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Penfriends from Porlock: Essays and Reviews, 1977-1986

By: Wilson, A. N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2199889

ISBN: 0393026477

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. x, 278 pp. From a noted biographer and essayist comes a collection of writing on diverse people and places, from the romantic poets to T.V. journalists, and from Cicil Beaton to Henry James.CONTENTS: Venice - Browning's Parrots: Vencie and the English Poets; Publishing Scoundrels: Novelists in Venice; Johnson, Boswell, Wilson - Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language; James Boswell; Th... View more info

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Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

By: Wilson, Angus; Smiley, Jane

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York Review Books: 2005

Seller ID: 2200972

Condition: Near Fine


Faintly toned. 2005 Trade Paperback. ix, 346 pp. Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he’s a failure with a conscience. As a young man, he was involved in an archaeological dig that turned up an obscene idol in the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a generation. The discovery was in fact the most outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has long known who was responsible and why. But to reveal ... View more info

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Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War

By: Wilson, Edmund

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norton: 1994

Seller ID: 2267527

ISBN: 0393312569

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1994 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Critical/biographical portraits of such notable figures as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Chesnut, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Oliver Wendell Holmes prove Wilson to be the consummate witness to the most eloquently recorded era in American history. View more info

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The Devils and Canon Barham: Ten Essays on Poets, Novelists and Monsters

By: Wilson, Edmund; Edel, Leon (Foreword)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262781

ISBN: 0374138435

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Two 1/2 inch jacket tears, crease down front jacket flap, crease down rear jacket flap. 1973 Hard Cover. 219 pp. Edmund Wilson has written a new introduction to his classic study of the modern conception of history in the West, and has restored the appendices which appeared in the first edition of 1940 but were dropped from subsequent editions. The book takes its title from the scene of Lenin's arrival from Germany in April 1917, ready to take over the lea... View more info

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Writers on Writing (W.O.W.)

By: Winokur, Jon (Compiler/Editor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Running Press: 1990

Seller ID: 2268390

ISBN: 0894718770

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1990 Hard Cover. 372 pp. A long-time collector of quotations, Winokur has gathered here an appealing assemblage of wit, wisdom and malice on the art and craft of writing. There are over 1600 pointed comments by writers on such subjects as plagiarism: 'Whatever has been well said by anyone is mine' (Seneca). Other writers: 'Fraud Madox Fraud' (Sitwell). Literary versus commercial values: 'If Thomas Wolfe sold, I'd write like Thomas Wolfe' (Mickey Spillane... View more info

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Thomas Mann: The Making of an Artist, 1875-1911, From His Childhood to the Writing of Death in Venice

By: Winston, Richard; Winston, Clara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books: 1990

Seller ID: 2201516

Condition: Very Good


Sticker adhesive to front wrapper, light general wear. 1990 Trade Paperback. vi, 325 pp. Winston has related the materials of biography--events, people, documentation--to Mann's writing in a way that gives us a glimpse of the creation of literary characters, almost through Mann's own eyes.--Peter Gay in The New York TimesA magnificently rich and complete portrait of Thomas Mann, the author of Buddenbrooks and The Magic Mountain, that takes us from his tempestuous youth t... View more info

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Books and the Man

By: Winterich, John T.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Greenberg: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264271

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, quarter-inch tear to cloth spine-head. 1929 Hard Cover. xiv, 374 pp. CONTENTS: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass; Daniel Defoe and Robinson Crusoe; Charles Dickens and The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club; Izaak Walton and The Compleat Angler; Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom's Cabin; George du Maurier and Trilby; John Bunyan and The Pilgrim's Progress; John James Audubon and The Birds of America; Robert Burns and His Poems; Mark Twain a... View more info

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Sexing the Cherry

By: Winterson, Jeanette

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265929

ISBN: 0871133504

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 1990 Hard Cover. 167 pp. Set in 17th century London, Sexing the Cherry is about the journeys of a mother, known as The Dog Woman, and her protégé, Jordan.[2] They journey in a space-time flux: across the seas to find exotic fruits such as bananas and pineapples; and across time, with glimpses of the present and references to Charles I of England and Oliver Cromwell. The mother’s physical appearance is somewhat grotesque. She is a giant, wr... View more info

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The Middle English Physiologus

By: Wirtjes, Hanneke

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Early English Text Society / Oxford University Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2197283

