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Essays After Eighty
Donald Hall.
 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780544287044
Daedalus Item Code: 59260
 
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The Rights of the Reader
Daniel Pennac. Quentin Blake, illus. Sarah Adams, trans.
 
Publisher: Candlewick
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763638016
Daedalus Item Code: 50603
 
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Charles Dickens at Home
Hilary Macaskill. Florian Schweizer, foreword. Graham Salter, photos.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232273.  Daedalus Item Code: 50657
 
Giving us an uncommonly close-up look at one of the world's most popular and celebrated authors of the past two centuries, this book is a detailed, highly visual tour of the places where Charles ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Honoré de Balzac
David Carter.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919087.  Daedalus Item Code: 50351
 
The author of the monumental cycle of novels and stories The Human Comedy, Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was an extraordinarily prolific writer, and is regarded as one of the founding fathers ... (Read More)
 
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Talking About Detective Fiction
P.D. James.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307592828.  Daedalus Item Code: 50619
 
In a perfect pairing of author and subject, illuminated with a smattering of New Yorker–style cartoons, P.D. James here gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human ... (Read More)
 
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Whitman: The Mystic Poets
Walt Whitman. Gary David Comstock, preface.
Publisher: Skylight Paths.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594730412.  Daedalus Item Code: 50475
 
Arguably the most innovative and influential American poet of the 19th century, the self-proclaimed "American Bard," Walt Whitman challenged his contemporaries to resist conforming to society and ... (Read More)
 
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Cavafy: Poems
C.P. Cavafy. Daniel Mendelsohn, trans. and ed.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375712425.  Daedalus Item Code: 49265
 
The Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933) is a towering figure of 20th-century literature. No other modern poet brought so vividly to life the history and culture of Mediterranean ... (Read More)
 
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Enthusiasms
Mark Girouard.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711233294.  Daedalus Item Code: 50663
 
Does a neglected masterpiece by Jane Austen enshrine her first love affair? Who was Vita Sackville-West's real grandfather? And what clues are there to the identity of "Walter," doyen of Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Fables: From Aesop to Flash Fiction
Lee Rourke.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919711.  Daedalus Item Code: 50350
 
This unique survey traces the long history of a form currently enjoying a popular resurgence, both online and in the printed works of talented young authors. As we emerge from modernism and its ... (Read More)
 
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The Poetry of Sex
Sophie Hannah, ed.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670921836.  Daedalus Item Code: 50735
 
Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand, but sex as well—implicit or explicit, nuanced or stark—has long been a staple theme for poets, from Catullus pleading with Lesbos to Walt Whitman singing ... (Read More)
 
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A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and Her Characters Went to the Ball
Susannah Fullerton.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232457.  Daedalus Item Code: 50661
 
Jane Austen loved to put on her satin slippers and shoe-roses, her white gloves and muslin gown, and go off for an evening at a Basingstoke assembly ball; dances figure so prominently in her novels ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919025.  Daedalus Item Code: 50355
 
Lionized as a "writer's writer" for his meticulously crafted prose and unapologetic approach to his subject matter, Gustave Flaubert (1821–80) scandalized French society with his 1857 novel Madame ... (Read More)
 
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