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The Education of Henry Adams (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 76)

By: Adams, Henry; Adams, James Truslow

Price: $12.50  $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273167

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. x, x, 517, [1] pp. Introduction by James Truslow Adams. The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 76)

By: Adams, Henry; Adams, James Truslow

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1931

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278349

ISBN: 0394600762

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Copyright states 1931, but presence of ISBN, jacket style, and $2.95 list price indicate 1970-1975 printing. Jacket edges a bit rubbed. xvi, 517, [11] pp. Introduction by James Truslow Adams. The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial... View more info

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American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, in Two Volumes (The Library of America)

By: Adams, Henry; Parker; Dorothy; Cummings, E.E.; Swenson, May

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2000

Seller ID: 2288498

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. A few light spots on slipcase panels. Newspaper clippings laid in to volume two. 2000 Hard Cover. xxx, 986; xxxii, 1009 pp. Two volume set. Includes publisher's slipcase. In the years between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War II, American poetry was transformed, producing a body of work whose influence was felt throughout the world. Now for the first time the landmark two-volume Library of America anthology of twentieth-century poetry through the post-War years restores that era in all its astonishing beauty and explosive energy. Thi... View more info

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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

By: Adams, Henry; Taylor, Francis Henry

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1957

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261475

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number I:22 laid in. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper, edge of slipcase along opening a bit toned. 1957 Hard Cover. xx, [2], 348 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Francis Henry Taylor, photographs by Samuel Chamberlain. A record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive ... View more info

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The Letters of John and Abigail Adams (Penguin Classics)

By: Adams, John and Abigail; Shuffleton, Frank

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2004

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2296771

ISBN: 0142437115

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Small surface tear on front wrapper from sticker removal. 2004 Trade Paperback. xxxvi, 473 pp. The Letters of John and Abigail Adams provides an insightful record of American life before, during, and after the Revolution; the letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between John and Abigail that lasted fifty-four years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Covering key moments in American history - the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, and... View more info

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The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Mystery and the Imagination Detailing the Adventures of the World's Most Famous Detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

By: Adams, John Joseph

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Night Shade Books: 2009

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2299086

ISBN: 1597801607

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Front wrapper lightly bumped, wrapper edges very lightly rubbed. 2009 Trade Paperback. 454 pp. Sherlock Holmes is back! Sherlock Holmes, the world's first--and most famous--consulting detective, came to the world's attention more than 120 years ago through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels and stories. But Conan Doyle didn't reveal all of the Great Detective's adventures...Here are some of the best Holmes pastiches of the last 30 years, twenty-eight tales of mystery and the imagination detailing Holmes's further exploits, as told by many of today's greatest storytellers, includin... View more info

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A Life of William Shakespeare

By: Adams, Joseph Quincy

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266251

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, light general wear, pages faintly toned. 1923 Hard Cover. xvi, 559 pp. Adams was descended from the Presidential family, and was the first appointed director of the Folger Shakespeare Library. William Shakespeare (/'?e?ksp??r/ SHAYK-speer; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[2][3][4] He is often called England's national poet, and the Bard of Avon.[5][b] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of ... View more info

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Oresteia

By: Aeschylus; Morshead, E.D.A.; Warner, Rex

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274057

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine faded, slipcase edges toned. 1961 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. In the Oresteia - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, its spirit of struggle and regeneration is eternal. View more info

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The Complete Greek Tragedies, in Four Volumes: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides (2 Vols.)

By: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Grene, David; Lattimore, Richmond; Benardete, Seth G.; Fitzgerald, Robert; Wyckoff, Elizabeth; Moore, John; Jameson, Michael; Warner, Rex; Gladstone, Ralph; Arrowsmith, William; Bynner, Witter; Nims, John Frederick; Wille

Price: $90.00  $72.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2288748

Condition: Good


Lacks slipcase. Top edges of each volume and rear board of Aeschylus a bit foxed, some fading, one gathering of Sophocles volume repaired at binding, minor pencil marks on just a few pages. 1959 Hard Cover. viii, 350, [1]; vi, 459, [1]; x, 660, [1]; vi, 615, [1] pp. A collection of Greek tragedies translated by various contributors, together with scholarly introductions and line numbers in margins. Includes: Oresteia (Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides); The Suppliant Maidens; The Persians; Seven against Thebes; Prometheus Bound; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone; Ajax... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McDowell, Obolensky: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2271540

Condition: Very Good


Modern reissue. Ink name on front endpaper, light edge wear. 1985 Hard Cover. A Death in the Family is an autobiographical novel by author James Agee, set in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began writing it in 1948, but it was not quite complete when he died in 1955. It was edited and released posthumously in 1957 by editor David McDowell. Agee's widow and children were left with little money after Agee's death and McDowell wanted to help them by publishing the work. Agee won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958 for the novel. View more info

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Our Sister Killjoy

By: Aidoo, Ama Ata

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Longman Publishers: 1997

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2301305

ISBN: 0582308453

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. An exceptional copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. Sissie visits Europe, but finds it a far different place than her native Africa. View more info

