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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Borthers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283830

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Second state binding. No jacket, gilt on spine rubbed. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 359 pp. Native Son (1940) is a novel written by the American author Richard Wright. It tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them. Bigger's lawyer, Boris Max, makes the case that there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American si... View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality (The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261512

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, ink and pencil notes on front endpapers. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 378 pp. CONTENTS: The Army of the Unemployed; Living by Odd Jobs; Finding Steady Work; A Hand-Truckman in a Factory; Among the Revolutionaries; A Road Builder on the World's Fair Grounds; From Chicago to Denver; From Denver to the Pacific. View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality 2-Volume Set (The East & The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2124305

Condition: Very Good


Edges a bit rubbed. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Vignettes of working class life on the East and West coasts of America. View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality 2-Volume Set (The East & The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2275882

Condition: Good


Hinges weakening, front free endpaper of first volume absent, ink name and address on endpapers. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [5], 270, [2]; ix, [1], 378, [2] pp. 8vo. Vignettes of working class life on the East and West coasts of America. View more info

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Revolutionary Road, The Easter Parade, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Everyman's Library, 317)

By: Yates, Richard; Price, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 2009

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2288942

ISBN: 0307270890

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. An excellent copy. 2009 Hard Cover. xxv, 661 pp. Three classic works—including the virtuosic Revolutionary Road, soon to be a major motion picture—that exemplify the remarkable gifts of this great American master. Richard Yates’s first novel, Revolutionary Road is the unforgettable portrait of a marriage built on dreams that tragically never come to fruition. In The Easter Parade, he tells the story of two sisters whose parents’ divorce overshadows their entire lives. And in the stories in Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, we witness men and women striving for better lives amid d... View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: Every Man His Own Boswell

By: [Holmes, Oliver Wendell]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Phillips, Sampson and Company: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1863209

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state. Minor loss from spine head, stationer's stamp on front flyleaf. 1858 Hard Cover. viii, 373 pp. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles & decorations. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the Breakfast-Table series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He is recognized as an importa... View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table [Every Man His Own Boswell] (Masterpieces of American Literature

By: [Holmes, Oliver Wendell]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284246

Condition: Near Fine


Blank publisher bookplate laid in. Minimal wear to spine bands and corners. 1981 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 280, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks, color frontispiece and monochrome illustrations by R.J. Holden. A collection of essays that originally appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, and are credited with the positive response that magazine enjoyed during its early years. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29,... View more info

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The Works of Horace (Harper's Classical Library)

By: [Horace]; Smart, C.; Buckley, Theodore Alois

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1860

Seller ID: 2208117

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine lightly toned, very small spot to page ridge. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, 325 pp. Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words. Horace also crafted elegant hex... View more info

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Tales of a Traveller

By: [Irving, Washington]; Crayon, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 2285881

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1891 Hard Cover. vi, 530, [4] pp. 16mo. The author's revised edition, complete in one volume. Cream cloth spine over mint cloth boards, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, floral endpapers. Engraved title page by Copeland, frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill. A collection of short stories by the author of Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, etc. Includes: STRANGE STORIES BY A NERVOUS GENTLEMAN: The Great Unknown; The Hunting-Dinner; The Adventure of My Uncle; The Adventure of My Aunt; The Bold Dragoon, or The Adventure of My Grandfather; The Adventure of t... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land (Twayne's Masterwork Studies)

By: [Steinbeck, John]; Owens, Louis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1989

Seller ID: 2291535

ISBN: 0805780475

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, a few sentences underlined. 1989 Trade Paperback. xv, 121 pp. Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses ... View more info

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The Works of Virgil (Harper's Classical Library)

By: [Virgil]; Davidson; Buckley, Theodore Alois

Price: $12.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1889

Seller ID: 2208118

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa late 1800s), spine faintly toned, corners lightly bumped, a few light spots to page ridges. 1889 Hard Cover. ix, 404 pp. Publius Vergilius Maro (Classical Latin; traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ra... View more info