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The Golden Age of Crime Fiction: The Authors, the Artists and Their Creations from 1920 to 1950
Peter Haining.
Publisher: Prion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781853758690.  Daedalus Item Code: 51726
 
From the 1840s to the 1950s, every important element of crime fiction was invented, including such archetypal investigators as the police detective, the amateur sleuth, the hard-boiled private eye, ... (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, Lucius Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about ... (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: 60529
 
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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The Good Rat: A True Story
Jimmy Breslin.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060856694.  Daedalus Item Code: 51309
 
In a history every bit as compelling as The Godfather, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Branch Rickey and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight gives us a look through the ... (Read More)
 
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The Gothic Reader: A Critical Anthology
Martin Myrone.
Publisher: Tate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781854375995.  Daedalus Item Code: 60640
 
While the term "Gothic" is often associated with the sensationalistic novels and tales popularized in the 18th and 19th centuries, this surprisingly durable genre has continued to inspire a variety ... (Read More)
 
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The Grail: A Secret History
John Matthews.
Publisher: Barron's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780764158674.  Daedalus Item Code: 60442
 
What is the Holy Grail? It has been variously described as a stone, a chalice, and even as an enduring idea that encapsulates Christian mysticism. In this book, illustrated with some 90 color images, ... (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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The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300112191.  Daedalus Item Code: 51988
 
Charles Dickens was regarded as the great proponent of hearth and home in Victorian Britain, though in 1858 this image was nearly shattered by the breakup of his marriage that year and rumors of a ... (Read More)
 
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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250039460.  Daedalus Item Code: 54510
 
Famous for the indelible child characters he created, from Little Nell and Oliver Twist to David Copperfield, Charles Dickens, was himself the father of ten children (and a possible 11th). Robert ... (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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Hamlet: Signature Shakespeare
William Shakespeare. Jeff Dolven, ed. David Scott Kastan, series ed. Kevin Stanton, illus.
Publisher: Signature.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402795916.  Daedalus Item Code: 40824
 
The ghost speaks to Hamlet, the Player king performs, Hamlet stabs Polonius, Ophelia drowns, and the graveyard itself is portrayed in this edition of Hamlet, while on the cover, the Prince of ... (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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