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A Confederacy of Dunces

By: Toole, John Kennedy; Percy, Walker (Foreword)

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Grove Press: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285170

ISBN: 0802130208

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light edge wear. 1987 Trade Paperback. 394 pp. Foreword by Walker Percy. A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel written by John Kennedy Toole, published by LSU Press in 1980, 11 years after the author's suicide. The book was published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy (who also contributed a revealing foreword) and Toole's mother Thelma Toole, quickly becoming a cult classic, and later a mainstream success. Toole posthumously won the Pulitzer Pri... View more info

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Reading Rooms: America's Foremost Writers Celebrate Our Public Libraries with Stories, Memoirs, Essays, and Poems

By: Toth, Susan Allen; Coughlan, John; Boorstin, Daniel J.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202193

ISBN: 0385412916

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy.Jacket lightly toned. 1991 Hard Cover. xviii, 486 pp. Toth ( Blooming ) and Coughlan, an ardent library supporter, here assemble a diverting anthology of essays, stories, poems, memoirs and excerpts from novels, each in celebration of a great institution all too often taken for granted: the public library. In works by Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, E. B. White, Isaac Asimov, Alfred Kazin, Philip Roth and dozens of other notable American writ... View more info

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The Last Angry White Man

By: Trehorse, Adrian

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Writers Club Press: 2001

Seller ID: 2037040

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2001 Trade Paperback. xii, 489 pp. In an idiosyncratic hybrid of diary and diatribe, the author lambastes many of the cultural icons of the 1990s. Meanwhile, he stumbles toward his own conclusions about sex, art, religion & mortality. View more info

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The Cambridge History of American Literature, in Three Volumes: Volume I: Colonial and Revolutionary Literature, Early National Literature: Part I; Volume II: Early National Literature: Part II, Later National Literature: Part II; Volume III: Later National Literature: Parts II and III

By: Trent, William Peterfield; Erskine, John; Sherman, Stuart P.; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1933

Seller ID: 2280932

Condition: Very Good


All three volumes lack jackets, spines of all three volumes faintly toned, spine head and spine base of all three volumes lightly rubbed, minor chip along top edge of pages v-viii of Volume III. 1933 Hard Cover. xvii, 380; x, 430; xiii, 678 pp. Three volume set. Volume I CONTENTS: Book I: Colonial and Revolutionary Literature - Travellers and Explorers, 1583-1763; The Historians, 1607-1783; The Puritan Divines, 1620-1720; Edwards; Philosophers and Divines, 1720-1789; Fra... View more info

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A Standard of Behaviour

By: Trevor, William

Price: $450.00  $360.00

Publisher: Hutchinson of London: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199824

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A couple tiny spots on page fore-edge. Interior clean and unmarked. Jacket lightly foxed and soiled, jacket spine a bit faded. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 199, [1] pp. Author's first novel. ... a novel about a small group of people caught in the web of their own idleness. Trevor would go on to become a three-time Whitbread Prize winner and five-time nominee for the Booker Prize, earning a reputation for his short stories ... View more info

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Old School Ties

By: Trevor, William

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Lemon Tree Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199826

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket price clipped, jacket lightly toned. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 146 pp. A collection of school-themed short stories by the three-time Whitbread Prize winner and five-time Booker Prize nominee. View more info

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Other People's Worlds

By: Trevor, William

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199829

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242, [1] pp. 8vo. A novel set in a Gloucestershire town, by the three-time Whitbread Prize winner and five-time Booker Prize nominee. Safe in her old house, Julia is soon to be married to Francis. Doris is not happy. Sprawled among the grime of her Fulham flat, she gropes behind the bread bin for the vodka and waits for Francis. And Francis, dreaming of Constance Kent driv... View more info

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Elizabeth Alone

By: Trevor, William

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199830

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name and number on front endpaper, board edges a bit faded, jacket faintly toned. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. 8vo. A novel set in a Gloucestershire town, by the three-time Whitbread Prize winner and five-time Booker Prize nominee. Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor - a powerful and moving novel from one of the world's finest writers After nineteen years of marriage, three children and a brief but passionate aff... View more info