Condition: Near Fine


Sticker remnant on front endpaper. 1991 Hard Cover. xcv, 65 pp. 8vo. The first separate critical edition of the Middle English Physiologus from its sole surviving manuscript, with apparatus, commentary, glossary, and introduction. View more info

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The European Scrap Book: The Year's Golden Harvest of Thought and Achievement

By: Wise, William H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William H. Wise & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 2264763

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Faint edge wear. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Contains essays and historical information, featuring such notable contributors as H.G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, and many others! View more info

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The American Scrap Book: The Year's Golden Harvest of Thought and Achievement

By: Wise, William H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William H. Wise & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 2264764

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Faint edge wear. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Contains essays and historical information, featuring such notable contributors as Isidora Duncan, Abraham Lincoln and many others! View more info

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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

By: Wister, Owen; Burt, Struthers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1951

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261276

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IV: 23 laid in. Spine toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1951 Hard Cover. xix, 437 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Struthers Burt, illustrations by William Moyers. A novel of the American West set in Wyoming. Inspiration for western authors such as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, etc. Dime novels preceding Wister's work featured cowboys, but this novel established the particular ethos that has remained attached to the American co... View more info

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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

By: Wister, Owen; Hosic, James Fleming; Moffett, H.Y.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1930

Seller ID: 2277913

Condition: Good


Quarter inch tear to spine-head cloth, hinges starting, ink name on front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1930 Small Hard Cover. xvii, 567 pp. The Virginian (otherwise titled The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains) is a 1902 novel set in the Wild West by the American author Owen Wister, (1860-1938). It describes the life of a cowboy on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and was the first true fictional western ever written, aside from short stories and pulp dime novels. The Virgi... View more info

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The Man with Two Left Feet, and Other Stories

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co., Ltd.: 1937

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2275810

Condition: Very Good


Minor chip to jacket base, jacket edges rubbed, jacket rear panel smudged, minor chips to jacket spine head and spine base. Spine slightly cocked, pencil name on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 215 pp. CONTENTS: Bill the Bloodhound; Extricating Young Gussie; Wilton's Holiday; The Mixer--I; The Mixer--II; Crowded Heads; At Geisenheimer's; The Making of Mac's; One Touch of Nature; Black for Luck; The Romance of an Ugly Poli... View more info

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Mulliner Nights

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1975

Seller ID: 2206951

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1975 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Mr. Mulliner is the genial Scheherazade of the Anglers’ Rest, a bucolic English pub. Each evening, sipping his Scotch and lemon, Mr. Mulliner tells of an adventure that once befell a nephew, a cousin’s son, or some other un-stuffy younger relative. Mr. Mulliner’s narratives showcase Wodehouse’s particular genius for fetching whimsy and eccenric shenanigans. View more info

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The Code of the Woosters

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1975

Seller ID: 2206953

Condition: Very Good


Faint crease to spine. 1975 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. P.G.Wodehouse's best-loved creation by far is the master-servant team of Bertie Wooster, the likable nitwit, and Jeeves, his effortlessly superior valet and protector. This unlikely duo is as famous as Holmes and Watson, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and Tracy and Hepburn, but they have their own very special inimitable charm. According to Walter Clemons, Newsweek, They are a... View more info

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Jeeves in the Morning

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Perennial Library: 1983

Seller ID: 2206954

Condition: Very Good


Light creasing to spine. 1983 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Bertie desperately wants to avoid the rural town of Steeple Bumpleigh, where his fearsome Aunt Agatha and her husband Lord Worplesdon (Uncle Percy) live, along with Bertie’s ex-fiancée Florence Cray and her troubled younger brother. Nonetheless, Jeeves talks Bertie into visiting his Uncle Percy and mayhem ensues: Florence’s younger brother accidentally sets fire to the... View more info

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Doctor Sally

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1934

Seller ID: 2207254

Condition: Very Good


Spine slightly cocked, page ridges faintly foxed.Jacket edges lightly rubbed, front jacket flap creased, sticker to rear jacket flap. 1934 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. The tale of golf expert Dr. Sally Smith, and of golf addict Bill Bannister, who loves her.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English writer of humour whose body of work includes novels, collections of shor... View more info

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P.G. Wodehouse: Five Complete Novels: The Return of Jeeves; Bertie Wooster Sees It Through; Spring Fever; The Butlet Did It; The Old Reliable

