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Household in Athens: A Novel

By: Wescott, Glenway

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1947

Seller ID: 1528562

Condition: Good


A bit rubbed & toned. 1947 Mass Market Paperback. 191 pp. A drama set in Athens during World War II. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Glenway Wescott (April 11, 1901 - February 22, 1987) was a major American novelist during the 1920-1940 period and a figure in the American expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s...Wescott was born on a farm in Kewaskum, Wisconsin in 1901. His younger brother, Lloyd Wescott, was born in Wisconsin in 1907. He studied at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of a literary circle including Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Yvor Winters, and Janet Lewis. Indepen... View more info

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I'm Talking About Jerusalem: The Final Play of the Wesker Trilogy

By: Wesker, Arnold

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1960

Seller ID: 1514512

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed & faded, some ink marks in text. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. 78 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Arnold Wesker (born 24 May 1932) is a prolific British dramatist known for his contributions to kitchen sink drama. He is the author of 42 plays, 4 volumes of short stories, 2 volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a children's book, extensive journalism, poetry and other assorted writings. His plays have been translated into 17 languages and performed worldwide. View more info

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The Constant Sinner (Babe Gordon)

By: West, Mae

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Macaulay Company, New York: 1931

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1926257

Condition: Very Good


First thus. 4th printing, following three printings under a different title. Includes scarce jacket with colorful headshot of the protagonist Babe Gordon (jacket art by 'Polly'). 1 inch tear to jacket base with minor loss from corners, rear jacket panel & reverse of spine stained, jacket lightly toned & soiled.Good. 1931 Hard Cover. vi, 313 pp. 8vo. Original orange cloth, maroon titles, orange top page ridge. West's first novel. Originally released as Babe Gordon, it was reissued with a new title based on a contest sponsored by the publisher in which 4,673 suggestions were submitted. The novel... View more info

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No One Noticed When God Died

By: West, Robert D.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Estuary: 1973

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1539540

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, 413 of 500. Signed by author. Includes original jacket.Very Good. 1973 Hard Cover. 54 pp. Collection from American poet Robert D. West. Robert D. West was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1926 and has primarily been in the field of radio broadcasting, first as a news reporter, later as a program director and station manager. His first poem was written at the age of 11 and he has been writing poetry ever since, although he is not prolific. In fact, most of his poems appear in this volume. For ten years he taught creative writing in poetry at Cleveland College of Case-Western Reserve... View more info

The Greatness of Man: An Essay on Dostoyevsky and Whitman

By: Westbrook, Perry D.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Thomas Yoseloff: 1961

Seller ID: 1300697

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edge wear, jacket price clipped.Good. 1961 Hard Cover. 175 pp. An essay examining the literary perspectives of the great Russian existential novelist, and the renowned American poet. View more info

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The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective

By: Wexler, Bruce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Courage Books: 2008

Seller ID: 2158220

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to jacket.Very Good. 2008 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Over a century since his first appearance in print, Sherlock Holmes remains an iconic figure today. This unique companion is a collector’s dream, allowing fans to delve into the criminal environment of foggy, gas-lit Victorian London-the world of the all-time greatest detective. The book brings to life the elements of Holmes’s success, the crime scene of his day, his history in film and television, and the present-day Holmes legacy. Featured throughout are famous figures such as Holmes... View more info

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Through Colonial Doorways

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $17.50

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1893

Seller ID: 2202700

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine toned, three small smudges to rear board, pencil note to front endpaper. 1893 Hard Cover. ix, 237 pp. ...insight into the social and domestic life of Colonial days. To read of councils, congresses, and battles is not enough: men and women wish to know something more intimate and personal of the life of the past, of how their ancestors lived and loved as well of how they wrought, suffered and died.Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (December 15, 1845 – July 29, 1928) was an American writer and historian. She was born at Southampton Furnace, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Whart... View more info

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Through Colonial Doorways

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1893

Seller ID: 2280234

Condition: Good


No jacket, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, front hinge starting, endpapers faintly foxed. 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 237 pp. ...insight into the social and domestic life of Colonial days. To read of councils, congresses, and battles is not enough: men and women wish to know something more intimate and personal of the life of the past, of how their ancestors lived and loved as well of how they wrought, suffered and died. Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (December 15, 1845 – July 29, 1928) was an American writer and historian. She was born at Southampt... View more info

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Colonial Days and Dames

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1898

Seller ID: 2280235

Condition: Very Good


Spine very slightly cocked, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Illustrated by E.S. Holloway. CONTENTS: Colonial Days; Women in the Early Settlement; A Group of Early Poetesses; Colonial Dames; Old Landmarks; Weddings and Merry-Makings; Legend and Romance. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (December 15, 1845 – July 29, 1928) was an American writer and historian. She was born at Southampton Furnace, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Wharton and Mary McLanahan Boggs. She was educated ... View more info

