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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 └ 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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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury
Paul Strohm.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026432.  Daedalus Item Code: 71580
 
The Canterbury Tales remains a founding text of English literature, yet it only came about because Geoffrey Chaucer was all but ruined. In the politically and economically fraught London of ... (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 Prizeľwinning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (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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Collected Nonfiction, Vol. 1: Selections from the Autobiography, Letters, Essays, and Speeches
Mark Twain. Adam Hochschild, intro.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101907702.  Daedalus Item Code: 69409
 
Whether crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans or blazing through Europe and the Americas, Mark Twain turned his wit, candor, and acerbic sarcasm on all his experiences. Along with scores of ... (Read More)
 
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Collected Nonfiction, Vol. 2: Selections from the Memoirs and Travel Writings
Mark Twain. Richard Russo, intro.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101907726.  Daedalus Item Code: 69407
 
In this second volume of a two-volume set, Mark Twain's playful exuberance and storytelling gifts are on full display as he regales readers with real-life adventures, from his stint as a fledgling ... (Read More)
 
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Comic, Curious & Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past
Rona Levin.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780712356596.  Daedalus Item Code: 73180
 
This collection of funny, bizarre, and thought-provoking stories comes to us from Rona Levin of the British Library's Newspaper Archive. Published from 1729 through 1930, these former news items ... (Read More)
 
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Conan Doyle's War: Great Writers on the Great War
Arthur Conan Doyle.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781445642017.  Daedalus Item Code: 73417
 
Upon the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, 55-year-old Arthur Conan Doyle tried to enlist in the military in order to set a good example to others; his offer was refused, and so the Sherlock Holmes ... (Read More)
 
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: Unabridged
Thomas De Quincey. Gunnar Cauthery, reader.
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books.   Format: 3 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9781843799177.  Daedalus Item Code: 73455
 
First published in 1821, Thomas De Quincey's memoir of laudanum addiction was among the first of its kind in English literature, and has served as a model for many later authors writing about ... (Read More)
 
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Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse
Michael Korda.
Publisher: Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060957483.  Daedalus Item Code: 72743
 
When bestselling author and urban dweller Michael Korda and his wife Margaret decide to buy a beautiful but falling-down 18th-century house in upstate New York, they discover the hilarious, arduous, ... (Read More)
 
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Cox's Fragmenta: An Historical Miscellany
Simon Murphy, ed.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752463292.  Daedalus Item Code: 73218
 
Erotic misdemeanors in an Irish beanfield, the recipe for a frog barometer fresh from the French court, a parrot convicted of heresy and burnt at the stake in Spain, a Dutch stage effect for ejecting ... (Read More)
 
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