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For the Love of Letters: The Joy of Slow Communication
John O'Connell.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476718804.  Daedalus Item Code: 42677
 
"The nib touches the paper. And instinctively I follow the old formula: address in top right-hand corner; date just beneath it on the left-hand side. My writing looks weird. I hand-write so ... (Read More)
 
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The Four Lost Men: The Previously Unpublished Long Version
Thomas Wolfe. Arlyn & Matthew J. Bruccoli, eds.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037337.  Daedalus Item Code: 32799
 
Originally appearing as a short story of 7,000 words in Scribner's Magazine in 1934, this work was, like many of Thomas Wolfe's works, considerably shortened for publication. (Indeed, it was ... (Read More)
 
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Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia
Richard Francis.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300177909.  Daedalus Item Code: 50804
 
Fruitlands was one of history's most unsuccessful yet most significant utopian experiments. It was established in Massachusetts in 1843 by Bronson Alcott (whose daughter Louisa May was among the ... (Read More)
 
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The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male: The Best of Gentry Magazine, 1951–1957
Hal Rubenstein, ed.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062088475.  Daedalus Item Code: 41949
 
More than 50 years after it ceased publication, Gentry magazine remains one of the most influential men's magazines ever created. Publisher William Segal's innovative style magazine broke new ... (Read More)
 
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The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter
Holly Robinson.
Publisher: Harmony.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307337450.  Daedalus Item Code: 12131
 
"What kind of Navy officer sits on his ship in the middle of the Mediterranean dreaming of gerbils?" That's the question Holly Robinson sets out to answer in this warm and rollicking memoir of life ... (Read More)
 
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Going Home
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060976309.  Daedalus Item Code: 44341
 
This is Doris Lessing's account of her first journey back to Africa, the land in which she grew up and in which so much of her emotion and her concern remained invested. Returning to Southern ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
M.D. Usher, adaptation. T. Motley, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567924183.  Daedalus Item Code: 36319
 
A favorite of private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing, Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about magic. ... (Read More)
 
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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction: Stories and Advice from a Lifetime of Writing and Editing
Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069750.  Daedalus Item Code: 51244
 
A book about writing, and about a warm and productive literary friendship, this story begins in 1973 at the Boston offices of the Atlantic Monthly, where a young freelance writer named Tracy ... (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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Great Poems for Grand Children
Celestine Frost, ed. Brian Cronin, illus.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402725128.  Daedalus Item Code: 50447
 
Teacher, poet, and grandmother Celestine Frost has gathered 175 of her favorite verses for all ages and compiled them in an anthology meant for sharing poetry between generations. Arranged topically ... (Read More)
 
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Great Short Works of Mark Twain: Old Times on the Mississippi, The Mysterious Stranger, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The Jumping Frog, Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn, A True Story, and Other Writings
Mark Twin.
Publisher: Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060727864.  Daedalus Item Code: 51047
 
In a less-than-kind summation on the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain once wrote: "Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure ... (Read More)
 
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Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster
Wendy Moffat.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312572891.  Daedalus Item Code: 33351
 
With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E.M. Forster came out as homosexual—a revelation that made barely a ripple in the literary reputation of the man ... (Read More)
 
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