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Queen of the Night

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lord John Press: 1979

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200916

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #171 of 300 copies. Signed by author without inscription. Lightly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 44 pp. This is how Claire Falk's marriage of twenty-six years, which accounted for more than half her life, ended one humid Saturday afternoon in June: she blundered into overhearing a conversation. Keywords: JOYCE CAROL OATES AMERICAN LITERATURE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT View more info

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High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ecco: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200712

ISBN: 0060501197

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. Near Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 664 pp. An unprecedented collection of the best of Joyce Carol Oates's short stories combined with eleven new stories. No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates, and High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006 gathers stories from Oates's seminal collections, including The Wheel of Love (1970), Marriages and Infidelities (1972), and Heat (1991), arranged by decade. All demonstrate what the Chicago Tribune has praised: the fierce originality of Oates's vo... View more info

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My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike (A Novel)

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ecco: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200711

ISBN: 0061547484

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pages lightly toned. Near Fine. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 562 pp. Dysfunctional families are all alike. Ditto 'survivors.' So begins the unexpurgated first-person narrative of nineteen-year-old Skyler Rampike, the only surviving child of an infamous American family. A decade ago the Rampikes were destroyed by the murder of Skyler's six-year-old ice-skating champion sister, Bliss, and the media scrutiny that followed. Part investigation into the unsolved murder; part elegy for the lost Bliss and for Skyler's own lost childhood; and part corros... View more info

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Middle Age: A Romance

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ecco Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200623

ISBN: 0066209463

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 464 pp. A darkly comic novel from the author of Blonde and We Were the Mulvaneys. In Salthill-on-Hudson, a half-hour train ride from Manhattan, everyone is rich, beautiful, and -- though they look much younger -- middle-age. But when Adam Berendt, a charismatic, mysterious sculptor, dies suddenly in a brash act of heroism, shock waves rock the town. But who was Adam Berendt? Was he in fact a hero, or someone more flawed and human? His loss and the rumor that... View more info

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Missing Mom: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ecco Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200619

ISBN: 006081621X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Very faint small stain to top page edges. Top edge of jacket spine lightly bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 434 pp. Last time you see someone and you don't  know it will be the last time. And all that you know now, if only you'd known then. But you didn't know, and now it's too late. And you tell yourself How could I have known, I could not have known. You tell yourself. This is my story of missing my mother. One day, in a way unique to you, it will be your story, too. From Joyce Carol Oates co... View more info

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Rape: A Love Story

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Otto Penzler Book/Carroll & Graf Publishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200610

ISBN: 0786712945

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Spine very slightly cocked. Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 154 pp. Teena Maguire should not have tried to shortcut her way home that Fourth of July. Not after midnight, not through Rocky Point Park. Not the way she was dressed: tank top, denim cut-offs, high-heeled sandals. Not with her twelve-year-old daughter, Bethie. Not with packs of local guys running loose on hormones, rage, and alcohol. A victim of gang rape, left for dead in the park boathouse, the once vital and sexy Teena Maguire can now only r... View more info

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Man Crazy: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200174

ISBN: 0525942327

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Endpapers lightly toned. Jacket lightly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 282 pp. Having gone into hiding with her mother when she was only eight, Ingrid becomes a vulnerable teen, desperate for a father and ripe for the abuses of a cult leader, until she escapes and struggles to heal and grow into a healthy and happy young woman. Keywords: JOYCE CAROL OATES MAN CRAZY FICTION AMERICAN LITERATURE 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

ISBN: 0814907938

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

ISBN: 0814907679

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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(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

ISBN: 0525246525

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 wonderlands in our culture (vide Plato, Poe, Frankenstein , Lewis Carroll, Kafka et al . )and invigorating re-explorations of i... 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

ISBN: 0814908136

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. View more info

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Where I've Been, and Where I'm Going: Essays, Reviews, and Prose

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Plume: 1999

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196961

ISBN: 0452280532

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 386 pp. A collection of essays and other short writings by the award-winning novelist. Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN ESSAYS JOYCE CAROL OATES WHERE IVE BEEN WHERE IM GOING SIGNED 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

ISBN: 0814907776

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

ISBN: 0525243747

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 trauma of her past. Growing up in the confines of Innisfail, a bleak town in upstate New York, bright and curious Marya endure... 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

ISBN: 0880012005

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-dressed aunt. In forty-four very short, very powerful stories, Joyce Carol Oates fashions brief, intensely compact dramas out... View more info

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Zombie: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Plume: 1996

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2294034

ISBN: 0452275008

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. After Quentin P, a convicted sex offender, is paroled, he embarks on a series of murders, in a chilling book that is told from Quentin's point of view as he kills and eludes the police. View more info

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Call Me Ishmael: A Study of Melville

By: Olson, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: City Light Books: 1947

Seller ID: 2298282

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned, minor light wear. 1947 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 119 pp. First published in 1947, this acknowledged classic of American literary criticism explores the influences—especially Shakespearean ones—on Melville’s writing of Moby-Dick. One of the first Melvilleans to advance what has since become known as the “theory of the two Moby-Dicks,” Olson argues that there were two versions of Moby-Dick, and that Melville’s reading King Lear for the first time in between the first and second versions of the book had a profound impact on ... View more info

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The Collected Poems of Charles Olson, Excluding the Maximus Poems

By: Olson, Charles; Butterick, George F.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1987

