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In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Harvest / Harcourt Brace & World: 1973

Seller ID: 1536386

Condition: Good


Spine lightly creased, lightly toned. 1973 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 138 pp. Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker's power to depict black women-women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together. View more info

By the Light of My Father's Smile: A Novel

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 1313176

Condition: Good


Book club paperback. Light stain to top edge of front cover and first 65 pages. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 222 pp. A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother. And there, amid an endangered band of mixed-race Blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream. Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters and their stories, Walker crosses conventional borders of all kinds a... View more info

Possessing the Secret of Joy

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1523741

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bright copy.Near Fine. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 9 1/2 x 5 1/2. A book focusing on the atrocities of female genital mutilation in Africa, by the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Color Purple. View more info

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In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196020

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page.White portions of jacket very faintly toned. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 138 pp. 8vo. A collection of thirteen short stories exploring the hardships of life as an African American woman in the South. Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker's power to depict black women-women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together. View more info

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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $125.00

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

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

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

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 resentment around the globe, and advances a surprisingly controversial theory: that hatred can never be defeated by hatred, but ... View more info

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Banned

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00

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, and essays about attempts to censor Walker's work by the California State Board of Education. The introduction by San Francisc... View more info

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The Pale King

By: Wallace, David Foster

Price: $10.00

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 moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. View more info

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The Stretelli Case, and Other Mystery Stories

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $15.00

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, but after a frenetic teens involving a rash engagement and frequently changing employment circumstances, Wallace went into t... View more info

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Mark Twain and The Happy Island

By: Wallace, Elizabeth

Price: $75.00

Publisher: A.C. McClurg & Co.: 1914

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289641

Condition: Good


1914 second edition. Top corner stained, owner bookplate of Edwin K. Bacon on front endpaper, with his name, a date, and the publisher name in ink on the front flyleaf, a few page repairs to prelims. 139, [3] pp. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of 'Mr. Clemens, Margaret and Maude', photographic plates throughout text. Author's recollections of her trip to Bermuda, during which she became acquainted with Mark Twain. View more info

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

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $15.00

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. A historical novel set in Turkey and India, by the author of Ben Hur. View more info

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

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $45.00

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 Ben Hur. View more info

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Ben Hur

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $15.00

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

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 (1852) as the best-selling American novel and retained this distinction until the 1936 publication of Margaret Mitchell's Gone wi... 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

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

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 Percy; The Runaways; A Fine Day. Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was an English novelist. He was bor... View more info

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Fortitude (The Modern Library)

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $10.00

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 great kitchen behind the taproom. He kept them there partly because they were so very old and partly because they fell in so p... View more info

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The Hidden Life of Emily Dickinson: A Biography

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $15.00

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 sustained narrative, John Evangelist Walsh offers revelations concerning Emily's art and personality which clarify much of the myst... View more info

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John Fowles: A Life in Two Worlds

By: Warburton, Eileen

Price: $8.00

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 Woman.Despite his immense critical and popular success, only now has Fowles found the capable biographer he has long deserved. I... 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

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 the Roads They Travelled. As Taken Down by Christopher Ward, ESQ. of Wilmington, Delaware.KEYWORDS: CHRISTOPHER WARD STRANGE... View more info

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Gods' Man: A Novel in Woodcuts

By: Ward, Lynd

Price: $95.00

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 and Art Spiegelman, and paved the way for modern graphic novels. View more info

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Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts

By: Ward, Lynd

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith: 1930

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2294240

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Corners a bit rubbed, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1930 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Decorated paper over boards with paper spine label over black cloth (not the plain cloth boards edition released by the same publisher). The second installment in Ward's series of books which describe the action entirely through woodcut illustrations. This book tells the story of a slave trader driven insane after killing a slave and stealing his drum. Two of the images from the work were used in Henry Murray's Thematic Apperception Test of personality traits. Ward's work has been credited with in... View more info

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Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts

By: Ward, Lynd

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith: 1930

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2294628

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Boards and jacket stained with light tide mark on fore edge, slightly musty, jacket toned with some loss along edges. 1930 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Decorated paper over boards with paper spine label over black cloth (not the plain cloth boards edition released by the same publisher). The second installment in Ward's series of books which describe the action entirely through woodcut illustrations. This book tells the story of a slave trader driven insane after killing a slave and stealing his drum. Two of the images from the work were used in Henry Murray's Thematic Apperception T... View more info

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The English Poets, Vol. 1: Chaucer to Donne

By: Ward, Thomas Humphry; Arnold, Matthew

Price: $8.00

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, Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, Fulke Greville, Sir Edward Dyer, Henry Constable, Thomas Watson, John Lyly, George Peele, Rober... 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

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

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 Gommeuse: A Story - Charles Belmont Davis; Preparedness for Naval War - Captain A.T. Mahan; The Martian: A Novel, Part IV - Ge... View more info

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Six Myths of Our Time: Little Angels, Little Monsters, Beautiful Beasts and More

By: Warner, Marina

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1995

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2296347

ISBN: 0679759247

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xxiii, 135 pp. Is Jurassic Park a work of covert misogynist propaganda? Does romanticizing childhood lead to abusing children? What secret correspondence links Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to video games and Shakespeare's Caliban to Hannibal Lecter? in what ways do our culture's most hallowed legends inform the current debates over single mothers, the men's movement, and animal rights? In these six dazzlingly intelligent and provocative essays, the distinguished English novelist and critic Marina Warner weaves classical mythology, pop culture, ... View more info

World Enough and Time: A Romantic Novel

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $3.00

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 Pulitzer in 1947 for his novel All the King's Men (1946), and he was also awarded two Pulitzers poetry in 1957 and then in 1979. -... View more info