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Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2199209

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Light rubbing to wrappers. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. When are the 1970s going to begin? ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: The Me Decade. View more info

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270189

ISBN: 0374115370

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, minor scuffing to the silver jacket which is notoriously imperfect in this way. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, [1], 659, [1] pp. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on four main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow and black activist Reverend Reginald Bacon. The novel was ori... View more info

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I Am Charlotte Simmons

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273045

ISBN: 0002005913

Condition: Very Good


First Canadian edition. A bit smoky. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 676 pp. Tom Wolfe, the master social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all things contemporary and cultural, presents a sensational new novel about life, love, and learning -- or the lack of it -- amid today's American colleges. Our story unfolds at fictional Dupont University: those Olympian halls of scholarship housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition... Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, ... View more info

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274099

ISBN: 0374115370

Condition: Good


First edition. Page ridges foxed, jacket flaps toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, [1], 659, [1] pp. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on four main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow and black activist Reverend Reginald Bacon. The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings; it ... View more info

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I Am Charlotte Simmons

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281551

ISBN: 0374281580

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Slightly smoky, top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 676 pp. 8vo. Tom Wolfe, the master social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all things contemporary and cultural, presents a sensational new novel about life, love, and learning -- or the lack of it -- amid today's American colleges. Our story unfolds at fictional Dupont University: those Olympian halls of scholarship housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns s... View more info

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The Pump House Gang

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2286802

ISBN: 0553047167

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Spine creased. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. A collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book takes its name, is about Jack MacPherson and his gang of surfers that frequented a sewage pump house at Windansea. View more info

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The Pump House Gang

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294300

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed with minimal loss along top edge, reverse of jacket lightly foxed, light crease on front jacket flap corner. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309, [1] pp. 8vo. A collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book takes its name, is about Jack MacPherson and his gang of surfers that frequented a sewage pump house at Windansea. View more info

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Emily Dickinson (Radcliffe Biography Series)

By: Wolff, Cynthia Griffin; Lewis, R.W.B.; Horner, Matina S.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Merloyd Lawrence / Perseus Books: 1988

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2285042

ISBN: 020116809X

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. xx, 635, [1] pp. Foreword by R.W.B. Lewis, series introduction by Matina S. Horner. This is a dense, extended study of Dickinson's life and poetry, the first attempting this perilous joining since Thomas Johnson's Emily Dickinson (1955). Wolff, expanding on Tate (New England Culture and Emily Dickinson, 1932), deflects the peril by positing that the passion in the poetry arises from Dickinson's lifelong wrestling with an abandoning, vengeful God. This single perspective illuminates poetry Christian in idea or imagery but convolutes when applied to nonfaith p... View more info

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The Dublin Review Number 455: 116th Year, First Quarter, 1952

By: Woodruff, Douglas; Menczer, Bela; Joost, Nicholas; Borras, F.M.; Braybrooke, Neville

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Burns Oates: 1952

Seller ID: 1531543

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1952 Trade Paperback. 94 pp. CONTENTS: The Early Writings of Lord Acton - Douglas Woodruff; Strindbeg - Bela Menczer; Poetry and Belief - Nicholas Joost; Trends in the Post-War Soviet Novel - F.M. Borras; Graham Greene and the Double Man - Neville Braybrooke. The Dublin Review was an influential Catholic periodical founded in 1836 by Michael Joseph Quin, Cardinal Wiseman and Daniel O'Connell. Quin had the original idea for the new journal, soon persuading Wiseman to lend his support, and next enlisting O'Connell whose Catholic Emancipation campaign he admired. Quin edited the f... View more info

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Willa Cather: A Pictorial Memoir

By: Woods, Lucia; Slote, Bernice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska: 1973

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276123

ISBN: 0803208286

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED by Bernice Slote and Mildred Rhoads Bennett (to whom the book is dedicated). Light edge wear. 1973 Hard Cover. In a beautiful volume commemorating the centenary of Willa Cather's birth, December 7, 1873, the life of this classic American novelist and aspects of her best-loved novels and stories are portrayed in more than 160 illustrations, 27 in color. The photographs by Lucia Woods were specially commissioned for this book, which also includes many hitherto unpublished family pictures and snapshots as well as archival materials from the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial. View more info

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Henry James: The Major Novels (British and Irish Authors)

By: Woolf, Judith

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206533

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, sticker to rear board. Near fine. 1991 Hard Cover. 163 pp. Judith Woolf's elegantly written book introduces school and university students, as well as the interested general reader, to the major novels of Henry James (1843-1916), the American writer who became a great European novelist and died a naturalised Englishman. The principal novels in which James explored his central theme, the betrayal of innocence, are discussed in a lucid way which offers fresh intrepretations and communicates to the non-specialist reader the excitement rather than the difficulty of readin... View more info

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The London Scene

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Snowbooks: 1988

Seller ID: 2202413

ISBN: 095457592X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy.Light general wear to jacket. 1988 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. The London Scene is a collection of essays written by one of London's most acclaimed writers. Virginia Woolf was born and lived much of her life in the city, using it as the backdrop for many of her works. She was a fervent walker and her keen eye keeps pace as she strides across the city that she loved above all others. The London Scene begins in the docks of the east and flows against the Thames tide westwards, following the commercial pulse of the city from the disembar... View more info

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To the Lighthouse

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harcourt: 1989

Seller ID: 2207178

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women. View more info

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Mrs. Dalloway

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harcourt: 1990

Seller ID: 2207179

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In Mrs. Dalloway, the novel on which the movie The Hours was based, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life. View more info

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Orlando: A Biography

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1992

Seller ID: 2279070

ISBN: 015670160X

Condition: Very Good


Movie tie-in edition. Sticker remnant. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colorful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, thirty-six-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will witness the making of history from its edge, dressing in the flamboyant fashions of each day, following passing customs, and socializing with celebrated artists and writers. Orlando's journey will also ... View more info

