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Hooking Up

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297874

ISBN: 0374103828

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 293, [3] pp. 8vo. In Hooking Up, Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast observing the lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth in the year 2000. From teenage sexual manners and mores to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves thanks to the hot new fields of genetics and neuroscience; from his legendary profile of William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker (first published in 1965), to a remarkable portrait of Bob Noyce, the man who invented Silicon Valley, Tom ... View more info

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The Pump House Gang

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1969

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2286802

ISBN: 0553047167

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Spine creased. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. A collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book takes its name, is about Jack MacPherson and his gang of surfers that frequented a sewage pump house at Windansea. View more info

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The Pump House Gang

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294300

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed with minimal loss along top edge, reverse of jacket lightly foxed, light crease on front jacket flap corner. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309, [1] pp. 8vo. A collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book takes its name, is about Jack MacPherson and his gang of surfers that frequented a sewage pump house at Windansea. View more info

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Emily Dickinson (Radcliffe Biography Series)

By: Wolff, Cynthia Griffin; Lewis, R.W.B.; Horner, Matina S.

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Merloyd Lawrence / Perseus Books: 1988

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2285042

ISBN: 020116809X

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. xx, 635, [1] pp. Foreword by R.W.B. Lewis, series introduction by Matina S. Horner. This is a dense, extended study of Dickinson's life and poetry, the first attempting this perilous joining since Thomas Johnson's Emily Dickinson (1955). Wolff, expanding on Tate (New England Culture and Emily Dickinson, 1932), deflects the peril by positing that the passion in the poetry arises from Dickinson's lifelong wrestling with an abandoning, vengeful God. This single perspective illuminates poetry Christian in idea or imagery but convolutes when applied to nonfaith p... View more info

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Heavenly Discourse

By: Wood, Charles Erskine Scott

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2300601

Condition: Near Fine


Two faint stains and a few light smudges on jacket, two minor tears along top edge of jacket, jacket spine head and jacket spine base rubbed. Light smudge on page ridge, ink stamp on front free endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. xii, 344 pp. Drawings by Art Young. Frontispiece by Hugo Gellert. Heavenly Discourse is a collection of satirical essays by Charles Erskine Scott Wood & written in the form of plays or discussions between such characters as God, Jesus, Mark Twain, Tom Paine, Robert Ingersoll, Billy Sunday & Theodore Roosevelt. Politically radical, the essays ridicule militarism, prudery & reli... View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Wood, Michael

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283945

ISBN: 0465092640

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half inch tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel. Faint stain on top page ridge. 2003 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. A brilliant piece of historical investigative journalism, Shakespeare is a fresh telling of the playwright's life based on a wide range of newly discovered sources, such as police and torture records. Rather than approaching Shakespeare as an isolated genius, Wood argues that he was very much a product of his place and time--a period of upheaval that straddled the medieval and modern worlds. It was a time of great tensi... View more info

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Willa Cather: A Pictorial Memoir

By: Woods, Lucia; Slote, Bernice

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska: 1973

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276123

ISBN: 0803208286

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED by Bernice Slote and Mildred Rhoads Bennett (to whom the book is dedicated). Light edge wear. 1973 Hard Cover. In a beautiful volume commemorating the centenary of Willa Cather's birth, December 7, 1873, the life of this classic American novelist and aspects of her best-loved novels and stories are portrayed in more than 160 illustrations, 27 in color. The photographs by Lucia Woods were specially commissioned for this book, which also includes many hitherto unpublished family pictures and snapshots as well as archival materials from the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial. View more info

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Henry James: The Major Novels (British and Irish Authors)

By: Woolf, Judith

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206533

ISBN: 0521303702

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, sticker to rear board. Near fine. 1991 Hard Cover. 163 pp. Judith Woolf's elegantly written book introduces school and university students, as well as the interested general reader, to the major novels of Henry James (1843-1916), the American writer who became a great European novelist and died a naturalised Englishman. The principal novels in which James explored his central theme, the betrayal of innocence, are discussed in a lucid way which offers fresh intrepretations and communicates to the non-specialist reader the excitement rather than the difficulty of readin... View more info

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Orlando: A Biography

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1992

Seller ID: 2279070

ISBN: 015670160X

Condition: Very Good


Movie tie-in edition. Sticker remnant. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate young nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colorful delights of Queen Elizabeth's court. By the close, he will have transformed into a modern, thirty-six-year-old woman and three centuries will have passed. Orlando will witness the making of history from its edge, dressing in the flamboyant fashions of each day, following passing customs, and socializing with celebrated artists and writers. Orlando's journey will also ... View more info

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Between the Acts

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Ace Books: 1961

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292818

Condition: Good


1st printing. Faint toning. 1961 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Virginia Woolf's last and finest novel, a rich and rewarding story of human characters and motives. View more info

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Orlando: A Biography

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press: 1928

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2297897

Condition: Good


Second printing. No jacket, stains along edges. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 299 pp. Virginia Woolf's Orlando 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, O... View more info

