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Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief
James Fenimore Cooper. Ruth Scurr, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911395.  Daedalus Item Code: 53665
 
"It is scarcely necessary to dwell on the scenes that occurred between the time I first sprang from the earth and that in which I was 'pulled'." A pocket handkerchief tells its story—from a flax ... (Read More)
 
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An Autobiography of Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad. Stephen Brennan, ed.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781626361386.  Daedalus Item Code: 52121
 
Born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857, the author of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim lived a life as vivid and adventurous as those of his fictional characters. Leaving Poland ... (Read More)
 
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol: And Other Poems
Oscar Wilde.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141192673.  Daedalus Item Code: 50219
 
One of the most entertaining playwrights of the 19th century and one of the greatest wits of all time, Oscar Wilde was a skilled poet as well. Having cautioned that, "All bad poetry springs from ... (Read More)
 
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Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac
Anka Muhlstein. Adriana Hunter, trans.
Publisher: Armchair Traveller.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907973222.  Daedalus Item Code: 54621
 
"Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are," Honoré de Balzac once claimed. France's food was hardly noteworthy before the Revolution, and Balzac ... (Read More)
 
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Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith
Andrew Wilson.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408811191.  Daedalus Item Code: 60392
 
The author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley, Patricia Highsmith (1921–95) was renowned as a suspense writer during her lifetime—although she was notoriously evasive ... (Read More)
 
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The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dickens: A Modern Guide to Britain's Most Famous Novelist
Brian Murray.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780826418821.  Daedalus Item Code: 42568
 
Charles Dickens belongs to an exclusive literary club: he was immensely popular when he was alive, and his work has never fallen out of fashion. His larger-than-life style and over-the-top characters ... (Read More)
 
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Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson. Thom Gunn, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571226795.  Daedalus Item Code: 53917
 
Today he is in Shakespeare's shadow, but for 17th-century readers and audiences, Ben Jonson was the premier poet and dramatist of the age. Finding favor with King James I, Jonson obtained royal ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2013
Cheryl Strayed, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544103887.  Daedalus Item Code: 52907
 
"The invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be and nothing was ever the same again.... The reader should feel the ground shift, if even only a bit," writes Cheryl Strayed, author ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2014
John Jeremiah Sullivan, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544309906.  Daedalus Item Code: 60317
 
In an age of "trigger warnings" for possibly offensive material in college courses, and the censure of speakers who have upset some audience members, this edition of Best American Essays does ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
Dave Eggers, ed. Ray Bradbury, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547595962.  Daedalus Item Code: 42533
 
For 2012, the highly popular annual contribution to the Best American series from McSweeney's editor and part-time pirate Dave Eggers features an introduction by the late Ray Bradbury on the ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013
Dave Eggers, ed. Walter Mosley, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544105508.  Daedalus Item Code: 52908
 
In his final turn as series editor, McSweeney's publisher Dave Eggers bows out gracefully, leaving the series in the hands of one of his former students at 826 Valencia, while "guest ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014
Daniel Handler, ed. Lemony Snicket, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544129665.  Daedalus Item Code: 54415
 
Though founding series editor Dave Eggers has left the building—so far as The Best American Nonrequired Reading is concerned, anyway—he has put the enormously popular series in the capable ... (Read More)
 
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