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The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne, and The Complete Poetry of William Blake (The Modern Library)

By: Donne, John; Blake, William; Hillyer, Robert Silliman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1941

Seller ID: 2275017

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, rear hinge starting, owner's stamp on front endpaper, half-title page and title page slightly stuck together. 1941 Hard Cover. lv, 1045 pp. ABOUT JOHN DONNE: John Donne (/d?n/ DUN; 22 January 1572[1] – 31 March 1631)[2] was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness... View more info

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Manhattan Transfer (Houghton Mifflin Company Sentry Edition 26)

By: Dos Passos, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1953

Seller ID: 2198540

ISBN: 0395083753

Condition: Very Good


1980s reprint. Lightly toned, ink name on half-title page. 1953 Trade Paperback. 404 pp. Manhattan Transfer is a novel by John Dos Passos published in 1925. It focuses on the urban life of New York City in the Jazz Age as told through a series of overlapping individual stories. It is considered to be one of Dos Passos' most important works. The book attacks the consumerism and social indifference of contemporary urban life, portraying a Manhattan that is merciless yet teeming with energy and restlessness. The book shows some of Dos Passos' experimental writing techniques and narrative collages... View more info

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South Wind

By: Douglas, Norman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1939

Seller ID: 2262404

Condition: Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine faded, slipcase repaired but split along seam still visible, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 383 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by Carlotta Petrina. South Wind is a 1917 novel by British author Norman Douglas. It is Douglas' most famous book. It is set on an imaginary island called Nepenthe, located off the coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a thinly fictionalized description of Capri's residents and visitors. The novel's discussion of moral and sexual issues caused considera... View more info

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South Wind

By: Douglas, Norman

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Argus Books: 1929

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2130071

Condition: Very Good


Fourth American edition, illustrated, one of 2000 copies (Woolf A19l), and the only edition to include John Austen's illustrations. Spine & edges toned, boards lightly rubbed. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 288; 300 pp. 8vo. Navy blue cloth, gilt titles, gilt top page ridge. The author's most famous novel, originally published in 1917. This version includes beautiful full-page color illustrations and 50 chapter headings by John Austen specially commissioned for this edition (the illustrations for the first illustrated edition were done by Valenti Angelo). Austen... View more info

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Sister Carrie (A Modern Library Book, No. 8)

By: Dreiser, Theodore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1927

Seller ID: 2205342

Condition: Good


Boards and jacket reverse stained, ink initials to bottom page ridge jacket rubbed, ink name on front jacket flap. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 557 pp. Author's first novel. Sister Carrie (1900) is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by embarking on a life of sin rather than by hard work and perseverance. At the time of its first publication, the novel caused a minor scandal and Dreiser had difficulty finding a publisher for it. This was due to the blurred divis... View more info

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The Genius

By: Dreiser, Theodore

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1923

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2293330

Condition: Near Fine


1923 reissue, following the 1916 withdrawal of the John Lane edition by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. Pencil name on front endpaper, spine and top edge slightly faded. We have more books available by this author!. x, 736 pp. Tall 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles decorations. A controversial novel by the author of An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie. View more info

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An American Tragedy (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Dreiser, Theodore; Hansen, Harry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut: 1982

Seller ID: 2144217

Condition: Fine


1982 Full-Leather. x, 556 pp. Tall 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, beige ribbon marker bound in. Dreiser's famous fictionalization of the upstate New York trial of Chester Gillette for the murder of Grace Brown, with an introduction by Harry Hansen and illustrations by Reginald Marsh. View more info

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An American Tragedy (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Dreiser, Theodore; Hansen, Harry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1982

Seller ID: 2278052

Condition: Near Fine


1982 Full-Leather. x, 556 pp. Tall 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Dreiser's famous fictionalization of the upstate New York trial of Chester Gillette for the murder of Grace Brown, with an introduction by Harry Hansen and illustrations by Reginald Marsh. View more info

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Nurse and Spy in the Union Army: Comprising the Adventures and Experiences of a Woman in Hospitals, Camps, and Battle-Fields.

By: Edmonds, S. Emma E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: W.S. Williams & Co.: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292783

Condition: Good


First edition (Sabin 21869). Spine faded, boards a bit soiled with some loss of gilt (more from spine), corners rubbed, moderately foxed throughout, gift note on front endpaper. 1866 Hard Cover. 384 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles & decorations. Includes more illustrations than listed in contents, with several of author disguised as a contraband (i.e., emancipated slave). From Publisher's Notice: No apology is necessary for adding one more to the numerous War Books which already fill a large space in American Literature; for, to the general reader, nothing connected with the Rebellion can... View more info

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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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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

ISBN: 0884963578

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 ... 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... 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

ISBN: 0940450283

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. 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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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

ISBN: 129908043X

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: 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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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