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Drums Along the Mohawk

By: Edmonds, Walter D. [Dumaux]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1937

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2264163

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Very good. 1937 Hard Cover. xiii, 592 pp. Original blue cloth, orange titles, drum on front cover, orange top page ridge. Map of Mohawk Valley 1775-1783 in blue ink on endpapers. Drums Along the Mohawk (1936) is a novel by American author Walter D. Edmonds.[1] The story follows the lives of fictional Gil and Lana Martin, settlers in the central Mohawk Valley of the New York frontier during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). Frank Bergmann wrote in 2005 that the novel, as a best-seller and a novel perennially assigned in the state's high schools, has substantially shaped t... View more info

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Eneas Africanus

By: Edwards, Harry Stillwell

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The J.W. Burke Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2290418

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal loss of gilt from front board, brief pencil note on rear endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 47, [1] pp. Eneas Africanus is perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history. Published by Harry Stillwell Edwards (1855-1938) in 1919, this tract's claimed astronomical sales in the millions may have been exaggerated but are nonetheless indicative of the story's enormous popularity. At least 45 editions were published between 1920-2007; they include one Spanish translation (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1920) and a Canadian edition (Toronto: McClellan & Stewart, 1937). An illustrate... View more info

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

By: Eggers, Dave

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2290215

ISBN: 0375725784

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together. View more info

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Arctic Heart: Poem Cycle

By: Ehrlich, Gretel; Buckland, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Capra Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200748

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. 65 pp. Imagery by David Buckland. Poems written by Gretel Ehrlich after a visit to the Canadian High Arctic in May of 1991.Gretel Ehrlich is an American travel writer, poet, and essayist.Born in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California, she studied at Bennington College and UCLA film school. She began to write full-time in 1978, living on a Wyoming ranch, after the death of a loved one. Ehrlich debuted in 1985 with The Solace of Open Spaces, a collection of essays on rural life in Wyoming. Her first novel, also se... View more info

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Drinking Dry Clouds: Stories From Wyoming

By: Ehrlich; Gretel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Capra Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200745

ISBN: 0884963152

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Very light shelf wear. 1991 Trade Paperback. 160 pp. Wyoming cowboys, ranchers, waitresses and bartenders along with Japanese-Americans interned at Heart Mountain tell their life stories during and after World War II.Gretel Ehrlich is an American travel writer, poet, and essayist.Born in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California, she studied at Bennington College and UCLA film school. She began to write full-time in 1978, living on a Wyoming ranch, after the death of a loved one. Ehrlich debuted in 1985 with The Solace of Open Spaces, a collection o... View more info

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Reporting Civil Rights, in Two Volumes: Part One, American Journalism 1941-1963; Part Two, American Journalism 1963-1973 (The Library of America 137 & 138)

By: Ellison, Ralph; Hughes, Langston; Warren, Robert Penn; Halberstam, David; Baldwin, James; Zinn, Howard; Steinbeck, John; Lees, Hannah; King, Martin Luther; Thompson, Hunter S.; Hersey, John; Trillin, Calvin; Walker, Alice

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203811

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Both volumes include publisher's slipcase and insert. 2003 Hard Cover. xvi, 996; xv, 986 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A two-volume collection of writings on the American civil rights movement, drawn from original newspaper and magazine reports and contemporary books, with 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 keep classic works of American literature and history in print as a way of preserving cultural heritage.Keywords:... View more info

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Collected Poems and Translations (The Library of America 70)

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203827

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 637 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of verse by the American philosopher, religious figure, and poet who was also a member of the Transcendentalists, with 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 keep classic works of American literature and history in print as a way of preserving cultural heritage.Keywords: AMERICAN ... View more info

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Letters and Social Aims

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $10.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1876

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291938

Condition: Very Good


1876 Osgood reprint. Boards rubbed & lightly soiled. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. 8vo. A collection of essays by the 19th century Transcendentalist author and champion of individualism. CONTENTS: Poetry and Imagination; Social Aims; Eloquence; Resources; The Comic; Quotation and Originality; Progress of Culture; Persian Poetry; Inspiration; Greatness; Immortality. Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champio... View more info

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Using Biography

By: Empson, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2274362

ISBN: 0674931602

Condition: Good


Boards a bit warped, 1 inch closed jacket tear. 1985 Hard Cover. Written in Empson's typically witty and iconoclastic style, Using Biography is a brilliant exploration of writers as diverse as Marvell, Dryden, Fielding, Yeats, Eliot, and Joyce. The last book he completed before his death in 1984, it is his most recent since Milton's God was published in 1961. Empson's earlier books inspired American New Criticism, but unlike the New Critics Empson has always been an intentionalist. Using Biography is dramatic evidence of his fiercely held view that biographical material can help us appreciate ... View more info

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The Norton Book of Personal Essays

