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Jacklighting

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Metacom Press: 1981

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200924

Condition: Near Fine


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

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Distortions

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200708

Condition: Very Good


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

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Secrets and Surprises: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271517

ISBN: 0394503147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor pencil marginalia. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. View more info

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Folklore and the Sea

By: Beck, Horace

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2286500

ISBN: 0913372366

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Faint edge wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories, both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships, mermaids and mermen, pirates, sea language, sea monsters, navigation and weather lore, names on sea and shore, and much more. View more info

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Novels, 1944-1953: Dangling Man; The Victim; The Adventures of Augie March (The Library of America 141)

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203803

ISBN: 1931082383

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase and insert. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1029 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of three novels by the Canadian-American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the National Book Award (three times), with chronology and notes following text. Includes: Dangling Man; The Victim; The Adventures of Augie March. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works ... View more info

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The Dean's December

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274130

ISBN: 0060148497

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, faint crease on front jacket flap corner. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times. View more info

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Him With His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291699

ISBN: 006015179X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine ends lightly stained, top edge lightly foxed. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Stories by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist deal with a divorced woman and her lovers, a bankrupt musicologist, an eccentric young man, a boy and his father, and family relationships. View more info

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The Beast Must Die

By: Blake, Nicholas (Lewis, Cecil Day)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202720

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Portion of front jacket flap mounted on front endpaper beneath dealer bookplate. Cover lightly smudged. 1938 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. A novel written pseudonymously by Irish author and British Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis, father of actor Daniel Day Lewis. The book was adapted into an Argentinian film entitled La Bestia debe morir in 1952. View more info

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The Glad Lady

By: Blanchard, Amy E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dana Estes & Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290218

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Minor pencil notes on rear endpapers. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 297 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amy Ella Blanchard (June 28, 1854 – July 4, 1926) was an American writer of children's literature. View more info

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Thy Friend Dorothy

By: Blanchard, Amy E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Penn Publishing Company: 1926

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2290239

Condition: Very Good


Multiple chips to jacket edges. Board edges lightly rubbed, ink stamp on front endpaper. 1926 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 320 pp. Illustrated by Ida Waugh. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amy Ella Blanchard (June 28, 1854 – July 4, 1926) was an American writer of children's literature. View more info

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A Mirror for Greatness: Six Americans

By: Bliven, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200896

ISBN: 0070059047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1975 Hard Cover. 251 pp. 8vo. Biographical sketches of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau, placing each within their historical context and showing how their contributions to politics, literature, and social activism affected American civilization. View more info

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American Poetry: Wildness and Domesticity

By: Bly, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1990

Seller ID: 2277464

ISBN: 0060162651

Condition: Good


Light stain to base of rear jacket panel. Page ridges very faintly foxed, ink names on front endpaper, half-title page clipped, some ink marks in text. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 341 pp. Essays discuss issues in modern poetry, and look at the works of James Wright, David Ignatow, Denise Levertov, W.S. Merwin, Thomas McGrath, Robert Lowell, James Dickey, Galway Kinnell, and Donald Hall. View more info

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Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century

By: Boisgilbert, Edmund (Donnelly, Ignatius)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: F.J. Schulte & Company: 1891

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1688262

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing, released one year after first edition. Boards slightly rubbed, paper along front hinge split, hinge itself holding strongly, pages toned. 1891 Hard Cover. 367 pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & decoration. One of the first dystopian novels written in the English language. First published in 1890, just three years after Bellamy's classic utopia Looking Backward, this work can be seen as a reaction to Bellamy, as well as to the political climate of the day. It illuminates injustices and social inequalities that exist in civilizations focused on technological progress and the purs... View more info

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2666

By: Bolano, Roberto

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290046

ISBN: 0374100144

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2008 Hard Cover. 898 pp. Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers,... View more info

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Nazi Literature in the Americas

