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Charles Dickens
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300170931.  Daedalus Item Code: 42504
 
The past president of the International Dickens Fellowship, former editor of The Dickensian, and longtime trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum, literature professor Michael Slater gives us an ... (Read More)
 
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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator
Jean Findlay.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099507086.  Daedalus Item Code: 70859
 
The celebrated translator of Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, C.K. Scott Moncrieff was an enigmatic man: a Catholic convert and a homosexual, a gregarious party-goer but deeply ... (Read More)
 
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Chaucer: Brief Lives
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099287483.  Daedalus Item Code: 73157
 
Inspired by John Aubrey's Brief Lives of the 17th century, Daedalus favorite Peter Ackroyd inaugurated his own series of Brief Lives in 2004 with this portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer. As Booklist ... (Read More)
 
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 73307
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393062304.  Daedalus Item Code: 23875
 
The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... (Read More)
 
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The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography
Elaine Showalter.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451645903.  Daedalus Item Code: 70654
 
She wrote the lyrics for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" after meeting Abraham Lincoln, but for much of her life poet Julia Ward Howe fought her own civil war at home, struggling against her ... (Read More)
 
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The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton
Diane Atkinson.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099556480.  Daedalus Item Code: 51082
 
Married at 19 to bullying Tory lawyer George Norton, Caroline Sheridan had become a respected poet and a celebrated society beauty when she separated from her husband. He then accused her of ... (Read More)
 
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Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich 1939–1952
Diana Cooper. John Julius Norwich, ed.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468310184.  Daedalus Item Code: 72815
 
Aristocrat, socialite, and actress—also one of the most beautiful women of her era—Lady Diana Cooper was a towering figure in British life during the first half of the 20th century, one half of a ... (Read More)
 
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Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
Jean-Pascal Hesse.
Publisher: Assouline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781614282020.  Daedalus Item Code: 71921
 
Derided in his own day as a criminal, a lunatic, and a revolutionary, the Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) has for nearly a century been considered a classic author, championed by such figures as Simone ... (Read More)
 
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Edith Cavell
Diana Souhami.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849163590.  Daedalus Item Code: 73740
 
Here the author of Whitbread Award–winning biography Selkirk's Island turns to the story of Edith Cavell (1865–1915), the British nurse executed by the Germans for helping Allied soldiers to ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
Joelle Biele, ed.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281380.  Daedalus Item Code: 33070
 
"I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their ... (Read More)
 
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The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax—Clarence King in the Old West
Robert Wilson.
Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593761615.  Daedalus Item Code: 72321
 
An icon of the American West, Clarence King (1842–1901) was an astute scientist with the pluck of an explorer, making his name with thrilling tales of ascending previously unclimbed mountain peaks, ... (Read More)
 
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