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A Little More

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1890

Seller ID: 2205132

Condition: Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa 1890), faint smudge to rear wrapper, front and rear hinge starting, ink note to front endpaper. 96 pp. CONTENTS: Beautiful ponies; Mr. Paul Jarvie; The summer storm; A visit to the laurels; The misery of discontent, and the pleasure of contentment; Changes and more changes.KEYWORDS: A LITTLE MORE LITERATURE View more info

Image for The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

The New and Complete American Encyclopaedia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, in Seven Volumes; on an Improved Plan: in which the Respective Sciences Are Arranged into Complete Systems, and the Arts Digested into Distinct Treatises; Also the Detached Parts of Knowledge Alphabetically Arranged and Copiously Explained, According to the Best Authorities; Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, Comprising a General Repository of Ancient and Modern Literature, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Time: Including All the New Improvements and Latest Discoveries Made in the Arts and Sciences. The Superfluities which Abound in Other Dictionaries Are Expunged from This for the Purpose of Incorporating Complete Systems and Distinct Treatises the Whole Forming a General Circle of Science and Comprehensive Library of Universal Knowledge (From the Encyclopaedia Perthensis, with Improvements)

By: N/A

Price: $675.00

Publisher: John Low / E. Low, New York: 1805

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1762981

Condition: Good


First American edition. Engraved frontispiece in vol. 1, other engravings and maps appear to have been removed. Bindings in need of repair, a few spine labels missing, boards rubbed, foxed throughout. 1805 Full-Leather. Complete in seven volumes. 4to. Original full calf. Two column format. The first American edition of the Encyclopedia Perthensis, originally published in Scotland from the mid-1790s to 1805. Combines dictionary-style entries for single words (e.g. 'revolution) and encyclopedic entries for subjects (e.g. 'revolution of France'). Among the first encyclopedias to be printed in the... View more info

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American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume 1: Freneau to Whitman (The Library of America)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262955

ISBN: 0940450607

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xxiii, 1099 pp. In nineteenth-century America, poetry was part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. The two volumes of The Library of America’s American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveal the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These extraordinary anthologies reassess America’s poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. Extending c... View more info

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park New York

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 2267216

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date. Unpaginated. Fold-out. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum holds the records of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). Located on the grounds of Springwood, the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, the library was built under the President's personal direction in 1939-1940, and dedicated on June 30, 1941. It is the first presidential library in the United States and one of the thirteen presidential libraries under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration. View more info

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The Marvelous Record of the 19th Century: Its Noted Men and Great Events

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 2292294

Condition: Fair


Lacks title/copyright page and first couple pages of table of contents. Circa late 1800s/early 1900s. 665 pp. Green boards. Includes black-and-white plates. CONTENTS: The Threshold of the Century; Napoleon Bonaparte: The Man of Destiny; Europe in the Grasp of the Iron Hand; The Decline and Fall of Napoleon's Empire; Nelson and Wellington, the Champions of England; From the Napoleonic Wars to 1830; Bolivar, the Liberator of Spanish America; Great Britain as a World Empire; The Great Reform Bill and the Corn Laws; Turkey, the Sick Man of Europe; The European Revolution of 1848; Louis Napoleon an... View more info

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Rollo in Geneva (Rollo's Tour in Europe)

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Co.: 1867

Seller ID: 2205836

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, very faint discoloration to boards, front board lightly bowed, bookplate to front paste-down endpaper, ink name and date to front endpaper. 1867 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 220 pp. Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work (1837) and Rollo at Play (1837) are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a represent... View more info

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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610

ISBN: 0375406832

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War begins where her acclaimed novel A Southern Exposure ended: in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II. With al... View more info

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Second Chances: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270613

ISBN: 0394568249

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. A group of friends who have known one another for decades grapples with the realization that they are growing old, attempts to come to terms with the past, and searches for new possibilities in their lives. 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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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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Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War

By: Adams, George Worthington

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Press of Morningside: 1985

Seller ID: 2208435

Condition: Very Good


Facsimile with a printed reproduction of the author's signature. Spine lightly toned. 1985 Trade Paperback. xii, 253 pp. The Civil War has been the subject of an extensive literature, yet its medical aspects have not received any adequate historical attention. In part, however, this lack has now been remedied by Doctors in Blue which offers a comprehensive picture of health and medical care in the Union Armies. Mr. Adams, who is professor of history at Colorado College, discusses the medical confusion, administrative and professional, which prevailed at the outbreak of the war, and goes on to ... View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 76)

By: Adams, Henry; Adams, James Truslow

Price: $12.50

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273167

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. x, x, 517, [1] pp. Introduction by James Truslow Adams. The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 76)

By: Adams, Henry; Adams, James Truslow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1931

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278349

ISBN: 0394600762

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Copyright states 1931, but presence of ISBN, jacket style, and $2.95 list price indicate 1970-1975 printing. Jacket edges a bit rubbed. xvi, 517, [11] pp. Introduction by James Truslow Adams. The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial... View more info

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American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, in Two Volumes (The Library of America)

By: Adams, Henry; Parker; Dorothy; Cummings, E.E.; Swenson, May

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2000

Seller ID: 2288498

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. A few light spots on slipcase panels. Newspaper clippings laid in to volume two. 2000 Hard Cover. xxx, 986; xxxii, 1009 pp. Two volume set. Includes publisher's slipcase. In the years between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War II, American poetry was transformed, producing a body of work whose influence was felt throughout the world. Now for the first time the landmark two-volume Library of America anthology of twentieth-century poetry through the post-War years restores that era in all its astonishing beauty and explosive energy. Thi... View more info

