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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196021

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine foot faintly pushed. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 167 pp. 8vo. A collection of fourteen short stories by the author who later became a household name with the publication of The Color Purple.Keywords: ALICE WALKER YOU CANT KEEP GOOD WOMAN DOWN SHORT STORIES SIGNED FIRST EDITION LITERATURE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER View more info

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Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197956

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 463 pp. 8vo. An anthology of poetry shares a keen historical perspective on the spiritual, social, and political issues of the last three decades, in works including Once and Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems.Keywords: PULITZER PRIZE WINNER LITERATURE POEMS POETRY ALICE WALKER HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Possessing the Secret of Joy

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197959

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Tiny crease on front jacket flap corner. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 286 pp. 8vo. A provocative novel about an African tribal woman’s battle with madness after the trauma of a childhood genital mutilation.Keywords: PULITZER PRIZE WINNER LITERATURE FICTION ALICE WALKER AFRICA AFRICAN GENITAL MUTILATION POSSESSING SECRET JOY SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Sent By Earth: A Message From the Grandmother Spirit After the Attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197304

ISBN: 1583224912

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author (Alice Walker) without inscription on title page. 2001 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 57 pp. Now more timely than ever, Alice Walker’s Sent By Earth reflects on the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and addresses the anger many Americans felt at the presumed perpetrator of the attack: Osama bin Laden. In powerfully reflective, nuanced, and above all heartfelt prose, Walker explores the seeds of hatred and res... View more info

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Banned

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Aunt Lute Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197306

ISBN: 1879960478

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 105 pp. Throughout her distinguished career, Alice Walker's work has been at the center of controversies around language, censorship, truth and art. Alice Walker Banned explores just what it is that various groups have found so threatening in Walker's work, bringing together the short stories Roselily and Am I Blue?, an excerpt from the novel The Color Purple, as well as testimonies, letters, a... View more info

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The Pale King

By: Wallace, David Foster

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2012

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2271535

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. An exceptional copy. 2012 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a ... View more info

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The Stretelli Case, and Other Mystery Stories

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: International Fiction Library: 1930

Seller ID: 2203393

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, front endpaper missing, half-title page beginning to loosen from binding, pages toned. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 197 pp. The Stretelli Case and Other Mystery Stories' is a collection of short stories that include 'Code No. 2', 'Red Beard', 'The Man Who Killed Himself', and many more. Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was born in London, England in 1875. He received his early education at St. Peter's School and the Board School,... View more info

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The Prince of India or Why Constantinople Fell, in Two Volumes

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1893

Seller ID: 2203578

Condition: Good


First edition, later state (includes dedication). Front hinge of first volume beginning to weaken, bottom edge of rear board and bottom corner of last 40 pages of volume two stained (all text still easily readable). 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 502; v, 578 pp. Complete in two hardcover volumes. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, decoration of the logo of the Ottoman Empire (sickle moon & star) with an iron cross & a crucifix on cover... View more info

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The Prince of India or Why Constantinople Fell, in Two Volumes

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203579

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, later state (includes dedication). Ink name on front endpaper of each volume, small stationer's bookplate on rear endpaper of each volume. 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 502; v, 578 pp. Complete in two hardcover volumes. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, decoration of the logo of the Ottoman Empire (sickle moon & star) with an iron cross & a crucifix on cover. A historical novel set in Turkey and India, by the author of... View more info

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Ben Hur

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Collins: 1960

Seller ID: 2205650

Condition: Very Good


Imitation leather hardcover in publisher's slipcase with clear acetate jacket. Slipcase lightly rubbed. 1960 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Wallace's classic tale of a man who must become a gladiator to save his soul. View more info

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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Wallace, Lew; Redman, Ben Ray

Price: $85.00  $68.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2264536

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1981 Full-Leather. xxii, [2], 486, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Two-tone illustrations by Joe Mugnaini, introduction by Ben Ray Redman. Original full red leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published on November 12, 1880 by Harper & Brothers. The novel was a phenomenal best-seller, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (185... View more info

