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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 Jane Austen: The Life and Times of the World's Favorite Author
Charles Jennings.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762446292.  Daedalus Item Code: 51766
 
Despite the apparent modernism of Jane Austen's wit and perception into the affairs of the well-mannered heart, her England of 200 years ago was a place we would scarcely recognize, notes Charles ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster: P.G. Wodehouse's Best-Loved Characters
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762448050.  Daedalus Item Code: 51767
 
In this entertaining companion to P.G. Wodehouse's most delightful creation, Nigel Cawthorne introduces us to the affable if batty Bertie Wooster and his omniscient, efficient, and unfailingly loyal ... (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: 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: 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: 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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