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New Heaven, New Earth: The Visionary Experience in Literature

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196947

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page.Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. 8vo. Oates's second volume of literary criticism, examining the conflict between innovation and relatability when it comes to writing.Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE LITERARY CRITICISM JOYCE CAROL OATES NEW HEAVEN EARTH VISIONARY EXPERIENCE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Wonderland: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196948

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page.Jacket spine very slightly faded. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 512 pp. 8vo. The gripping story of Jesse Vogel, a neurosurgeon whose boyhood has been shattered by the tragic loss of his family.Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE JOYCE CAROL OATES WONDERLAND SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Crossing the Border: Fifteen Tales

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196949

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Page ridges foxed. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the winner of the National Book Award, who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times.Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE SHORT STORIES JOYCE CAROL OATES CROSSING BOARDER PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Last Days: Stories

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196951

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the winner of the National Book Award, who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times.Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE SHORT STORIES PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOYCE CAROL OATES LAST DAYS SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Son of the Morning: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196952

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. 8vo. A novel by the winner of the National Book Award, who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times.Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE JOYCE CAROL OATES SON OF MORNING PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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The Assassins: A Book of Hours

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196953

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1975 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 568 pp. 8vo. A novel by the winner of the National Book Award, who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times.Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOYCE CAROL OATES ASSASSINS BOOK OF HOURS SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Raven's Wing: Stories

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196957

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 305 pp. 8vo. This is a dazzling collection, in themes and style a masterly addition to the author's oeuvre. Oates is again concerned with men and women caught up in complex, destructive, adulterous relationships, as exemplified by the stories Ancient Airs, Voices, and Double Solitaire. Surf City, Golden Gloves, and Raven's Wing depict the l... View more info

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(Woman) Writer: Occasions and Opportunities

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196958

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page.Jacket edges lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 402 pp. 8vo. The variety of topics covered in this collection of 27 essays is as remarkable as the proliferation of insights each contains. There are essays on somewhat general subjects such as the creative impulse, what it means to be a woman writer though the imagination is genderless and the abundance of won... View more info

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Unholy Loves

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196959

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Faintly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 335 pp. 8vo. A novel about the lives of teachers and students at a private school.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JOYCE CAROL OATES UNHOLY LOVES SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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The Profane Art: Essays & Reviews

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, Inc.: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196963

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page.Jacket faintly toned. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 212 pp. A collection of essays and reviews by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee. CONTENTS: Introduction; ESSAYS: Imaginary Cities: America; 'At Least I Have Made a Woman of Her': Images of Women in Yeats, Lawrence, Faulkner; The Magnanimity of Wuthering Heights; Charles Dodgson's Golden Hours;... View more info

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Night-Side: Eighteen Tales

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196964

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page.Jacket a bit toned. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 370 pp. 8vo. Eighteen short stories by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION SHORT STORIES PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOYCE CAROL OATES NIGHT-SIDE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Broke Heart Blues: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197033

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 369 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.In the tradition of We Were the Mulvaneys, a penetrating look at the burden of celebrity and the making of American myths. Brando. Dean. John Reddy Heart is right up there among them--at least in the eyes of the residents of Willowsville, New York. The handsome ... View more info

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Mysteries of Winterthurn

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197034

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 482 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.In Mysteries of Winterthurn, the brilliant young detective-hero Xavier Kilgarvan is confronted with three baffling cases—The Virgin in the Rose-Bower, The Devil's Half-Acre, and The Blood-Stained Gown—that tax his genius for detection to the utmost, just... View more info

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A Bloodsmoor Romance

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, Inc.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197035

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 615 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.Finally returned to print, Joyce Carol Oates's lost classic: the satirical, often surreal, and beautifully plotted Gothic romance that follows the exploits of the audacious Zinn sisters, whose nineteenth-century pursuit of adventurous lives turns a lens on contem... View more info

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Where is Here? Stories

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Ecco Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197036

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, [4], 192 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.In dramatic, tightly focused narratives charges with tension, menace, and the shock of the unexpected, Where Is Here? examines a world in which ordinary life is electrified by the potential for sudden change. Domestic violence, fea... View more info

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The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the Grotesque

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197037

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 321 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.Following her highly acclaimed 1994 short fiction collection, Haunted, Joyce Carol Oates offers 24 literary gothic tales.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOYCE CAROL OATES SHORT STORIES COLLECTOR OF HEARTS SI... View more info

