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Mark Twain's Mississippi River: An Illustrated Chronicle of the Big River in Samuel Clemens's Life and Works
Peter Schilling Jr.
Publisher: Voyageur.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780760345504.  Daedalus Item Code: 62820
 
Few authors have been so connected to a place as Mark Twain, who used the Mississippi River as the setting for such classics as Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Here Peter ... (Read More)
 
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The Marquise of O—
Heinrich von Kleist. Andrew Miller, foreword. Richard Stokes, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910541.  Daedalus Item Code: 53735
 
Held captive by Russian soldiers, the Marquise is rescued before they can rape her, but a few months later, she finds herself pregnant, in this novelette by Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811). Insisting ... (Read More)
 
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Masters of Crime: Fiction's Finest Villains and Their Real-Life Inspirations
Adam Nightingale.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752454184.  Daedalus Item Code: 41635
 
From Fagin to Professor Moriarty, Moll Cutpurse to A.J. Raffles, some of the most infamous fictional villains and anti-heroes ever to prowl London were rooted in the lives and careers of a litany of ... (Read More)
 
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Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir from the London Review of Books
Alan Bennett, preface.
Publisher: William Heinemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780434022670.  Daedalus Item Code: 53400
 
Autobiography has been an essential element of the London Review of Books since its founding in 1979, and this volume collects many outstanding pieces of memoir that first appeared in the ... (Read More)
 
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Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi
Charles Dickens. Richard Findlater, afterword.
Publisher: Pushkin Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781901285949.  Daedalus Item Code: 52941
 
In 1837, the 25-year-old Charles Dickens was asked to rewrite the memoirs of the world-renowned clown and pantomime Joseph Grimaldi, presented here in a handsome, pocket-sized edition. Born to a ... (Read More)
 
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Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps
John McIntyre, ed. Michael Dirda, foreword.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781582436050.  Daedalus Item Code: 41216
 
The late James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three ... (Read More)
 
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The Merchant's Tale: Dual-Language Edition
Geoffrey Chaucer. E.B. Richmond, trans.
Publisher: .   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911999.  Daedalus Item Code: 53739
 
In the merchant's risqué tale, the aged, lascivious knight January marries the attractive teenager May. Soon, though, January loses his sight, and—in an unforgettable scene—his young wife and her ... (Read More)
 
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Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies: The Illustrated Biography
G. Peter Winnington.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720613414.  Daedalus Item Code: 62999
 
Following decades of research into the life and work of English novelist, poet, playwright, and artist Mervyn Peake, this superb illustrated biography follows Peake, the son of missionary parents, ... (Read More)
 
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The Midas Touch: World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks
Mark Daniels.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430353.  Daedalus Item Code: 53293
 
In Western astrology, the signs of the zodiac are named in honor of Greek myths. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was heavily influenced by Norse mythology. Flora and Fauna, the names of ... (Read More)
 
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The Miller's Tale: Dual-Language Edition
Geoffrey Chaucer. E.B. Richmond, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911715.  Daedalus Item Code: 50388
 
The drunken miller entertains his fellow pilgrims with an account of the scholar, Nicholas, who seduces his aged landlord's beautiful young wife Alison, in the second of Chaucer's Canterbury ... (Read More)
 
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The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are
Philip Hensher.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447221692.  Daedalus Item Code: 54841
 
When London columnist and arts critic Philip Hensher realized that he had no idea what a close friend's handwriting looked like, he felt as though something was missing from their friendship; having ... (Read More)
 
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Mom & Me & Mom
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400066117.  Daedalus Item Code: 52577
 
Returning to the memoir decades after her six-volume autobiography practically re-invented the form, Maya Angelou here charts the most formative relationship of her life in this stirring portrait. ... (Read More)
 
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