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The Accidental Tourist

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2002

Seller ID: 2269923

ISBN: 0345452003

Condition: Very Good


Pages faintly toned. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 329 pp. In this irresistible novel, Anne Tyler explores the slippery alchemy of attracting opposites, and the struggle to rebuild one’s life after unspeakable tragedy. Travel writer Macon Leary hates travel, adventure, surprises, and anything outside of his routine. Immobilized by grief, Macon is becoming increasingly prickly and alone, anchored by his solitude and an unwillingnes... View more info

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The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783, in Two Volumes: 1763-1776; 1776-1783 (American Classics Series)

By: Tyler, Moses Coit

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., New York: 1957

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2048829

Condition: Very Good


1963 2nd printing. Top page ridges lightly stained. 1957 Hard Cover. xxxi, 521; xix, 527 pp. 8vo. 1957 reissue of 1898 original. A history of American literature as it relates to the revolutionary era. Extensive bibliography and index follow text. View more info

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Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way (Mystical Classics of the World)

By: Tzu, Lao; Mair, Victor H.; Smith, Huston

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club: 1998

Seller ID: 2268456

ISBN: 0965064751

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. xxii, 168 pp. Translated by Victor H. Mair. Introduction by Huston Smith. The classic collection of spiritual insights and observations called the Tao Te Ching embodies the search for a way to live based not on arbitrary rules of morality but on achieving harmony with all things. Here can be found an understanding of the essential oneness of the universe, that cosmic energy--chi'i--flows within and around us without ceasing, and that wi... View more info

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Nobody's Home

By: Ugresic, Dubravka

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Open Letter: 2008

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269883

ISBN: 1934824003

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED by author. First edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. Every day and age has its rules. Currently, good behavior dictates that we be politically correct, evade conflicts, espouse tolerance, and make no hasty judgments. To be judgmental is viewed as one of the most reprehensible human traits. People are likely to think today that an optimist is a good person, while a pessimist is the lowest of the low. Picking your nose in public is more forgivable then be... View more info

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Kristin Lavransdatter: The Bridal Wreath, The Mistress of Husaby, The Cross

By: Undset, Sigrid; Archer, Charles; Scott, J.S.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1946

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262802

Condition: Very Good


Very good books in good slipcase. Slipcase repaired along top edges, edges rubbed. Spines lightly soiled, ink name on front endpaper of each. 1946 Hard Cover. 1043, i pp. Three 8vo volumes, paginated continuously. A historical novel in three parts, depicting Scandinavian life during the Middle Ages, by the Norwegian author and winner of the 1928 Nobel Prize in Literature. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sigrid Undset (20 May 1882 – 10 June 1949) was a Norwegian novelist who was awar... View more info

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The Master of Hestviken: The Axe; The Snake Pit; In the Wilderness; The Son Avenger

By: Undset, Sigrid; Chater, Arthur G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1962

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2261993

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing of the edition reset and printed from new plates. Large tear down jacket spine repaired with tape on reverse, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss. 1962 Hard Cover. The complete tetralogy in one volume. 994 pp. 8vo. A collection of stories by the Nobel Prize winning Norwegian author best known for Kristin Lavransdatter. Translated from the original Norwegian by Arthur G. Chater. Includes: The Axe; The Snake Pit; In the Wilderness; The Son Avenger. ABOUT THE A... View more info

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Sacred Hunger

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199092

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 629, [1] pp. 8vo. Through the story of an 18th century slave ship, this novel explores moral choices, the corruptions of greed and material gain, and men's behaviour in extremis. It also articulates current concerns of corruption and distress. The author was awarded the 1992 Booker Prize for this novel. View more info

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The Rage of the Vulture

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Granada: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199098

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages toned, jacket spine slightly faded, jacket flap edges lightly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443 pp. 8vo. It is May 1908 and the Ottoman world is crumbling. Robert Markham, an Englishman in Constantinople, is newly posted to the British legation with his imperious wife and overly curious son. Markham's hidden life is about to make itself known as he forgets fa... View more info

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The Rage of the Vulture

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Granada: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199099

