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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. 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 the New York city ghetto, and of their children,... 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

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The Pilgrim's Progress: From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream [with] The Life of Bunyan, or Grace Abounding

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1890

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266386

Condition: Very Good


Spine faded, owner bookplate and pencil name and date on front endpapers, first couple pages foxed. 1890 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 651, [3] pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and decorations, engraved frontispiece and illustrations. Pilgrim's Progress bound together with The Life of Bunyan; or, Grace Abounding. Religious allegory by John Bunyan, at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. It is a symbolic vision of the pilgrimage through life. The first and best-known book, published in 1678, in which the character Christian travels on the road to salv... View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress, From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream [with] A Life of Bunyan by Himself, or Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

By: Bunyan, John; Southey, Robert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1865

Seller ID: 2286768

Condition: Good


3 inch tear along rear joint, minor split to cloth at top of front joint, edges faded, lightly foxed throughout, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1865 Hard Cover. 348, [4] pp. 8vo. Purple cloth, gilt titles and decorations, engraved frontispiece and illustrations. Pilgrim's Progress bound together with A Life of Bunyan. Religious allegory by John Bunyan, at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. It is a symbolic vision of the pilgrimage through life. The first and best-known book, published in 1678, in which the character Christian travels on the road to salvation from the City o... View more info

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Enderby

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203556

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned, bottom corner of front jacket flap clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 412 pp. 8vo. A comic novel by the author of the controversial A Clockwork Orange, which inspired the film that was perhaps even more controversial. Burgess first released a novel entitled Inside Mr. Enderby, written pseudonymously as Joseph Kell, which was suppressed in the United States. Eventually the work became a quartet of Enderby novels released over a period of 21 years.  KEYWORDS: LITERATURE BRITISH FICTIO... View more info

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1985

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271311

ISBN: 0316116513

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Page ridges foxed, a bit smoky. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272, [4] pp. 8vo. This two-part response to 1984 minutely analyzes the original novel, and, after Burgess decides that 1984 will not resemble Orwell's fantasy, creates a comic counter-novel of future Britain. View more info

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American Authors and Books: 1640-1940

By: Burke, W.J.; Howe, Will D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gramercy: 1943

Seller ID: 2276941

ISBN: 1125122188

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket, faint edge wear. 1943 Hard Cover. An alphabetical guide to all the publishers and authors that have defined American literature. View more info

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Glimmer Train, Winter 2000, Issue 33: Stories

By: Burmeister, Susan; Davies, Linda

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Glimmer Train Press: 2000

Seller ID: 1818035

ISBN: 1880966328

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 160 pp. Glimmer Train is an American literary journal founded in 1990 by Linda-Swanson Davies and her sister, Susan Burmeister-Brown, in Portland, Oregon. It is published quarterly, accepting works primarily from emerging writers. Stories published in Glimmer Train have been listed as notables in The Best American Short Stories, as well as appearing in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, and anthologies for O.Henry and New Stories from the South. View more info

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Glimmer Train, Winter 1998, Issue 25: Stories

By: Burmeister, Susan; Davies, Linda

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Glimmer Train Press: 1998

Seller ID: 1818037

ISBN: 1880966247

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 156 pp. Glimmer Train is an American literary journal founded in 1990 by Linda-Swanson Davies and her sister, Susan Burmeister-Brown, in Portland, Oregon. It is published quarterly, accepting works primarily from emerging writers. Stories published in Glimmer Train have been listed as notables in The Best American Short Stories, as well as appearing in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, and anthologies for O.Henry and New Stories from the South. View more info

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Glimmer Train, Summer 2000, Issue 35: Stories

By: Burmeister, Susan; Davies, Linda

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Glimmer Train Press: 2000

Seller ID: 1818036

ISBN: 1880966344

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 176 pp. Glimmer Train is an American literary journal founded in 1990 by Linda-Swanson Davies and her sister, Susan Burmeister-Brown, in Portland, Oregon. It is published quarterly, accepting works primarily from emerging writers. Stories published in Glimmer Train have been listed as notables in The Best American Short Stories, as well as appearing in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, and anthologies for O.Henry and New Stories from the South. View more info

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The Saga of Billy the Kid (The Star Series)

