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The latest, expanded issue of NOBROW comes out this November, bringing us a luxurious mix of illustration and narrative art around the theme of the double: doppelgangers, duplicates, twins, shadows, reflections...
We were so taken with the topic that we've pooled some of our favourite literary, artistic and cinematic doubles -- from uncanny likenesses such as Edgar Allen Poe's William Wilson to familial twins like those in Dead Ringers.
So have a look through and pick up a treat to indulge the peculiar thrill of having your very individuality undermined...
Focusing on the art of self-portraiture, this effortlessly engaging exploration of the lives of artists sheds fascinating light on some of the most extraordinary portraits in art history.
Sigmund Freud; Hugh Haughton; David...
Features Leonardo da Vinci's character and the nature of his genius. This book explores his sexuality - 'why did da Vinci depict the naked human body the way he did?'...
Charles Dickens; Andrew Sanders
Rich in drama and romance, this deftly plotted 1859 historical novel bristles with suspense and culminates in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.
Includes three cleverly interconnected novels, that contains stories in which the search for clues leads to remarkable coincidences in the universe as the simple act of trailing a man ultimately...
Paul Auster; Art Spiegelman; Paul...
In the expert hands of David Mazzuchelli (Batman), Paul Karasik (Raw) and Art Spiegelman (Maus), Auster's spin on the detective story has been given a unique and unexpected new life.
Daphne Du Maurier; Lisa Appignanesi
Gripping and complex, this is a masterful exploration of doubling and identity, and of the dark side of the self.
Alexandre Dumas; David Coward
One of France's best-selling writers at the time of the novel's composition, Dumas here combines what he considered to be life's essentials - 'l'action et l'amour'....
Self-satisfied, delighting in the many fascinating quirks of his own personality, Hermann Hermann is perhaps not to be taken too seriously. But then a chance meeting with a man he...
Cindy Sherman; Peter Galassi
A wordless book with simple yet rich illustrations about a girl playing with shadows in her attic.
Jose Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa
What happens when Deadline M-ximo Afonso, a 38-year-old professor of history, discovers that there is a man living in the same city who is identical to him on every physical...
Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs. But everything changes when they receive...
Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Mighall
A story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with the 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde's true...
Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Ronald Wilks;...
Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of the author's own insignificance, this book tells the story of his tortured life. It describes his refusal to become a worker...
L. J. Smith
A compelling sequence from the best selling author of Night World!
Edgar Allan Poe; David Van Leer
Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have...