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A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and Her Characters Went to the Ball
Susannah Fullerton.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232457.  Daedalus Item Code: 50661
 
Jane Austen loved to put on her satin slippers and shoe-roses, her white gloves and muslin gown, and go off for an evening at a Basingstoke assembly ball; dances figure so prominently in her novels ... (Read More)
 
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'Dangerous Work': Diary of an Arctic Adventure
Arthur Conan Doyle. Jon Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower, eds.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780712358644.  Daedalus Item Code: 52393
 
Long before he created Sherlock Holmes, 20-year-old medical student Arthur Conan Doyle embarked on a seven-month stint as ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler. A compelling facsimile of Doyle's diary ... (Read More)
 
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Dante's Invention
James Burge.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752455860.  Daedalus Item Code: 52502
 
A self-absorbed young poet who composed rarefied verse about the nature of love, Dante Alighieri seemed entirely uninterested in anything other than Beatrice, the girl he had loved since they were ... (Read More)
 
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Dearest Father
Franz Kafka. Hannah & Richard Stokes, trans.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847490254.  Daedalus Item Code: 51577
 
In such novels as The Metamorphosis and The Trial, Franz Kafka betrays a fear of paternal authority that was hardly fictional for this Czech author. Written in 1919 while suffering from ... (Read More)
 
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Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien: Myth and Modernity
Patrick Curry.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780618478859.  Daedalus Item Code: 44236
 
What is the reward for the millions all over the world who continue to read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings? A Tolkien scholar whose commentary has been featured in DVD recordings of ... (Read More)
 
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The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, and Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, and Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, and a Variety of Helpful Indexes
Adam Thirlwell.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312428297.  Daedalus Item Code: 31973
 
(Winner of a 2008 Somerset Maugham Award) Having slept with a prostitute in Egypt, Gustave Flaubert begins writing Madame Bovary, which influences the minor French novelist Édouard ... (Read More)
 
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Diaries and Selected Letters
Mikhail Bulgakov. Roger Cockrell, trans.
Publisher: Alma Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847493033.  Daedalus Item Code: 51563
 
Spending much of his career under the scrutiny of the secret police, Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) wrote The Master and Margarita—now recognized as one of the 20th century's ... (Read More)
 
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Dickens and the Artists
Mark Bills, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300176025.  Daedalus Item Code: 42485
 
A remarkably visual writer, Charles Dickens grew out of a tradition where illustrations formed a significant part of both serial publications and books, and maintained close friendships with such ... (Read More)
 
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The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs
Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mieder & Fred R. Shapiro, compilers.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300136029.  Daedalus Item Code: 52734
 
From the commonplace ("Make love, not war" and "It's a dog-eat-dog world") to the obscure ("Moonlight does not dry mittens" and "A singing army is invincible"), this intriguing anthology collects ... (Read More)
 
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A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
Alice Kessler-Harris.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608193950.  Daedalus Item Code: 44141
 
She was a groundbreaking figure and the most successful female playwright in American history. Yet Lillian Hellman was also one of the few artists who stood up to the political witch hunts of the ... (Read More)
 
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Do-It-Yourself Brain Surgery: and Other Implausibly Titled Books
Joel Rickett.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190195.  Daedalus Item Code: 31886
 
The year 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of the Diagram Prize, Britain's annual contest to determine the oddest book title of the year—a hilarious celebration of the barmy side of publishing. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Dogfish Memory: A Memoir
Joseph A. Dane.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780881571547.  Daedalus Item Code: 31401
 
The dogfish of Maine are gone, fished to the brink of extinction. And what of that fabled "Old Maine"—is it too gone for good? Joseph Dane is a Maine native who, despite being a professor of English ... (Read More)
 
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