Keyword:AMERICAN LITERATURE

Sort

Showing 841-870 of 902

Image for Americana: The Literature of American History

Americana: The Literature of American History

By: Waldman, Milton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2048802

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper, Goodspeed catalog number on verso of front endpaper. 1925 Hard Cover. xviii, 271 pp. 8vo. Includes maps, illustrations, and facsimiles of title pages of significant works. A discussion of various early books related to American history from the earliest explorations through the eighteenth century. Index follows text. View more info

Image for Americana: The Literature of American History

Americana: The Literature of American History

By: Waldman, Milton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206627

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1925 Hard Cover. xviii, 271 pp. 8vo. Includes maps, illustrations, and facsimiles of title pages of significant works. A discussion of various early books related to American history from the earliest explorations through the eighteenth century. Index follows text. View more info

Image for In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196020

ISBN: 0151444056

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. White portions of jacket very faintly toned. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 138 pp. 8vo. A collection of thirteen short stories exploring the hardships of life as an African American woman in the South. Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker's power to depict black women-women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together. View more info

Image for Aaron Burr in Literature: Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, and Miscellany Relating to Aaron Burr and His Leading Political Contemporaries with Occasional Excerpts from Publications, Bibliographical, Critical and Historical Notes, Etc.

Aaron Burr in Literature: Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, and Miscellany Relating to Aaron Burr and His Leading Political Contemporaries with Occasional Excerpts from Publications, Bibliographical, Critical and Historical Notes, Etc.

By: Wandell, Samuel H.; McCaleb, Walter F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kennikat Press: 1972

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291930

Condition: Good


Boards soiled, top edge lightly foxed. 1972 Hard Cover. xx, 302, [8] pp. 8vo. 1972 reissue of 1936 original. A reference to primary sources related to Aaron Burr, by the co-author of a 1925 two-volume biography. View more info

Image for Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography

Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography

By: Ward, Geoffrey C.; Duncan, Dayton; Burns, Ken

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297880

ISBN: 0375405615

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2001 Large Hardcover. xvi, 269 pp. Ernest Hemingway called Huckleberry Finn “the best book we’ve ever had. There was nothing before. There’s been nothing as good since.” Critical opinion of this book hasn’t dimmed since Hemingway uttered these words; as author Russell Banks says in these pages, Twain “makes possible an American literature which would otherwise not have been possible.” He was the most famous American of his day, and remains in ours the most universally revered American writer. Here the master storytellers Geoffrey W... View more info

Image for All the King's Men

All the King's Men

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1946

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1937662

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Includes original jacket with Pulitzer Prize banner along top edge. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 464 pp. 8vo. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel of American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. View more info

Image for Up from Slavery (Penguin Classics)

Up from Slavery (Penguin Classics)

By: Washington, Booker T.; Harlan, Louis R.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268761

ISBN: 0140390510

Condition: Near Fine


Newspaper clipping laid in, pages very faintly toned. 1986 Trade Paperback. lii, 332 pp. In Up from Slavery, Washington recounts the story of his life—from slave to educator. The early sections deal with his upbringing as a slave and his efforts to get an education. Washington details his transition from student to teacher, and outlines his own development as an educator and founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. In the final chapters of Up From Slavery, Washington describes his career as a public speaker and civil rights activist. View more info

Image for Little Red Riding Hood, Animated

Little Red Riding Hood, Animated

By: Wehr, Julian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Duenewald Printing Corporation: 1944

Seller ID: 2199353

Condition: Good


Several of the movable pieces of the 'animated' illustrations are missing. A bit rubbed, pages slightly toned. 1944 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Julian Wehr (1898-1970) was born Julian Wehrfritz in Brooklyn, New York. Wehr's father, a German immigrant, came to the United States on S.S. Elba. Known as the 'American Master of Animated Books', Wehr invented and patented the animated children's book that contained moveable paper parts using tabs, delighting children in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. He was a master illustrator, using color and active drawings to bring the characters to life.... View more info

Image for A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II

A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II

By: Weinberg, Gerhard L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203858