By: Epstein, Joseph

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294829

ISBN: 0393036545

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel. 1997 Hard Cover. 477 pp. Some fifty of the finest personal essays selected by the man often hailed as the premier essayist of our time. In this anthology of twentieth-century essays, some of our most-admired American and British writers express their lively, candid, entertaining, thoughtful, and--above all--various opinions. Topics range from Tangier to a lake in Maine, from racial conflict to sky diving, from the expectations we bring to travel to the athletics of the table. The essays are selected and introduced by Joseph ... View more info

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The Brief Hour of Francois Villon

By: Erskine, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204870

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, smudge to front paste-down endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 365 pp. John Erskine (October 5, 1879 – June 2, 1951) was an American educator and author, pianist and composer. He was first an English professor at Amherst College from 1903 to 1909, followed by Columbia University from 1909 and 1937, during his tenure he formulated the General Honors Course, which later founded the influential Great Books movement. He published over 100 books, novel, criticism, essays including his most important essay, The Moral Obligation to Be I... View more info

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Adam and Eve, Though He Knew Better

By: Erskine, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2150492

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor wear to jacket corners.Very Good. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 338 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent, in which Erskine humorously reimagines the story of Adam and Eve. During his tenure at Columbia University, through his creation of the General Honors Course, Erskine inspired the Great Books movement. View more info

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Malinche: Novela (Spanish Text)

By: Esquivel, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281760

ISBN: 0743290348

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages lightly toned. 2006 Hard Cover. viii, 189 pp. Spanish text. Illustrated by Jordi Castells. A richly textured historical novel recounts the story of the love affair between the conquistador Hernan Cortez and Malinalli, his Indian interpreter during the conquest of the Aztec empire, describing her diverse roles as a slave to the Aztecs and as a mediator between two very different languages and cultures. Laura Esquivel, la Princesa de la literatura latinoamericana, está de regreso! Su nueva novela Malinche es el extraordinario recuento d... View more info

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Sweet as Desire: A Novel

By: Esquivel, Laura; Lytle, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281761

ISBN: 0609608703

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. Translated by Stephen Lytle. Instead of entering the world crying like other babies, Jubilo was born with a smile on his face. He had a gift for hearing what was in people's hearts, for listening to sand dunes sing and insects whisper. Even as a young boy, acting as an interpreter between his warring Mayan grandmother and his Spanish-speaking mother, he would translate words of spite into words of respect, so that their mutual hatred turned to love. When... View more info

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Malinche: A Novel (English Text)

By: Esquivel, Laura; Mestre-Reed, Ernesto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281759

ISBN: 074329033X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Half-inch tear to top edge of front jacket flap hinge. Pages faintly toned. 2006 Hard Cover. viii, 191 pp. English text. Translated by Ernesto Mestre-Reed. Illustrated by Jordi Castells. A richly textured historical novel recounts the story of the love affair between the conquistador Hernan Cortez and Malinalli, his Indian interpreter during the conquest of the Aztec empire, describing her diverse roles as a slave to the Aztecs and as a mediator between two very different languages and cultures. View more info

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The Law of Love: A Novel with Music (Includes Music CD)

By: Esquivel, Laura; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281758

ISBN: 0517706814

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Includes music CD in still sealed sleeve. A fine copy. 1996 Hard Cover. 266 pp. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. Includes music CD. The greatly anticipated new work from the author of the international bestseller Like Water for Chocolate tells a cosmic love story, a Mexican Midsummer Night's Dream that stretches from the fall of Montezuma's Mexico to the 23rd century. By including the music that so perfectly accompanies the story, this audio weaves and enchanting and enveloping spell that will absorb listeners in ways no novel ever has b... View more info

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The Faulkner Reader: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury (Complete); Selections from Other Novels; Three Novellas; Nine Stories; The Nobel Prize Address, Etc. (Modern Library Giant G82)

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1954

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2265378

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Lightly rubbed. 1954 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 682, [2] pp. 8vo. A selection of works by William Faulkner collected in one volume. CONTENTS: Nobel Prize Address, The Sound and the Fury, The Bear (Go Down, Moses), Old Man (The Wild Palms), Spotted Horses (The Hamlet), A Rose for Emily, Barn Burning, Dry September, That Evening Sun, Turnabout, Shingles for the Lord, A Justice, Wash, An Odor of Verbena (The Unvanquished), Percy Grimm (Light in August), The Courthouse (Requiem for a Nun). View more info

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Collected Stories of William Faulkner

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House: 1977

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2271322

ISBN: 0394722574

Condition: Very Good


7th printing. Pages lightly toned. 1977 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 900, [20] pp. Forty-two stories make up this magisterial collection by the writer who stands at the pinnacle of modern American fiction. Compressing an epic expanse of vision into hard and wounding narratives, Faulkner’s stories evoke the intimate textures of place, the deep strata of history and legend, and all the fear, brutality, and tenderness of the human condition. These tales are set not only in Yoknapatawpha County, but in Beverly Hills and in France during World War I. They are pop... View more info

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Sanctuary (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books No. 61)

