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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
Katie Waldegrave.
 
Publisher: Windmill Books
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099537342
Daedalus Item Code: 62965
 
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Longing for a Kiss: Love Poems from Many Lands
Editors of Hippocrene Books.
 
Publisher: Hippocrene
Format: laminated cover
ISBN: 9780781806718
Daedalus Item Code: 62609
 
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Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives
John Sutherland.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179477.  Daedalus Item Code: 62747
 
In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, critic and scholar John Sutherland here offers a history of novels written in the English language, selecting 294 writers since the 17th ... (Read More)
 
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Mark Twain's Mississippi River: An Illustrated Chronicle of the Big River in Samuel Clemens's Life and Works
Peter Schilling Jr.
Publisher: Voyageur.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780760345504.  Daedalus Item Code: 62820
 
Few authors have been so connected to a place as Mark Twain, who used the Mississippi River as the setting for such classics as Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Here Peter ... (Read More)
 
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The Art of Neil Gaiman
Hayley Campbell. Audrey Niffenegger, foreword.
Publisher: Ilex.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781781571392.  Daedalus Item Code: 62951
 
From major award-winning novels like The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods to comics and graphic novels like The Sandman and Death: The High Cost of Living, ... (Read More)
 
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The Owl And The Pussycat: An Anthology of Poems that Every Child Should Read
Helen Mort & Jonny Marx, eds. Valeria Valenza, illus.
Publisher: Buster Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780552583.  Daedalus Item Code: 62424
 
Although there are plenty of poems associated with childhood here—including Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" and quite a few verses by Edward Lear—this is primarily a book of excellent poems that may be ... (Read More)
 
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The Thoreau You Don't Know: The Father of Nature Writers on the Importance of Cities, Finance, and Fooling Around
Robert Sullivan.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061710322.  Daedalus Item Code: 61662
 
(A New York Times Editors' Choice) Many readers think they know Henry David Thoreau, imagining the solitary curmudgeon with the shack out in the woods. But in this delightfully engaging ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2015
Ariel Levy, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569621.  Daedalus Item Code: 62869
 
"Writing an essay is like catching a wave," posits guest editor Ariel Levy. "To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water." This year's writers—including Hilton Als, Roger Angell, ... (Read More)
 
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So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
Maureen Corrigan.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316230070.  Daedalus Item Code: 62917
 
(A New York Times Editor's Choice and Named a Best Book of 2014 by Library Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Kansas City Star) The book critic for NPR's ... (Read More)
 
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My Ideal Bookshelf
Jane Mount, illus. Thessaly La Force, ed.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316200905.  Daedalus Item Code: 62906
 
In this unusual book of portraits, illustrator Jane Mount depicts such cultural figures as Michael Chabon, David Chang, Jennifer Egan, Malcolm Gladwell, Miranda July, Maira Kalman, Thomas Keller, ... (Read More)
 
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Inventing Hell: Dante, the Bible and Eternal Torment
Jon M. Sweeney.
Publisher: Jericho Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781455582242.  Daedalus Item Code: 62899
 
Hell—the very word conjures up terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think that the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? Jon Sweeney charts hell's ... (Read More)
 
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Five Works by Octavio Paz: Alternating Current, Conjunctions and Disjunctions, The Monkey Grammarian, Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare, On Poets and Others
Octavio Paz.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611453119.  Daedalus Item Code: 61702
 
(National Book Award Winner Included) Nobel laureate Octavio Paz (1914–98) was unquestionably one of the most gifted poets of the 20th century, but he was a formidable essayist as well. ... (Read More)
 
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