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Beautiful Girl: Short Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270619

ISBN: 0394427378

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Author's third novel. “Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams. . . . How can one person know so much?” --The New York Times Book Review. With appearances in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Redbook, as well as in the O. Henry Award collections for eight consecutive years, Alice Adams had established herself as a master craftsman of the short story when she published her first collection. Her well-honed skill is on abund... View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620

ISBN: 0394536339

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put the past to rest. View more info

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Families and Survivors: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270621

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 211 pp. Author's second novel. Alice Adams’ second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her life. From Louisa Calloway’s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain tradition and all the time resisting. In lieu of her conservative, bigoted father, she chooses men who are liberal, free-spoken, Jewish. Nevertheless her first marriage is unhappy, but her second promises to be soun... View more info

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A Southern Exposure: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270622

ISBN: 0679444521

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Pinehill, North Carolina, the years of the Depression. Into this small Southern town comes the Bairds, fugitives from the burdens of their life in Connecticut. To the people of Pinehill, the Bairds seem glamorous. To the Bairds, Pinehill holds the hope that they will regain their innocence, and once again be rich in love. View more info

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Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams, During the Revolution, with a Memoir of Mrs. Adams

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press: 1875

Seller ID: 2278326

Condition: Near Fine


Bookplate of William Whitman on front endpaper, with a couple ink notations that appear to reference his personal library's organizational system. 1875 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 424 pp. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece of Abigail Adams. Transcriptions of 284 letters between future President John Adams and his wife Abigail, written during the American Revolution, with a brief biographical sketch of Abigail. Index follows text. View more info

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The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

By: Adams, Douglas; Guzzardi, Peter; Wroe, Nicholas; Cerf, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 2002

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2291368

ISBN: 1400045088

Condition: Near Fine


9th printing. 2002 Hard Cover. xxxvi, 299, [1] pp. 8vo. Editor's note by Peter Guzzardi, preface by Nicholas Wroe, introduction by Christopher Cerf. On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacy—which includes seven novels and three co-authored works of nonfiction—Douglas left us something more. The book you are about to enjoy was rescued from his four computers, culled from an archive of chapters f... View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, June 1934 (Vol. XCVI, No. 6, [Whole] No. 576)

By: Adams, Franklin P.; Chambers, Robert W.; Lyons, Eugene; Cram, Mildred; Holbrook, Weare; Sabatini, Rafael; Rickenbacker, E.V. [Eddie Vernon]; Knight, Clayton; Ripley, Clements; Swift, J. Otis; Kyne, Peter B.; Barton, Bruce; Abdullah, Achmed; Flagg, James

Price: $60.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1934

Seller ID: 2292766

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed and foxed. 1934 Magazine. 200 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. Harrison Fisher illustration on front wrapper, Life Savers advertisement on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine' until 1952, the year after Hearst's death. During this period it published the first appearances of many novels and short s... View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, May 1934 (Vol. XCVI, No. 5, [Whole] No. 575)

By: Adams, Franklin P.; Douglas, Lloyd C.; Vance, Louis Joseph; Baron, Walter; Cram, Mildred; Knickerbocker, H.R.; Abdullah, Achmed; Duncan, Gregor; Maugham, W. Somerset; Hambidge, Gove; Sobol, Louis; Kerr, Sophie; Robinson, Elsie; Roe, Vingie E.; Parker, Do

Price: $60.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1934

Seller ID: 2292767

Condition: Very Good


1/4 inch tear to rear wrapper edge, faint internal crease to portion of front wrapper. 1934 Magazine. 184 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. Harrison Fisher illustration on front wrapper, Betty Crocker advertisement featuring Sylvia Sidney on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine' until 1952, the year after Hearst's death.... 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: $12.50

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

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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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

By: Adams, Henry; Cram, Ralph Adams

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1933

Seller ID: 2198278

Condition: Good


Reprint. Lacks slipcase. Owner sticker on front endpaper, boards lightly spotted. 1933 Hard Cover. xiv, 397 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram. 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 conceits, Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of th... View more info

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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

By: Adams, Henry; Cram, Ralph Adams

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday Anchor Books: 1933

Seller ID: 2277335

Condition: Good


Spine creased, spine and wrappers lightly toned, light stain to front wrapper, light stain to page ridge, ink name on half-title page. 1933 Mass Market Paperback. xvi, 455 pp. Typography by Edward Gorey. Architecture is a subject of primary importance in Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, but above and beyond that, the book is concerned with such matters as the literature of the period (including the Chanson de Roland, whose epic strains were often sung in the halls of the Abbey of Saint Michael), the earthly queens and the Heavenly Queen, the courts of love, and such great men of the church as A... View more info

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The Great Secession Winter of 1860-61 and Other Essays

By: Adams, Henry; Hochfield, George E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: A Perpetua Book/A.S. Barnes and Company, Inc.: 1963

