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Charles Dickens: The Dickens Bicentenary 1812–2012
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley.
Publisher: Insight.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608870523.  Daedalus Item Code: 32097
 
Produced in association with the Charles Dickens Museum, London, this beautifully decorated visual biography follows Dickens's life through paintings, drawings, and photographs—as well as removable ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire
Judith Thurman.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374126513.  Daedalus Item Code: 33134
 
Gathering essays and profiles that span 20 years of her cultural criticism for The New Yorker, Judith Thurman displays her fascination with human vanity, femininity, and "women's work," be it ... (Read More)
 
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The Coming of Night: A Yoruba Creation Myth from West Africa
James Riordan. Jenny Stow, illus.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847802767.  Daedalus Item Code: 32117
 
Long, long ago, when the earth was new, the great river goddess Yemoya sent her daughter Aje to marry a handsome earth chief in the Land of Shining Day, in this retelling of a Yoruba tale by ... (Read More)
 
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The Contemplated Spouse: The Letters of Wallace Stevens to Elsie
J. Donald Blount, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570032486.  Daedalus Item Code: 23709
 
Here in a single volume are the 272 extant letters written by Wallace Stevens to the woman with whom he shared his life, Elsie Viola Kachel. Written over 25 years, the correspondence reflects Elsie's ... (Read More)
 
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The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature
Bernice E. Cullinan, Bonnie Kunzel, & Deborah A. Wooten, eds.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780826417107.  Daedalus Item Code: 42572
 
"The remarkable growth of YA literature in recent years is evident in this massive one-volume encyclopedia. The 800 signed entries, written by 200 contributors, include author profiles, trends, and ... (Read More)
 
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Dante's Divine Comedy: Inferno
Dante Alighieri. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, trans. Anna Amari-Parker, ed.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848378575.  Daedalus Item Code: 41254
 
The first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century masterpiece, Inferno is beautifully illustrated here with images ranging from Hieronymus Bosch's paintings of a surreal, hellish landscape to ... (Read More)
 
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Enough About You: Notes Toward the New Autobiography
David Shields. Ross McElwee, foreword.
Publisher: Soft Skull.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593762193.  Daedalus Item Code: 32377
 
What does it mean to construct a self? What does it mean to turn your life into a narrative? What is gained, and what's lost? What lies inevitably are told, and what deeper truths are reached? This ... (Read More)
 
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Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World
Nicholas A. Basbanes.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060593247.  Daedalus Item Code: 21133
 
Here Nicholas Basbanes—the author of Patience and Fortitude and Among the Gently Mad, and deemed by David McCullough to be "our leading author of books about books"—considers books that ... (Read More)
 
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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143107293.  Daedalus Item Code: 49036
 
Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Rapunzel," and "Hansel and Gretel" have become deeply ... (Read More)
 
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Farther Away: Essays
Jonathan Franzen.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374153571.  Daedalus Item Code: 40248
 
In this collection—a follow-up to How to Be Alone, from the National Book Award–winning author of The Corrections and Freedom—Jonathan Franzen gathers together essays and ... (Read More)
 
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The Finger: A Handbook
Angus Trumble.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374154981.  Daedalus Item Code: 20448
 
From the author of A Brief History of the Smile comes this complete index of the digit. Art historian Angus Trumble examines the finger from every possible angle in this mix of art and ... (Read More)
 
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A Fistful of Pearls: And Other Tales from Iraq
Elizabeth Laird. Shelley Fowles, illus.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845076412.  Daedalus Item Code: 34354
 
Powerful Caliphs, talking elephants, mysterious magicians—the folk tales of Iraq are filled with otherworldly creatures, enchantment, and earthy humor, hearkening back to a happier time in the ... (Read More)
 
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