By: Bolano, Roberto; Andrews, Chris

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Directions: 2008

Seller ID: 2285443

ISBN: 0811217949

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2008 Trade Paperback. ix, 227 pp. Translated by Chris Andrews. A biographical dictionary gathering 30 brief accounts of poets, novelists and editors (all fictional) who espouse fascist or extremely right-wing political views. Nazi Literature in the Americas was the first of Roberto Bolano's books to reach a wide public. When it was published by Seix Barral in 1996, critics in Spain were quick to recognize the arrival of an important new talent. The book presents itself as a biographical dictionary of American writers who flirted with or espoused extreme right-wing ideologies ... View more info

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The Hotel

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Lincoln MacVeagh / The Dial Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2043190

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head, minor loss from corners and rear joint, two tears, jacket spine faded.Good. 1928 Hard Cover. 294 pp. 8vo. Black cloth, paper spine label, silk decorative endpapers. Author's first novel, which followed on the success of two short story collections (Encounters; Ann Lee's and Other Stories). Bowen was a well-known author and member of literary society, befriending a number of the Bloomsbury Group, and also carrying on affairs with several other authors, including May Sarton. From the ... View more info

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Nerves: A Novel

By: Boyd, Blanche M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Daughters, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201035

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge lightly foxed. 1973 Trade Paperback. 169 pp. Author's first book. Diane Hamilton comes of age in a world peopled by troubled women. Not that these are weak women, but they are women who have tried to face life down and failed. Nerves is a novel of generations of women--mother, daughter, aunt, friend of the family. Diane is the strength we all have in adolescence and the fear we felt of growing up female and defeated. It is rare to find a book that explores the tension this creates between mother and daughter.-... View more info

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Terminal Velocity

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271009

ISBN: 0679430083

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. In 1970 I realized that the Sixties were passing me by. I had never even smoked a joint, or slept with anyone besides my husband. A year later I had left Nicky, changed my name from Ellen to Rain, and moved to a radical lesbian commune in California named Red Moon Rising, where I was playing the Ten of Hearts in an outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland when two FBI agents arrived to arrest the Red Queen . . . So begins Blanche McCrary... View more info

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Marching On

By: Boyd, James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2122838

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Cigar smoke odor, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 426 pp. 8vo. The second novel by the American author whose works were influential in the genre of historical fiction. Boyd also organized a group of writers called the Free Company of Players who performed political radio plays during World War II. View more info

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After the Plague, and Other Stories

By: Boyle, T.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199485

ISBN: 0670030058

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Faint smell of smoke, top page edges lightly foxed.Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. Few authors in America write with such sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle, and nowhere is that passion more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and widely praised short stories. In After the Plague, his sixth collection of stories, Boyle exhibits his maturing themes, speaking to contemporary social issues in a range of emotional keys. The sixteen stories gathered here, nin... View more info

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The Passion of Ayn Rand: A Biography

By: Branden, Barbara

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201651

Condition: Good


Wrappers and pages toned, faint half-inch brown stain to page ridge. 1987 Trade Paperback. xiii, 442 pp. This bestselling biography of one of the 20th century's most remarkable and controversial writers is now available in paperback. Author Barbara Branden, who knew Rand for nineteen years, provides a matchless portrait of this fiercely private and complex woman.CONTENTS: Introduction; Prologue; We the Living; The Fountainhead; Atlas Shrugged; Denouement; Epilogue.Keywords: BARBARA BRANDEN PASSION OF AYN RAND BIOGRAPHY RUSSIA AUTHOR ALICE ROSENBAUM CECIL B. DEMILLE AMERICAN LITERATURE LITERARY View more info

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The Passion of Ayn Rand: A Biography

By: Branden, Barbara

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274054

ISBN: 0385191715

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Minimal wear to corners. 1986 Hard Cover. xiii, 442 pp. This bestselling biography of one of the 20th century's most remarkable and controversial writers is now available in paperback. Author Barbara Branden, who knew Rand for nineteen years, provides a matchless portrait of this fiercely private and complex woman. CONTENTS: Introduction; Prologue; We the Living; The Fountainhead; Atlas Shrugged; Denouement; Epilogue. View more info

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Small Craft Warnings: Stories

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Nevada Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201015

