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Melymbrosia: A Novel

By: Woolf, Virginia; Desalvo, Louise

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleis Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295967

ISBN: 1573441481

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pencil date on front paste down endpaper. 2002 Hard Cover. xxvii, 350 pp. A lesser known novel by the author of Mrs. Dalloway and A Room of One's Own. Virginia Woolf completed her first novel, Melymbrosia, in 1912 when she was thirty years old. The story concerned the emotional and sexual awakening of a young English woman traveling abroad, and bristled with social commentary on issues as varied as homosexuality, the suffrage movement, and colonialism. She was warned by colleagues, however, that publishing an outspoken indictment of Britain could prove disastrous to her fledglin... 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

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

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2275882

Condition: Good


Hinges weakening, front free endpaper of first volume absent, ink name and address on endpapers. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [5], 270, [2]; ix, [1], 378, [2] pp. 8vo. Vignettes of working class life on the East and West coasts of America. View more info

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The Swiss Family Robinson (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)

By: Wyss, Johann David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library Children's Classics / Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2291684

ISBN: 0679436405

Condition: Very Good


8th printing. Ribbon marker beginning to fray at the end. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256, [8] pp. 8vo. The children's novel that inspired several film adaptations. The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family who are shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. View more info

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About Town: The New Yorker and the World it Made

By: Yagoda, Ben

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268466

ISBN: 0684816059

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2000 Hard Cover. 478 pp. The definitive history of one of America's most enduring and important cultural institutions. For more than seven decades, The New Yorker has been the embodiment of urban sophistication and literary accomplishment, the magazine where the best work of virtually every prose giant of the century first appeared. With all the authority and elegance such a subject demands, Yagoda tells the fascinating story of the tiny journal that grew into a literary enterprise of epic proportions. Incorpo-rating interviews with more than fifty former and curren... View more info

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Revolutionary Road

By: Yates, Richard

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2207585

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Former library copy with usual marks. Previous owner attempted, clumsily, to remove the library mylar and lift the pasted-down jacket flaps from the endpapers - the result is two closed tears to the jacket panels (which we repaired on the reverse with Japanese tissue), and a ragged edge to the front jacket flap. The jacket is now protected under fresh mylar. Without the library marks, the book itself would be somewhere between very good and near fine. 1961 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. 8vo. The first full-length novel by Richard Yates, examinin... View more info

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Revolutionary Road, The Easter Parade, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Everyman's Library, 317)

By: Yates, Richard; Price, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 2009

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2288942

ISBN: 0307270890

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. An excellent copy. 2009 Hard Cover. xxv, 661 pp. Three classic works—including the virtuosic Revolutionary Road, soon to be a major motion picture—that exemplify the remarkable gifts of this great American master. Richard Yates’s first novel, Revolutionary Road is the unforgettable portrait of a marriage built on dreams that tragically never come to fruition. In The Easter Parade, he tells the story of two sisters whose parents’ divorce overshadows their entire lives. And in the stories in Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, we witness men and women striving for better lives amid d... View more info

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The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats: The Irish Dramatic Movement, Volume VIII [8]

By: Yeats, W.B.; Fitzgerald, Mary; Finneran, Richard J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276817

ISBN: 0684807068

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. xl, 310 pp. Gathers the preeminent poet's essays on drama and the movement that led to today's Irish theater, which were written between 1899 and 1919, in a collection that covers such topics as the Abbey Theatre, the plays of John Millington Synge, and the relationship between drama and nationalism. View more info

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The Death and Letters of Alice James

By: Yeazell, Ruth Bernard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1727769

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Bright copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. viii, 214 pp. Alice James (1848-1892) was the sister of Henry and William James, as literary as her more famous brothers, but - as was typical for a Victorian woman - never formally educated and thus deprived of any opportunity for a normal career. In her introductory biographical essay, Professor Ruth Bernard Yeazell of Yale University argues that Alice James instead made a career of her lifelong neurasthenic illness and anticipation of death. In this selection of letters, many written from the invalid's bed, one finds Alice James witty and l... View more info

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The Dove in the Eagle's Nest

By: Yonge, Charlotte M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1897

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2286791

Condition: Very Good


Sixth printing of illustrated second edition. Spine head and spine base lightly rubbed, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 293, 6 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901), was an English novelist, known for her huge output. She was devoted to the Church of England, and much influenced by John Keble, a near neighbour and one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Her novels reflected the values and concerns of Anglo-Catholicism. She began writing in 1848, and published during her long life about 100 works, chie... View more info

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The Prince and the Page: A Story of the Last Crusade

By: Yonge, Charlotte M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286793

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. An excellent copy. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 246 pp. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. Color frontispiece. EXCERPT: A fine evening - six centuries ago - shed a bright parting light over Alton Wood, illuminating the gray lichens that clung to the rugged trunks of the old oak trees, and shining on the smoother bark of the graceful beech, with that sidelong light that, towards evening, gives an especial charm to woodland scenery. The long shadows lay across an open green glade, narrowing towards one end, where a path,... View more info

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Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality. with the Life of the Author.

