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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James; et al

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265678

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs to leather. Unused publisher's bookplate laid in. 1977 Full-Leather. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English by various authors, most notably Edna St. Vincent Millay, and edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet i... View more info

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The Ne'er-Do-Well

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202013

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 401 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on front board. Cover art, frontispiece, and illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, known as the creator of the 'Christy girl'. View more info

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Big Brother, and Other Stories

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Brother Publishers: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202692

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, two faint one inch stains to front board, pages foxed, ink note to front endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 367 pp. CONTENTS: Big Brother; The White Brant; Recoil; The Obvious Thing; The Talking Vase; Too Fat to Fight. Keywords: REX BEACH BIG BROTHER OTHER STORIES FICTION AMERICAN LITERATURE HISTORICAL AMERICAN WEST WESTERNS View more info

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Distortions

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200708

ISBN: 0385116594

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned. Jacket toned. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 283 pp. A collection of 19 short stories, many of which previously appeared in print, mostly in The New Yorker. The author's list of characters is diverse: a lifeguard who wants to introspect, a suburban couple and a spaceman, a wife who stops talking to her husband but gets up in the middle of the night to mail letters to him. These people, so different on the surface, all lead lives distorted by dreams, devoid of passion, imagination and vitality. An... View more info

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Deceiving to Convey Truth

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harbourfront Reading Series: 1997

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200923

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #48 of 150 signed, numbered copies, from a total edition of 550. Faint smudge to rear wrapper. 1997 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 25 pp. Ann Beattie discusses what it is to be a writer, analyzing her own writings and the writings of others. Keywords: ANN BEATTIE DECEIVING TO CONVEY TRUTH AMERICAN LITERATURE ESSAYS LITERARY CRITICSIM BIOGRAPHY View more info

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Jacklighting

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Metacom Press: 1981

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200924

ISBN: 0911381023

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #34 of 250. Prospectus laid in. Near fine. 1981 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 20 pp. Nicholas has died sometime during the past year from injuries incurred while he was taking a midnight ride on his Harley and a drunk, driving a van, hit him head-on. Last year, on his birthday, he was alive but in the hospital, brain-damaged from the accident. This year, on his birthday, he is dead, and the narrator and her boyfriend, Wynn, both of whom used to drive from New York to Virginia to spend Nicholas’s birthday with him, have come in... View more info

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Perfect Recall: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271515

ISBN: 0743211693

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 347 pp. Presents a new collection of short stories involving characters who are coming to terms with the legacies of long-believed family myths, describing how they confront new circumstances such as weakness or sudden success. View more info

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The Burning House: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271516

ISBN: 0394524942

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned, front jacket flap creased. Jacket ghosting on front board. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. A collection of the author's most recent stories features their unnervingly sophisticated young people and older folks striving for wisdom and grace, all of whom are rendered by an acclaimed stylist. View more info

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Secrets and Surprises: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271517

ISBN: 0394503147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor pencil marginalia. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. View more info

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Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Linden Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271518

ISBN: 067162220X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. A collection of short fiction reflects on coping with life's inevitable sadness. View more info

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What Was Mine: Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271577

ISBN: 067940077X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 237 pp. A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary lives. View more info

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Follies: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271583

ISBN: 0743269616

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Ann Beattie's Follies is a superb novella and collection of stories about adult children, aging parents, and the chance encounters that irrevocably alter lives. Beattie, winner of four O. Henry prizes, has been called one of our era's most vital masters of the short form (The Washington Post Book World). She is a masterful observer of domestic relations and the idiosyncratic logic that governs human lives. In Follies, her most resonant collection, she lo... View more info

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Park City: New and Selected Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271584

ISBN: 067945506X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 477 pp. Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career. Emotionally complex, edgy, and funny, the stories encompass a huge range of tone and feeling. The wife of a couple who have lost a child comforts her husband with an amazing act of tenderness. A man who's been shifting from place to place, always finding the same kind of people--sometimes the ... View more info

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Pardoner's Tale

By: Beaver, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204038

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed. Very Good. 1966 Hard Cover. 200 pp. The place is Kenya after independence. The chief African characters are a taxi-driver, an occasional politician, and a not highly qualified schoolteacher. These three boon companions, sharing a tremendous zest for oratory and beer, find a box of bank-notes in the forest--a treasure which disrupts their happy relationship. Meanwhile, a group of five Europeans face their own problems with some wit and more uneasiness. They deplore the Congo, talk about books and witchcraft, attend a native funeral, become involved i... View more info

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Imagination Dead Imagine

By: Beckett, Samuel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Calder and Boyars: 1971

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2263333

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Tiny ink number on spine base. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 14 pp. A short work by the Nobel Prize winning Irish author. View more info

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Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

By: Beer, Gillian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2198182

ISBN: 0521783925

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Pencil marginalia. 2000 Trade Paperback. Gillian Beer's landmark book demonstrates how Darwin overturned fundamental cultural assumptions in his narratives, how George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and other writers pursued and resisted their contradictory implications, and how the stories he produced about natural selection and the struggle for life now underpin our culture. This second edition incorporates a new preface by the author and a foreword by the distinguished American scholar George Levine. View more info

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The Wit of Brendan Behan

By: Behan, Brendan; McCann, Sean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Leslie Frewin: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276982

ISBN: 009090060X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1968 Hard Cover. 140 pp. Louis Macneice said of Brendan Behan: 'He ! wrote with plenty of hyperbole and emphasis. He was a man of humanity, gusto and formidable wit.' The problem of a collection of 'Behanisms' is not what to include, but what to omit. His writing was only a convenient way of letting the whole world know what he was saying. There was hardly a story he told that he didn't write, and there was hardly a quip he wrote that he didn't repeat and repeat, again and again. 'I'm like Shaw,' he once said, 'I always quote myself it adds spice to the conversation... View more info

