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Psychology of the Spoken Word (Studies in Literature)

By: Staley, Delbert Moyer

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Transcript Press, Inc.: 1951

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2269301

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, front board very lightly bumped, pages very faintly toned. 1951 Hard Cover. 334 pp. The process of the mind's activity in presenting different forms of literature to the general public. CONTENTS: Grammar of the Spoken Word; Technique of the Spoken Word; Forms of Poetry; Figures of Speech; Prosody. View more info

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British Academy Papers on Anglo-Saxon England

By: Stanley, E.G. [Eric Gerald]

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Published for the British Academy by the Oxford University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203457

ISBN: 0197260845

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 1990 Trade Paperback. xiii, 354 pp. Selections from Proceedings of the British Academy, published 1935-1983, with notes on the contributors and an introduction by E.G. Stanley. Bibliographical notes and index follow text.Includes: Laurence Nowell and the Discovery of England in Tudor Times; Bede; John Mitchell Kemble and Old English Scholarship; The Survival of Anglo-Saxon Illumination after the Norman Conquest; Wulfstan's Prose; An... View more info

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The Unknown Orwell and Orwell: The Transformation

By: Stansky, Peter; Abrahams, William

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Stanford: 1994

Seller ID: 2265842

ISBN: 0804723427

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1994 Trade Paperback. For the first time, these two essential books on George Orwell have been brought together under one cover. The Unknown Orwell describes the first thirty years of Orwell's life?his childhood, the years at Eton and in Burma, and the struggles to become a writer. Orwell: The Transformation carries us forward into the crucial years 1933 to 1937 in which Eric Blair, minor novelist, became George Orwell, a powerful writer with a view, a mi... View more info

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Up from Georgia

By: Stanton, Frank L.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Company: 1903

Seller ID: 1527210

Condition: Very Good


Boards a bit rubbed, rear hinge loosening. 1903 Hard Cover. 177 pp. 7 x 4 1/2. Gilt titles & decoration. Dedicated to Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus books. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frank Lebby Stanton—born 1857 February 22 in Charleston, South Carolina, died 1927 January 7 in Atlanta, Georgia, and frequently credited as Frank L. Stanton, Frank Stanton or F. L. Stanton—was an American lyricist. He was also the initial columnist for the Atlanta Constitution a... View more info

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Odd John: A Story between Jest and Earnest (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Stapledon, Olaf; Bester, Alfred

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Seller ID: 2277189

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1987 Full-Leather. 157, [7] pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. 1987 reissue of the 1935 science fiction novel, which focuses on Friedrich Nietzsche's idea of the Ubermensch. Introduction by Alfred Bester, color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations by Wendy Snow-Lang. Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest by William Olaf Stapledon Odd John: A... View more info

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

By: Starrett, Vincent

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: AMS Press Inc.: 1971

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2275160

ISBN: 040408964X

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, faint odor of smoke. 1971 Hard Cover. viii, 155 pp. An indispensable biography of the world’s most famous detective from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Vincent Starrett. In a boarding house at 221B Baker Street, a genius is at work. With the help of his tireless companion, Dr. Watson, the peerless Sherlock Holmes solves one impossible mystery after the next. Many of his adventures, such as “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and “The Red-Headed Le... View more info

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A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame D'Epinay and the Abbe Galiani

By: Steegmuller, Francis

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285513

ISBN: 0394588061

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. xv, 280 pp. Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Epinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon everything from social gossip to issues of education and po... View more info

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Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West

By: Stegner, Wallace

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1992

Seller ID: 2202305

ISBN: 0140174028

Condition: Very Good


Pages toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, 227 pp. Stegner's enchantment with the West and his ability to capture in words what the land has taught him, not only about nature but about the human condition, are beautifully united in this collection of 16 essays. Stegner introduces the reader to a western literary tradition as varied as the landscape itself.Keywords: WALLACE STEGNER WHERE BLUEBIRD SINGS TO LEMONADE SPRINGS LIVIN... View more info

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Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West

By: Stegner, Wallace

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274109

ISBN: 0679410740

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges foxed. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, [1], 227, [5] pp. 8vo. Stegner's enchantment with the West and his ability to capture in words what the land has taught him, not only about nature but about the human condition, are beautifully united in this collection of 16 essays. Stegner introduces the reader to a western literary tradition as varied as the landscape itself. View more info

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Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner

By: Stegner, Wallace

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1954126

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 525 pp. Author of Crossing to Safety. Winner of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. A collection of short stories ranging from the topics of young love and older wisdom; of order and consistency in the natural world and the chaos, which play a role in our lives as human beings. View more info

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Everybody's Autobiography

By: Stein, Gertrude

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2095812

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine & boards lightly toned & soiled, rear hinge starting, light stain on last text page and opposite page. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 318 pp. 8vo. In 1937, Gertrude Stein wrote a sequel to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but this darker and more complex work was long misunderstood and neglected. An account of her experiences in the wake of having authored a bestseller, Everybody's Autobiography is a... View more info

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Writings, 1903-1932: Q.E.D.; Three Lives; Portraits and Other Short Works; The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (The Library of America 99)

