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The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure
C.D. Rose, ed. Andrew Gallix, intro.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781612193786.  Daedalus Item Code: 59082
 
Compiling more than 51 of history's most notable cases of authors suffering a complete lack of literary success, this darkly comic, decidedly erudite little tome profiles the greatest writers who ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of the Duchess
Geoffrey Chaucer. Bernard O'Donoghue, foreword. E.B. Richmond, trans. and intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911579.  Daedalus Item Code: 53670
 
In the earliest of Geoffrey Chaucer's major works, an insomniac poet lies in bed reading, and when he finally falls asleep, has a radiant vision of himself in a room whose windows depict the history ... (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 Boy at the Hogarth Press
Richard Kennedy. John Randle, intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914617.  Daedalus Item Code: 53671
 
In 1926, 16-year-old Richard Kennedy became Leonard Woolf's protégé at the Woolfs' Hogarth Press. Some 45 years later, and by then a professional illustrator known for such books as The Kingdom 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 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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A Brief History of Fables: From Aesop to Flash Fiction
Lee Rourke.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919711.  Daedalus Item Code: 50350
 
This unique survey traces the long history of a form currently enjoying a popular resurgence, both online and in the printed works of talented young authors. As we emerge from modernism and its ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Jane Austen
Fiona Stafford.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919063.  Daedalus Item Code: 53673
 
Over the last two centuries, Jane Austen's novels have grown exponentially in fame, yet the author herself remains in many ways a mystery. Fiona Stafford assesses Austen's books in the context of ... (Read More)
 
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Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
Sarah Churchwell.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844087686.  Daedalus Item Code: 43988
 
Suggesting that there might be a true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby, Sarah Churchwell delves into the news of the 1920s and uncovers a forgotten scandal. The ... (Read More)
 
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Carlyle's House: And Other Sketches
Virginia Woolf. Doris Lessing, foreword. David Bradshaw, ed. And intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910558.  Daedalus Item Code: 53677
 
Unearthed from Virginia Woolf's notebooks, these seven sketches from 1909 find the young author honing her unparalleled talent for observation. In her descriptions of Scottish philosopher Thomas ... (Read More)
 
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Carmen
Prosper Mérimée. Philip Pullman, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910961.  Daedalus Item Code: 53676
 
Among the leading French authors of his day, Prosper Mérimée achieved his greatest success with the 1856 novella Carmen, adapted two decades later into the classic opera by Georges Bizet. When ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens in Love
Robert Garnett.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605983950.  Daedalus Item Code: 51294
 
Charles Dickens's gift for creating memorable and believable female characters owes much to his love for three women over the course of his lifetime, suggests Robert Garnett. In this biography—which ... (Read More)
 
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