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Fever and Other New Poems

By: Akhmadulina, Bella; Yevtushenko, Yevgeny; Dutton, Geoffrey; Mezhakoff-Koriakin, Igor

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263304

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket corners rubbed with 1 inch closed tear to spine head, rear jacket panel toned, small sticker on jacket spine base. 1969 Hard Cover. vi, 66 pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by a member of the Russian New Wave literary movement who Joseph Brodsky once called the best living poet in the Russian language. Translated by Geoffrey Dutton and Igor Mezhakoff-Koriakin, with an introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. View more info

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Selected Poems (Penguin Modern European Poets)

By: Akhmatova, Anna; McKane, Richard; Sinyavsky, Andrei

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268419

ISBN: 0140421157

Condition: Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned, minor general wear. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 111 pp. Translated with an introduction by Richard McKane, and an essay by Andrei Sinyavsky. Anna Akhmatova is identified, along with Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva, as one of the four leading poets of Twentieth-Century Russian literature. Her poetry, classically rhymed and metered but also laconic and highly elliptical, is deeply engaged with predecessors such as Horace, Dante, Shakespeare, Byron, Dostoevsky, Annensky and above all Pushkin, and also with contemporaries such as Mandelst... View more info

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Tales from the Spanish

By: Alarcon, Pedro Antonio De

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Story Classics: 1948

Seller ID: 2298271

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. Minor general wear to slipcase. 1948 Hard Cover. 228 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Illustrated by Jan Balet. CONTENTS: A Fine Haul!; The Nail; The Account Book; The Gypsy's Prophecy; Moors and Christians; The Cornet Player; The Patriot Traitor; The Tall Woman; Alarcon: His Life and Writings; Balet: His Life and Art; The Artist's Thoughts. View more info

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The Best of Louisa May Alcott: A Charming Illustrated Collection Including Little Women, Little Men, and the Finest Short Stories.

By: Alcott, Louis May; Booss, Claire

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Gramercy Books: 1994

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295960

ISBN: 0517100347

Condition: Very Good


General light wear to jacket. Spine soiled, purple mark on page base. 1994 Hard Cover. x, 789 pp. Edited by Claire Booss. Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill, Reginald B. Birch, Addie Ledyard and others. A collection of stories from Louisa May Alcott, including Little Women, Little Men and twenty-four short stories. View more info

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Jack and Jill (Complete Authorized Edition)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1928

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272416

Condition: Very Good


Surface tears along jacket edges, one-inch tear along top edge of jacket rear, a few small tears along jacket edges. A few small spots on top page ridge, ink name on frontispiece recto. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 334 pp. Includes color frontispiece. Jack and Jill: A Village Story by Louisa May Alcott, is a children's book originally published in 1880. It takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War. The story of two good friends named Jack and Janey, Jack and Jill tells of the aftermath of a serious sledding accident. View more info

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Under the Lilacs

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1905

Seller ID: 2278878

Condition: Good


No jacket, binding repaired, minor loss to spine head and spine base, ink note on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Bab and Betty, two little girls, are having a tea party with their dolls when an unknown dog appears and steals their cake. The girls find the dog, Sancho, along with his owner Ben Brown, a run-away from the circus who is hiding in their play barn in a carriage. They discover that Ben is a horse master and when he is taken in by the Moss', they get him a job on a neighboring farm. It is there that he can work with horses and dr... View more info

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My Boys [Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag. My Boys, Etc.]

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279499

Condition: Very Good


Reissue of BAL 168 (early 1900s). No jacket, tear along spine head and front hinge, a few light smudges to first few pages. We have more books available by this author!. 215 pp. CONTENTS; My Boys; Tessa's Surprises; Buzz; The Children's Joke; Dandelion; Madam Cluck, and Her Family; A Curious Call; Tilly's Christmas; My Little Gentleman; Back Windows; Little Marie of Lehon; My May-Day Among Curious Birds and Beasts; Our Little Newsboy; Patty's Patchwork. View more info

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Spinning-Wheel Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1885

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 2279512

Condition: Near Fine


Early printing. No jacket, ink gift note on second blank. 1885 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. Engraved ads for Alcott's other books follow text (BAL 206). A collection of 12 short stories. CONTENTS: Grandma's Story; Tabby's Table-Cloth; Eli's Education; Onawandah; Little Things; The Banner of Beaumanoir; Jerseys, or, the Girl's Ghost; The Little House in the Garden; Daisy's Jewel-Box, and How She Filled It; Corny's Catamount; The Cooking-Class; The Hare and the Tortoise. View more info

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A Modern Mephistopheles, and A Whisper in the Dark

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1889

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2279513

Condition: Near Fine


First Thus: second edition of A Modern Mephistopheles, first appearance of A Whisper in the Dark (BAL 219). No jacket, ink gift note on second blank, pages very faintly toned. 1889 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. ABOUT A MODERN MEPHISTOPHELES: This chilling tale of lust, deception, and greed beings on a midwinter night as Felix Canaris, a despairing writer about to take his own life, is saved by a knock at the door. His mysterious visitor, Jasper Helwyze, promises the poor student fame and fortune in return for his complete devotion. The embittered Helwyze the... View more info