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My Brother Brendan

By: Behan, Dominic

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268440

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1965 Hard Cover. 159 pp. Dominic Behan's bottle book uncorks the same Dionysian spirit as Brendan's Confessions of An Irish Rebel (see p. 153). Much of the story is reconstructed from Brendan's own lips, and nearly all is personal observation. Dominic's portrait of Brendan is more savagely graphic and uninhibited, covers some of the same incidents, fills in the missing parents, and carries the reader nine years farther to Brendan's funeral. He writes with as much love as his irascible, scathing brother will allow him f... View more info

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Oroonoko, and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Behn, Aphra; Salzman, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2266795

ISBN: 0192834606

Condition: Good


Small surface tear to spine-base, ink underlining, light general wear. 1988 Trade Paperback. xxx, 289 pp. The most complete collection of the work of Aphra Behn (1640-89) available, this volume contains Oroonoko and five other works of fiction ranging from comedy and high melodrama to tragedy. The works included--The Fair Jilt, Memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam, The History of the Nun, The Adventure of the Black Lady, and The Unfortunate Bride--are complemented by a generous selection of her poetry from public political verse to lyrics and witty conversation poems. View more info

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Slaves of Destiny

By: Bell, Pearl Doles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1926

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2204466

Condition: Good


Later printing. No jacket, stain to front board, front endpaper missing, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1926 Hard Cover. 304 pp. A poor young girl goes to New York and finds riches and then loses her wealth and must rebuild. View more info

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Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (Riverside Paper Series, No. 8, Extra, Sept. 21, 1889)

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2098876

Condition: Good


Early reprint ('Three hundred and ninety-third thousand'). Spine lightly creased, minor loss from wrappers along spine head & foot, very faint stain to top of page ridge with associated minor wave to page corners. 1889 Soft Cover. v, 337, [14] pp. Publisher advertisement follows text, ads inside front & rear wrapper, Emerson Pianos and W. Baker & Co.'s Breakfast Cocoa advertised on rear wrapper. Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, a lawyer and writer from western Massachusetts, and was first published in 1888. According to Erich Fromm, Looking Backward is one of t... View more info

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Seize the Day (Penguin Classics)

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2061870

ISBN: 0142437611

Condition: Very Good


Pages bright and clean. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, he still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought him to the brink of chaos: He is separated from his wife and children, at odds with his vain, successful father, failed in his acting career (a Hollywood agent once cast him as the “type that loses the girl”), and in a financial mess. In the course of one climactic day he reviews his past mistakes and spiritual malaise, until a mysterious philosophizin... View more info

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Novels, 1944-1953: Dangling Man; The Victim; The Adventures of Augie March (The Library of America 141)

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203803

ISBN: 1931082383

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase and insert. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1029 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of three novels by the Canadian-American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the National Book Award (three times), with chronology and notes following text. Includes: Dangling Man; The Victim; The Adventures of Augie March. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works ... View more info

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The Dean's December

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274130

ISBN: 0060148497

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, faint crease on front jacket flap corner. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times. View more info

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Him With His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291699

ISBN: 006015179X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine ends lightly stained, top edge lightly foxed. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Stories by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist deal with a divorced woman and her lovers, a bankrupt musicologist, an eccentric young man, a boy and his father, and family relationships. View more info

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Willful Creatures: Stories

By: Bender, Aimee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270999

ISBN: 0385501137

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. 208 pp. Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition. View more info

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The Blind Mirror: Stories

By: Benes, Jan; Hertzfeld, Jan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Orion Press / Grossman Publishers: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2085897

ISBN: 0670174300

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed & toned with sticker remnant on front corner. Good. 1971 Hard Cover. 247 pp. 8vo. Translated from the original Czech by Jan Hertzfeld. 'Leading off are tales of barracks life and adolescent sexual dismay (a girl prepares for 'ruin' and receives a lecture on mechanics instead; a boy's boasts of virginity backfire) whose charming triviality could belong to any place or time. They make a peculiar introduction to the specific somberness that follows in stories based (like Benes' 1969 novel, Second Breath) on the author's experiences as a political prisoner in a Czech l... View more info

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John Brown's Body

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Elephant Paperbacks: 1990

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2296439

ISBN: 092958726X

Condition: Good


General wear to wrappers, page ridges lightly toned. 1990 Trade Paperback. xv, 336 pp. One of the most widely read poems of our time, John Brown's Body is Stephen Vincent Benét's masterful retelling of the Civil War. A book of great energy and sweep, it swings into view the entire course of that terrible and decisive war, lighting up the lives of soldiers, leaders, and civilians, North and South, amidst the conflict. Generations of readers have found the book a compelling and moving experience. View more info

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John Brown's Body: A Poem

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent; Freeman, Douglass Southall

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1948

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261480

Condition: Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass. Slipcase repaired, rear hinge weakening, owner bookplate on front endpaper, spine and slipcase edge toned. 1948 Hard Cover. xvi, [2], 454 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Douglas Southall Freeman, fourteen color illustrations by John Steuart Curry. One of the most widely read poems of our time -- a masterful retelling of the American Civil War. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898, Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, United States -- March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer and novelist. He is best known for his narrat... View more info

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The Old Wives' Tale (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 184)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1911

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266260

Condition: Very Good


1940-1970 printing. Very good in good jacket. 379 titles listed on reverse. Jacket rubbed and toned with some loss from spine ends. 1911 Hard Cover. xii, 640, [2] pp. Originally written in 1908, and considered one of Bennett's finest works, this novel follows the lives of two sisters over the period of 70 years. View more info