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Twice-Told Tales: An Anthology, Volume 1

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cafe Crashers: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201717

ISBN: 1500459720

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Fine. 2013 Trade Paperback. 177 pp. Volume 1: This collection of eighteen reimagined fairytales features new takes on such classic stories as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, and runs the genre spectrum from comedy and romance to horror and steampunk. Authors and artists include: Matt Anderson (aka Remi Anderson), Caleb Bouchard, Kathryn Ann Metzger, Laura Metzger, Ethan Monsour, Christina Lynn Pieretti, Sarh Wellman.Keywords: TWICE-TOLD TALES ANTHOLOGY SHORT STORIES FICTION FANTASY FAIRY TALES View more info

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Short Stories from the New Yorker, 1950-1960

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279154

Condition: Very Good


Light spots on boards, faint stain along page ridges. 1960 Hard Cover. vii, 780 pp. A thirty-fifth anniversary volume of stories that have appeared in the magazine during the past decade. Forty-seven distinguished stories that have appeared in The New Yorker since 1950. A list of the writers whose work appears in Stories from the New Yorker: 1950-1960: Roger Angell, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Maeve Brennan, Harold Brodkey, John Cheever, Robert M. Coates, Roald Dahl, Daniel Fuchs, Mavis Gallant, Richard T. Gill, Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Hale, Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Henderson, R. Prawer Jh... View more info

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Molly's Dog

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1983

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201045

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Numbered 49 of 64. Near fine. 1983 Soft Cover. 22 pp. A short story about Molly and a dog.Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor.Keywords: ALICE ADAMS AMERICAN LITERATURE MOLLY'S DOG SHORT STORIES CONTEMPORARY FICTION View more info

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Molly's Dog

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $125.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201046

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition - copy H of 26 lettered copies. Signed by author without inscription. 1983 Hard Cover. 22 pp. A short story about Molly and a dog.Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor.Keywords: ALICE ADAMS AMERICAN LITERATURE MOLLY'S DOG SHORT STORIES CONTEMPORARY FICTION View more info

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The Stories of Alice Adams

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270609

ISBN: 0375412859

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 621 pp. Twenty-five of her stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker within a ten-year period. Others were published in The Paris Review, Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and McCall's. Her work was included in twenty-three O. Henry Award collections, and she received first prize six times; she was represented in numerous collections of Martha Foley's Best American Short Stories. Now the best of Alice Adams's short fiction is gathered in one volume-fifty-three stories that illumine the hid... View more info

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After You've Gone: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270617

ISBN: 0394579267

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 229 pp. A new selection of short stories explores the impact and adjustment of individuals dealing with separation and the loss of lovers, spouses, parents, and friends. View more info

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To See You Again: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270618

ISBN: 0394523350

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Tells the stories of a woman distraught over the loss of her husband's diaries, a teachers's unexpected attraction towards a student, and an artist's reevaluation of her life and accomplishments. View more info

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Beautiful Girl: Short Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270619

ISBN: 0394427378

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Author's third novel. “Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams. . . . How can one person know so much?” --The New York Times Book Review. With appearances in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Redbook, as well as in the O. Henry Award collections for eight consecutive years, Alice Adams had established herself as a master craftsman of the short story when she published her first collection. Her well-honed skill is on abund... View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620

ISBN: 0394536339

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put the past to rest. View more info

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My Boys [Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag. My Boys, Etc.]

