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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey
Robert Morrison.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981321.  Daedalus Item Code: 22241
 
Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859) enjoyed friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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Enthusiasms
Mark Girouard.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711233294.  Daedalus Item Code: 50663
 
Does a neglected masterpiece by Jane Austen enshrine her first love affair? Who was Vita Sackville-West's real grandfather? And what clues are there to the identity of "Walter," doyen of Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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The Essence of Rumi
John Baldock.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841933849.  Daedalus Item Code: 64735
 
The 13th-century Sufi mystic Jalaluddin Rumi has been called the greatest poet of any age, composing 70,000 verses on the subjects of divine love, mystic passion, and ecstatic illumination, and his ... (Read More)
 
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Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome
Stephen Jones, ed. Alan Lee, illus.
Publisher: Jo Fletcher.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781623656249.  Daedalus Item Code: 70095
 
In this collection, inspired by the work of folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, some of today's finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own modern—and decidedly darker—takes on these ... (Read More)
 
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First Poems
Brenda Meredith Seymour, illus.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718815264.  Daedalus Item Code: 53417
 
From the make-believe of Shakespeare's "Where the Bee Sucks" and Robert Graves's "I'd Love to Be a Fairy Child" to the everyday world of William Wordsworth's kitten at play and Kenneth Grahame's ... (Read More)
 
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The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. Mohammad Shaheen, foreword. Issa J. Boullata, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913719.  Daedalus Item Code: 53699
 
As a child in British Mandate Palestine, poet and translator Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (1920–94) enjoyed proximity to a rich confluence of cultures in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In this 1987 memoir, Jabra ... (Read More)
 
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Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerard Manley Hopkins. John Stammers, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571230686.  Daedalus Item Code: 64762
 
The Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins's (1844–89) poetry is characterized by its innovative use of rhythm and rich vocabulary; most of his works, however, weren't published until decades after his ... (Read More)
 
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The Grail: A Secret History
John Matthews.
Publisher: Barron's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780764158674.  Daedalus Item Code: 60442
 
What is the Holy Grail? It has been variously described as a stone, a chalice, and even as an enduring idea that encapsulates Christian mysticism. In this book, illustrated with some 90 color images, ... (Read More)
 
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Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Nicola Shulman.
Publisher: Steerforth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586422073.  Daedalus Item Code: 38408
 
Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Sir Thomas Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300112191.  Daedalus Item Code: 51988
 
Charles Dickens was regarded as the great proponent of hearth and home in Victorian Britain, though in 1858 this image was nearly shattered by the breakup of his marriage and rumors of a scandalous ... (Read More)
 
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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250039460.  Daedalus Item Code: 54510
 
Famous for the indelible child characters he created, from Little Nell and Oliver Twist to David Copperfield, Charles Dickens was himself the father of ten children (and a possible 11th). Robert ... (Read More)
 
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The Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold
Robin Waterfield & Kathryn Waterfield.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781786484406.  Daedalus Item Code: 70117
 
From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus, from Icarus flying too close to the sun to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, the ... (Read More)
 
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