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The Waves (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1964

Seller ID: 2292817

Condition: Good


Faint toning. 1964 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A study of six childhood friends as they grow into very different adults. View more info

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Between the Acts

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace Books: 1961

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292818

Condition: Good


1st printing. Faint toning. 1961 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Virginia Woolf's last and finest novel, a rich and rewarding story of human characters and motives. View more info

To The Lighthouse

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1978

Seller ID: 2292819

ISBN: 0156907380

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1978 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A casual boat trip becomes memorable when a group of friends act far more forthcoming than usual. View more info

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The London Scene: Five Essays

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292360

ISBN: 0394528662

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name on endpaper. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of essays on city life from a master of literature. View more info

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Mrs. Dalloway

By: Woolf, Virginia; Howard, Maureen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harcourt: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2264554

ISBN: 0156628708

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly cocked, pages faintly toned. 1990 Trade Paperback. xiv, 197 pp. In Mrs. Dalloway, the novel on which the movie The Hours was based, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life. View more info

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Woollcott's Second Reader

By: Woollcott, Alexander; Nai-An, Shih; Wharton, Edith; Eckstein, Gustav; Beerbohm, Max; Lawrence, D.H.; Cather, Willa; Maugham, Somerset W.; Pottle, Frederick A.; Grahame, Kenneth; Austin, William; Halper, Albert; Parker, Dorothy; Hemingway, Ernest...

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200865

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in fair jacket. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, jacket spine stained. 1937 Hard Cover. x, 1056 pp. 8vo. Contributions by twenty-one authors, including eight complete books, four essays, a ghost story, a mystery, a study in murder, a biography, six unusual short stories, and nineteen original pieces by Alexander Woollcott. CONTENTS: Foreword; Preface to 'All Men are Brothers'; Lady's Maid's Bell; Joe; A Christmas Garland; Portrait of M.M.; Two Friends; Cakes and Ale: or the Skeleton in the Cupboard; Boswell and the Girl from Botany Bay; Golden Age; Pet... View more info

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Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth

By: Wordsworth, Dorothy

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1971

Seller ID: 1529519

Condition: Very Good


Lightly toned. 1971 Trade Paperback. Wordsworth's 'exquisite sister', as Coleridge described her, was not only the cherish'd companion of the two poets, but also a writer who possessed a genuine poetic imagination in her own right. The journals she kept at Alfoxden, in 1798, where her brother and Coleridge were composing the Lyrical Ballads and at Grasmere from 1800 to 1803, when she and Wordsworth were living at Dove Cottage are printed here for the first time as Dorothy wrote them. Two of Dorothy's poems are included in the appendix, along with thirty-three poems by Wordsworth, which are ref... View more info

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The Prelude, or Growth of a Poet's Mind; Edited from the Manuscripts with Introduction, Textual and Critical Notes

By: Wordsworth, William; De Selincourt, Ernest (Editor)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1977622

Condition: Very Good


1950 reissue of 1926 original. Includes original jacket. Ink name on front endpaper, minor tears and chips to top jacket edge and corners, jacket lightly toned (mostly spine), jacket price clipped.Very Good. We have more books available by this author!. lxii, 614 pp. 8vo. The Prelude; or, Growth of a Poet's Mind is an autobiographical, 'philosophical' poem in blank verse by the English poet William Wordsworth. Wordsworth wrote the first version of the poem when he was 28, and worked over the rest of it for his long life without publishing it. He never gave it a title; he called it the 'Poem (t... View more info

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Beckett, the Shape Changer: A Symposium

By: Worth, Katharine (Editor)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1975

Seller ID: 1526029

Condition: Very Good


Jacket flap corner clipped.Very Good. 1975 Hard Cover. 227 pp. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction - Katharine Worth; 2. The Satiric Shape of Watt - John Chalker; 3. The labours of poetical excavation - Charles Peake; 4. Assumption to Lessness: Beckett's shorter fiction - Brian Finney; 5. Innovation and continuity in How It Is - Victor Sage; 6. The dubious consolations in Beckett's fiction: art, love, and nature - Barbara Handy; 7. Bilingual playwright - Harry Cockerham; 8. Film and the religion of art - Martin Dodsworth; 9. The space and sound in Beckett's theatre - Katharine Worth; Se... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Borthers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283830

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Second state binding. No jacket, gilt on spine rubbed. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 359 pp. Native Son (1940) is a novel written by the American author Richard Wright. It tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them. Bigger's lawyer, Boris Max, makes the case that there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American si... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard; Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283470

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state (navy blue cloth, not grey). Includes new facsimile dust jacket. Minor wear to corners, front free endpaper removed, rear endpaper just beginning to split along hinge, but binding holding tightly. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 359, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard; Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2285241

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Book club insert mounted on front endpaper, jacket a bit toned with minor loss from corners. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 359, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of ... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard; Reilly, John - afterword

Price: $4.00

Publisher: A Perennial Classic: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289284

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. 398 pp. Native Son (1940) is a novel written by the American author Richard Wright. It tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them. Bigger's lawyer, Boris Max, makes the case that there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American since they are the necessary product of the society that formed them and t... View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality 2-Volume Set (The East & The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2124305

Condition: Very Good


Edges a bit rubbed. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Vignettes of working class life on the East and West coasts of America. View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality (The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261512

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, ink and pencil notes on front endpapers. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 378 pp. CONTENTS: The Army of the Unemployed; Living by Odd Jobs; Finding Steady Work; A Hand-Truckman in a Factory; Among the Revolutionaries; A Road Builder on the World's Fair Grounds; From Chicago to Denver; From Denver to the Pacific. View more info