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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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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disapperance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
João Magueijo.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465009039.  Daedalus Item Code: 32961
 
On March 26, 1938, Italian nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship in Palermo, cash and passport in hand, and was never seen again. Theoretical physicist João Magueijo—the author of ... (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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Cecil B. DeMille and the Golden Calf
Simon Louvish.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571229000.  Daedalus Item Code: 44395
 
An enduring Hollywood legend, Cecil B. DeMille is remembered—and sometimes reviled—for his grandiose biblical sagas, including Samson and Delilah and his 1956 version of The Ten ... (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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Charles Dickens at Home
Hilary Macaskill. Florian Schweizer, foreword. Graham Salter, photos.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232273.  Daedalus Item Code: 50657
 
Giving us an uncommonly close-up look at one of the world's most popular and celebrated authors of the past two centuries, this book is a detailed, highly visual tour of the places where Charles ... (Read More)
 
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 34937
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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Chuck Close: A Life
Christopher Finch.
Publisher: Prestel.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9783791336770.  Daedalus Item Code: 51026
 
A companion volume to Chuck Close: Work, this biography from Close's longtime friend Christopher Finch (also the author of Norman Rockwell's America and The Art of Walt Disney) ... (Read More)
 
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Churchill and Empire: Portrait of an Imperialist
Lawrence James.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780224817.  Daedalus Item Code: 50907
 
The author of The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, as well as a journalist for London's Sunday times and Literary Review, Lawrence James manages to find a new perspective on ... (Read More)
 
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The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393062304.  Daedalus Item Code: 23875
 
The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... (Read More)
 
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