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Books by my bedside ~ Spring 2010

cathy earnshaw
 
Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
"After reading Andrew Motion's biography and the selected letters, I'm looking forward to this much-lauded "tour de force of poet-sympathy across the decades"
Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World
Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World
"One of the few books on Austen that I might be able to stomach, this one retraces the cult of all thing Austen"
Vanessa Bell
Vanessa Bell
"Much overshadowed by her more famous sister Virginia Woolf, it wasn't until 1983 that a biography on Vanessa was published"
Daphne Du Maurier
Daphne Du Maurier
"The film Daphne was great - I'm looking forward to learning more about Du Maurier (1907-1989)"
Albert Camus: A Life
Albert Camus: A Life
"Killed in a car accident with a train ticket in his pocket, Camus penned The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus in the early 1940s"
The Trial (Vintage Classics)
The Trial (Vintage Classics)
"Hoping to make it through Franz Kafka's novels before travelling to Prague to visit the writer's grave"
Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
"Gordon takes on the myth of Saint Emily in this new, revisionist biography of the American poet's life"
Death & the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley Circle
Death & the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley Circle
"Only book on the enigmatic Fanny Imlay (the illegitimate daughter of feminist Mary Wollstonecraft) who committed suicide at 22"
Shelley: The Pursuit
Shelley: The Pursuit
"Finishing with the short, chaotic & prolific life of the English Romantic poet Shelley, it's going to be a great spring!"