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The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596911956.  Daedalus Item Code: 33167
 
A book sold for shillings in the streets of London, later whisked away to Manhattan for millions, and then stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo, William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has, above ... (Read More)
 
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The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit
Jen Adams.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451688795.  Daedalus Item Code: 42610
 
The gift of a book becomes part of the story of your life. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. A reader of ... (Read More)
 
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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 Native American Myths and Legends
Jon E. Lewis, ed.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780337876.  Daedalus Item Code: 43907
 
In this 2012 updating of Lewis Spence's 1914 Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon Lewis provides an extensive introductory essay and additional commentary throughout the book ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to the Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950
Colm Tóibín & Carmen Callil.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762442768.  Daedalus Item Code: 43405
 
In their entertaining list of what to read next, Irish PEN Award winner Colm Tóibín and publisher Carmen Callil make no distinction between literary and commercial writing; for them, there is only ... (Read More)
 
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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People
Susan Orlean.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758638.  Daedalus Item Code: 42307
 
Following up Saturday Night and The Orchid Thief, longtime New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean presented this collection of 22 pieces that she wrote for the magazine. Her ... (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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Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces
Cory MacLauchlin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820403.  Daedalus Item Code: 43409
 
Eleven years after John Kennedy Toole's 1969 suicide, his masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces was finally published, winning the Pulitzer Prize the following year. Despite the belated acclaim, ... (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: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (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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