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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
 
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: E.M. Forster
Richard Canning.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919162.  Daedalus Item Code: 50356
 
A century after his first novels were published, E.M. Forster (1879–1970) remains one of the most widely read authors of the 20th century, making his name with such novels as A Room with a ... (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: 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: 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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Brothers: What the van Goghs, Booths, Marxes, Kelloggs—& Colts—Tell Us About How Siblings Shape Our Lives and History
George Howe Colt.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416547785.  Daedalus Item Code: 62635
 
Edwin Booth became a great actor on the 19th-century stage, while his younger brother John grew up to assassinate a president. Vincent van Gogh would never have survived without the support of his ... (Read More)
 
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By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review
Pamela Paul, ed. Scott Turow, foreword. Jillian Tamaki, illus.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781627791458.  Daedalus Item Code: 70043
 
What do your favorite writers read? Who are their favorite characters? What is their writing regimen, and what's on their nightstand? Every Sunday, readers of the New York Times Book Review ... (Read More)
 
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Caravans and Wedding Bands: Memories of a Romany Life
Eva Petulengro.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447209447.  Daedalus Item Code: 52832
 
In this sequel to her heartwarming memoir The Girl in the Painted Caravan, Eva Petulengro tells how she married outside her Romany culture in 1964, giving up her gypsy caravan for life with a ... (Read More)
 
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Carmen
Prosper Mérimée. Philip Pullman, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910961.  Daedalus Item Code: 53676
 
Among the leading French authors of his day, Prosper Mérimée achieved his greatest success with the 1856 novella Carmen, adapted two decades later into the classic opera by Georges Bizet. When ... (Read More)
 
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