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#1
The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606523254.  Daedalus Item Code: 40655
 
One need never be flummoxed again. From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," here is an indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language as the ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, Written with a View to Rescue from Oblivion the Fast Fading Relics of By-Gone Days
William Holloway. David Crystal, foreword.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402363.  Daedalus Item Code: 51474
 
Though it joins many a modern compendium of colorful English cant, this particular dictionary was written in 1839 by William Holloway (1786–1870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
 
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#3
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
Thomas C. Foster.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060009427.  Daedalus Item Code: 51360
 
What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Becomes drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction: Stories and Advice from a Lifetime of Writing and Editing
Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069750.  Daedalus Item Code: 51244
 
A book about writing, and about a warm and productive literary friendship, this story begins in 1973 at the Boston offices of the Atlantic Monthly, where a young freelance writer named Tracy ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069624.  Daedalus Item Code: 41466
 
(Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and a 2011 Edgar Award) This provocative first "biography" of fictional detective Charlie Chan presents American ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Troilus and Cressida
Geoffrey Chaucer. George Philip Krapp, trans.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486446585.  Daedalus Item Code: 04273
 
Frequently referred to as the first great English novel and set during the siege of Troy, this tragic verse romance is considered by many to be "Chaucer's greatest poem" (C.S. Lewis). Troilus, a ... (Read More)
 
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#7
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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#8
The Poems of Jesus Christ
Willis Barnstone, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393083576.  Daedalus Item Code: 50429
 
"Jesus Christ is the great invisible poet of the world," suggests Willis Barnstone, noting that the Bible's early translators—having failed to understand the ancient Hebrew conception of ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Annotated Peter Pan: The Centennial Edition
J.M. Barrie. Maria Tatar, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066005.  Daedalus Item Code: 41463
 
"All children, except one, grow up," begins J.M. Barrie's novel Peter and Wendy, published a century ago following the success of his play Peter Pan. Inspired by Barrie's real-life ... (Read More)
 
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#10
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Anne Berthelot.
Publisher: Abrams Discoveries.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780810928879.  Daedalus Item Code: 43058
 
Who was King Arthur? Did he ever really live? Was he Roman, or perhaps Saxon, Breton, or Pict? And where do his literary legends come from? This book explores the historical Arthur and the origins of ... (Read More)
 
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