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New Plays: Bad Girls; Black Water; The Passion of Henry David Thoreau; and Eight Shorter Pieces

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ontario Review Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197098

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 284 pp. 8vo. A collection of plays by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.Joyce Carol Oates's fourth and most distinguished collection includes three full-length plays, Bad Girls, Black Water, The Passion of Henry David Thoreau, and eight shorter pieces, which have been performed in various cities throughout the country.B... View more info

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I Lock My Door Upon Myself

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Ecco Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197101

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 98 pp. 8vo. A novella by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.Written in a painterly style that is utterly compelling, this compact yet powerful novel is perfect for anyone wishing to step into the hypnotic fictional world of Joyce Carol Oates.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JOYCE CAROL OATES PULITZER PRIZE I LOCK M... View more info

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Will You Always Love Me? and Other Stories

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197182

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 326 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.Surveying a cross-section of the American scene, a collection of twenty-four short stories takes readers from inner cities to isolated backwaters with such titles as The Goose Girl and Good To Know You.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION ... View more info

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American Appetites: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197184

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.Set in an affluent upper-class suburb in the late 1980s, this chilling tale by master storyteller Joyce Carol Oates reveals the dark side of the American Dream. A close-knit group of friends draws closer, and then apart, when scandal and tragedy erupt among them.... View more info

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You Must Remember This

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (3/14/89) by author without inscription on title page. Program from The Frances Steloff Lecture at Skidmore College - which was held on the date the book was signed - laid in. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 436 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.An epic novel of an American family in the 1950s proves the tender division between what is permissible and what is taboo,... View more info

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Foxfire

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197186

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Board edges very slightly faded. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 436 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.In upstate New York during the 1950s, five rebellious teenage girls form a gang and embark on a mission of fury, anger, violence, and revenge. By the author of Black Water.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JOYCE CAROL OATES ... View more info

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My Heart Laid Bare

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197187

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 531 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.Through a layering of historical events beginning in Colonial times and ending in the 1930s, Joyce Carol Oates has created a new American epic in this sweeping chronicle of the fortunes and misfortunes of a family of enterprising and ingenious confidence artis... View more info

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A Sentimental Education

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197961

ISBN: 0525199500

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the prolific, award-winning American author.Keywords: JOYCE CAROL OATES SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION SHORT STORIES LITERATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Childwold

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197964

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Jacket toned. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 295 pp. 8vo. A novel by the prolific, award-winning American author.Keywords: JOYCE CAROL OATES CHILDWOLD FICTION LITERATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Marya: A Life

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197965

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed, jacket flaps a bit toned. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. 8vo. A novel by the prolific, award-winning American author.A deeply intimate psychological portrait of a young woman's tragic childhood, her reinvention as a successful young artist in the literary circles of 1950s New York City, and her struggle to understand and overcome the tr... View more info

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The Assignation: Stories

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Ecco Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197966

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the prolific, award-winning American author.A woman's lover seems not to recognize her on the street. A teenage girl accepts a ride from a stranger in a rust-speckled Cadillac. An old man is obsessed by the memory of his innocent childhood intrusion on a half-d... View more info

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Wonderland: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Fawcett: 1973

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2278269

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Pages faintly toned. 1973 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The gripping story of Jesse Vogel, a neurosurgeon whose boyhood has been shattered by the tragic loss of his family. View more info

Dances in Deep Shadows: The Clandestine War in Russia, 1917-20

By: Occleshaw, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285504

ISBN: 0786717890

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine very slightly cocked, page ridges faintly foxed. 2006 Hard Cover. xxiii, 360 pp. In 1917, the world was turned upside down by a popular uprising and then a Bolshevik coup d'état in Russia. Suddenly, the socialist revolution that many had hoped for and had expected was underway, Capitalism was morally and materially exhausted by war, and history seemed to be on the side of communism at last. But as Michael Occleshaw brilliantly shows in this startlin... View more info

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Cold Blue Moon: Black Ulysses Afar Off - A Novel of the Old South

By: Odum, Howard W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1794232

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Faint pencil underlining on a few pages, repaired vertical tear on one page (95-96) does not obscure text, jacket rubbed & toned with some loss from corners, jacket price clipped. 1931 Hard Cover. 278 pp. 8vo. The third in a trilogy featuring Black Ulysses. A fictionalized account of black life in the Old South, by an American sociologist specializing in study of the South. His book Race and Rumors of Race, published in 1943, is c... View more info