By: Burns, Walter Noble

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1926

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2205145

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine faintly toned. 1926 Hard Cover. 322 pp. First published in 1926, this entertaining and dramatic biography forever installed outlaw Billy the Kid in the pantheon of mythic heroes from the Old West and is still considered the single most influential portrait of Billy in this century. Saga focuses on the Kid's life and experiences in the bloody war between the Murphy-Dolan and Tunstall-McSween gangs in and around Lincoln, New Mexico, between 1878 and 1881. Burns paints the Kid as a boyish Robin Hood or romantic knight galvanized into a life of crime and killing by the war's vio... View more info

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The Soft Machine

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grove Press, Inc., New York: 1967

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2015749

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Lightly rubbed, toned, single faint spine crease. 1967 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 182 pp. In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create... View more info

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Naked Lunch, the Restored Text

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 2001

Seller ID: 2275609

ISBN: 0802140181

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor surface tear along spine. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 289 pp. Restored text edition. Since its original publication in Paris in 1959, Naked Lunch has become one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Exerting its influence on the relationship of art and obscenity, it is one of the books that redefined not just literature but American culture. For the Burroughs enthusiast and the neophyte, this volume—that contains final-draft typescripts, numerous unpublished contemporaneous writings by Burroughs, his own later introduct... View more info

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Junky: The Definitive Text of Junk (50th Anniversary Edition)

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2003

Seller ID: 2281492

ISBN: 0142003166

Condition: Good


Stain to page base. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junk, his first book, a candid, eyewitness account of times and places that are now long gone. This book brings them vividly to life again; it is an unvarnished field report from the American postwar underground. For this definitive 50th-anniversary edition, eminent Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has painstakingly re-created the author's original text, word by word, from archival typescripts. Here for the first time are Burrou... View more info

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Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (Signet Classics)

By: Burton, Sir Richard F.; Zipes, Jack

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet Classic: 1991

Seller ID: 2296217

ISBN: 0451525426

Condition: Near Fine


Spine lightly creased. 1991 Mass Market Paperback. x, 595 pp. Adapted from Richard F. Burton's unexpurgated translation. Bawdy and exotic, Arabian Nights, features the wily, seductive Scheherazade, who saves her own life by telling tales of magical transformations, genies and wishes, flying carpets and fantastical journeys, terror and passion to entertain and appease the brutal King Shahryar. First introduced into the West in 1704, the stories of The Thousand and One Nights are most familiar to American readers in sanitized children's versions. This modern edition, based on Richard F. Burton's... View more info

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Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness

By: Butscher, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Seabury Press: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2275513

ISBN: 0826401600

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1976 Hard Cover. xix, 388 pp. A literary biography of the late American poet, viewing her as something of a bitch-goddess and attempting a linkage between her life's passing and her poetry's creation. View more info

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The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784

By: Butterfield, L. H.; Friedlaender, Marc; Kline, Mary-Jo

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1975

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2296611

ISBN: 0674078551

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1975 Hard Cover. ix, 411 pp. John and Abigail, Abigail and John - their names are as inseparably linked as those of any pair in history. The story of these lovers, domestic partners, and patriots comes to life in this collection of their intimate correspondence. The lives of this remarkable couple unfold alongside events of the Revolutionary War era, a time in which John left his family for prolonged periods to serve his colony and country. Their engaging exchanges follow John`s career from provincial lawyer and farmer in Braintree, Massachuse... View more info

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The Cavalier

By: Cable, George W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287006

Condition: Very Good


First edition, third state. (BAL 2368.) No jacket. Spine head and spine base lightly rubbed, spine very slightly cocked, ink name and place on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 311 pp. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Washington Cable (October 12, 1844 – January 31, 1925) was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century, as well as the first modern souther... View more info

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Bylow Hill

By: Cable, George W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287007

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state. (BAL 2371). No jacket. Spine very faintly toned, ink name on front endpaper. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 215 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Illustrated in color by F.C. Yohn. Bylow Hill is a novel set in a small New England town at the end of the 19th century that focuses on the townspeople's social networks. Specifically, it focuses on the relationships between various members of the Byington and Winslow families. Interestingly, Bylow Hill is unusual among the works in Cable's oeuvre for its New England setting; a Southern author k... View more info

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Kincaid's Battery

By: Cable, George W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287008

Condition: Good


First edition. (BAL 2376). This copy belonged to Batter A, 101 F.A. (Field Artillery). No jacket. Paint stain on top edge of front board and on top page ridge, spine head and spine base rubbed, pencil name and ink stamp on front endpaper. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 396 pp. Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball. A romance set near New Orleans during the Civil War. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Washington Cable (October 12, 1844 – January 31, 1925) was an American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. H... View more info