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279499

Condition: Very Good


Reissue of BAL 168 (early 1900s). No jacket, tear along spine head and front hinge, a few light smudges to first few pages. We have more books available by this author!. 215 pp. CONTENTS; My Boys; Tessa's Surprises; Buzz; The Children's Joke; Dandelion; Madam Cluck, and Her Family; A Curious Call; Tilly's Christmas; My Little Gentleman; Back Windows; Little Marie of Lehon; My May-Day Among Curious Birds and Beasts; Our Little Newsboy; Patty's Patchwork. View more info

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Spinning-Wheel Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1885

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 2279512

Condition: Near Fine


Early printing. No jacket, ink gift note on second blank. 1885 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. Engraved ads for Alcott's other books follow text (BAL 206). A collection of 12 short stories. CONTENTS: Grandma's Story; Tabby's Table-Cloth; Eli's Education; Onawandah; Little Things; The Banner of Beaumanoir; Jerseys, or, the Girl's Ghost; The Little House in the Garden; Daisy's Jewel-Box, and How She Filled It; Corny's Catamount; The Cooking-Class; The Hare and the Tortoise. View more info

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Spinning-Wheel Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1908

Seller ID: 2262049

Condition: Good


Jacket flap crease torn three-quarters of the way along length, jacket edges rubbed with a few small tears and chip. A few light spots on boards, bottom corners of boards bumped, pages lightly toned. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. A collection of 12 short stories. View more info

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Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1908

Seller ID: 2262052

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket spine lightly foxed, ink marks on front jacket flap. Ink note on front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 334 pp. A collection of short stories, including Kitty's Class Day, Aunt Kipp and Psyche's Art. View more info

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A Garland for Girls

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1908

Seller ID: 2262053

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly rubbed, jacket faintly foxed. A few light spots on rear board, pages lightly toned. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. A collection of seven stories. View more info

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Side Effects

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284484

ISBN: 0394511042

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. Ink name on rear paste-down endpaper. 1980 Hard Cover. 149 pp. Woody Allen's third collection of comic writings. 149p. These essays appeared in The New Yorker during the late 1970s. Volume includes Remembering Needleman, The Kugelmass Episode, Confessions of a Buglar, and more. View more info

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The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200690

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. The Stories of Eva Luna (Spanish: Cuentos de Eva Luna, 1989) is a collection of Spanish-language short stories by the Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. It consists of stories told by the title character of Allende's earlier novel Eva Luna. The literary critic Barbara Mujica wrote: The Chilean author presents her stories through the age-old device used by Scheherazade: the narrator tells them to her lover to entertain him. Like the famous Arab... View more info

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Trash: Stories

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Firebrand: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1538310

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. 174 pp. Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as simply stunning... a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent. View more info

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Sails of Gold

By: Asquith, Lady Cynthia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1927

Seller ID: 2274311

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, a few light smudges and stains to boards, bookplate on second blank. 1927 Large Hardcover. 166 pp. Includes a story by A.A. Milne about Tigger. Milne had published Winnie-the-Pooh just one year earlier. An anthology of stories edited by Lady Cynthia Asquith. CONTENTS: Ianthe Jerrold: A Lovely Lady; John Buchan: The Magic Walking Stick; Laurence Binyon: In the Aquarium at the Zoo; Denis Mackail: What Happened to Oz; Geoffrey Dearmer: The Giraffe; H. Belloc: Agincourt; Mary Webb: The Secret Joy; A.A. Milne: Tigger Comes to the Forest; Cynthia Asquith: Teddy Bear; Mary Webb: The Cuckoo... View more info

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Bottle

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hay Festival Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200662

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One of 1000 copies. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. 2004 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 54 pp. From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, inspiration for the Hulu original television adaptation.CONTENTS: Bottle -- It's not easy being half-divine -- King Log in exile -- Take charge -- Thylacine ragout -- Post-colonial -- Faster -- Nightingale -- Bottle II.Keywords: MARGARET ATWOOD BOTTLE CANADIAN LITERATURE SHORT STORIES View more info

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The Winthrop Covenant (The First Edition Society)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Houghton Mifflin trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 294 pp. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. A collection of short stories thematically focused on the Puritan ethic, by the lawyer and novelist. View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, January 1935 - All-Star Christmas Issue (No. 583)

