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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
Katie Waldegrave.
Publisher: Windmill Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099537342.  Daedalus Item Code: 62965
 
Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge were lifelong friends. They were also the daughters of poetic geniuses and best friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who ushered in Romanticism ... (Read More)
 
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Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life
Seth D. Pevnick, ed.
Publisher: D. Giles.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907804304.  Daedalus Item Code: 62084
 
Not only the god of the sea but also of floods, earthquakes, and horses, Poseidon was a central figure in the ancient Greeks' religious practices. Referencing historical research and what can be ... (Read More)
 
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Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce
Sylvia Jukes Morris.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812992496.  Daedalus Item Code: 73016
 
Born in 1903 in New York's Spanish Harlem, Clare Booth Luce had nothing to recommend her but beauty, ferocious intelligence, and dry wit; she wrote three Broadway hits and married millionaire Henry ... (Read More)
 
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Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812996456.  Daedalus Item Code: 71055
 
In this collection of sage advice, humorous quips, and pointed observations, published in the last year of her life, Maya Angelou's spirit endures. These are resonant and rewarding quotes from the ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
 
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A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
Tom Nissley. Joanna Neborsky, illus.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393239621.  Daedalus Item Code: 64021
 
This delight of a book is perfect bedside company. Packed with delicious anecdotes and fun facts for every day of the year—including birthdates and death anniversaries of authors—this is a wonderful ... (Read More)
 
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Reporting Always: Writings from The New Yorker
Lillian Ross. David Remnick, foreword.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781501116001.  Daedalus Item Code: 72663
 
A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than 60 years, Lillian Ross worked for both the magazine's founding editor, Harold Ross, and its current editor, David Remnick. Ross practically ... (Read More)
 
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Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling
David Wolman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061369261.  Daedalus Item Code: 72755
 
In this "engaging ramble through our orthographic thickets" (Boston Globe), the author of A Left-Hand Turn Around the World tells the cockamamie story of English spelling. When did ... (Read More)
 
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River of Ink: Literature, History, Art
Thomas Christensen.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781619024267.  Daedalus Item Code: 72349
 
Possessed of boundless curiosity and an engaging literary style, the author of 1616: The World in Motion takes readers on an around-the-world tour with these 30 essays on art, science, and the ... (Read More)
 
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The Romantic Poets and Their Circle
Richard Holmes.
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery, London.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781855144774.  Daedalus Item Code: 71231
 
The ideal of the inspired artist owes its origin to the key figures of the Romantic period—Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and John Keats among them—who revolutionized ... (Read More)
 
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Rome and Rhetoric: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Garry Wills.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300152180.  Daedalus Item Code: 42102
 
Renaissance plays and poetry in England were saturated with the rhetorical twists that Latin education made familiar to audiences and readers, yet even a formally educated man like Ben Jonson was ... (Read More)
 
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A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas
Virginia Woolf.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099734314.  Daedalus Item Code: 70466
 
In 1928, Virginia Woolf delivered two college lectures that were expanded and published the following year as A Room of One's Own. Woolf imagines Shakespeare with a sister in every way his ... (Read More)
 
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