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Memoirs of the Life of Monsieur de Voltaire
Voltaire. Ruth Scurr, foreword. Andrew Brown, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911524.  Daedalus Item Code: 53736
 
Although perhaps best known in the English-speaking world as the author of Candide, Voltaire towered over 18th-century French literature, as much for his strident social views and iconoclastic ... (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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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 Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio
Andrea Mays.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439118238.  Daedalus Item Code: 61339
 
Today it is the most valuable book in the world—one First Folio recently sold for over $5 million—and rescued the name of William Shakespeare from oblivion. When the playwright died in 1616, half of ... (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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Modernism: The Lure of Heresy
Peter Gay.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393052053.  Daedalus Item Code: 61182
 
Beginning his epic study in the 1840s with Charles Baudelaire, whose lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts, Peter Gay traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its ... (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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Monsieur Proust's Library
Anka Muhlstein.
Publisher: Other Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590515662.  Daedalus Item Code: 51366
 
Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems as if all the characters in his novels—servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians—were devoted readers; ... (Read More)
 
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More Women's Wicked Wit: Over 2000 Scintillating Quotations from Mary Shelley to Courtney Love
Michelle Lovric.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853755675.  Daedalus Item Code: 61257
 
This follow-up to Women's Wicked Wit contains some 2,000 of not only the scintillating quotations mentioned in the subtitle, but also acerbic retorts and saucy one-liners by some of the ... (Read More)
 
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Mortality
Christopher Hitchens. Graydon Carter, foreword. Carol Blue, afterword.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781455502769.  Daedalus Item Code: 61649
 
On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his memoir Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in Vanity Fair, ... (Read More)
 
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