Seller ID: 2283525

Condition: Good


Ink name on half-title page. 1963 Three-Quarter Leather. xx, 428 pp. These essays offer a striking picture of the first phase of a distinguished literary career. They also provide a remarkable inside view of politics during the Lincoln and Grant administrations as seen through the eyes of a knowledgeable, independent, and clear-thinking historian. 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

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

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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Letters of John and Abigail Adams, 1762 to 1826 (Westvaco's American Classics Series)

By: Adams, John; Adams, Abigail; Bennett, William J.; Elder, Karen M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Westvaco Corporation: 2001

Seller ID: 2281342

Condition: Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. 2001 Hard Cover. 133, [11] pp. 8vo. Nearly sixty-five years of letters between the American president and his first lady, with a foreword by William J. Bennett, and a section on the art of the American flag. Includes color images of various American flags, and of John & Abigail Adams. View more info

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Goethe's Herman und Dorothea, with Introduction, Notes and Vocabulary (German Translation for English Learners)

By: Adams, W.A.; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Price: $5.00

Publisher: D.C. Heath and Company: 1904

Seller ID: 1737520

Condition: Very Good


Ink name and address on front endpaper. 1904 Hard Cover. Hermann and Dorothea is an epic poem, an idyll, written by German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe between 1796 and 1797, and was to some extent suggested by Johann Heinrich Voss's Luise, an idyll in hexameters, which was first published in 1782-84. Goethe's work is set around 1792 at the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars, when French forces under General Custine invaded and briefly occupied parts of the Palatinate. The hexameters of the nine cantos are at times irregular. Poem entirely in German, with vocabulary words translat... View more info

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Oresteia

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

Price: $20.00

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. 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

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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The Great Tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

By: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Lattimore, Richard; Grene, David; Wyckoff, Elizabeth; Warner, Rex; Arrowsmith, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265086

Condition: Good


Stain to fore-edge margin. 1982 Hard Cover. 360, [2] pp. 8vo. Green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A collection of Greek tragedies translated by various contributors. Includes: Agamemnon; Prometheus Bound; Oedipus the King; Antigone; Medea; The Bacchae. View more info

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Fables of Aesop

By: Aesop

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1987

Seller ID: 2200842

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1987 Trade Paperback. One of the most comprehensive collections to be published since the classic V.S. Vernon Jones's edition, which appeared in 1912. It contains obscure but interesting selections such as The Oak and the Reed and The Mice and the Weasels at War in addition to well-known favorites. View more info

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, & Shorter Fiction (The Library of America 159)

By: Agee, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2005

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203804

ISBN: 1931082812

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase and insert. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 818 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of two novels, a novella, and three short stories by the American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958, with chronology and notes following text. Also included are reproductions of the photographs from Let Us Know Praise Famous Men, depicting the impoverished sharecropping families with whom Agee lived while writing the work. Includes: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men; The Morning Watch... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $10.00

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. We have more books available by this author!. 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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Letters of James Agee to Father Flye

By: Agee, James

Price: $13.50

Publisher: George Braziller: 1962

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2266778

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly rubbed, front jacket flap creased. A few faint spots along top edge of boards. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 235 pp. The present edition amounts to ninety some letters written over a period of thirty years to an Episcopalain priest who was not only the author's oldest friend, but, in a way, his foster father. James Rufus Agee (/?e?d?i?/ AY-jee; November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) was an American novelist, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film... View more info

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James; Evans, Walker

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York: 1966

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2141584

Condition: Very Good


1978 9th printing. Spine faintly creased, text pages toned (photo pages still bright). 1966 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 428 pp. Black & white photographs precede text. In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when in 1941 LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN was first published to enormous critical acclaim. This unsparing record of place, of the people who shape... View more info

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

By: Agee, James; Evans, Walker

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195171

Condition: Very Good


First printing thus. Ink underlining on four pages only, otherwise excellent. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [5], 416 pp. Black & white photographs precede text. In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when in 1941 LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN was first published to enormous critical acclaim. This unsparing record of place, of the people who shaped the land... 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

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

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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The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes)

By: Alain-Fournier [Fournier, Henri-Alban]; Delisle, Francoise; Peyre, Henri

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261479

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II:23 laid in. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. xxx, 232 pp. 8vo. is the only novel by French author Alain-Fournier who was killed in the first month of World War I. It is somewhat biographical - especially the name of the heroine Yvonne, for whom he had a doomed infatuation in Paris. Fifteen-year-old Francois Seurel narrates the story of his friendship with seventeen-year-old Augustin Meaulnes as Meaulnes searches for his lost love. Impulsive, reckless and heroic, Meaulnes embodies the romantic ideal, the... View more info

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Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy (Parts I and II, with Illustrations)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Seller ID: 2266222

Condition: Good


Edges rubbed, a few light spots on rear board, front and rear hinges starting, ink name on second blank. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 532 pp. Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books over several months at the request of her publisher.[1][2] Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters.[3][4]:202 View more info