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Fortitude: Being a True and Faithful Account of the Education of an Adventurer

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company: 1913

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2164501

Condition: Near Fine


Early reprint. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1913 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 484 pp. 8vo. The fifth novel by the popular British author, who first achieved renown with his third novel, Mr Perrin and Mr Traill. Walpole was also a homosexual in England at a time when this lifestyle was illegal. View more info

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Jeremy and Hamlet

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2169670

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Minor biopredation to base of rear joint, jacket corners rubbed with minor loss.Very Good. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories in a fictional English town called Polchester. Walpole's second Jeremy book. CONTENTS: Come Out of the Kitchen; Conscience-Money; The Dance; Saladin and the Black Bishop; Poodle; The Night Raiders; Young Baltimore; The Ruffians; The Picture-Book; Uncle ... View more info

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Fortitude (The Modern Library)

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 1930

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2260193

Condition: Good


First thus (Toledano, 178.1). Spine toned, wrappers lightly toned, front and rear hinges starting. 1930 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 484 pp. A little boy, Peter Westcott, heard what old Frosted Moses had said, and turned it over in his mind. He was twelve years old, was short and thick-necked, and just now looked very small because he was perched on so high a chair. It was one of the four ancient chairs that Sam Figgis always kept in the g... View more info

The Hidden Life of Emily Dickinson: A Biography

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289192

Condition: Good


First edition. Quarter inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel and spine base, jacket spine lightly toned, small stain on jacket spine. Spine slightly cocked. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. In this remarkable book, startling new evidence about Emily Dickinson's life is presented, all from primary sources and thoroughly documented, which at last fits the whole tantalizing puzzle together. Within a lucid, marvelously sustai... View more info

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John Fowles: A Life in Two Worlds

By: Warburton, Eileen

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Viking: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198958

ISBN: 0670032832

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark.Very Good. 2004 Hard Cover. xvi, 510 pp. John Fowles has been compared to Henry James and Virginia Woolf. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times hailed him as a remarkable novelist, and the novelist John Gardner described him as the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy. Four of his works have been adapted for film, including the Academy Award–nominated The French Lieutenant’s Wom... View more info

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The Strange Adventures of Jonathan Drew, a Rolling Stone, During His Travels through Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri & Kentucky, in the Years 1821-24. Together with Some Account of the People He Met, the Things They Did and Said, the Songs They Sang and the Roads They Travelled.

By: Ward, Christopher

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1932

Seller ID: 2206717

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, light stain to front board, front hinge starting, pencil name to front endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1932 Hard Cover. 399 pp. The Strange Adventures of Jonathan Drew, a Rolling Stone, During His Travels through Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri & Kentucky, in the Years 1821-24. Together with Some Account of the People He Met, the Things They Did and Said, the Songs They Sang and... View more info

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Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

By: Ward, Lynd

Price: $95.00  $76.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith: 1929

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2273996

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, ink name on front flyleaf, boards toned, corners a bit rubbed. 1929 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. The first American wordless novel, and the most well known installment in Ward's series of books which describe the action entirely through woodcut illustrations. It tells the story of an artist exchanging his soul for a paintbrush, and has been compared to Goethe's Faust. Ward's work has been credited with inspiring Will Eisner an... View more info

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The English Poets, Vol. 1: Chaucer to Donne

By: Ward, Thomas Humphry; Arnold, Matthew

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Macmillan and Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 1528665

Condition: Good


Volume 1 only of a 4 volume set. No jacket. Hinges loosening, endpapers foxed, ink name on front endpaper. 1880 Hard Cover. 566 pp. 7 5/8 x 5 3/8. Contents include poems by Chaucer, William Langland, John Gower, John Lydgate, Thomas Occleve, James the First of Scotland, Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Gawain (Gavin) Douglas, Stephen Hawes, John Skelton, Sir David Lyndesay, Anonymous Ballads, Sir Thomas Wyatt, The Earl of Surrey, George Gascoigne, Thomas Sackville, Edmun... View more info

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In Praise of Sailors: A Nautical Anthology of Art, Poetry, and Prose

By: Warden, Herbert W.