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned, jacket spine slightly faded. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443 pp. 8vo. It is May 1908 and the Ottoman world is crumbling. Robert Markham, an Englishman in Constantinople, is newly posted to the British legation with his imperious wife and overly curious son. Markham's hidden life is about to make itself known as he forgets familial and patriotic ties in order to absolve a deep-seated guilt. Twelve years befor... View more info

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Pascali's Island

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199101

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A couple tiny spots on page ridge, spine head and foot lightly pushed. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188, [1] pp. 8vo. On the Aegean island where Pascali the spy is filing his last report to his Turkish paymasters, the old Europe can already be heard dropping apart. Why Pascali, exposed and in deadly danger, should choose this moment to become involved with a mysterious Englishman is part of this, his testament. View more info

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The Hide

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199102

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge and endpapers lightly foxed, 1/4 inch tear to top jacket edge, minimal wear to jacket corners. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. 8vo. This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his ... View more info

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After Hannibal

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199103

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge lightly foxed,. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242, [1] pp. 8vo. Professor Monti is trying to interpret the history of Umbria to his students. It sometimes helps him to forget the unexpected desertion of his wife. But the themes of betrayal and gain are not consigned to history - they are there in his own life and in the mosaic of lives in his neighbourhood. View more info

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The Songs of the Kings

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199093

ISBN: 0241137012

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Rear hinge slightly tender. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244, [2] pp. 8vo. Troy meant one thing only to the men gathered here, as it did to their commanders. Troy was a dream of wealth; and if the wind continued the dream would crumble. As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the... View more info

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Sugar & Rum

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269603

ISBN: 0241121949

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, pages lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247, [1] pp. 8vo. A 'powerfully done' (Times Literary Supplement) and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed group wi... View more info

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The Partnership (New Authors Limited Number Fifty-Two [52])

By: Unsworth, Barry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269669

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247, [1] pp. 8vo. A 'powerfully done' (Times Literary Supplement) and tantalizingly semi-autobiographical novel from the author of the Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. Unable to work on his novel about Liverpool's slave trade, Benson is teaching creative writing and wandering the city. The pupils who bring him their fantasies are a sad, dispossessed... View more info

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Bech is Back

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203602

ISBN: 0394528069

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. Spine slightly cocked.Near Fine. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old. In this wonderful classic novel, Bech reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcée from Westchester, and--surprise to all--writes a book that becomes a runaway bestseller. If you've never read Updike before, there's no better place to start. If you've read him for years, you'll ... View more info

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Marry Me: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1976

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 2205865

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition. A fine copy.Near Fine. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. As in Updike's 1968 Couples, two married households—in this case, the Conants and the Mathiases—meet and entwine. Jerry Conant's love for Sally Mathias is the primary engine of the novel; his wife Ruth's reaction, and the reaction of Sally's husband Richard, are the story's bookends.KEYWORDS: JOHN UPDIKE MARRY ME FICTION LITERATURE ROMANCE View more info

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Rabbit Redux: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269290

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear along top edge of jacket rear near spine, jacket very faintly toned. Ink stamp on bottom page ridge, top page ridge very faintly toned. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 406 pp. The assumptions and obsessions that control our daily lives are explored in tantalizing detail by master novelist John Updike in this wise, witty, and sexy story. Harry Angstrom -- known to all as Rabbit, one of America's most famous lit... View more info

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Marry Me: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274041

ISBN: 039440856X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stain to jacket spine base, page ridge lightly foxed, front jacket flap lightly creased. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303, [5] pp. 8vo. As in Updike's 1968 Couples, two married households—in this case, the Conants and the Mathiases—meet and entwine. Jerry Conant's love for Sally Mathias is the primary engine of the novel; his wife Ruth's reaction, and the reaction of Sally's husband Richard, are the story's booke... View more info

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Brazil: A Novel

By: Updike, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276293

ISBN: 0679430717

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition. Light stain on jacket base, page ridges lightly foxed. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260 pp. 8vo. They meet by chance on Copacabana Beach: Tristao Raposo, a poor black teen from the Rio slums, surviving day to day on street smarts and the hustle, and Isabel Leme, an upper-class white girl, treated like a pampered slave by her absent though very powerful father. Convinced that fate brought them together, betrayed by fa... View more info