ISBN: 0521443172

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge foxed. Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. xix, 1178 pp. This is the first general history of World War II to be based both on the existing literature and on extensive work in British, American and German archives. It covers all the theaters of war, the weaponry used, and developments on the home front. Taking a global perspective, the work deals with all belligerents and relates events in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific to each other. The role of diplomacy and strategy, of intelligence and espionage, and the impact of war upon s... View more info

Image for Patty in Paris

Patty in Paris

By: Wells, Carolyn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company: 1909

Seller ID: 2204113

Condition: Good


No jacket, boards lightly stained, bookplate to front endpaper. 1909 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 270 pp. The Fairfields were holding a family conclave. As the Fairfield family consisted of only three members, the meeting was not large but it was highly enthusiastic. The discussion was about Patty; and as a consequence, Patty herself was taking a lively part in it. But you promised me, last year, papa, she said, that if I graduated from the Oliphant School with honours, I needn't go to school this year. But I meant in the city, explained her father; it's absurd, Pa... View more info

Image for Little Altars Everywhere: A Novel

Little Altars Everywhere: A Novel

By: Wells, Rebecca

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Broken Moon Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201022

ISBN: 0913089257

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very minor wear to wrapper corners. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 224 pp. Author's first book. We are swinging high, flying way up, higher than in real life. And when I look down, I see all the ordinary stuff--our brick house, the porch, the tool shed, the clothesline, the chinaberry tree. But they are all lit up from inside so their everyday selves have holy sparks, they'd go and kneel in front of them and pray and just feel good. Somehow the whole world looks like little altars everywhere. Little Altars Everywhere is a national best... View more info

Image for Ya-Yas in Bloom: A Novel

Ya-Yas in Bloom: A Novel

By: Wells, Rebecca

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201021

ISBN: 0060195347

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few faint smudges to page ridges. Jacket lightly toned. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 258 pp. For readers everywhere who are ga-ga for the Ya-Yas and clamoring for more and for those who are lucky enough to be discovering the Ya-Yas for the first time, comes a new book about the incomparable Sisterhood, bursting with life and funnier than ever.... An emotionally charged addition to Rebecca Wells' award-winning bestseller Little Altars Everywhere and #1 New York Times bestseller Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, YA-YAS IN BLOOM revea... View more info

Image for Stories, Essays, & Memoir: A Curtain of Green, and Other Stories; The Wide Net, and Other Stories; The Golden Apples; The Bride of the Innisfallen, and Other Stories; Other Stories; Selected Essays; One Writer's Beginnings (The Library of America 102)

Stories, Essays, & Memoir: A Curtain of Green, and Other Stories; The Wide Net, and Other Stories; The Golden Apples; The Bride of the Innisfallen, and Other Stories; Other Stories; Selected Essays; One Writer's Beginnings (The Library of America 102)

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1998

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203967

ISBN: 1883011558

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 976 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of short stories and essays by the American author best known for her Pulitzer Prize winning The Optimist's Daughter, with a memoir, and chronology and notes following text. Includes: A Curtain of Green, and Other Stories; The Wide Net, and Other Stories; The Golden Apples; The Bride of the Innisfallen, and Other Stories; Other Stories; Selected Essays; One Writer's Beginnings. This edition is ... View more info

Image for Complete Novels: The Robber Bridegroom; Delta Wedding; The Ponder Heart; Losing Battles; The Optimist's Daughter (The Library of America 101)

Complete Novels: The Robber Bridegroom; Delta Wedding; The Ponder Heart; Losing Battles; The Optimist's Daughter (The Library of America 101)

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1998

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203816

ISBN: 188301154X

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase and insert. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1009 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. The complete novels of the American author best known for her Pulitzer Prize winning The Optimist's Daughter, with chronology and notes following text. Includes: The Robber Bridegroom; Delta Wedding; The Ponder Heart; Losing Battles; The Optimist's Daughter. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works of American ... View more info

Image for The Constant Sinner (Babe Gordon)

The Constant Sinner (Babe Gordon)

By: West, Mae

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Macaulay Company, New York: 1931

