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Dover's Cabinet of Curiosities

Clever, satirical poetry from Mad Jack Siegfried Sassoon, a British poet of World War l. 

This week in history WWl began. Read how POW’s plotted their escape to freedom.  http://bit.ly/1oe4uQa

J. M. Barrie’s immortal hero Peter Pan takes on a steampunk attitude in this unique interpretation of the beloved storybook character.

In honor of summer blockbusters let’s celebrate this calling “rich and rare.”  W.W. Denslow, original artist for L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was quite a scribe in his own right.  He had done several of these 4 page illustrated poems in a series called “When I Grow Up” which man in St. Nicholas Illustrated Magazine in 1909.  Eventually it was bound up into a book, which remains somewhat rare.  In addition to this poem on becoming a thrilling thespian, Denslow also delved into the professions of a Pirate, Fireman and others.

On this day in 1818, Emily Bronte was born in Thornton, Yorkshire. 

Dover’s best selling version of her classic novel, Wuthering Heights, can be found here .

Born today in 1805, Alexis de Tocqueville’s view of the French Revolution as part of a gradual and ongoing social process, rather than a sudden occurrence, offers timeless insights into the pursuit of individual and political freedom. bit.ly/1kkTVM0

This frank, and frequently arrogant, revelation of Il Duce’s life produced mixed reactions when first published in 1928. bit.ly/1s1m1Mg

Happy National Lipstick Day!

We don’t publish anything about lipstick (shocking, I know), but according to this Huffington Post article, George Washington wore lipstick on the reg. So honor our first President and the most superior of cosmetics by grabbing our American President’s Coloring Book and going to town with a red crayon!

An out-of-print title from Dover’s archive.  Maybe we should bring this back!

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science from your airplane window (1975 ed., cover design by edmund v. gillon jr)

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SALE! Save 50% on best selling children’s literature author Thornton Burgess, a conservationist who wrote thousands of animal stories for children. HURRY, OFFER ENDS AUGUST 3rd! bit.ly/1rB3t4g