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Avenel Books: 1983

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263382

ISBN: 0517405385

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 682 pp. 8vo. A collection of five novels in one volume, including: The Return of Jeeves; Bertie Wooster Sees It Through; Spring Fever; The Butlet Did It; The Old Reliable. View more info

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Mulliner Nights

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1933

Seller ID: 2205831

Condition: Near Fine


Lacks jacket. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. Written by comic genius P.G. Wodehouse, Mulliner Nights is a series of stories about the inimitable Mr. Mulliner, who narrates all nine stories contained in the book, telling tall tales of his diverse family.KEYWORDS: PG P G WODEHOUSE MULLINER NIGHTS LITERATURE SHORT STORIES View more info

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The Intrusion of Jimmy

By: Wodehouse, P.G. [Pelham Grenville]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: W.J. Watt & Company Publishers: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202979

Condition: Good


First American edition. Edges rubbed with superficial split to cloth on rear board along spine, front hinge loosening. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. 8vo. A novel by the British humorist who created the characters Psmith and Jeeves, and whose work appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Collier. A number of his works were adapted to stage and screen. Includes color cameo illustration on front board and color fronti... View more info

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Golf Without Tears [Published in the U.K. as The Clicking of Cuthbert]

By: Wodehouse, P.G. [Pelham Grenville]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195725

Condition: Good


First American edition. Hinges starting, evidence of previous repair to spine, ink name & date on front flyleaf. 1924 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 330 pp. 8vo. Golf and love—the two primal obsessions.P. G. Wodehouse displays his most uproarious storytelling and never-ending jollity in these tales of lovers on the links.—Cuthbert Banks, champion golfer, wins the heart of his beloved Adeline, who won't give him the time of day until a ... View more info

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Three Men and a Maid [The Girl on the Boat]

By: Wodehouse, P.G. [Pelham Grenville]

Price: $950.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1922

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2205265

Condition: Good


Includes scarce jacket. Mottled discoloration of boards, 1 inch chip from jacket base and minimal loss from corners, small sticker removal mark and faint nickel sized stain on front panel, ink date on front endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304, [13] pp. 8vo. A novel by the popular British humorist best known for his characters Jeeves and Psmith. This title was originally published as The Girl on the Boat in the U.K., and the title ... View more info

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Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

By: Wolf, Maryanne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273572

ISBN: 0060186399

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark on page base, bookplate on half-title page. 2007 Hard Cover. xi, 308 pp. The act of reading is a miracle. Every new reader's brain possesses the extraordinary capacity to rearrange itself beyond its original abilities in order to understand written symbols. But how does the brain learn to read? As world-renowned cognitive neuroscientist and scholar of reading Maryanne Wolf explains in this impassioned book, we taught our brain to read only a... View more info

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Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life

By: Wolfe, Thomas

Price: $75.00

Publisher: First Editions Library / Collectors Reprints, Inc.: 1957

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269870

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Faintly rubbed. 1957 Hard Cover. vii, [1], 626, [4] pp. 8vo. Facsimile edition of the Scribner original. Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life is a 1929 novel by Thomas Wolfe. It is Wolfe's first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American Bildungsroman. The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. The novel covers the span of time from Gant's birth to the age of 19. The s... View more info

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I Am Charlotte Simmons

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2004

Seller ID: 2198080

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 738 pp. Tom Wolfe, the master social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all things contemporary and cultural, presents a sensational new novel about life, love, and learning -- or the lack of it -- amid today's American colleges. Our story unfolds at fictional Dupont University: those Olympian halls of scholarship housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic sp... View more info

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Back to Blood

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200826

ISBN: 0316036315

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 704 pp. 8vo. A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated ed... View more info

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The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Noonday: 1965

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2199051

Condition: Good


3rd printing. Small stain to rear wrapper. 1965 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The book is named for one of the stories in the collection that was originally published in Esquire magazine in 1963 under the title 'There Goes (Varoom! Varoom!) That Kandy-Kolored (Thphhhhhh!) Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (Rahghhh!) Around the Bend (Brummmmmmmmmmmmmmm)...' Wolfe's essay for Esquire and this, his first book, are frequently heralded as early ... View more info

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Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2199209

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Light rubbing to wrappers. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. When are the 1970s going to begin? ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: The Me Decade. View more info

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270189

ISBN: 0374115370

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, minor scuffing to the silver jacket which is notoriously imperfect in this way. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, [1], 659, [1] pp. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on four main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district at... View more info