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Who is Mark Twain?
Mark Twain.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061735011.  Daedalus Item Code: 51345
 
"You had better shove this in the stove," Mark Twain said at the top of an 1865 letter to his brother, "for I don't want any absurd 'literary remains' and 'unpublished letters of Mark Twain' ... (Read More)
 
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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Jeanette Winterson.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802120106.  Daedalus Item Code: 52529
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2012) The Whitbread Prize–winning author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Lighthousekeeping, and The ... (Read More)
 
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Why Homer Matters
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781627791793.  Daedalus Item Code: 59114
 
He has written on the origins of the King James Bible, on navigating the battered Atlantic coast of Britain, and on his grandmother Vita Sackville-West's gardens at his ancestral home of ... (Read More)
 
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The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens. Shelley Klein, ed.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843175681.  Daedalus Item Code: 42890
 
Renowned for his trenchant commentary and his beloved characters, Charles Dickens has also been enjoyed in no small part for his rather juicy summings-up of those whose measure fell short. In this ... (Read More)
 
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The Woman Reader
Belinda Jack.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300120455.  Daedalus Item Code: 51995
 
In a lively story rarely told, the author of George Sand: A Woman's Life Writ Large here explores the evolution of women's reading and the seemingly endless controversies it has inspired. ... (Read More)
 
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The World of Agatha Christie: The Facts and Fiction of the World's Greatest Crime Writer
Martin Fido.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780971810.  Daedalus Item Code: 51761
 
Her books have sold nearly two billion copies, and nearly 40 years after her death, Agatha Christie remains the gold standard for the mystery genre. As this illustrated biography shows, the creator ... (Read More)
 
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You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound
Tom Nuttall, ed.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767932462.  Daedalus Item Code: 51375
 
Did you know that most toilets flush in the key of E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 in its operating budget by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? The ... (Read More)
 
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Yours Ever: People and Their Letters
Thomas Mallon.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679444268.  Daedalus Item Code: 31064
 
From the author of A Book of One's Own and Stolen Words comes this thoughtful, wide-ranging, at times eccentric survey of the epistolary art. Interwoven with Thomas Mallon's eloquent ... (Read More)
 
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