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Oxford Treasury of Sayings & Quotations: Fourth Edition
Susan Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199609123.  Daedalus Item Code: 50949
 
From Thomas Jefferson's memorable "fire bell in the night," to the Russian proverb "Do not call a wolf to help you against the dogs," and the English saying "Don't sell the skin till you have caught ... (Read More)
 
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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse. Sophie Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099514794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52406
 
One of the funniest and most admired writers of the 20th century, the creator of Jeeves & Wooster, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings, P.G. Wodehouse was in life a quiet, retiring man who shied ... (Read More)
 
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A Pack of Dogs: An Anthology
Lucy Smith, ed. Christopher Brown, illus.
Publisher: Merrell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781858945316.  Daedalus Item Code: 31248
 
Hilariously illustrated with linocut cartoons by Christopher Brown, this little red book of dogs collects more than 50 tasty scraps of wisdom, humor, celebration, and experience—sometimes ... (Read More)
 
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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
Elizabeth Winder.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062085498.  Daedalus Item Code: 44364
 
Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and magazine clippings and illuminated with quotes from her peers, this is a fascinating look at a young Sylvia Plath and her life-changing month in ... (Read More)
 
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Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
Penelope Rowlands, ed.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781565129535.  Daedalus Item Code: 59657
 
Paris is "the world capital of memory and desire," concludes one of the contributors to this collection of intimate and insightful memoirs from those who have temporarily called the City of Light ... (Read More)
 
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Patrick Bronte: Father of Genius
Dudley Green.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752454450.  Daedalus Item Code: 23164
 
Patrick Brontë (1777–1861) was the father of novelists Anne, Charlotte, and Emily as well as their brother Branwell, yet he was also a fascinating man in his own right, says Dudley Green in this ... (Read More)
 
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Personal History
Katharine Graham.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375701047.  Daedalus Item Code: 42323
 
(Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) This extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women contains, as its title suggests, both ... (Read More)
 
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Philomena: The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Martin Sixsmith. Judi Dench, foreword.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447245223.  Daedalus Item Code: 52842
 
As a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee became pregnant and was sent to a convent as a "fallen woman." For three years after her son Anthony was born she cared for him there, until the Church ... (Read More)
 
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The Picshuas of H.G. Wells: A Burlesque Diary
Gene K. Rinkel & Margaret E. Rinkel.
Publisher: Illinois.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780252030451.  Daedalus Item Code: 50098
 
Though he was a literary lion who published more than a hundred books—including the science fiction classics The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine—H.G. Wells (1866–1946) also loved ... (Read More)
 
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Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism
Deborah Lutz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068320.  Daedalus Item Code: 23891
 
In her smart, provocative account of the erotic undercurrent beneath the surface of Victorian London, Deborah Lutz reveals a daring group of artists and thinkers who defied propriety to explore their ... (Read More)
 
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The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family
John Lithgow, compiler.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446580021.  Daedalus Item Code: 53251
 
From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Here he presents an outstanding treasury of ... (Read More)
 
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The Poetry Lesson
Andrei Codrescu.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780691147246.  Daedalus Item Code: 31816
 
In his hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course taught by a "typical fin-de-siècle salaried beatnik" (one with an antic imagination, an outsized personality and libido, and an ... (Read More)
 
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