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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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The History of the Reign of King Henry VII
Francis Bacon. Brian Thompson, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843917083.  Daedalus Item Code: 53711
Chiefly remembered for his role in ending the Wars of the Roses, Henry VII remains a rather mysterious figure whose reign was marked by rebellions and unpopular taxes. Written nearly a century after ... (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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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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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 Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff
Judy Parkinson.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451846.  Daedalus Item Code: 54519
Remember those handy rhymes and phrases from grade school—"i before e except after c," (vowels); "every good boy does fine," (lines on the music staff); and "thirty days hath September," (the lengths ... (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: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544334472.  Daedalus Item Code: 54448
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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