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Brief Lives: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Anthony Briggs.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919254.  Daedalus Item Code: 50354
 
Described by one contemporary as "the Shakespeare of the lunatic asylum," the author of Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov divided critics during his lifetime. Russian ... (Read More)
 
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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: Henry James
Hazel Hutchison.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919230.  Daedalus Item Code: 50359
 
Even the most basic facts about Henry James—his illustrious family, his staggering productivity as a writer, his lifelong bachelorhood, and his adoption of British citizenship—have served to create a ... (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: 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: Leo Tolstoy
Anthony Briggs.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919117.  Daedalus Item Code: 50362
 
A man of stark contradictions and boundless energy, Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was born into a life of privilege, yet became a soldier, novelist, and religious philosopher. In this succinct biography, ... (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 Disapperance 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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The Brontës at Haworth
Ann Dinsdale. Simon Warner, photos.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711233980.  Daedalus Item Code: 50655
 
By any measure, the Brontës were an extraordinary family, between them producing such masterpieces as Jane Eyre, Villette, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell ... (Read More)
 
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