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The First Circle

By: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander [Aleksandr I.]; Whitney, Thomas P. (Translator)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1972

Seller ID: 2197630

Condition: Good


Reprint. Wrappers rubbed. 1972 Mass Market Paperback. 674 pp. The First Circle is a novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn released in 1968. The novel details the life of the occupants of a gulag prison camp located in the Moscow suburbs, the Marfino sharashka. Many of the prisoners (zeks) are technicians or academics who have been arrested under Article 58 of the RSFSR Penal Code in Stalin's purges following the Second World War. Unlike inhabitants of other hard labor camps of the Gulag system, the sharashka zeks are adequately fed and enjoy good working conditions. The title is an allusion to Dante... View more info

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Signet Classics)

By: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander; Bogosian, Eric

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Signet Classics: 2008

Seller ID: 2261957

ISBN: 0451531043

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front wrapper, writing on bottom page ridge, notes on last page and rear wrapper recto. 2008 Mass Market Paperback. xx, 151 pp. In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength. First published in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark c... View more info

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

By: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander; Hingley, Ronald; Hayward, Max; Labez, Leopold

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Praeger, Publisher: 1963

Seller ID: 2272294

Condition: Good


Binding fragile, wrappers soiled. 1963 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 210, [4] pp. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a novel written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, first published in November 1962 in the Soviet literary magazine Novy Mir (New World). The story is set in a Soviet labor camp in the 1950s, and describes a single day of an ordinary prisoner, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. Its publication was an extraordinary event in Soviet literary history—never before had an account of Stalinist repression been openly distributed. The editor of Novy Mir, Aleksandr Tvardovsky, wrote a short introduction ... View more info

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Only Authorized Edition)

By: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander; Parker, Ralph; Kalb, Marvin L.; Tvardovsky, Alexander

Price: $6.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1963

Seller ID: 2276353

Condition: Good


Internal chip to rear spine edge. 1963 Trade Paperback. 160 pp. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is a novel written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, first published in November 1962 in the Soviet literary magazine Novy Mir (New World). The story is set in a Soviet labor camp in the 1950s, and describes a single day of an ordinary prisoner, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov. Its publication was an extraordinary event in Soviet literary history—never before had an account of Stalinist repression been openly distributed. The editor of Novy Mir, Aleksandr Tvardovsky, wrote a short introduction for the iss... View more info

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All on the Irish Shore: Irish Sketches

By: Somerville, E; Ross, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longsman, Green and Co.: 1903

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289193

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Dark stain on front board, light stain on rear board, pencil name on front paste-down endpaper. 1903 Hard Cover. 274 pp. Green boards, gilt titles on spine and front board. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edith Anna Œnone Somerville (2 May 1858 – 8 October 1949) was an Irish novelist who habitually signed herself as E. Œ. Somerville. She wrote in collaboration with her cousin Martin Ross (Violet Martin) under the pseudonym Somerville and Ross. Together they published a series of fourteen stories and novels, the most popular of which were The Real Charlotte, and Some Experiences of an Ir... View more info

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On Photography

By: Sontag, Susan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1977

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2273031

ISBN: 0374226261

Condition: Good


4th printing. Jacket toned with a couple faint stains, 1/2 inch closed tear to top jacket corner, jacket price clipped, crease down front jacket flap. 1977 Hard Cover. 182 pp. CONTENTS: In Plato's Cave; America, Seen Through Photographs, Darkly; Melancholy Objects; The Heroism of Vision; Photographic Evangels; The Image-World; A Brief Anthology of Quotations. On Photography is a 1977 collection of essays by Susan Sontag. It originally appeared as a series of essays in the New York Review of Books between 1973 and 1977. - Wikipedia View more info

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An Attic Philosopher in Paris

By: Souvestre, Emile; Trent, William P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: T.Y. Crowell & Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2203186

Condition: Good


Minor pencil marginalia, a few pages repaired with tape which has since yellowed. 1899 Hard Cover. xviii, 212 pp. A work by the French author, with an introduction by William P. Trent, in which a year in the life of a working man is depicted, notable for its vivid character sketches and deeply considered moral commentaries. It received the Lambert Prize, which was presented to the author's widow after his death. View more info

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You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir

By: Soyinka, Wole

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2007

Seller ID: 2201082

ISBN: 0375755144

Condition: Very Good


Half-inch chip to bottom spine edge. 2007 Trade Paperback. xx, 499 pp. The first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a political activist of prodigious energies, Wole Soyinka now follows his modern classic Ake: The Years of Childhood with an equally important chronicle of his turbulent life as an adult in (and in exile from) his beloved, beleaguered homeland.In the tough, humane, and lyrical language that has typified his plays and novels, Soyinka captures the indomitable spirit of Nigeria itself by bringing to life the friends and family who bolstered and inspired him... View more info

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Selected Poems of Stephen Spender

By: Spender, Stephen

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Random House: 1964

Seller ID: 1515739

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, spine faintly creased. 1964 Trade Paperback. 81 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965. - Wikipedia View more info

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Encounter (November 1958, Vol. XI, No. 5)

By: Spender, Stephen; Kristol, Irving

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg: 1958

Seller ID: 1525982

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1958 Large Softcover. 96 pp. 9 7/8 x 7 1/4. CONTENTS: Dr. Zhivago - Stuart Hampshire; Goodbye to the Mezzogiorno (poem) - W.H. Auden; The Permanent Crisis - F.R. Alleman; What Happened Then - Frank Norman; Rape by a Centaur (poem) - Roy Fuller; Vatican Report - Robert Neville; Marxism and the Literary Critic - George Steiner; The Men at the Top - Roy Lewis & Rosemary Stewart; Killing Flies (poem) - Vernon Scannell; Three Poems - John Holloway; The Revolving Man - Victor Anant; America's Peculiar Recession - Daniel Bell; An Abolitionist's Position - Wayland Young; From the Other... View more info

