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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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House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family
Paul Fisher.
Publisher: Holt.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780805090208.  Daedalus Item Code: 10547
 
The James family gave the world three famous children: a novelist of genius (Henry), an influential philosopher (William), and an invalid (Alice) who became a feminist icon, despite her sheltered ... (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 Brontë 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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I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
Francesco Marciuliano.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452110585.  Daedalus Item Code: 38808
 
Sometimes "meow" just isn't enough. In this little book of doggerel for cats, the writer of the syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps to unlock the feline creative potential in a series of ... (Read More)
 
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Inventing the Enemy: Essays
Umberto Eco. Richard Dixon, trans.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547640976.  Daedalus Item Code: 41726
 
This anthology covers a wide range of topics on which Umberto Eco has written and lectured for the past ten years, from a disquisition on the theme that runs through his novel The Prague ... (Read More)
 
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The Invisible Woman: The Story of Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan—Movie Tie-In Edition
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780804172127.  Daedalus Item Code: 49114
 
(Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Hawthornden Prize) The Whitbread Award–winning biographer of Samuel Pepys and Mary Wollstonecraft, Claire Tomalin also gave us this ... (Read More)
 
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It's Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Vermont Country Doctor
Beach Conger.
Publisher: Chelsea Green.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781603583848.  Daedalus Item Code: 40072
 
In this follow-up to his memoir Bag Balm and Duct Tape, Beach Conger and his wife leave rural Dumster, Vermont, for suburban Philadelphia. Conger takes a job in a teaching hospital in the ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen
Marghanita Laski.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500260159.  Daedalus Item Code: 33603
 
Springing from the upper-middle-class society of late 18th-century southern England, Jane Austen was orthodox in morals and religion, and generally Tory in politics—this was the milieu in which she ... (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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