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In Chateau Land

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286981

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine lightly foxed, bottom corner of front board stained. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 389 pp. Top page ridge gilt. With 25 illustrations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Hollingsworth Wharton was an American writer and historian. Born at Southampton Furnace, Pennsylvania, daughter of Charles Wharton and Mary McLanahan Boggs she was educated at a private school in Philadelphia. She devoted herself chiefly to the study of the social history of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods of the United States, wrote a number of entertaining books and... View more info

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Certain People

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $125.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1865239

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket toned, jacket corners rubbed with minor loss, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles & border. A short story collection by the Pulitzer Prize winning author best known for The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome. Brenni 26: Contains Atrophy, A Bottle of Perrier, After Holbein, Dieu d'Amour, The Refugees, and Mr. Jones. View more info

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The Fruit of the Tree

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283820

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine very slightly cocked, hinges starting. 1907 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 633 pp. Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball. Originally published in 1907, this little known novel by the author of The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome was considered controversial for its frank treatment of labor and industrial conditions, drug addiction, mercy killing, divorce, and second marriages. John Amherst, an idealistic middle manager in a New England textile mill, is committed to improving the deplorable working conditions of the laborers in his charge. But... View more info

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The Children

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283832

Condition: Very Good


First edition. (Stated, with 1 on final text page.) No jacket, light smudges on top page ridge. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. The Children is a comic, bittersweet novel about the misadventures of a bachelor and a band of precocious children. The seven Wheater children, stepbrothers and stepsisters grown weary of being shuttled from parent to parent are eager for their parents' latest reconciliation to last. A chance meeting between the children and the solitary 46-year old Martin Boyne leads to a series of unforgettable encounters. View more info

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The Fruit of the Tree

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286801

Condition: Good


First edition. A few faint stains on front board, rear hinge starting. 1907 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 633 pp. Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball. Originally published in 1907, this little known novel by the author of The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome was considered controversial for its frank treatment of labor and industrial conditions, drug addiction, mercy killing, divorce, and second marriages. John Amherst, an idealistic middle manager in a New England textile mill, is committed to improving the deplorable working conditions of the laborers in his charge. But... View more info

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The Fruit of the Tree

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286941

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled. 1907 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 633, [7] pp. 8vo. Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball. Originally published in 1907, this little known novel by the author of The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome was considered controversial for its frank treatment of labor and industrial conditions, drug addiction, mercy killing, divorce, and second marriages. John Amherst, an idealistic middle manager in a New England textile mill, is committed to improving the deplorable working conditions of the laborers in his charge. But upper management, whos... View more info

Image for Novellas and Other Writings: Madame de Treymes; Ethan Frome; Summer; Old New York [False Dawn (The 'Forties), The Old Maid (The 'Fifties), The Spark (The 'Sixties), New Year's Day (The 'Seventies)]; The Mother's Recompense; A Backward Glance (The Library of America 47)

Novellas and Other Writings: Madame de Treymes; Ethan Frome; Summer; Old New York [False Dawn (The 'Forties), The Old Maid (The 'Fifties), The Spark (The 'Sixties), New Year's Day (The 'Seventies)]; The Mother's Recompense; A Backward Glance (The Library of America 47)

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203808

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1137 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of novellas and other writings by the Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist who was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times, with chronology and notes following text. Includes: Madame de Treymes; Ethan Frome; Summer; Old New York [False Dawn (The 'Forties), The Old Maid (The 'Fifties), The Spark (The 'Sixties), New Year's Day (The 'Seventies)]; The Mother's Recompense; A Bac... View more info

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Collected Stories, 1891-1910 (The Library of America 121)

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2001

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203809

ISBN: 1883011930

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase and insert. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 928 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of short stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist who was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times, with chronology and notes following text. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works of American literature and history in print as a way of preserving cultural heritag... View more info

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The Age of Innocence

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The First Edition Library: 1990

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2205378

Condition: Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase and jacket. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 364, [1] pp. 8vo. High quality facsimile reprint of original first edition. Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people 'dreaded scandal more than disease.' This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous ... View more info

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Ethan Frome and Summer

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Borders: 2003

Seller ID: 2260357

ISBN: 1587260921

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Two complete novels by a celebrated writer of the early 20th Century. View more info

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The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283787

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (no ads following text). Tabard Inn Library bookplate and pencil name on front endpapers. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 532 pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles and top edge. The popular second novel by the author who later became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1921). Originally serialized in Scribner's Magazine, its success was described by Charles Scribner as 'the most rapid sale of any book ever published by Scribner' (Benstock, A Critical History of The House of Mirth). This catapulted Wharton's career as a writer, and her works influen... View more info

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The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286942

Condition: Good


First edition (no ads following text). Spine faded, top margin of last few pages lightly stained, boards lightly soiled, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 532, [6] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles and top edge. The popular second novel by the author who later became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1921). Originally serialized in Scribner's Magazine, its success was described by Charles Scribner as 'the most rapid sale of any book ever published by Scribner' (Benstock, A Critical History of The House of Mirth). This catapul... View more info

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New Year's Day (The 'Seventies) (Old New York)

By: Wharton, Edith; Caswell, E.C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204850