By: Young, Edward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Printed for F. and C. Rivington; Otridge and Son; Longman and Rees; Cadell and Davies; Vernor and Hood; J. Mawman; T. Hurst; J. Scatcherd; and J. Hookham / J. Cundee, Printer: 1802

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2263775

Condition: Very Good


'New Edition'. Spine and corners a bit rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed. 1802 Full-Leather. xviii, [4], 361, [5] pp. 8vo. Full black morocco, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A long poem in blank verse, originally published in nine parts between 1742 and 1745. This edition includes the complete work, a biographical sketch of the author, and engraved illustrations by Thomas Stothard. This work was quite popular in its day, but became more so when William Blake provided illustrations for one of the editions printed in 1797. View more info

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Tennessee Writers

By: Young, Thomas Daniel

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Tennessee: 1981

Seller ID: 1539566

Condition: Very Good


No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1981 Hard Cover. 121 pp. Great fiction and non-fiction from Tennessee writers. View more info

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The Year of My Life: A Translation of Issa's Oraga Haru

By: Yuasa, Nobuyuki; Issa

Price: $50.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135214

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Two corners lightly stained, ink name & date inside. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 140, [2] pp. A translation of Issa's Oraga Haru, an autobiography in haibun - a mixed form of haiku and prose. View more info

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The New Soviet Fiction: Pushkin's Photograph; Auto Accident in Paris; No Smiles; The Sleeper; Cat-Strangler Silver; Antileader; A Question Mark; The Art of Needles and Sins; Through the Fields; Wat Should I Tell the Cow?; The Devil's Wheel in Kobuleti...

By: Zalygin, Sergei; Bitov, Andrei; Elchin; I. Grekova; Katev, Valentin; Konetsky, Vladimir; Okudzhava, Bulat; Petrushevskaya, Lyudmila; Rasputin, Valentin; hin, Mikhail; Soloukhin, Vladimir; Tolstaya, Tatyana; Valton, Arvo; Yaroslavtsev, S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275213

ISBN: 0896598810

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1989 Hard Cover. Published within the last few years and selected by Novy Mir editor Sergei Zalygin so as to reflect literary talent from various regions of the USSR, the stories range from straightforward depictions of ordinary people's lives to a sophisticated piece by Andrei Bitov about time travel to Pushkin's era. Irina Grekova exposes intrigues in academia, Bulat Okudzhava portrays a Stalinist country bumpkin, Valentin Rasputin writes lyrically about Lake Baikal, and other, lesser-known authors provide lingering insights into human minds and emotions. View more info

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Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community

By: Zamora, Lois Parkinson; Faris, Wendy B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Duke University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2264236

ISBN: 0822316404

Condition: Very Good


Sticker remains on rear wrapper and spine, a few page corners lightly dog-eared. 1995 Trade Paperback. ix, 581 pp. Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the literatures of the world. In essays on texts by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Günter Grass, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, ... View more info

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Life and Letters of Stuart P. Sherman, in Two Volumes

By: Zeitlin, Jacob; Woodbridge, Homer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rhinehart: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280930

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Both volumes lack jackets, spine head and spine base of both volumes lightly rubbed, very faint minor stain on top page ridge of Volume I, ink name and date on front paste-down endpaper of Volume I. 1929 Hard Cover. Continuous pagination. Two volume set. Stuart Pratt Sherman (1881–1926) was an American literary critic, educator and journalist known for his philosophical feud with H. L. Mencken. The two men were very close in age, and their career paths have sometimes been compared, but Mencken outlived Sherman by three decades. View more info

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Excavating Victorians (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

By: Zimmerman, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2277108

ISBN: 0791472809

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on page base, faint odor of smoke. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 231 pp. Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the earth and to time and history. These new sciences took the Victorians by storm, inundating them with fossils, skeletal remains, and potsherds—ar... View more info

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The Girl in Scarlet [La Fortune des Rougon]

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Matheson and Co., Ltd.: 1900

Seller ID: 2291261

Condition: Good


Circa 1900. Rebound in half-leather with marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles, top edge gilt, and original pink wrappers bound in. Front endpaper and original front wrapper loose with loss from edges of wrapper, small chip from edge of rear wrapper, board edges rubbed with small chip from spine foot. 147, [1] pp. The Fortune of the Rougons is the first in Zola's famous Rougon-Macquart series of novels. In it we learn how the two branches of the family came about, and the origins of the hereditary weaknesses passed down the generations. Murder, treachery, and greed are the keynotes, and ju... View more info

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Germinal

By: Zola, Emile; Ellis, Havelock; De Montherlant, Henri

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1942

Seller ID: 2261930

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XIX: 20 laid in. Spine lightly rubbed with some loss of gilt, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1942 Hard Cover. viii, 374 pp. Translated from the French by Havelock Ellis, with an introduction by Henri de Montherlant, and illustrations by Berthold Mahn. Germinal (1885) is the thirteenth novel in Emile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered Zola's undisputed masterpiece and one of the greatest novels ever written in the French language, the novel - an uncompromisingly harsh and realistic story of a coalminers' strike... View more info