review Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590172353.  Daedalus Item Code: 40704
 
Notorious for a misspent life full of binges, blackouts, and unimaginable bad luck, Malcolm Lowry managed to complete and publish two novels, one of them—Under the Volcano—an undisputable ... (Read More)
 
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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476744834.  Daedalus Item Code: 41459
 
A companion volume to Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary of the same name, featured on PBS's American Masters series, this oral biography tells the story of the famously reclusive author of ... (Read More)
 
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Both Flesh and Not
David Foster Wallace.
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780241144824.  Daedalus Item Code: 41240
 
Spanning nearly 20 years of writing, this posthumous collection of 15 essays from David Foster Wallace—his third, following Consider the Lobster and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do ... (Read More)
 
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Opening Pandora's Box: Phrases Borrowed from the Classics and the Stories Behind Them
Ferdie Addis.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606523247.  Daedalus Item Code: 41108
 
Ever been struck by Cupid's arrow? Do you work like a Trojan, or wish you had the Midas touch? What's so bad about having an Achilles's heel, and why wouldn't you want to open Pandora's box, anyway? ... (Read More)
 
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Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s
Hunter S. Thompson.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330544887.  Daedalus Item Code: 41283
 
Originally published in 1988 as the second volume of Hunter S. Thompson's "Gonzo Papers," this book collects the best of his 1985–88 weekly columns for the San Francisco Examiner. Against a ... (Read More)
 
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The Aeneid
Virgil. J.W. Mackail, trans. Coco Stevenson, afterword.
Publisher: Collectors Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781904633631.  Daedalus Item Code: 40657
 
Written at the end of Virgil's long life and published after his death in 19 BC—despite its being unfinished, and against the poet's wishes—this is a founding work of the Western canon. The Trojan ... (Read More)
 
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