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Prose & Verse in Praise of Nature
Mari Friend, illus.
Publisher: Brockhampton.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781860194115.  Daedalus Item Code: 52720
A truly lovely little book, illuminated with the naturalist art of Mari Friend, this compact treasury is a celebration of the creatures and plants in our own backyard, in all seasons of the year. ... (Read More)
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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
Lorenza Foschini. Eric Karpeles, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061965678.  Daedalus Item Code: 22321
Imagine owning something personal that had once belonged to your literary hero. Although Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, his real ... (Read More)
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
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Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction
Estérelle Payany. Jean-François Martin, illus. Magda Schmit, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301642.  Daedalus Item Code: 41355
In this delightfully illustrated and highly browsable literary feast, culinary journalist Estérelle Payany shares 31 to-die-for recipes inspired by scoundrels from novels and fairytales. Each chapter ... (Read More)
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Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857–1925
Susan Goodman.
Publisher: University Press New England.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584659853.  Daedalus Item Code: 44097
A list of the authors who have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly reads like a Who's Who of American literature, as it includes Henry Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, Frederick Douglass, ... (Read More)
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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
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Robert Burns
Robert Burns. Selected by Don Paterson.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571275519.  Daedalus Item Code: 53905
"Ae fond kiss, and then we sever; / Ae farewell, and then for ever! / Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, / Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee," wrote Robert Burns in "Song." Widely ... (Read More)
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Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English: A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary of Lexicographers and Linguists
Robert Hartwell Fiske.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451651324.  Daedalus Item Code: 53960
In his comprehensive, authoritative, charmingly grumpy compendium of misuses of the English language, Robert Hartwell Fiske—editor and publisher of The Vocabula Review—tells us exactly how ... (Read More)
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Rome and Rhetoric: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Garry Wills.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300152180.  Daedalus Item Code: 42102
Renaissance plays and poetry in England were saturated with the rhetorical twists that Latin education made familiar to audiences and readers, yet even a formally educated man like Ben Jonson was ... (Read More)
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Rotten Reviews Redux: A Literary Companion
Bill Henderson, ed.
Publisher: Pushcart.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781888889680.  Daedalus Item Code: 30919
A quarter century ago Pushcart Press took aim at laughable reviews that had trashed literary masterpieces through the centuries, quoting some 175 attacks in a little book that itself became a ... (Read More)
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Roughing It
Mark Twain.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626360631.  Daedalus Item Code: 54009
First published in 1872 as a prequel of sorts to The Innocents Abroad, this second book by Mark Twain proffers the (almost) true story of the author's rollicking adventures across the frontier ... (Read More)
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A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire
Charles Dickens et al. D.J. Taylor, foreword. Melisa Klimaszewski, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911647.  Daedalus Item Code: 53784
Published in its entirety for the first time since 1852, this collection of Christmas tales was originally selected by Charles Dickens for his periodical Household Words. Each story varies in ... (Read More)
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