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Poppies and Wheat

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2279516

Condition: Very Good


First Thus (BAL 230). No jacket, sticker on front paste-down endpaper, ink gift note on front endppaer, pencil marks on page one. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 54 pp. Green cloth boards with gilt titles and red poppies on cover. EXCERPT: As the great steamer swung round into the stream the cloud Of white handkerchiefs waving on the wharf melted away, the last good-byes grew fainter, and those who went and those who stayed felt that the parting was over. View more info

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Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1883

Seller ID: 2279517

Condition: Fair


No jacket, cloth on spine almost entirely detached from rear hinge, front and rear hinges starting, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, title page missing, page 379 loose from binding but included, pencil marks on second blank and rear endpaper recto. 1883 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ii, 379 pp. These sketches, taken from letters hastily written in the few leisure moments of a very busy life, make no pretension to literary merit, but are simply a brief record of one person's hospital experience. As such, they are republished, with their many faults but partial... View more info

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Eight Cousins; or, the Aunt-Hill

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1894

Seller ID: 2297871

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Light stain along top page ridge, board edges lightly rubbed, front hinge starting, pencil name on title page, ink note on Preface recto. 1894 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291 pp. After the death of her father, orphan Rose Campbell has no choice but to go and live at the 'Aunt Hill' with her six aunts and seven boy cousins. For someone who was used to a girl's boarding school, it is pretty overwhelming, especially since her guardian Uncle Alec makes her eat healthy things like oatmeal, and tries to get her to give up her pretty dresses for drab, sensible... View more info

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Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to Little Men.

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1894

Seller ID: 2297872

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Tear to spine head, front hinge starting, tissue guard lightly foxed. 1894 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 365 pp. Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to Little Men is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women series. In it, Jo's children, now grown, are caught up in real world troubles. View more info

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Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy (The Beacon Hill Bookshelf)

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1926

Seller ID: 2303496

Condition: Very Good


All illustrations included. Two small surface tears on front board, minor loss to spine head, ink gift note on front paste-down endpaper and first blank, pencil note on front free endpaper verso, front hinge broken. 1926 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 397 pp. Color frontispiece and plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. A simple story of the home life of four girls. A portrayal of child life, natural, wholesome, and inspiring. View more info

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May Flowers

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1899

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2199975

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Ink name & date and pencil owner information on front endpaper, minor repair to front hinge, spine toned. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 56 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt titles, frontispiece and illustrations by Albert F. Schmitt. A short work by the author of Little Women, an important figure in American literature and the Transcendentalist movement. The first individual appearance of this title, which originally appeared in A Garland for Girls in 1888. BAL 227. View more info

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Three Proverb Stories (Kitty's Class-Day, A Stitch in Time Saves Nine; Aunt Kipp, Children and Fools Speak the Truth; Psyche's Art, Handsome is that Handsome Does)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.; Hoppin, Augustus

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: Loring: 1889

Seller ID: 2207251

Condition: Good


No publisher date (circa mid-late 1800's), stains throughout, pencil names. 1889 Hard Cover. 148 pp. Illustrated by Augustus Hoppin. Three Proverb Stories (Kitty's Class-Day, A Stitch in Time Saves Nine; Aunt Kipp, Children and Fools Speak the Truth; Psyche's Art, Handsome is that Handsome Does). KEYWORDS: LOUISA MAY ALCOTT LITERATURE THREE PROVERB STORIES KITTYS CLASS-DAY AUNT KIPP PSYCHES ART AUGUSTUS HOPPIN View more info

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Eight Cousins or, The Aunt-Hill

By: Alcott, Louisa M.; Richards, Harriet Roosevelt

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2207258

Condition: Very Good


Faint smudges to page ridge, pages lightly dog-eared. 1920 Hard Cover. 292 pp. Illustrated by Harriet Roosevelt Richards. Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. When Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad, he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing, she becomes happier and healthier while finding her place in her fam... View more info

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The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Honor Books: 1999

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2295268

ISBN: 1562926160

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Minor sticker adhesive on rear jacket panel, light stains along edges of rear jacket. Light stain along bottom edge of pages. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 122 pp. Illustrated by C. Michael Dudash. Three Christmas stories tell of an orphan who finds a new home, a little girl who rescues a bird, and a horse who shares her life story at midnight on Christmas Eve. View more info

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A Long Fatal Love Chase

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $3.50  $2.80

Publisher: Dell Book: 1997

Seller ID: 2295964

ISBN: 0440223016

Condition: Very Good


Spine and front wrapper creased, pages faintly toned. 1997 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 356 pp. I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom, cries impetuous Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. Then, one stormy night, a brooding stranger appears in her remote island home, ready to take Rosamond to her word. Spellbound by the mysterious Philip Tempest, Rosamond is seduced with promises of love and freedom, then spirited away on Tempest's sumptuous yacht. But she soon finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit. ... View more info