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1926257

Condition: Very Good


First thus. 4th printing, following three printings under a different title. Includes scarce jacket with colorful headshot of the protagonist Babe Gordon (jacket art by 'Polly'). 1 inch tear to jacket base with minor loss from corners, rear jacket panel & reverse of spine stained, jacket lightly toned & soiled. Good. 1931 Hard Cover. vi, 313 pp. 8vo. Original orange cloth, maroon titles, orange top page ridge. West's first novel. Originally released as Babe Gordon, it was reissued with a new title based on a contest sponsored by the publisher in which 4,673 suggestions were submitted. The nove... View more info

Image for Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (NDP 125)

Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (NDP 125)

By: West, Nathanael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New Directions Paperbook: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2294694

ISBN: 0811202151

Condition: Good


15th printing. Minor ink marks in text, ink name on front flyleaf. 1969 Trade Paperback. 185, [1] pp. 'Somehow or other I seem to have slipped in between all the 'schools,'' observed Nathanael West the year before his untimely death in 1940. 'My books meet no needs except my own, their circulation is practically private and I'm lucky to be published.' Yet today, West is widely recognized as a prophetic writer whose dark and comic vision of a society obsessed with mass- produced fantasies foretold much of what was to come in American life. Miss Lonelyhearts (1933), which West envisioned as 'a n... View more info

Image for Through Colonial Doorways

Through Colonial Doorways

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1893

Seller ID: 2280234

Condition: Good


No jacket, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, front hinge starting, endpapers faintly foxed. 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 237 pp. ...insight into the social and domestic life of Colonial days. To read of councils, congresses, and battles is not enough: men and women wish to know something more intimate and personal of the life of the past, of how their ancestors lived and loved as well of how they wrought, suffered and died. Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (December 15, 1845 – July 29, 1928) was an American writer and historian. She was born at Southampt... View more info

Image for Colonial Days and Dames

Colonial Days and Dames

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1898

Seller ID: 2280235

Condition: Very Good


Spine very slightly cocked, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Illustrated by E.S. Holloway. CONTENTS: Colonial Days; Women in the Early Settlement; A Group of Early Poetesses; Colonial Dames; Old Landmarks; Weddings and Merry-Makings; Legend and Romance. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (December 15, 1845 – July 29, 1928) was an American writer and historian. She was born at Southampton Furnace, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Wharton and Mary McLanahan Boggs. She was educated ... View more info

Image for In Chateau Land

In Chateau Land

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286981

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine lightly foxed, bottom corner of front board stained. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 389 pp. Top page ridge gilt. With 25 illustrations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Hollingsworth Wharton was an American writer and historian. Born at Southampton Furnace, Pennsylvania, daughter of Charles Wharton and Mary McLanahan Boggs she was educated at a private school in Philadelphia. She devoted herself chiefly to the study of the social history of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods of the United States, wrote a number of entertaining books and... View more info

Image for Ethan Frome and Summer

Ethan Frome and Summer

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Borders: 2003

Seller ID: 2260357

ISBN: 1587260921

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Two complete novels by a celebrated writer of the early 20th Century. View more info

Image for The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283787

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (no ads following text). Tabard Inn Library bookplate and pencil name on front endpapers. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 532 pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles and top edge. The popular second novel by the author who later became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1921). Originally serialized in Scribner's Magazine, its success was described by Charles Scribner as 'the most rapid sale of any book ever published by Scribner' (Benstock, A Critical History of The House of Mirth). This catapulted Wharton's career as a writer, and her works influen... View more info

Image for The Portable Edith Wharton

The Portable Edith Wharton

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2003

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2296812

ISBN: 0142437581

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Owner stamp on endpaper. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Best known for her novels depicting the stifling conformity and ceremoniousness of the upper-class New York society into which she was born, Edith Wharton also wrote brilliantly in many genres: essays, travel pieces, memoirs, and a variety of short stories. This unique collection provides a fresh look at Wharton's genius by including a generous sampling of her short stories, along with nonfiction, letters, excerpts from the novels The House of Mirth, The Reef, and The Age of Innocence, an... View more info