By: Baldwin, Faith; Delmar, Vina; La Farge, Oliver; Carrel, Bart; Tuckerman, Arthur; Brown, Royal; Kantor, MacKinlay; Cronin, A.J.; Runyon, Damon; Kyne, Peter B.; Brush, Katharine; Douglas, Lloyd C.; Corcoran, William; Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Hanighen, Frank

Price: $60.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1935

Seller ID: 2036634

Condition: Very Good


A few faint corner creases, closed tear on rear wrapper along spine base. 1935 Magazine. 170 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. John LaGatta illustration on front wrapper, Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine' until 1952, the year after Hearst's death. During this period it publishe... View more info

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War Fever

By: Ballard, J.G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1991

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197540

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 176 pp. A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection, a tale in which a young street fighter inadvertently discovers how to bring an to the bloodshed only to find that his solution is all too effective as far as some supposedly neutral observers are concerned. Other stories feature an assassination plot against an American astronaut, the leader of an authoritarian religious movement; a man who is destroyed by a car crash and resolves never to leave his apartment again;... View more info

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Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2260902

Condition: Very Good


1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Flexible leatherette binding. CONTENTS: Don Juan; Christ in Flanders; In the Time of the Terror; Madame de Dey's Last Reception; A Passion in the Desert; Lost by a Laugh; Gold; Doomed to Live; An Accursed House; The Atheist's Mass; A Tragedy by the Sea. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, ... View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2171959

Condition: Good


First edition. Front hinge starting, light stain to top margin, spine toned, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. v, [3], 179, [1] pp. 16mo. One of two story collections written by Bangs as follow-ups to E.W. Hornung's popular series featuring anti-hero Arthur J. Raffles, a safe cracker. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Raffles series was second only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during his lifetime. View more info

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Great Days

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus Giroux: 1979

Seller ID: 2202547

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1979 Hard Cover. 172 pp. Barthelme's new book of stories is perhaps most notable for the presence of seven formally related dialogues, which introduce a new aspect of his work.CONTENTS: The Crisis; The Apology; The New Music; Cortes and Montezuma; The King of Jazz; The Question Party; Belief: Tales of the Swedish Army; The Abduction from the Seraglio; The Death of Edward Lear; Concerning the Bodyguard; The Zombies; Morning; On the Steps of the Conservatory; The Leap; Great Days.Keywords: DONAL BARTHELME GREAT DAYS LITERATURE SHORT STORIES FICTION View more info

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City Life

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277343

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper lightly creased, ink name on blurb page, pages lightly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. Barthelmes latest collection of fiction is the most successfull example of a new strand of American writing that draws on surrealism, Kafka and Borges. Barthelme uses exact and simple language to describe dreamlike rearrangements of private, literary and public situations, in a play of elegant anachronisms and ambiguities. City Life seems notable less formalistic than Barthelme's previous works and is made even m... View more info

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Distortions

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200708

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned.Jacket toned. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 283 pp. A collection of 19 short stories, many of which previously appeared in print, mostly in The New Yorker. The author's list of characters is diverse: a lifeguard who wants to introspect, a suburban couple and a spaceman, a wife who stops talking to her husband but gets up in the middle of the night to mail letters to him.These people, so different on the surface, all lead lives distorted by dreams, devoid of passion, imagination and vitality.Ann B... View more info

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Jacklighting

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Metacom Press: 1981

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200924

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #34 of 250. Prospectus laid in. Near fine. 1981 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 20 pp. Nicholas has died sometime during the past year from injuries incurred while he was taking a midnight ride on his Harley and a drunk, driving a van, hit him head-on. Last year, on his birthday, he was alive but in the hospital, brain-damaged from the accident. This year, on his birthday, he is dead, and the narrator and her boyfriend, Wynn, both of whom used to drive from New York to Virginia to spend Nicholas’s birthday with him, have come in... View more info

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Perfect Recall: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271515

ISBN: 0743211693

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 347 pp. Presents a new collection of short stories involving characters who are coming to terms with the legacies of long-believed family myths, describing how they confront new circumstances such as weakness or sudden success. View more info