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263686

ISBN: 0810911078

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards slightly bowed, pages very faintly toned. 1978 Large Hardcover. 299 pp. Provides an ongoing narrative of the sailor's life at sea in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. View more info

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Harper's New Monthly Magazine (No. 562, March 1897)

By: Warner, Charles Dudley; Hutton, Laurence, et al

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1897

Seller ID: 2200983

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1897 Magazine. 28, [3], [498]-654, [2], 1-4, 29-96 pp. Printed wrappers. CONTENTS: Love And Death (illustration) - Howard Pyle; Love and Death (poem) - Howard Pyle; The Awakening of a Nation, Part II - Charles F. Lummis; Separ's Vigilante: A Story - Owen Wister; Astronomical Progress of the Century - Henry Smith Williams; Perdita: A Story - Hildegarde Hawthorne; The Unreturning: A Poem - Margaret E. Sangster; Mrs. Henry G. Marquand - E.A. Alexander; La G... View more info

World Enough and Time: A Romantic Novel

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Random House: 1950

Seller ID: 1309129

Condition: Good


Lacks jacket. Lightly rubbed, pages toned, some staining to spine. 1950 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 465 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 - September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic, and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. He won the Pulit... View more info

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All the King's Men

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1946

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1937662

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Includes original jacket with Pulitzer Prize banner along top edge. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 464 pp. 8vo. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel of American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. View more info

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All the King's Men

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The First Edition Library:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2205380

Condition: Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase and jacket. Rear slipcase panel faintly scuffed. We have more books available by this author!. 464 pp. 8vo. High quality facsimile reprint of original first edition. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel of American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. It was adapted to film twice, and the first film (1949) won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Warren was a s... View more info

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Incarnations: Poems, 1966-1968

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263316

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1/4 inch closed tear on rear jacket edge, jacket price clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [xii], 64, [4] pp. 8vo. A collection of poetry by Robert Penn Warren, who won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1947 for All the King's Men, and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry twice, in 1958 and 1979. To date, he is the only individual to receive both awards. As a literary critic, he was one of the founders of New Criticism. He co... View more info

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Row 22, Seats A & B: Short Stories

By: Waterman, Frederick

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Canfield & Mackenzie: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2267289

ISBN: 0972677003

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine-head lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. 248 pp. Seventeen short stories and every one of them as different as the people who sit in Row 22, Seats A & B. This is the highly acclaimed series of short stories which first appeared in United Airlines' HEMISPHERES magazine, now published together for the first time. View more info

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Irish Identity and the Literary Revival: Synge, Yeats, Joyce and O'Casey

By: Watson, G.J.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2261581

ISBN: 0813208106

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers faintly rubbed. 1994 Trade Paperback. Hailed by critics as indispensable and splendidly readable, Irish Identity and the Literary Revival illuminates the art of four of Ireland's greatest writers through a detailed examination of their works in the context of a single main theme: each writer's attempt to grapple with, or define, the nature or meaning of Irish cultural and political identity. This vexed question of identity is an obsessive concern for each of the... View more info

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The Literary Souvenir

By: Watts, Alaric A.

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman: 1833

Seller ID: 2196468

Condition: Fair


Rear board loose from binding, endpapers stained, pages toned. 1833 Hard Cover. xiv, 306 pp. A collection of poetry and other literary works by William Wordsworth and other English writers. View more info

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The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy

By: Waugh, Evelyn

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Dell: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269979

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Pages faintly toned. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh about the funeral business in Los Angeles, the British expatriate community in Hollywood, and the film industry. View more info

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A Handful of Dust

By: Waugh, Evelyn

Price: $150.00  $120.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275754

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded, portion of jacket and small sticker on front endpaper. 1934 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 308 pp. 8vo. A satirical novel by the author of Decline and Fall, Brideshead Revisited, and Sword of Honour. View more info