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The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300112191.  Daedalus Item Code: 51988
 
Charles Dickens was regarded as the great proponent of hearth and home in Victorian Britain, though in 1858 this image was nearly shattered by the breakup of his marriage and rumors of a scandalous ... (Read More)
 
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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250039460.  Daedalus Item Code: 54510
 
Famous for the indelible child characters he created, from Little Nell and Oliver Twist to David Copperfield, Charles Dickens was himself the father of ten children (and a possible 11th). Robert ... (Read More)
 
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The Greatest Books You'll Never Read: Unpublished Masterpieces By the World's Greatest Writers
Bernard Richards.
Publisher: Cassell.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781844037933.  Daedalus Item Code: 73814
 
Why wasn't Thomas Hardy's first novel ever published? Were the short lines of Virgil's Aeneid awaiting a rewrite? What happened to the manuscript of the long-promised "magnum opus" that Truman ... (Read More)
 
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A Guinea Pig Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens. Retold by Alex Goodwin. Tess Gammell, photog.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781632867087.  Daedalus Item Code: 69453
 
After we giggled our way through A Guinea Pig Nativity and nearly swooned over A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice, all we could think was "Please sir? We want some more!" Happily, our pleas ... (Read More)
 
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The Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen. H.P. Paull, W.A. & J.K. Craigie, trans.
Publisher: Wordsworth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853268991.  Daedalus Item Code: 73743
 
Born in Denmark, the son of a shoemaker, Hans Christian Andersen endured a wretched childhood and an awkward youth largely through his ability to re-imagine the world in his own way, and though he ... (Read More)
 
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Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War
Amanda Vaill.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374172992.  Daedalus Item Code: 70033
 
Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe, six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Author of the National Book Critics Circle ... (Read More)
 
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Houdini and Conan Doyle: The Great Magician and the Inventor of Sherlock Holmes: Friends of Genius. Deadly Rivals
Christopher Sandford.
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780715642801.  Daedalus Item Code: 73941
 
The creator of the ultra-rational Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle had an unshakable faith in spiritualism, believing that psychics could put him in touch with his departed loved ones; after his ... (Read More)
 
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The Household Tips of the Great Writers
Mark Crick.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847082527.  Daedalus Item Code: 53596
 
Just because they have deep thoughts and singular perspectives on the human condition doesn't mean that the great writers of literature don't occasionally have to throw a dinner party, caulk a ... (Read More)
 
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Hyde Park Gate News: The Stephen Family Newspaper
Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, with Thoby Stephen. Hermione Lee, foreword. Gill Lowe, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911418.  Daedalus Item Code: 53713
 
As children, Virginia Woolf, elder sister Vanessa Bell, and brother Thoby Stephen collaborated on their very own family newspaper. This anthology pairs a selection from these texts with 16 pages of ... (Read More)
 
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The Iliad: A New Translation
Homer. Caroline Alexander, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062046277.  Daedalus Item Code: 71575
 
Composed around 730 BC, Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Greeks and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. ... (Read More)
 
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The Illustrated Dust Jacket, 19201970
Martin Salisbury.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500519134.  Daedalus Item Code: 79496
 
Once a plain dust cover for expensive bound editions, the paper book jacket in the 1920s came to be seen as an ideal vehicle for enticing book buyers, and illustrators on both sides of the Atlantic ... (Read More)
 
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The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb
Stanley Plumly.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393080995.  Daedalus Item Code: 73036
 
Two hundred years ago, on December 28, 1817, painter Benjamin Robert Haydon hosted what he referred to in his diaries as the "immortal dinner." He wanted to introduce his young friend John Keats to ... (Read More)
 
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