By: Stein, Gertrude

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203819

ISBN: 188301140X

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Includes publisher's slipcase and insert. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 941 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. The complete novels of the American ex-pat author who was a member of the Lost Generation, with chronology and notes following text. Includes: Q.E.D.; Three Lives; Portraits and Other Short Works; The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. This edition is part of the Library of Americ... View more info

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Last Operas and Plays

By: Stein, Gertrude; Van Vechten, Carl

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Co., Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2095810

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards a bit soiled, ink owner stamp on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1949 Hard Cover. xix, 480 pp. 8vo. In the more than 75 plays Gertrude Stein wrote between 1913 and 1946, she envisioned a new dramaturgy, beginning with the pictorial conception of a play as a landscape. She drew into her plays the daily flow of life around her - including the natural world - and turned cities, villages, parts of the dramatic structure, and even her ... View more info

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Legal Spectator (SIGNED)

By: Stein, Jacob A.

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: G. Psalmanazer Press: 1981

Edition: Revised Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1730016

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Sue, Good luck with all my books, Jacob, 2/7/94'). 1981 Hard Cover. ix, 351 pp. 8vo. A collection of essays (all formerly in various periodicals) concerning the American legal system. View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1852586

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state. Boards lightly soiled, front free endpaper removed, jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss from spine foot, jacket lightly toned. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. Original blue cloth, silver titles. A military novella clearly intended to mirror World War II and the occupation by the Nazis, although in this story the occupying nation remains unnamed. It was written to encourage resistance among the oppressed... View more info

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Cannery Row

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1945

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2199022

Condition: Good


1945 4th printing, includes wartime statement on copyright page. Lacks jacket. Boards a bit soiled, ink name on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. 181 pp. 8vo. Yellow cloth boards. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Cannery Row is his study of American life in Monterey, California. View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200387

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state. Minor damage to bottom corner, jacket edges rubbed. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, silver titles. A military novella clearly intended to mirror World War II and the occupation by the Nazis, although in this story the occupying nation remains unnamed. It was written to encourage resistance among the oppressed. View more info

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The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279325

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin?s wife, Queen Marie, who ?might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant?; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamo... View more info

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The Pastures of Heaven (Bantam 899)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Bantam Books, New York: 1951

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2059255

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Pages toned, edges lightly rubbed. 1951 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 182 pp. This novel has ben cited by some critics as the most representative of Steinbeck's versatile gifts. This simply-told story of a California community living in a long valley floored with green pasturage, has all the liteary qualities which have made its author famous-the clear-cut characterization, the carefully detailed background... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2184585

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Lacks jacket. Spine slightly toned, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 619 pp. 8vo. Original beige cloth, brown titles & wrap-around image of the Joads headed to the mountains, blue top page ridge. Battle Hymn of the Republic music printed on endpapers. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant f... View more info

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The Winter of Our Discontent

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197411

Condition: Good


Book club edition. Front hinge just starting, jacket edges rubbed with a few small tears and minor loss from corners. 1961 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 281 pp. 8vo. In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American.” Ethan Allen Hawle... View more info

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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, From the Winchester Manuscripts of Thomas Malory & Other Sources

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 1977

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197627

Condition: Very Good


Book club paperback. Rear wrapper corner toned and lightly creased. 1977 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 451 pp. Steinbeck's first posthumously published work, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is a reinterpretation of tales from Malory's Morte d'Arthur. In this highly successful attempt to render Malory into Modern English, Steinbeck recreated the rhythm and tone of the original Middle English. View more info

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The Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Bantam: 1955

Seller ID: 2198150

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. 1955 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A young boy and his beloved horse face obstacles in the rolling hills of California. View more info

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The Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Bantam: 1955

Seller ID: 2198151

Condition: Good


Light edge wear, underlining. 1955 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A young boy and his beloved horse face obstacles in the rolling hills of California. View more info

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The Short Reign of Pippin IV

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Bantam: 1958

Seller ID: 2198154

Condition: Good


Edge wear. 1958 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin's wife, Queen Marie, who might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant; his uncle, ... View more info

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2205335

Condition: Very Good


15th printing, Nobel statement and $4.95 list price on jacket. Jacket toned, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. 8vo. Map illustrated endpapers. Steinbeck's account of his travels through forty states with his dog Charley, a trip he took to reacquaint himself with the America that had been the subject of his writing for the last two decades. View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath (Bantam No. 7)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1945

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2207445

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1945 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard reali... View more info

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A Russian Journal

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1970

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2198170

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 218 pp. Steinbeck and a friend travel through post-war Russia. View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Sun Dial Press, New York: 1943

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2184582

Condition: Very Good


First photoplay edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss from corners, ink name on top of first text page.Good. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. Film stills on jacket, plates of scenes from motin picture throughout text. A novel focusing on the occupation of a small town during World War II, which inspired a film of the same name the following year. Written with a purpose to motivate resistance movements in occupied countr... View more info

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Tortilla Flat: Photoplay Edition

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1935

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2184588

Condition: Very Good


First photoplay edition (1942). Jacket lightly rubbed with minimal loss from corners.Very Good. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 316, [1] pp. 8vo. Jacket features image of Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamar, and John Garfield, who starred in the 1942 motion picture adaptation. A novel by the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. View more info