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2281568

ISBN: 0520057643

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. A few pages lightly smudged, jacket toned and lightly rubbed, faint crease on front jacket flap. 1987 Hard Cover. xxxvi, 675, [1] pp. Edited, with an introduction, by George F. Butterick. Charles Olson, a second generation American modernist poet, was credited with bridging the gap between such authors as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams, and New American poets such as the New York School, Black Mountain School, Beats, and the San Francisco Renaissance. A seminal figure in post-World War II literature, Charles Olson has helped define the postmodern sensibility. His poetry i... View more info

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Letters for Origin, 1950-1956

By: Olson, Charles; Glover, Albert; Tytell, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paragon House: 1989

Seller ID: 2296346

ISBN: 1557781117

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. x, 141 pp. ...letters from the influential American poet, Charles Olson, to Cid Carman, the founding editor of Origin. The longest lived contemporary magazine... it was Olson's literary advice... which helped make Origin the most important magazine of its time, one that published more major postwar poets than any other journal. These letters from the founding father of the Black Mountain movement to his editor Cid Carman represent an historical recor of that new force in American poetry, its philosophy and its principles. The letters are sprinkled with intere... View more info

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With Lafayette at Yorktown: A Story of How Two Boys Joined the Continental Army

By: Otis, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A. L. Burt, Publisher: 1895

Seller ID: 2294574

Condition: Good


Front hinge starting, front free endpaper loose but included, ink gift note on second blank. 1895 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303, 27 pp. Green boards. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Otis Kaler (March 19, 1848 — December 11, 1912) was an American journalist and author of children’s literature. He wrote under the name James Otis. View more info

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My Year of Meats: A Novel

By: Ozeki, Ruth L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282288

ISBN: 0670879045

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Faint smudge to page ridge. 1998 Hard Cover. 366 pp. Author's first book. Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husban... View more info

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John Marvel Assistant

By: Page, Thomas Nelson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2300989

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine very slightly cocked, ink name and ink stamps on front endpapers. 1909 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 573 pp. Green boards. Gilt title on spine and front board. Plates by James Montgomery Flagg. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Nelson Page (April 23, 1853 – November 1, 1922) was a lawyer and American writer.[1] He also served as the U.S. ambassador to Italy under the administration of President Woodrow Wilson during World War I. View more info

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The Adventures of Mark Twain

By: Paine, Albert Bigelow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1916

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2202893

Condition: Very Good


First photoplay edition. Ink name to front endpaper. One inch tear to bottom edge of jacket front, half inch tear to bottom edge of jacket front, a few small chips to jacket edges. 1916 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 353 pp. This life of the beloved American humorist, by his greatest biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine, is in itself a dramatic and colorful story. It is the story of one of the world's very great men--the story of Mark Twain, from which one of the truly magnificent biographical films has been made. In this narrative and in teh photoplay the American of to... View more info

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Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution. [with] Rights of Man: Part Second. Combining Principle and Practice.

By: Paine, Thomas

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Published for D. Jordan, Piccadilly: 1792

Edition: Ninth Edition

Seller ID: 2291994

Condition: Near Fine


Ninth edition, printed in the same year as part two's original release, and just a year after the first appearance of part one. ESTC T5876 and N13105. Howes P31 and P32. Rebound in grey paper-covered boards with paper spine label and new end sheets. Brief pencil marginalia on just a couple pages, a few pages very faintly foxed, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1792 Hard Cover. viii, 110, [2], xiii, [14]-142, [2] pp. 4to. Both parts of Paine's famous work in defense of political revolution. The first part was originally printed in 1791, and the second part followed the next year. Rights of Man (1... View more info

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Rights of Man

By: Paine, Thomas; Fast, Howard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2207562

Condition: Near Fine


No dust jacket as issued, gilt spine lettering, cover decoration & page ridges, gold ribbon marker, corners lightly rubbed. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 269 pp. 11 x 8.5 Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1... View more info

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Rights of Man (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Paine, Thomas; Fast, Howard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2280924

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly foxed. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, [2], 269, [3] pp. 11 x 8 1/2. Navy blue leather, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, illustrations by Lynd Ward. Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 [... View more info

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Rights of Man (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Paine, Thomas; Fast, Howard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2285589

Condition: Near Fine


Top edge faintly foxed. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, [2], 269, [3] pp. 11 x 8 1/2. Navy blue leather, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Howard Fast, illustrations by Lynd Ward. Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people. Using these points as a base it defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's attack in Reflections on the Revol... View more info

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Big Blonde and Other Stories (Penguin 60s)

By: Parker, Dorothy

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1995

Seller ID: 2301663

ISBN: 0146000765

Condition: Very Good


Inner wrappers faintly toned. 1995 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. An unforgettable tale of quiet despair from the famed American humorist. View more info

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Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker

By: Parker, Dorothy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292806

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes scarce jacket. Jacket lacks spine, jacket rubbed along edges with minor loss from corners and spine edge of rear panel. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 362 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the witty satirist and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. She was a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and also was nominated for two Academy Awards during her time in Hollywood as a screenwriter. View more info

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France and England in North America, Volume II [2]: Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half-Century of Conflict; Montcalm and Wolfe (The Library of America 12)

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203993

ISBN: 0940450119

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1620 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. The second half of Parkman's respected work on colonial North America, combining parts five through seven of the original seven-volume set into one volume. Includes: Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV; A Half-Century of Conflict; Montcalm and Wolfe. Chronology, notes, and index following text. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to... View more info