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The Guest List: How Manhattan Defined American Sophisticationófrom the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball
Ethan Mordden.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312540241.  Daedalus Item Code: 61240
 
From the 1920s to the early 1960s, Manhattan was America's beacon of sophistication, from the theaters of Broadway to the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel and tables at the Stork Club. Alexander ... (Read More)
 
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A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice
Jane Austen. Retold by Alex Goodwin. Tess Gammell, photog.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781632862426.  Daedalus Item Code: 59372
 
What better way to re-live one of the greatest love stories in literature than to see it dramatized by the finest guinea pig actors working today? Here in 25 superbly costumed and photographed scenes ... (Read More)
 
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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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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 womenóJames's cousin Minny Temple, who died of tuberculosis ... (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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The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
George Prochnik.
Publisher: Other Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590516126.  Daedalus Item Code: 61244
 
By the 1930s, Austria's Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world; his novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant ... (Read More)
 
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Inferno: Volume 1 of the Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri. Robin Kirkpatrick, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124788.  Daedalus Item Code: 51249
 
The first and most famous of the three canticles in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Inferno describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide. Through nine increasingly ... (Read More)
 
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Irish Humorous Poetry
Criostoir O'Flynn.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781807456.  Daedalus Item Code: 52173
 
A stalwart people with an often harrowing history, the Irish have endured in part because of their ribald sense of humor. Combing library archives, Criostoir O'Flynn has uncovered dozens of examples ... (Read More)
 
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J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist
Thomas Beller.
Publisher: New Harvest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544261990.  Daedalus Item Code: 61361
 
J.D. Salinger published his first story in The New Yorker at age 29; three years later came The Catcher in the Rye, a novel that has sold more than 65 million copies and achieved mythic ... (Read More)
 
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