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, 1 to final text page. 1924 Hard Cover. 159 pp. Society thinks little of Mrs. Lizzie Hazeldean's apparent affair with the unmarried Henry Prest. As it turns out, society's understanding of the affair is uninformed and insensitive.KEYWORDS: EDITH WHARTON NEW YEAR'S DAY OLD NEW YORK SEVENTIES 70S EC E C CASWELL LITERATURE AMERICAN PULITZER PRIZE WINNER View more info

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Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction (Bantam Classic)

By: Wharton, Edith; Gordon, Mary

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam: 2007

Seller ID: 2198551

ISBN: 0553212559

Condition: Fine


Fine. 2007 Mass Market Paperback. xxii, 308 pp. Includes introduction by Mary Gordon. On a bleak New England farm, a taciturn young man has resigned himself to a life of grim endurance. Bound by circumstance to a woman he cannot love, Ethan Frome is haunted by a past of lost possibilities until his wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives and he is tempted to make one final, desperate effort to escape his fate. In language that is spare, passionate, and enduring, Edith Wharton tells this unforgettable story of two tragic lovers overwhelmed by the unrelenting forces of conscience and ne... View more info

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The Age of Innocence

By: Wharton, Edith; Lewis, R.W.B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Collier Books / Macmillan Publishing Company: 1992

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2290751

ISBN: 0020264763

Condition: Near Fine


1992 Trade Paperback. xvi, 366 pp. Basis for the motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. Introduction by R.W.B. Lewis. Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people 'dreaded scandal more than disease.' This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disast... View more info

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Buccaneers

By: Wharton, Edith; Mainwaring, Marion

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199854

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1993 Hard Cover. 406 pp. 8vo. Aided by the gifted Mainwaring, Wharton delivers a posthumous gift to both the high and the low of brow with this novel, which was left unfinished at her death in 1937 and published in its incomplete state a year later. While filled with glamorous, class-obsessed characters and plot lines that Krantz and Sheldon might envy, it is a work of beauty--a grandly executed, full-scale counterpart to Wharton's classic story Roman Fever. Here, a Mrs. St. George, a matron of the 1870s whose husband has means but no social standing, schemes to advance her dau... View more info

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The House of Mirth (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Wharton, Edith; Mizener, Arthur

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281097

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly foxed. 1981 Full-Leather. x, [4], 294, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A literary sensation when it was published by Scribners in 1905, The House of Mirth quickly established Edith Wharton as the most important American woman of letters in the twentieth century. The first American novel to provide a devastatingly accurate portrait of New York's aristocracy, it is the story of the beautiful and beguiling Lily Bart and her ill-fated attempt to rise to the heights of a heartless soc... View more info

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Ethan Frome (Signet Classic)

By: Wharton, Edith; Wolf, Cynthia Griffin

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet Classic: 1987

Seller ID: 2197651

Condition: Very Good


20th printing. 1987 Mass Market Paperback. 136 pp. Includes introduction by Cynthia Griffin Wolf. The setting for this piercing New England novel is the aptly named Starkfield, where, despite violently blue skies, the chill of cold and snow seems to have settled in the hearts of its inhabitants. Tethered to his farm, first by helpless parents, later by his querulous, hypochondriac wife Zeena, Ethan Frome ekes out a living. Then Zeena’s cousin, the impoverished and enchanting Mattie Silver, comes to work for them, and Ethan’s hopes and dreams are rekindled. Yet theirs is a forbidden love, c... View more info

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Not Where I Started From: Stories

By: Wheeler, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282578

ISBN: 0395665159

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light stain to jacket inside along spine base. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 239 pp. Author's first book. A debut collection of short stories evokes the theme of Americans struggling to cope in the midst of strange cultures, including a teenager in Central America, a New Yorker in Miami's Little Cuba, and a novitiate in a Burmese monastery. View more info

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Thoreau's Cape Cod with the Early Photographs of Herbert W. Gleason

By: Wheelwright, Thea

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Barre Publishers: 1971

Seller ID: 2278926

ISBN: 0517517078

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, minor surface tear on rear wrapper from sticker removal, faint stains on page ridge, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1971 Soft Cover. xxviii, 102 pp. At the very beginning of the twentieth century a remarkable collaboration was initiated. Herbert W. Gleason, an inspired photographer, set out on Cape Cod with his camera to follow exactly in the footsteps of a man who had traveled there 54 years before. Henry David Thoreau's account of his journey on the Cape fascinated Gleason, and he decided to record in photographs the scenes, which had remained unchanged, that Thoreau describe... View more info

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Self-Reliance: The Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson as Inspiration for Daily Living

By: Whelan, Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bell Tower: 1991

Seller ID: 2273430

ISBN: 051758512X

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name and date on half-title page. 1991 Trade Paperback. 207 pp. A finely honed abridgment of Emerson's principal essays with an introduction that clarifies the essence of Emerson's ideas and establishes their relevance to our own troubled era. This is the first truly accessible edition of Emerson's work, revealing him to be one of America's wisest teachers. View more info