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Diaries, 1779-1821 (Library of America) [John Quincy Adams]

By: Adams, John Quincy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Library of America:

Seller ID: 2205512

Condition: Fine


Original edition with slipcase, not a reissue with dust jacket. Still encased in shrink-wrap. Original edition with slipcase, not a reissue with dust jacket. The diary of John Quincy Adams is one of the most extraordinary works in American literature. Begun in 1779 at the age of twelve and kept more or less faithfully until his death almost 70 years later, and totaling some fifteen thousand closely-written manuscript pages, it is both an unrivaled record of historical events and personalities from the nation's founding to the antebellum era and a masterpiece of American self-portraiture, t... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McDowell, Obolensky: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2271540

Condition: Very Good


Modern reissue. Ink name on front endpaper, light edge wear. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A Death in the Family is an autobiographical novel by author James Agee, set in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began writing it in 1948, but it was not quite complete when he died in 1955. It was edited and released posthumously in 1957 by editor David McDowell. Agee's widow and children were left with little money after Agee's death and McDowell wanted to help them by publishing the work. Agee won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958 for the novel. View more info

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May Flowers

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1899

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2199975

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Ink name & date and pencil owner information on front endpaper, minor repair to front hinge, spine toned. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 56 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt titles, frontispiece and illustrations by Albert F. Schmitt. A short work by the author of Little Women, an important figure in American literature and the Transcendentalist movement. The first individual appearance of this title, which originally appeared in A Garland for Girls in 1888. BAL 227. View more info

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Eight Cousins or, The Aunt-Hill

By: Alcott, Louisa M.; Richards, Harriet Roosevelt

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2207258

Condition: Very Good


Faint smudges to page ridge, pages lightly dog-eared. 1920 Hard Cover. 292 pp. Illustrated by Harriet Roosevelt Richards. Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. When Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad, he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing, she becomes happier and healthier while finding her place in her fam... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1901

Seller ID: 2262055

Condition: Near Fine


Two half-inch tears along top edge of jacket front, jacket edges lightly rubbed, ink marks on rear jacket flap. Ink note on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 335 pp. Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott's 1886 novel Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to 'Little Men'. Little Men tells the story of Jo... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (Illustrated Junior Library)

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1947

Seller ID: 2278345

Condition: Very Good


One inch by one inch chip to jacket spine head and jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed with multiple small chips and creases. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Illustrated by Douglas Gorsline. Color endpapers. Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott's 1886 novel Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to 'Little... View more info

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The Best of Louisa May Alcott: Little Women Little Men and Twenty-Four Short Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gramercy: 1994

Seller ID: 2293889

ISBN: 0517100347

Condition: Good


Lightly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of Alcott's most famous works, including Little Women, which follows the lives of the four March sisters. View more info

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Taran Wanderer (The Chronicles of Prydain No. 4)

By: Alexander, Lloyd

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Henry Holt: 2006

Seller ID: 2287188

ISBN: 0805080511

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. Taran, the assistant pig-keeper who wants to be a hero, goes questing for knowledge of his parentage, hoping that his journey will ennoble him in the eyes of Eilonwy, the princess with the red-gold hair. Accompanied by several loyal friends, Taran begins his search when three wily enchantresses of the Marshes of Morva send him to consult the Mirror of Llunet for the answers he is seeking, cryptically promising that the finding takes no more than the looking. During his adventures he meets Craddoc, ... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Seller ID: 2283715

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket toned. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National Guard serving on the Mexican Border, Hervey... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283716

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Jacket toned, minimal loss from jacket spine head, a few closed 1/2 inch tears along edges. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National ... View more info

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The Choir Invisible

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1898

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202908

Condition: Very Good


18th printing. No jacket, large stain to corner of rear paste-down endpaper and rear endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. 361 pp. James Lane Allen was an American novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky's first important novelist.This novel, by the author of John Gray, is a story set in the green wilderness of Kentucky. Parts of the tale are taken from John Gray and the... View more info

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Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Signed by author without inscription. Spanish text. Near fine.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Spanish text. El primer recuerdo que Isabel Allende tiene de Chile es el de una casa que nunca conoció: la casa grande y vieja de la calle Cueto, donde nació su madre. Esta casa, evocada por su abuelo con tanta frecuencia que Isabel cree haber vivido allí, se convierte en la protagonista de su primera novela La Casa de los Espíritus. Dicha obra vuelve a aparecer al comienzo de las fascinantes y seductoras memorias, Mi País Inventa... 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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My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HaperCollinsPublishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200717

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Front bottom right corner of jacket lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 199 pp. Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The large old house on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. It appears again at the beginning of Allende's playful, seductively compelling memoir My Invented Country, and le... View more info

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Forest of the Pygmies

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200770

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Fine.Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 296 pp. Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head -- with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photography crew -- to the blazing, red plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches their camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue, ... View more info

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Homecoming: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1984

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201052

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Signed by author without inscription. 1984 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 93 pp. Alvarez's first published collection of poetry, a work of great subtlety and power in which the young poet returned to her old-world childhood in the Dominican Republic.Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist.Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include Homecoming (1984) and The ... View more info