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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: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
E.H. Wright.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919094.  Daedalus Item Code: 50363
 
With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Wilkie Collins
Melisa Klimaszewski.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919155.  Daedalus Item Code: 50352
 
One of the most popular writers in Victorian England, Wilkie Collins (1824–89) was an innovator of detective fiction and secured his fame with sensational novels full of intricate legal plots, ... (Read More)
 
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Britten's Century: Celebrating 100 Years of Benjamin Britten
Mark Bostridge, ed. Nicholas Kenyon, intro.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781441177902.  Daedalus Item Code: 54606
 
In the nearly four decades since Benjamin Britten's death, appreciation for his music—particularly the opera Peter Grimes and the masterful War Requiem—has only grown, even as his ... (Read More)
 
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A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen
Liel Leibovitz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393082050.  Daedalus Item Code: 71711
 
Why is it that, even before his death, Leonard Cohen earned the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why have his songs been gracing the charts and movie soundtracks again ... (Read More)
 
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Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds
Francis J. Bremer.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179132.  Daedalus Item Code: 62703
 
The co-founder of the colony of New Haven (later folded into Connecticut), clergyman John Davenport has been neglected in studies that view early New England primarily from a Massachusetts viewpoint. ... (Read More)
 
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Call Me Burroughs: A Life
Barry Miles.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781455511938.  Daedalus Item Code: 71989
 
Notorious for his bohemian lifestyle and admired for such novels as Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs spent most of his 83 years very much in the public eye. Drawing upon extensive research ... (Read More)
 
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The Captain Who Burned His Ships: Captain Thomas Tingey, 1750–1829
Gordon S. Brown.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781612510446.  Daedalus Item Code: 64288
 
Former ambassador and advisor Gordon Brown here gives us the first full biography of Thomas Tingey, a seminal figure in the early development of the U.S. Navy, as well as a history of the first ... (Read More)
 
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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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Charles Dickens: A Celebration of His Life and Work
Charles Mosley.
Publisher: Worth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849310253.  Daedalus Item Code: 40768
 
Heavily illustrated with captioned color reproductions of art, engravings, photos, and such ephemera as original title pages, this book from the author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Illustrated ... (Read More)
 
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Charlotte Mew and Her Friends
Penelope Fitzgerald. Michèle Roberts, intro.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007142743.  Daedalus Item Code: 73125
 
Part of a new wave of fashionable female dandies, Charlotte Mew (1869–1928) was an enchanting and spirited personality, but behind the brave face was a life riddled with grief: a family plagued by ... (Read More)
 
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