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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis, but found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Jane Austen: The Life and Times of the World's Favorite Author
Charles Jennings.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762446292.  Daedalus Item Code: 51766
 
Despite the apparent modernism of Jane Austen's wit and perception into the affairs of the well-mannered heart, her England of 200 years ago was a place we would scarcely recognize, notes Charles ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster: P.G. Wodehouse's Best-Loved Characters
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762448050.  Daedalus Item Code: 51767
 
In this entertaining companion to P.G. Wodehouse's most delightful creation, Nigel Cawthorne introduces us to the affable if batty Bertie Wooster and his omniscient, efficient, and unfailingly loyal ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
 
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Andrew Piper.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919100.  Daedalus Item Code: 50358
 
In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
E.H. Wright.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919094.  Daedalus Item Code: 50363
 
With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... (Read More)
 
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The Burning Leg: Walking Scenes from Classic Fiction
Will Self, foreword. Duncan Minshull, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843917151.  Daedalus Item Code: 43280
 
Walkers, like lovers of literature, are driven by the urge to explore, and writers have blessed their fictional characters with this impulse since the earliest of narratives. From Milton's Adam and ... (Read More)
 
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Burning the Days
James Salter.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780330448826.  Daedalus Item Code: 51077
 
The author of the PEN/Faulkner and PEN/Malamud Award–winning story collections Dusk and Other Stories and Last Night, as well as a string of superb novels, the late James Salter gave us ... (Read More)
 
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By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the New York Times Book Review
Pamela Paul, ed. Scott Turow, foreword. Jillian Tamaki, illus.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781627791458.  Daedalus Item Code: 49432
 
What do your favorite writers read? Who are their favorite characters? What is their writing regimen, and what's on their nightstand? Every Sunday, readers of the New York Times Book Review ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens: A Celebration of His Life and Work
Charles Mosley.
Publisher: Worth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849310253.  Daedalus Item Code: 40768
 
Heavily illustrated with captioned color reproductions of art, engravings, photos, and such ephemera as original title pages, this book from the author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Illustrated ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300170931.  Daedalus Item Code: 42504
 
The past president of the International Dickens Fellowship, former editor of The Dickensian, and longtime trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum, literature professor Michael Slater gives us an ... (Read More)
 
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