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The Love Department

By: Trevor, William

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269567

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket price clipped, bookseller note laid in showing this was purchased from Kenny's in Galway in 1982. Page ridge faintly foxed. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 295, [1] pp. 8vo. The Love Department by William Trevor - a darkly comic novel about a thief of the heart, by one of the world's best writers From the offices of her Love Department, Lady Dolores cures the heartaches of the lonely wives of Wimbledon with inimitable ... View more info

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The Boarding-House

By: Trevor, William

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269569

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to bottom edge of jacket and a few pages,. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 287, [1] pp. 8vo. The Boarding House by William Trevor - a darkly comic novel by one of the world's best writers William Bird has always taken in boarders who are on the fringes of society: the petty conman, the immigrant who's never been able to fit in, the blustering officer who really doesn't know what's what , and the just plain lonely.... View more info

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A Writer's Island: Landscape in Literature

By: Trevor, William

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269601

ISBN: 0500013225

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. A travel through Ireland by the well-known novelist, who examines the cultural influence of the country on its writers, from the authors of ancient epics through Synge, Yeats, and Joyce. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. View more info

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The Story of Lucy Gault

By: Trevor, William

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Viking / Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270208

ISBN: 0670913421

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 227, [1] pp. 8vo. The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of arson leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to leave Ireland for England, her mother's home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are due to leave, Lucy runs away... View more info

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The Silence in the Garden

By: Trevor, William

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270209

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 203, [5] pp. 8vo. Set in Carriglas, County Cork, this book tells of Sarah Pollexfen, who becomes a governess to the Rolleston family at the beginning of this century. Two wars later, she dies in the house that was once so magical for her. How and why that magic becomes tarnished is the main theme of the novel. William Trevor's first novel, The Old Boys, won the Hawthornden Prize in 1964. Since ... View more info

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Beyond the Pale

By: Trevor, William

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270210

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255, [1] pp. 8vo. This new collection of twelve [stories] shows perhaps a wider range and greater depth than any of its four predecessors... As the superb title story (a prize-winning radio play) suggests, this volume lays emphasis on the concerns of Ireland and the emotions that Ireland arouses. View more info

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The News from Ireland & Other Stories

By: Trevor, William

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270212

ISBN: 0370306953

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 284, [4] pp. 8vo. Featuring The News From Ireland -- set on the estate of the Protestant Pulvertafts during the famine years of the 1840s -- this collection of short stories exemplifies the qualities of subtlety, honesty and humanity. View more info

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The Story of Lucy Gault

By: Trevor, William

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Viking / Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273037

ISBN: 0670913421

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine ends lightly pushed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 227, [1] pp. 8vo. The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of arson leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to leave Ireland for England, her mother's home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are d... View more info

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Two Lives: Reading Turgenev and My House in Umbria

By: Trevor, William

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273057

ISBN: 0670839337

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 375, [3] pp. 8vo. Two novellas explore the lives of two women whose lives are marred by the absence of love. View more info

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Death in Summer

By: Trevor, William

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273061

ISBN: 067088202X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 213, [3] pp. In a dark and atmospheric novel, three tragedies strike one man's household during a stormy summer in the country. View more info

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Lovers of Their Time

By: Trevor, William

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2273064

ISBN: 037030134X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky, jacket price clipped. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 278, [2] pp. A collection of short stories by the Irish author whose fiction has won the Hawthornden Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Award, the Allied Irish Banks Prize for Literature, and the Whitbread Prize for Fiction. View more info

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After Rain: Stories

By: Trevor, William

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Viking: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273066

ISBN: 0670870072

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 212, [6] pp. Twelve short stories about the revenge of love and indifference includes tales of a gay man's resentment of his parents, two children of divorce who mimic their parents, and the second wife of a blind piano tuner who distorts his memories of his first wife. View more info

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Miss Gomez and the Brethren

By: Trevor, William

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Viking: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273067