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. The indigo skies and lush vegetation of the contemporary West Coast belie the damaged souls and desperate alienation that lurk behind fading stucco walls and off the endless highways. The lives of women on the edge and beyond the margins have seldom been explored with as much power or insight as in these brilliant stories by award-winning novelist and poet Kate Braverman. In a world without succor, Braverman’s characters grope for meaning and... View more info

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Postcard from August

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Illuminati: 1990

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201044

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author without inscription. Spine lightly bumped, lightly toned. 1990 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 75 pp. A lyrical diary in chapters by turns meditative and explosive, it spells a woman's intuitive journey from Southern California to wisdom--by way of motherhood, Hawaii and surrender. From the controversial author of Palm Latitudes.Keywords: KATE BRAVERMAN AMERICAN LITERATURE POETRY POEMS POSTCARD FROM AUGUST View more info

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Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance

By: Braxton, Joanne M.; Mclaughlin, Andree Nicola

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1891527

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Faint stain on page ridge. 1990 Trade Paperback. 470 pp. Pays an impressive tribute to the new renaissance in African-American literature. --New York Times Book Review The cultural and literary achievements of black American women are examined and celebrated in some 20 enjoyable, erudite essays by prominent scholars, critics, and activists. --Publishers Weekly This book is the first comprehensive collection of critical and theoretical essays to explore the literary and multi-cultural traditions of Black American women in many genres over a broad span of time. The essays explore c... View more info

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Jane Eyre

By: Bronte, Charlotte (Bell, Currer)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hurst & Company: 1890

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292787

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1890. Spine faded, edges a bit rubbed, ink gift note on front endpaper dated 1907, rear hinge just beginning to weaken. ix, 464 pp. 16mo. Half-leather: green leather spine and corners, decorative paper over boards with matching endpapers, gilt titles and fleur de lis decorations on spine, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece by O. Grosch (Oscar Edward Grosch). Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name Currer Bell.... View more info

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Manchild in the Promised Land

By: Brown, Claude

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Signet: 1966

Seller ID: 2266835

Condition: Good


Front wrapper lightly foxed, spine creased, rear wrapper creased, pages lightly toned. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 429 pp. Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable stories of our time. This is a thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans who had moved from being sharecroppers in the South to the promised lands in th... View more info

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The Courts of the Morning

By: Buchan, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261992

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Includes all three maps. Cover spine lightly soiled, jacket edges rubbed with a few creases and closed tears, and minor loss from corners. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 384 pp. 8vo. An early jacket design by Hubert Rogers, who became a renowned science fiction pulp illustrator in the 1940s, most notably for the cover art of Gray Lensman by E.E. Smith. He also contributed cover artwork for Astounding Science Fiction, Adventure, and Argosy, and created a number of Canadian war posters during World War II (source: The Korshak Collection). A... View more info

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The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology (Revised and Enlarged Edition)

By: Bulfinch, Thomas; Scott, J. Loughran

Price: $15.00

Publisher: David McKay: 1898

Edition: Revised and Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 2288719

Condition: Good


No jacket. Hinges starting, minor loss to spine base, ink stamp on bottom page ridge and on front paste-down endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. xxiii, 501 pp. With a classical index and dictionary and nearly two hundred illustrations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 – May 27, 1867[1]) was an American writer born in Newton, Massachusetts, best known for the book Bulfinch's Mythology. Bulfinch's Mythology is a classic work of popularized mythology, the standard for over a century and still in print 160 years after the first work, Age of Fable, was published in 1855. Bulfinch wrote in ... View more info

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Plath's Incarnations: Woman and The Creative Process

By: Bundtzen, Lynda K.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press: 1988

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2294675

ISBN: 0472080881

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. x, [2], 284 pp. Traces Plath's development as a woman artist, linking her life with her work. CONTENTS: 1. Lady Lazarus and Divine Activity; 2. Perfection is Terrible; 3. The Bell Jar: The Past as Allegory; 4. Plath's Imaginative World: Caught in the Net of Obscure Design; 5. The Female Body of Imagination; Notes; Works Cited; Index. View more info