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Trust Me: Short Stories

By: Updike, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198946

ISBN: 0394558332

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small stain to page edges.Jacket lightly toned. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 302 pp. Here is trust betrayed--and fulfilled. Here are husbands and wives as only Updike knows them, leaving each other, loving each other, often at the same time. Here is passion ignited and quenched, absurd hope, ineffectual regret. Here is life as we live it, in twenty-two stories of uncommon beauty and pathos from a master storyteller at the ... View more info

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Storm Glass

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200909

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers and pages toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 127 pp. With stunning virtuosity, the stories in Jane Urquhart’s dazzling first book of fiction unearth universal truths as they reach across countries and eras. A woman runs away to a cottage in the English moors to escape a love affair; shards of glass reconcile a middle-aged wife to her husband’s estrangement; a grandmo... View more info

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Away: A Novel

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200778

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers toned, light shelf wear. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 356 pp. A stunning, evocative novel set in Ireland and Canada, Away traces a family's complex and layered past. The narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity, and takes us from the harsh northern Irish coast in the 1840s to the quarantine stations at Grosse Isle and the barely hospitable land of the Canadian Shield; ... View more info

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The Underpainter

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200779

Condition: Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned.Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340 pp. A masterful novel by the highly praised author of Away, The Underpainter tells the story of a 75-year-old American minimalist painter who creates a new series of paintings as he remembers the details of his life and of the lives of those individuals who have affected him.Keywords: JANE URQUHART CANADIAN LITERATURE UNDERPAINTER... View more info

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The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200911

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Wrappers and pages lightly toned. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 63 pp. The machine at Marley, and the machinations of court at Versailles. The small manoeuvres of society. Of saints and sinners, kings, and courtesans more than courtiers--from Louis Quatorze, watched dispassionately by Madame de Montespan from the pillow of the king's bed, to the worms that play their final game of love beneath the statues in the graden... View more info

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The Whirlpool

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $30.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200912

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Wrappers and pages toned. 1986 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 237 pp. Written in luminous prose, The Whirlpool is a haunting tale set in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in the summer of 1889. This is the season of reckless river stunts, a time when the undertaker’s widow is busy with funerals, her days shadowed by her young son’s curious silence. Across the street in Kick’s Hotel, where Fleda and her husband, David McDougal,... View more info

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Changing Heaven

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200914

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages lightly toned, bottom edge of front board lightly bumped.Jacket lightly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 258 pp. Two worlds are intertwined in this hauntingly beautiful story as it moves from Toronto to the English moors and to Venice, Italy. The time frame shifts between present and past, linking the lives of a young Brontë scholar (a woman in the throes of a troubled love affair), a turn-of-the-century female b... View more info

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Some Other Garden: Poems

By: Urquhart, Jane; Dickson, Jennifer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200913

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine.Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. 87 pp. Photographs by Jennifer Dickson. An internationally celebrated novelist today, Jane Urquhart began her literary career as a poet. Some Other Garden brings together in a special new edition, illustrated by the beautiful photographs of Jennifer Dickson, two of Urquhart’s early poetry collections. These poems centre on another time and place while vividly evoking life in the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, as... View more info

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False Shuffles

By: Urquhart, Jane; Urquhart, Tony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Press Porcepic: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200910

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers very lightly rubbed. 1982 Trade Paperback. 113 pp. Drawings by Tony Urquhart. Author's first book to be published in a trade edition. ...a life class in the art of illusion. The lives of small town octogenarians, of autistics, of conjurors and Niagara Falls daredevils, of beerhall waitresses and undertaker's brides, of bouncers and cleaning ladies, of beekeepers and skunk charmers are rendered with an instinct... View more info

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Rudyard Kipling's Vermont Feud

By: Van de Water, Frederic F.; Custer, Bernadine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: John Day/Reynal & Hitchcock: 1937

Seller ID: 2204662

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, minor stains to edges of front board, newspaper clippings about Rudyard Kipling pasted to front endpapers. 1937 Hard Cover. 119 pp. A story become almost legendary, reappearing in various connections, is the tale of Kipling's fight with his brother-in-law, the fight that resulted in his leaving his Vermont home near Brattleboro. Until both principles were dead, the full story had not been told. Now Van de Water, himself living in Vermont (A Home In The Country... View more info