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The Faerie Queene: The Mutability Cantos and Selections from The Minor Poetry (Books I and II)

By: Spenser, Edmund; Kellogg, Robert; Steele, Oliver

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Odyssey Press: 1965

Seller ID: 2261821

ISBN: 0672630346

Condition: Good


Ink marks on just a few pages. 1965 Trade Paperback. 542 pp. Edmund Spenser (c. 1552 – 13 January 1599) was an important English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem celebrating, through fantastical allegory, the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy. View more info

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Maus II: A Survivor's Tale -- And Here My Troubles Began

By: Spiegelman, Art

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1992

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2283216

ISBN: 0679729771

Condition: Fine


4th printing. 1992 Trade Paperback. 135, [3] pp. The second installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as 'the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust' (Wall Street Journal) and 'the first masterpiece in comic book history' (The New Yorker). A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats. Maus is a haunting tale within a tale, weaving the author's accoun... View more info

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Maus II: A Survivor's Tale -- And Here My Troubles Began

By: Spiegelman, Art

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288014

ISBN: 0679729771

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pulitzer Prize sticker on front wrapper worn, sticker on rear wrapper, wrappers rubbed, ink name on front wrapper flap. 1991 Trade Paperback. 135, [3] pp. The second installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as 'the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust' (Wall Street Journal) and 'the first masterpiece in comic book history' (The New Yorker). A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with J... View more info

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Philosophy of Benedict de Spinoza

By: Spinoza, Benedict De; Elwes, R.H.M.; Sewall, Frank

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tudor Publishing Co.: 1933

Seller ID: 2276285

Condition: Good


Lacks jacket. Spine and edges faded, two ink names on front endpaper, front endpapers lightly foxed. 1933 Hard Cover. xxxiii, [1], 427, [3] pp. 8vo. A collection of philosophical writings by the 17th century proponent of Rationalism, and a leading figure in the Dutch Golden Age. Translated from the Latin by R.H.M. Elwes, with an introduction by Frank Sewall. Includes: On the Improvement of the Understanding; The Ethics; Spinoza's Correspondence (Abridged). View more info

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Heidi

By: Spyri, Johanna; Stork, Elisabeth P.; Stork, Charles Wharton

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1921

Edition: Photoplay Edition

Seller ID: 2262064

Condition: Very Good


1921 photoplay edition with stills from 1920 film starring Madge Evans. Scarcer than the 1930s Shirley Temple photoplay edition. Quarter-inch chip on bottom edge of jacket front, minor chip on jacket spine-head, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Front board lightly rubbed, page ridges very faintly foxed, faint stain on page ridge. 318 pp. Heidi is a work of children's fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, originally published in two parts as Heidi: her years of wandering and learning and Heidi: How she used what she learned. It is a novel about the events in the life of a young g... View more info

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Allen Tate: A Literary Biography

By: Squires, Radcliffe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pegasus: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201262

Condition: Good


First edition. Ink underlining throughout. 1971 Hard Cover. 231 pp. John Orley Allen Tate (November 19, 1899 – February 9, 1979) was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1943 to 1944. View more info

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Kafka: The Years of Insight

By: Stach, Reiner

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton: 2015

Edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 2082798

Condition: Fine


Uncorrected proof - review copy with publisher's slip laid in. An exceptional copy. 2015 Trade Paperback. This volume of Reiner Stach's acclaimed and definitive biography of Franz Kafka tells the story of the final years of the writer's life, from 1916 to 1924--a period during which the world Kafka had known came to an end. Stach's riveting narrative, which reflects the latest findings about Kafka's life and works, draws readers in with nearly cinematic precision, zooming in for extreme close-ups of Kafka's personal life, then pulling back for panoramic shots of a wider world blighted by World... View more info

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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

By: Stafford, Jean

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269280

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, jacket faintly toned, a couple tiny spots on top page ridge. 1969 Hard Cover. 463, [3] pp. 8vo. These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection, the search for freedom and the desire to belong, that not only illuminate whole lives but also convey with an elegant economy of words the sense of the place and time in which her protagonists find themselves. CONTENTS: Author's Note; THE INNOCENTS ABROAD: M... View more info

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Psychology of the Spoken Word (Studies in Literature)

By: Staley, Delbert Moyer

Price: $30.00

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

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; Anglo-Saxon Royal Genealogies; Place-Names and the Anglo-Saxon Settlement; The Old English Bede; The Compilation of the Anglo-S... View more info

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The Unknown Orwell and Orwell: The Transformation

By: Stansky, Peter; Abrahams, William

Price: $9.00

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 mission, and a message. View more info

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Up from Georgia

By: Stanton, Frank L.

Price: $10.00

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 and became the first poet laureate of the State of Georgia, a post to which he was appointed by Governor Clifford Walker in 19... 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

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 Story between Jest and Earnest is a 1935 science fiction novel by the British author Olaf Stapledon. The novel explores the ... View more info

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

By: Starrett, Vincent

Price: $15.00

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 League,” are world famous, while others, including “The Adventure of the Tired Captain” and “The Singular Affair of the... 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

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 politics. Francis Steegmuller's book is at once a unique history and a charming account of friendship sustained in a turbulent ... 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

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 LIVING WRITING IN WEST ESSAYS LITERATURE LITERARY CRITICISM 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

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

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

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 as funny and engaging as The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but it is also a searing meditation on the meaning of success 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

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 America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works of American literature and history in pr... View more info