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Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919025.  Daedalus Item Code: 50355
 
Lionized as a "writer's writer" for his meticulously crafted prose and unapologetic approach to his subject matter, Gustave Flaubert (1821–80) scandalized French society with his 1857 novel Madame ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Honoré de Balzac
David Carter.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919087.  Daedalus Item Code: 50351
 
The author of the monumental cycle of novels and stories The Human Comedy, Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was an extraordinarily prolific writer, and is regarded as one of the founding fathers ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Jane Austen
Fiona Stafford.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919063.  Daedalus Item Code: 53673
 
Over the last two centuries, Jane Austen's novels have grown exponentially in fame, yet the author herself remains in many ways a mystery. Fiona Stafford assesses Austen's books in the context of ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Andrew Piper.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919100.  Daedalus Item Code: 50358
 
In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Joseph Conrad
Gavin Griffiths.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919070.  Daedalus Item Code: 50353
 
Born to Polish parents in the Russian-dominated Ukraine, Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) led an extraordinary and adventurous life, much of which was spent at sea. Conrad absorbed images and impressions ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
E.H. Wright.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919094.  Daedalus Item Code: 50363
 
With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Wilkie Collins
Melisa Klimaszewski.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919155.  Daedalus Item Code: 50352
 
One of the most popular writers in Victorian England, Wilkie Collins (1824–89) was an innovator of detective fiction and secured his fame with sensational novels full of intricate legal plots, ... (Read More)
 
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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
João Magueijo.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465009039.  Daedalus Item Code: 32961
 
On March 26, 1938, Italian nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship in Palermo, cash and passport in hand, and was never seen again. Theoretical physicist João Magueijo—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Britten's Century: Celebrating 100 Years of Benjamin Britten
Mark Bostridge, ed. Nicholas Kenyon, intro.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781441177902.  Daedalus Item Code: 54606
 
In the nearly four decades since Benjamin Britten's death, appreciation for his music—particularly the opera Peter Grimes and the masterful War Requiem—has only grown, even as his ... (Read More)
 
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Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'N' Roll
Marc Dolan.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081350.  Daedalus Item Code: 54633
 
Smart and incisive, this book from English, American studies, and film professor Marc Dolan takes us through Bruce Springsteen's life by tracing the cultural, political, and personal forces that ... (Read More)
 
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Buddha
Karen Armstrong.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753813409.  Daedalus Item Code: 62367
 
The author of A History of God, Islam, and Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, Karen Armstrong here turns to a religious figure whose thought is still ... (Read More)
 
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