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Horace Walpole's Cat
Christopher Frayling. Robert Bentley, William Blake & Kathleen Hale, illus.
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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How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life
Dan Wilbur.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399537615.  Daedalus Item Code: 51246
 
If you are ready to admit that you might not ever read Ulysses or Atlas Shrugged—and are tired of being shamed by your hyper-literate friends—then this is the one book you truly need. ... (Read More)
 
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How to Read Literature
Terry Eagleton.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300190960.  Daedalus Item Code: 51990
 
What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like "Baa Baa Black Sheep" be full of concealed loathing, resentment, and aggression? In ... (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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In the Body of the World: A Memoir
Eve Ensler.
Publisher: Metropolis Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095180.  Daedalus Item Code: 51523
 
Best known as the author of The Vagina Monologues, activist Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Upon discovering that ... (Read More)
 
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In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales and Essays by Edgar Allan Poe
Michael Connelly, ed.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061690402.  Daedalus Item Code: 53524
 
Any anthology of Edgar Allan Poe's stories is cause for excitement and this one is no exception, as it includes such gems as "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of ... (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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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Sherill Tippins.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618726349.  Daedalus Item Code: 52613
 
Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American invention: an epicenter of New York's artistic and literary culture and a haven for the ... (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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Jane Austen: Her Life, Her Times, Her Novels
Janet Todd.
Publisher: Sevenoaks.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781781770429.  Daedalus Item Code: 53341
 
Presented in an oversized scrapbook format, this life of Jane Austen is illustrated throughout with original engravings from her books, photos, contemporary prints and art works, and portraits. It ... (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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Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9780375859700.  Daedalus Item Code: 20569
 
As much for adult fans of Edward Gorey as it is for children 8 and up with a sense of ironic humor, this mock cautionary tale by Hilaire Belloc, originally penned in 1907, is set perfectly with Mini ... (Read More)
 
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