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Agatha Christie: An Autobiography: Includes a Bonus CD of Agatha Christie's Voice Recordings
Agatha Christie.
Publisher: Harper/BOMC.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9780062073594.  Daedalus Item Code: 44558
 
Millions of readers the world over got to know her characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple, yet for decades little was known about their creator. Despite being the most widely published author ... (Read More)
 
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Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography
Mary-Lou Weisman. Al Jaffee, illus.
Publisher: It Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061864490.  Daedalus Item Code: 44313
 
Since 1955, when his work began enlivening the pages of MAD magazine, Al Jaffee has pickled three generations of American kids in the brine of satire. So perhaps it's not too surprising that ... (Read More)
 
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Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit
Andrew A. Rooney. Brian Rooney, intro.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586489038.  Daedalus Item Code: 43398
 
Like Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken before him, the bestselling author of Common Nonsense was a writer and a wit, but a cultural analyst above all. Spanning Andy Rooney's six-decade career, these ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2013
Cheryl Strayed, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544103887.  Daedalus Item Code: 52907
 
"The invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be and nothing was ever the same again.... The reader should feel the ground shift, if even only a bit," writes Cheryl Strayed, author ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013
Dave Eggers, ed. Walter Mosley, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544105508.  Daedalus Item Code: 52908
 
In this year—his final turn as series editor—McSweeney's publisher Dave Eggers bows out gracefully, leaving the series in the hands of one of his former students at 826 Valencia, while "guest ... (Read More)
 
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The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs
Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mieder & Fred R. Shapiro, compilers.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300136029.  Daedalus Item Code: 52734
 
From the commonplace ("Make love, not war" and "It's a dog-eat-dog world") to the obscure ("Moonlight does not dry mittens" and "A singing army is invincible"), this intriguing anthology collects ... (Read More)
 
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Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee.
Publisher: Pimlico.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845952013.  Daedalus Item Code: 52860
 
In this widely acclaimed 2007 biography, Hermione Lee does away with the image of the snobbish bluestocking and gives us a new Edith Wharton—tough, startlingly modern, and as brilliant and complex as ... (Read More)
 
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The Fall of Arthur
J.R.R. Tolkien. Christopher Tolkien, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544115897.  Daedalus Item Code: 52611
 
In the 1930s, J.R.R. Tolkien began writing an Old English alliterative epic recounting King Arthur's last days, but the painstaking efforts required to compose the Lord of the Rings books ... (Read More)
 
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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 that year and rumors of a ... (Read More)
 
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The High History of the Holy Grail
Sebastian Evans, trans.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co..   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780227678916.  Daedalus Item Code: 52453
 
For nearly a millennium, the story of the Knights of the Round Table and their search for the Holy Grail has held a deep fascination for readers. Written by an anonymous French author of the 13th ... (Read More)
 
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How to Read Literature
Terry Eagleton.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300190960.  Daedalus Item Code: 51990
 
What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like "Baa Baa Black Sheep" be full of concealed loathing, resentment, and aggression? In ... (Read More)
 
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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Sherill Tippins.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618726349.  Daedalus Item Code: 52613
 
Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American invention: an epicenter of New York's artistic and literary culture and a haven for the ... (Read More)
 
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