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Imagination Dead Imagine

By: Beckett, Samuel

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $8.00

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  $4.00

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  $4.00

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  $8.00

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  $24.00

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  $5.60

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  $16.00

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  $5.60

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  $8.00

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  $16.00

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  $5.60

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 (International Collectors Library)

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: International Collectors Library: 1955

Seller ID: 2300978

Condition: Very Good


Two chips to spine head. 1955 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 336 pp. Original red leatherette hardcover binding with gold lettering & design, gilt top page ridge, red ribbon marker. John Brown's Body (1928) is an epic American poem written by Stephen Vincent Benét. Its title references the radical abolitionist John Brown, who raided the federal armory at Harpers Ferry in Virginia in October 1859. He was captured and hanged later that year. Benét's poem covers the history of the American Civil War.[1][2] It won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1929. It was writt... View more info

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John Brown's Body

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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  $6.40

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  $8.00

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

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Robbery on the Highway

By: Bennett, Paul L.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195673

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned, pages foxed, signed by author with inscription. Jacket toned, quarter-inch tear to jacket along top edge. 1961 Hard Cover. 191 pp. Two boys resolve to set aside their differences after a tragedy and play an important role in solving a mystery. A story of suspense, danger, fun, and hard work. View more info

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The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England

By: Benson, Pamela Joseph

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2279076

ISBN: 0271008148

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly toned, minor general wear, ink name on half-title page. 1992 Trade Paperback. x, 325 pp. During the Renaissance the nature of womankind was a major topic of debate. Numerous dialogues, defenses, paradoxes, and tributes devoted to sustaining woman's excellence were published, and in them history was rewritten to include the achievements of womankind. Often these texts demonstrate that women are capable of acting with prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice, and thus are capable of being independent of male political and moral authority. Pamela Benson argues that the writers u... View more info

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Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271029

ISBN: 0060191791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 223 pp. Bestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with wonderful works of fiction including Talk Before Sleep, The Year of Pleasures, and the acclaimed Oprah Book Club Selection, Open House. With Escaping Into the Open, she offers an inspiring, eminently entertaining, and delightfully practical handbook on the joys, challenges, and creative possibilities inherent in the writing life... View more info

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Ordinary Life: Stories

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271022

ISBN: 0679437460

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Author trading card laid in. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. In this superb collection of short stories, the bestselling author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep takes us into the times in women’s lives when memories and events cohere to create a sense of wholeness, understanding, and change. In Ordinary Life, Mavis McPherson locks herself in the bathroom for a week, and no, she isn’t contemplating getting a divorce—she just needs some time to think, to take stock of her life, ... View more info

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Now All We Need is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way

By: Bernard, Andre

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268470

ISBN: 0393314367

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Minor general wear. 1996 Small Softcover. 127 pp. André Bernard has researched the stories behind more than one hundred of the most famous titles in the English language to produce a fascinating volume rich in literary anecdote and publishing lore. The Great Gatsby was almost titled Trimalchio in West Egg, while some unknown editor told William L. Shirer, Please God, don't ask us to publish a book called The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It's a wonderful romp among the literary monuments.Raymond Chandler to Alfred A. Knopf: I'm trying to think of a good title for you to wa... View more info

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Secrets of Marie Antoinette: A Collection of Letters

By: Bernier, Olivier

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Fromm International: 1986

Seller ID: 2285683

ISBN: 0880640642

Condition: Near Fine


Spine base lightly rubbed, very faint pink stain on top page ridge. 1986 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. This fascinating and poignant collection of letters between Marie Antoinette, the doomed dauphine and future Queen of France, and her mother, Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, provide a revealing portrait of the legendary queen's tragic life and the age in which she lived. Beginning in 1770 when the young princess departed for France and ending with Maria Theresa's death in 1780, these intimate letters reveal the hostility the young dauphine encountered at Ver... View more info

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Women in Their Beds: New and Selected Stories

By: Berriault, Gina

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Counterpoint: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281558

ISBN: 1887178104

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Very faint odor of smoke. 1996 Hard Cover. viii, 342 pp. What moves us? What dictates our behavior? What alters us? A collection of thirty-five stories examining people's behavior and what motivates them. Nine new stories are included in this collection of thirty-five. View more info

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So Going Around Cities: New and Selected Poems 1958-1979 (The Selected Works Series #4)

By: Berrigan, Ted

Price: $65.00  $52.00

Publisher: Blue Wind Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2057108

ISBN: 0912652624

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Former library copy, usual marks. Spine faded, a couple pages dog-eared. 1980 Hard Cover. xvii, 403, [4] pp. 8vo. A collection of poetry by a member of the second generation of New York School poets. View more info

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The Devil's Dictionary (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Bierce, Ambrose

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298962

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, otherwise an excellent copy. 1980 Full-Leather. 314 pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations created specially for this edition by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers ... View more info

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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor (Collins' Illustrated Pocket Classics, 176)

By: Blackmore, R. D.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Collins' Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: 2299454

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (circa early 1900s). Light general wear. 640 pp. Gilt page ridges. Frontispiece and plates from photographs and from illustrations by Wilmont Lunt. A romantic adventure story set in south-west England in the 1600s. John Ridd swears revenge upon the evil Carver Doone who murdered his father. But who is the beautiful young girl he meets in Doone Valley? View more info

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The Molsians: The Brave Feats and Wise Deeds of the Inhabitants of Mols

By: Blaedel, Niels (Retold by); Warren, Dennis (Translated by)

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Rhodos: 1983

Seller ID: 2196700

ISBN: 8774968874

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1983 Soft Cover. 68 pp. Retold by Niels Blaedel. Illustrated by Axel Mathiesen. Translated by Dennis Warren. With a postscript by Iorn Pio. Stories of the Molsians. Includes color and black and white illustrations. View more info

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The Beast Must Die

By: Blake, Nicholas (Lewis, Cecil Day)

Price: $85.00  $68.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202720

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Portion of front jacket flap mounted on front endpaper beneath dealer bookplate. Cover lightly smudged. 1938 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. A novel written pseudonymously by Irish author and British Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis, father of actor Daniel Day Lewis. The book was adapted into an Argentinian film entitled La Bestia debe morir in 1952. View more info

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The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake

By: Blake, William

Price: $14.00  $11.20

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1982

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2286463

ISBN: 0385152132

Condition: Near Fine


Revised edition. An exceptional copy. 1982 Trade Paperback. Since its first publication in 1965, this edition has been widely hailed as the best available text of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom. View more info