ISBN: 037001460X

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. 1/4 inch closed tear to rear jacket corner. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [1] pp. First published by The Bodley Head in 1971, in which an inhabitant of the boarded-up wasteland of Crow Street in southwest London, Miss Gomez, is convinced that she has a mission in life: to prevent a sex crime shortly to be committed. View more info

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The Hill Bachelors

By: Trevor, William

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273070

ISBN: 0670892564

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244, [6] pp. William Trevor's new collection of stories is his first since the highly acclaimed AFTER RAIN. It contains a dozen new stories, mostly set in Ireland, that show Trevor at the height of his powers. With understatement and precision he writes about the lonely and the sad, about those that barely have control over their lives and those who have something to hide. In 'Three People' a f... View more info

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Felicia's Journey

By: Trevor, William

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274100

ISBN: 0670857459

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Tiny tear to bottom jacket corner. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 212, [6] pp. 8vo. Young and pregnant, Felicia leaves her Irish hometown to search for her boyfriend in the English Midlands, only to fall in with the obese, fiftyish Mr. Hilditch, in a chilling tale of psychological suspense. View more info

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Miss Gomez and the Brethren

By: Trevor, William

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286126

ISBN: 037001460X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1/4 inch closed tear to rear jacket corner. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [1] pp. First published by The Bodley Head in 1971, in which an inhabitant of the boarded-up wasteland of Crow Street in southwest London, Miss Gomez, is convinced that she has a mission in life: to prevent a sex crime shortly to be committed. View more info

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Barchester Towers

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Seller ID: 2197228

Condition: Near Fine


Faux leather reprint. 1982 Hard Cover. 533, [1] pp. 8vo. Crimson faux leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Anthony Trollope was well aware that the seemingly parochial power struggles that determine the action of Barchester Towers -- struggles whose comic possibilities he exploits to hilarious effect -- actually went to the heart of mid-Victorian English society, and had, in other times and other guises, led to civil war ... View more info

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The Letters of Anthony Trollope

By: Trollope, Anthony; Booth, Bradford Allen

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288777

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stains on jacket spine, one inch by one inch chip to jacket spine head and top edge of front jacket panel, quarter inch by one inch chip to jacket spine base, front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink name on front endpaper. 1951 Hard Cover. xxx, 519 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Most of them have a biographical and critical relevance that makes them primary documents of the utmost importance for the full appreciation of Trollope's literary life and career. Hi... View more info

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Barchester Towers

By: Trollope, Anthony; Thirkell, Angela

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Seller ID: 2261916

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IV:24 laid in. Two tiny spots on spine, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [3], 563, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Angela Thirkell, illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Anthony Trollope was well aware that the seemingly parochial power struggles that determine the action of Barchester Towers -- struggles whose comic possibilities he exploits to hilarious effect -- ... View more info

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The Warden: The Centenary Edition

By: Trollope, Anthony; Thirkell, Angela

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1955

Seller ID: 2261928

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XVII:20 laid in. Spine faded. 1955 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, [2], 261, [1] pp. Introduction by Angela Thirkell, illustrations by Fritz Kredel. The first of Trollope’s popular Barsetshire novels, set in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester, The Warden centers on the honorable cleric Septimus Harding, one of Trollope’s most memorable characters. When Harding is accused of misman... View more info

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Within the Context of No Context

By: Trow, George W.S.

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press: 1997

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2267895

ISBN: 0871136740

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. 119 pp. Written originally for a special issue of the New Yorker in 1978 and reissued here with a new Foreword by the author, Within the Context of No Context is George Trow's brilliant exposition on the state of American culture and 20th century life. View more info

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Tolstoy

By: Troyat, Henri

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1980

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2201647

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, quarter-inch tear to top edge of front wrapper, green stain along bottom page ridge. 1980 Trade Paperback. 792 pp. Translated from the French by Nancy Amphoux. Leo Tolstoy embodies the most extraordinary contradictions. He was a wealthy aristocrat who preached the virtues of poverty and the peasant life, a misogynist who wrote Anna Karenina, and a supreme writer who declared, Literature is rubbish. From Tolstoy's famously bad marriage to his enormously s... View more info