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The White Prophet: A Novel

By: Caine, Hall

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap: 1909

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2054209

Condition: Very Good


Jacket and page ridges lightly soiled, 1/2 inch closed tear along top jacket edge. Very Good. 1909 Hard Cover. 613 pp. 14-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Includes black & white frontispiece & plates by R. Caton Woodville. A later novel by the author who lived on the Isle of Man, and served as Dante Gabriel Rossetti's secretary. Many of Caine's works were adapted to film, including The Christian, The Manxman, and The Eternal City. He also wrote the script for a propaganda film commissioned by Prime Minister David Lloyd George. View more info

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When You Think of Me

By: Caldwell, Erksine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199487

Condition: Good


First edition. Faint smell of smoke, pages heavily toned, top page edges lightly foxed. Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned, rear jacket flap clipped. 1959 Hard Cover. 194 pp. With illustrations by Louis Macouillard. With just such a motley and captivating effect have the stories and sketches in this collection been shaken out of Erksine Caldwell's imagination, one rich with odd characters and flashing incidents collected in a lifetime of wandering and observation. These pices, some published long ago and lost for many years, some never before published, are divided into four groups. CONTENTS: P... View more info

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Place Called Estherville

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199486

Condition: Good


First edition. Ink note on front endpaper, pages toned, faint smell of smoke. Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1949 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. Centers on a biracial brother and sister, Ganus and Kathyanne Bazemore. After their mother dies, they move to a segregated town called Estherville to help take care of their sick aunt. They face abuse from the town that culminates in tragedy. Erskine Caldwell (1903–1987) is the author of twenty-five novels, numerous short stories, and a dozen nonfiction titles, most depicting the harsh realities of life in the ... View more info

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Tobacco Road

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet / New American Library: 1959

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277356

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, light stain along bottom edge of rear wrapper, pages lightly toned. 1959 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. Set during the Depression in the depleted farmlands surrounding Augusta, Georgia, Tobacco Road was first published in 1932. It is the story of the Lesters, a family of white sharecroppers so destitute that most of their creditors have given up on them. Debased by poverty to an elemental state of ignorance and selfishness, the Lesters are preoccupied by their hunger, sexual longings, and fear that they will someday descend to a lowe... View more info

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The Road to San Giovanni

By: Calvino, Italo; Parks, Tim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 1994

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2287918

ISBN: 0679743480

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1994 Trade Paperback. 150 pp. Translated from the Italian by Tim Parks. This major testament by Italo Calvino is composed of five strikingly elegant memory exercises about his life and work. The title piece, The Road to San Giovanni, poignantly evokes his childhood home. A Cinema-Goer's Autobiography tells of his adolescence, when he was riveted by American films starring Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, and others. Memories of a Battle is at once a reminiscence of his experience in a partisan unit during World War II and a reflection on the roles of real an... View more info

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Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. and Other Poems. [The Pennsylvanian Cottage]

By: Campbell, Thomas

Price: $60.00

Publisher: D. Longworth, Shakspeare-Gallery: 1809

Seller ID: 1928324

Condition: Very Good


Professionally rebacked with brown cloth. Library blind stamps on margins of a few pages, no other library marks. Boards rubbed, pages lightly toned with minimal transfer. 1809 Hard Cover. 132 pp. Early American 8vo edition (July 1809), following the original London 4to edition by just a couple months. Marbled boards. Pages 52 and 57 misnumbered 57 and 52. A Spenserian romantic epic poem, inspired by the massacre in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, which occurred several years after the United States achieved independence. During the massacre, revolutionaries were killed by British loyalist... View more info

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Walt Whitman: An American

By: Canby, Henry Seidel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199799

Condition: Good


First edition. Pencil notation on rear paste-down endpaper, pages toned. Two-inch by one-inch tear to jacket spine, small chips and tears to jacket edges, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1943 Hard Cover. viii, 381 pp. With illustrations. Rubicund and tumultuously bearded, egotistical, pulicity-mad, idolized by his friends, slandered or ignored by his contemporaries, Walt Whitman, the man who put sex back on to the printed page, was the problem child of American literature. But he was also the prophet and seer of democracy; a poet who made articulate the American dream and the American faith... View more info

In Cold Blood

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2005

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2299209

ISBN: 0679745580

Condition: Very Good


Movie tie-in. 5th printing. Faint edge wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.  As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends... View more info