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Henry James: The Mature Master
Sheldon M. Novick.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679450238.  Daedalus Item Code: 00563
 
The New York Times compared Sheldon Novick's first volume of Henry James's life, The Young Master, to "a movie of James's life, as it unfolds, moment to moment, lending the book a ... (Read More)
 
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Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism
John Updike.
Publisher: Knopf/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620901144.  Daedalus Item Code: 42248
 
In this follow-up to his earlier book of essays and reviews Hugging the Shore, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, this posthumous collection of miscellaneous prose from John ... (Read More)
 
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Hitch-22: A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446540339.  Daedalus Item Code: 38251
 
Over the course of 60 years, Christopher Hitchens was a citizen of the United States and also the United Kingdom; he was a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam who became a supporter of the U.S. ... (Read More)
 
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Horace Walpole's Cat
Christopher Frayling.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500514917.  Daedalus Item Code: 41280
 
In February 1747, Selima the tabby fell into a Chinese porcelain tub in Horace Walpole's London house and met her end. Thomas Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of ... (Read More)
 
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Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
Billy Collins.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812975628.  Daedalus Item Code: 43502
 
The former Poet Laureate of New York State and the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, Billy Collins here presents his ninth collection, at once ironic and elegiac, covering love and loss, life and ... (Read More)
 
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The House in France: A Memoir
Gully Wells.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269805.  Daedalus Item Code: 33385
 
Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter's bright and witty memoir of her mother, rebellious American journalist Dee Wells, and her stepfather A.J. Ayer, the worldly Oxford ... (Read More)
 
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The House of Harper: The Making of a Modern Publisher
Eugene Exman.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061936661.  Daedalus Item Code: 13795
 
In 1817 four young Harper brothers opened a printing shop in downtown Manhattan. Two centuries later, their small enterprise has grown into one of the world's largest and most successful publishing ... (Read More)
 
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How Proust Can Change Your Life
Alain de Botton.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330354912.  Daedalus Item Code: 41256
 
This very funny book comes as an unlikely combination of two vastly divergent conventions: the literary biography and the self-help manual. The author of On Love transforms Marcel Proust's ... (Read More)
 
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Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward
Paul Johnson.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061825927.  Daedalus Item Code: 40718
 
The author of Creators and Heroes, as well as Modern Times and History of Christianity, here turns to the finest wits of the Western world. Paul Johnson surveys a diverse ... (Read More)
 
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The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives
Brian Dillon.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780865479463.  Daedalus Item Code: 32759
 
Charlotte Brontė found in her illnesses, real and imagined, an escape from familial and social duties, and the perfect conditions for writing. Andy Warhol was terrified by disease and by the idea of ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen on Love and Romance
Jane Austen. Constance Moore, ed.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616083458.  Daedalus Item Code: 30826
 
Should you wish to live happily ever after with a dashing man who owns half of Derbyshire, you would do well to arm yourself with the wit of a writer who understood the human heart. Presented on ... (Read More)
 
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Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World
Claire Harman.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312680657.  Daedalus Item Code: 30663
 
Mention Jane Austen and you'll likely incite a slew of fervent opinions from anyone within earshot. Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, inspiring such bestsellers as ... (Read More)
 
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