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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis, but found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Native American Myths & Legends
Jon E. Lewis, ed.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780337876.  Daedalus Item Code: 43907
 
In this 2012 updating of Lewis Spence's 1914 Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon Lewis provides an extensive introductory essay and additional commentary throughout the book ... (Read More)
 
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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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A Brief History of Fables: From Aesop to Flash Fiction
Lee Rourke.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919711.  Daedalus Item Code: 50350
 
This unique survey traces the long history of a form currently enjoying a popular resurgence, both online and in the printed works of talented young authors. As we emerge from modernism and its ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Guide to the World's Most Famous Detective
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762444083.  Daedalus Item Code: 42867
 
Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, the most famous detective in the world appeared originally in four novels and 56 short stories. Sherlock Holmes was not the first literary detective, yet he ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Alexander Pushkin
Robert Chandler.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919124.  Daedalus Item Code: 50360
 
Considered by many to be Russia's greatest poet, Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837) also experimented with other genres—dramas, short stories, and histories—influencing generations of Russian and ... (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: Elizabeth Gaskell
Alan Shelston.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919216.  Daedalus Item Code: 50357
 
Now chiefly remembered for Cranford and the radical North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–65) was one of the great Victorian novelists; adept at capturing local dialect and the ... (Read More)
 
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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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