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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 that year and rumors of a ... (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 Great Gatsby: A Complete Illustrated Edition of the Classic American Novel and Life in the Jazz Age
F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242586.  Daedalus Item Code: 53961
 
First published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterwork depicts the pleasure-seeking party atmosphere of the Jazz Age at its height—for those who had the means to participate. The novel mines the ... (Read More)
 
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Harvest Poems 1910-1960
Carl Sandburg. Mark Van Doren, intro.
Publisher: Harcourt.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780156391252.  Daedalus Item Code: 61875
 
This representative selection of poems skims the cream from the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet's previous collections, including Chicago Poems; Smoke and Steel; Slabs of the Sunburnt ... (Read More)
 
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Henry James: His Women and His Art
Lyndall Gordon.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088928.  Daedalus Item Code: 43990
 
Frequently cited as a homosexual or even an asexual, Henry James nonetheless cultivated two particularly close and tragic friendships with women—James's cousin Minny Temple, who died of tuberculosis ... (Read More)
 
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Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings
Italo Calvino. Martin McLaughlin, trans.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544146693.  Daedalus Item Code: 61876
 
Although he had a rare gift for exploring other realities, the author of If on a Winter's Night a Traveler and Cosmicomics also had a shrewd eye when examining the world we live in. ... (Read More)
 
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Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore
Linda Leavell.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571301829.  Daedalus Item Code: 54625
 
(Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award) Although Marianne Moore's poetry was highly praised by T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, and although her Collected Poems was honored ... (Read More)
 
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The Household Tips of the Great Writers
Mark Crick.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847082527.  Daedalus Item Code: 53596
 
Just because they have deep thoughts and singular perspectives on the human condition doesn't mean that the great writers of literature don't occasionally have to throw a dinner party, caulk a ... (Read More)
 
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Hyde Park Gate News: The Stephen Family Newspaper
Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, with Thoby Stephen. Hermione Lee, foreword. Gill Lowe, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911418.  Daedalus Item Code: 53713
 
As children, Virginia Woolf, elder sister Vanessa Bell, and brother Thoby Stephen collaborated on their very own family newspaper. This anthology pairs a selection from these texts with 16 pages of ... (Read More)
 
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I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau
Henry D. Thoreau. Jeffrey S. Cramer, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300187984.  Daedalus Item Code: 52784
 
"'Say's I to myself' should be the motto of my journal," wrote Henry David Thoreau in 1851. Begun in 1837, Thoreau's Journal spans a period of 25 years and runs to more than two million words, ... (Read More)
 
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