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1932

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2278775

Condition: Very Good


First Modern Library edition, and the first appearance in print of Faulkner's new introduction (Toledano 061.2). Includes original jacket and onion skin jacket. Onion skin jacket toned with 1 inch internal chip on front panel and a few other smaller chips, hinges just beginning to weaken. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 380, [6] pp. Jacket designed by Burch. A powerful novel examining the nature of evil, informed by the works of T. S. Eliot and Freud, mythology, local lore, and hardboiled detective fiction. Sanctuary is the dark, at times brutal, story of the... View more info

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The Reivers: A Reminiscence

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House: 1962

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2280907

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition (following the limited edition released the same year), with 'first printing' state on copyright page, no book club indicators, and red top stain indicating a trade edition. Lacks jacket. Endpapers very faintly foxed, minimal scuff to bottom corner, otherwise an excellent copy. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305, [7] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles. One of Faulkner’s comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, ... View more info

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The Reivers: A Reminiscence

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Random House: 1962

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2283617

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition (following the limited edition released the same year), with 'first printing' state on copyright page, no book club indicators, and red top stain indicating a trade edition. Includes first state jacket (6/62 on flap). Jacket price clipped, 1/2 inch closed tear on jacket spine head, jacket spine a bit faded. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305, [7] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles. One of Faulkner’s comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is ... View more info

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Selected Letters of William Faulkner (The First Edition Society)

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286128

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor blemish on front board. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, [1], 594 pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. a collection of letters by the author of Light in August and The Sound and the Fury. William Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning American author. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his reputation is based on his novels, novellas and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasi... View more info

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The Sound and the Fury (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series)

By: Faulkner, William; Polk, Noel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2004

Seller ID: 2285604

Condition: Near Fine


2004 Full-Leather. 326 pp. 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Noel Polk, illustrations by Alan Phillips. The Sound and the Fury is a novel written by the American author William Faulkner. It employs a number of narrative styles, including the technique known as stream of consciousness, pioneered by 20th century European novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. Published in 1929, The Sound and the Fury was Faulkner's fourth novel, and was not immediately successful. In 1931, however, when Fa... View more info

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Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture

By: Fellman, Anita Clair

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Missouri Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285512

ISBN: 0826218032

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2008 Hard Cover. xi, 343 pp. Fellman shows that Laura Ingalls Wilder's magical Little House series contained a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented as they wrote, their books use family history as an argument against the state's protection of individuals from economic uncertainty, emphasizing the Ingalls family's isolation and resilience in the face of crises. Fellman argues that the books' popularity hel... View more info

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A Six-Cylinder Courtship

By: Field, Edward Salisbury

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1907

Seller ID: 2261608

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed, ink note on front paste-down endpaper. 1907 Hard Cover. 130 pp. Frontispiece and cameo by Harrison Fisher, illustrations by Clarence F. Underwood. A charming automobile romance with a millionaire in disguise, a young lady of independent nature, and a shining red motorcar. Like many of the author's other stories, this can be read as a romantic comedy. Edward Ned Salisbury Field (February 28, 1878 – September 20, 1936) was an American author, playwright, artist, poet, and journalist. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana[1] to Edward Salisbury and Sarah Mills Hubbard Field... View more info

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The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294579

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Pencil name on front free endpaper. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 253 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Webber pg.69 states that this book has been described as the best American essay on book collecting. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugene Field Sr. (September 2, 1850 – November 4, 1895) was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. He was known as the poet of childhood.[1] View more info

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Tippecanoe and Trinkets Too: The Material Culture of American Presidential Campaigns 1828-1984

By: Fischer, Roger A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Illinois: 1988

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2207149

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Lightly rubbed. 1988 Hard Cover. The first scholarly history of U.S. presidential election memorabilia. Through use of collector literature and collections of campaign memorabilia, Fischer clearly shows the evolution of material culture in U.S. presidential campaigns. View more info

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A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community

By: Fishman, Sylvia Barack

Price: $12.50

Publisher: The Free Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200974

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faintly toned.Jacket spine edges lightly bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. xii, 308 pp. Drawing on interviews with Jewish women from age 18 to 80, across the United States, as well on new demographic data, scholarship, literature and media, A Breath of Life explores contemporary options for Jewish women striving to combine community, family and individual needs. Fishman demonstrates the ways feminism has transformed both their secular and spiritual lives.Today's Jewish women, successfully availing themselves of the increased educational and occupational opportunitie... View more info

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Tales of the Jazz Age

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283495

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state ('and' on p. 232). Boards lightly soiled. 1922 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author! Original green cloth. "Evoking the Jazz-Age world that would later appear in his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, this essential Fitzgerald collection contains some of the writer’s most famous and celebrated stories. In “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” an extraordinary child is born an old man, growing younger as the world ages around him. “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” a fable of excess and greed, shows two boarding school classmates mired in dec... View more info

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The Great Gatsby

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294319

ISBN: 0684830426

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. An exceptional copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s... View more info