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The London Scene

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Snowbooks: 1988

Seller ID: 2202413

ISBN: 095457592X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. Light general wear to jacket. 1988 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. The London Scene is a collection of essays written by one of London's most acclaimed writers. Virginia Woolf was born and lived much of her life in the city, using it as the backdrop for many of her works. She was a fervent walker and her keen eye keeps pace as she strides across the city that she loved above all others. The London Scene begins in the docks of the east and flows against the Thames tide westwards, following the commercial pulse of the city from the disemba... View more info

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The London Scene: Five Essays

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292360

ISBN: 0394528662

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name on endpaper. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of essays on city life from a master of literature. View more info

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Woollcott's Second Reader

By: Woollcott, Alexander; Nai-An, Shih; Wharton, Edith; Eckstein, Gustav; Beerbohm, Max; Lawrence, D.H.; Cather, Willa; Maugham, Somerset W.; Pottle, Frederick A.; Grahame, Kenneth; Austin, William; Halper, Albert; Parker, Dorothy; Hemingway, Ernest...

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200865

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in fair jacket. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, jacket spine stained. 1937 Hard Cover. x, 1056 pp. 8vo. Contributions by twenty-one authors, including eight complete books, four essays, a ghost story, a mystery, a study in murder, a biography, six unusual short stories, and nineteen original pieces by Alexander Woollcott. CONTENTS: Foreword; Preface to 'All Men are Brothers'; Lady's Maid's Bell; Joe; A Christmas Garland; Portrait of M.M.; Two Friends; Cakes and Ale: or the Skeleton in the Cupboard; Boswell and the Girl from Botany Bay; Golden Age; Pet... View more info

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The Prelude, or Growth of a Poet's Mind; Edited from the Manuscripts with Introduction, Textual and Critical Notes

By: Wordsworth, William; De Selincourt, Ernest (Editor)

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1977622

Condition: Very Good


1950 reissue of 1926 original. Includes original jacket. Ink name on front endpaper, minor tears and chips to top jacket edge and corners, jacket lightly toned (mostly spine), jacket price clipped. Very Good. We have more books available by this author!. lxii, 614 pp. 8vo. The Prelude; or, Growth of a Poet's Mind is an autobiographical, 'philosophical' poem in blank verse by the English poet William Wordsworth. Wordsworth wrote the first version of the poem when he was 28, and worked over the rest of it for his long life without publishing it. He never gave it a title; he called it the 'Poem (... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283830

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Second state binding. No jacket, gilt on spine rubbed. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, 359 pp. Native Son (1940) is a novel written by the American author Richard Wright. It tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them. Bigger's lawyer, Boris Max, makes the case that there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American since they are the necessary product of the soci... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard; Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Price: $500.00  $400.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283470

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state (navy blue cloth, not grey). Includes new facsimile dust jacket. Minor wear to corners, front free endpaper removed, rear endpaper just beginning to split along hinge, but binding holding tightly. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 359, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard; Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2285241

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Book club insert mounted on front endpaper, jacket a bit toned with minor loss from corners. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 359, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of ... View more info

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

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2124305

Condition: Very Good


Edges a bit rubbed. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [5], 270, [2]; ix, [1], 378, [2] pp. 8vo. Vignettes of working class life on the East and West coasts of America. View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality (The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261512

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, ink and pencil notes on front endpapers. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 378 pp. CONTENTS: The Army of the Unemployed; Living by Odd Jobs; Finding Steady Work; A Hand-Truckman in a Factory; Among the Revolutionaries; A Road Builder on the World's Fair Grounds; From Chicago to Denver; From Denver to the Pacific. View more info

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

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2275882

Condition: Good


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

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

By: Wyss, Johann David

Price: $6.00  $4.80

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

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2291684

ISBN: 0679436405

Condition: Very Good


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

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

By: Yates, Richard; Price, Richard

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 2009

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2288942

ISBN: 0307270890

Condition: Near Fine


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

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The Death and Letters of Alice James

By: Yeazell, Ruth Bernard

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: University of California Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1727769

ISBN: 0520049632

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Dove in the Eagle's Nest

By: Yonge, Charlotte M.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1897

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2286791

Condition: Very Good


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

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

By: Yonge, Charlotte M.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286793

Condition: Near Fine


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

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

By: Young, Edward

Price: $50.00  $40.00

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

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2263775

Condition: Very Good


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

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

By: Yuasa, Nobuyuki; Issa

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135214

Condition: Good


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

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The Shadow of the Wind

By: Zafon, Carlos Ruiz; Graves, Lucia (Translator)

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Penguin: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2301628

ISBN: 0143034901

Condition: Near Fine


Spine creased. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 486 pp. Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s ... View more info

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The Angel's Game

By: Zafon, Carlos Ruiz; Graves, Lucia (Translator)

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301627

ISBN: 0385528701

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 531 pp. From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game--a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love. “The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that, when I opened those windows, its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets I could capture on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen...” In an abandoned mansion at the heart of... View more info