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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
 
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage—a reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"—to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
 
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What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World
Robert Hass.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061923920.  Daedalus Item Code: 44376
 
A former Poet Laureate of the United States, and author of the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning poetry collection Time and Materials, Robert Hass follows up his National Book ... (Read More)
 
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What Should I Do With My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Po Bronson.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758980.  Daedalus Item Code: 42336
 
Having traveled the country in search of individuals who have struggled to find their calling, Po Bronson offers stories of 57 very different people trying to answer such questions as, "Is a career ... (Read More)
 
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What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell
Suzanne Marrs, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547376493.  Daedalus Item Code: 34135
 
Over 50 years, Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and New Yorker editor William Maxwell penned warm and intelligent letters to each other, sharing worries about work and family, literary ... (Read More)
 
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Whitman: The Mystic Poets
Walt Whitman. Gary David Comstock, preface.
Publisher: Skylight Paths.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594730412.  Daedalus Item Code: 50475
 
Arguably the most innovative and influential American poet of the 19th century, the self-proclaimed "American Bard," Walt Whitman challenged his contemporaries to resist conforming to society and ... (Read More)
 
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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 Read Moby-Dick?
Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022991.  Daedalus Item Code: 53272
 
In this handsome little chapbook—with an embossed laminated cover, foil-stamped cloth spine, and deckled cream pages—the author of the National Book Award winner In the Heart of the Sea and ... (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 World of Charles Dickens: The Life, Times and Works of the Great Victorian Novelist
Martin Fido.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847329431.  Daedalus Item Code: 53163
 
Also the author of the 1970 Short Illustrated Life of Charles Dickens—hailed by The Dickensian as one of the two best books marking the centenary of Dickens' death—Martin Fido here ... (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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