Image for The House of Mirth (Masterpieces of American Literature)

The House of Mirth (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Wharton, Edith; Mizener, Arthur

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281097

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly foxed. 1981 Full-Leather. x, [4], 294, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A literary sensation when it was published by Scribners in 1905, The House of Mirth quickly established Edith Wharton as the most important American woman of letters in the twentieth century. The first American novel to provide a devastatingly accurate portrait of New York's aristocracy, it is the story of the beautiful and beguiling Lily Bart and her ill-fated attempt to rise to the heights of a heartless soc... View more info

Image for Mr. George's Joint

Mr. George's Joint

By: Wheaton, Elizabeth Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279322

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine very slightly cocked, rear endpaper creased. 1941 Hard Cover. 375 pp. Winner of the Thomas Jefferson Southern Award. Novel depicting African-American life in Texas. A panorama of a colored community, faithfully and authentically mirrored, in the story of the jinte where beer, gambling, and dancing draws the summer crowds in Texas City, Texas. The Law has invited him to leave Galveston; and it doesn't take long for him to get into trouble again in his new career. The weight of the book is in the minor incidents of the lives of the people connected with the jinte,... View more info

Image for Specimen Days & Collect

Specimen Days & Collect

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dover: 1995

Seller ID: 2196520

ISBN: 048628641X

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Published in 1882, Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time, principally the Civil War era and its aftermath, offer a rare excursion into the mind and heart of one of America's greatest poets. His intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of 19th-century American life. View more info

Image for Leaves of Grass: Comprising All the Poems Written by Walt Whitman, Following the Arrangement of the Edition of 1891-'2 [Deathbed Edition] (Modern Library Giant G50)

Leaves of Grass: Comprising All the Poems Written by Walt Whitman, Following the Arrangement of the Edition of 1891-'2 [Deathbed Edition] (Modern Library Giant G50)

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292786

Condition: Very Good


1940-1975 printing. Jacket price clipped, jacket edges rubbed. 1950 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [xii], 423, [13] pp. 8vo. Illustrated with woodcuts by Valenti Angelo. Leaves of Grass: Comprising all the poems written by Walt Whitman following the arrangement of the edition of 1891-'92. Walter Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American ... View more info

Image for Leaves of Grass (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

Leaves of Grass (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294869

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xli, [3], 527, [7] pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes introduction to the original 1855 edition. Illustrated with woodcuts by Rockwell Kent. When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855, he rocked the literary world and forever changed the course of poetry. In subsequent editions, Whitman continued to revise and expand his poems. View more info

Image for Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt; Morley, Christopher

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1940

Seller ID: 2272113

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase. Edges faded, ink pictographic stamp on front endpaper. 1940 Large Hardcover. xiii, 316 pp. Original green boards designed to emulate grass, paper spine label, issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color and black & white illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel created specially for this edition. Introduction by Christopher Morley. From colophon: 'This edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was planned by Richard Ellis and produced under his direction. The illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel were reproduced in Similetone and Instaprint by the Zeese-Wilkinson Company of L... View more info

Image for Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt; Morley, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1940

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274565

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Spine faded (as usual), slipcase edges darkened, minor wear to slipcase corners. 1940 Hard Cover. xiii, 316 pp. Original green boards designed to emulate grass, paper spine label, issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color and black & white illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel created specially for this edition. Introduction by Christopher Morley. From colophon: 'This edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was planned by Richard Ellis and produced under his direction. The illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel were reproduced in Similetone and Instaprint... View more info

Image for Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt; Morley, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1940

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2285026

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Spine toned (as usual), slipcase repaired along bottom seam, slipcase lightly rubbed and toned. 1940 Hard Cover. xiii, 316 pp. Original green boards designed to emulate grass, paper spine label, issued in green slipcase with paper label. Beautiful color and black & white illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel created specially for this edition. Introduction by Christopher Morley. From colophon: 'This edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was planned by Richard Ellis and produced under his direction. The illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel were reproduced in Similetone... View more info