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English Music

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271917

ISBN: 0241132576

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink name on first blank, pages minimally toned, very faint smell of smoke. 1992 Trade Paperback. 399 pp. After the death of his mother, Timothy Harcombe is separated from his disreputable father and sent to live with his grandparents, where he becomes lost in the world of English literature. View more info

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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610

ISBN: 0375406832

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War begins where her acclaimed novel A Southern Exposure ended: in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II. With al... View more info

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American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, in Two Volumes (The Library of America)

By: Adams, Henry; Parker; Dorothy; Cummings, E.E.; Swenson, May

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2000

Seller ID: 2288498

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. A few light spots on slipcase panels. Newspaper clippings laid in to volume two. 2000 Hard Cover. xxx, 986; xxxii, 1009 pp. Two volume set. Includes publisher's slipcase. In the years between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War II, American poetry was transformed, producing a body of work whose influence was felt throughout the world. Now for the first time the landmark two-volume Library of America anthology of twentieth-century poetry through the post-War years restores that era in all its astonishing beauty and explosive energy. Thi... View more info

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Rotten English: A Literary Anthology

By: Ahmad, Dohra

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Norton: 2007

Seller ID: 2294233

ISBN: 0393329607

Condition: Very Good


Minor underlining and marginalia. 2007 Trade Paperback. Rotten English spans the globe to offer an overview of the best non-standard English writing of the past two centuries, with a focus on the most recent decades. What would once have been derogatorily termed dialect literature has come into its own in a language known variously as slang, creole, patois, pidgin, or, in the words of Nigerian novelist Ken Saro-Wiwa, rotten English. The first anthology of its kind, Rotten English celebrates vernacular literature from around the English-speaking world, from Robert Burns, Mark Twain, and Zora Ne... View more info

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Nothing is Impossible: The Story of Beatrix Potter

By: Aldis, Dorothy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290349

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges lightly bumped. Front jacket flap price-clipped. 1969 Hard Cover. xi, 156 pp. Drawings by Richard Cuffari. A biography of the woman who created Peter Rabbit as well as other stories read by children all over the world. View more info

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Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Signed by author without inscription. Spanish text. Near fine.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Spanish text. El primer recuerdo que Isabel Allende tiene de Chile es el de una casa que nunca conoció: la casa grande y vieja de la calle Cueto, donde nació su madre. Esta casa, evocada por su abuelo con tanta frecuencia que Isabel cree haber vivido allí, se convierte en la protagonista de su primera novela La Casa de los Espíritus. Dicha obra vuelve a aparecer al comienzo de las fascinantes y seductoras memorias, Mi País Inventa... View more info

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My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HaperCollinsPublishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200717

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Front bottom right corner of jacket lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 199 pp. Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The large old house on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. It appears again at the beginning of Allende's playful, seductively compelling memoir My Invented Country, and le... View more info

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Zorro: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200693

ISBN: 0060778970

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. English text. Near fine.Near Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 390 pp. English text. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well.Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. Diego learns from his maternal grandmother, White Owl, the ways of her tribe while receiving from his father lessons in the art of fe... View more info

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200720

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s daughter. So when Dr. García’s part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee. They arrive in New York City in 1... View more info

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Emma

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1985

Seller ID: 1529607

Condition: Very Good


1985 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her 'duty' -- to arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen's most technically brilliant achievement, 'Emma' sparkles with ironic insights into self-deception, self-discovery, and the interplay of love and power. View more info

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Jane Austen Seven Volume Set: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works (The Novel Library)

By: Austen, Jane; Church, Richard

Price: $295.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1975

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2267854

Condition: Near Fine


1975 second edition, reset from the 1958 Folio edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase faintly soiled. An attractive set of novels by Jane Austen comprising all the works she completed in her lifetime, decoratively bound in quarter grey cloth with gilt titles and designs, and multi-colored stamped paper over boards. Includes: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works. Each volume includes an introduction by Richard Church and wood engravings by Joan Hassall. View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2260902

Condition: Very Good


1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Flexible leatherette binding. CONTENTS: Don Juan; Christ in Flanders; In the Time of the Terror; Madame de Dey's Last Reception; A Passion in the Desert; Lost by a Laugh; Gold; Doomed to Live; An Accursed House; The Atheist's Mass; A Tragedy by the Sea. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, ... View more info

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Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261268

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VII: 26. Slipcase toned. 1961 Hard Cover. xvi, 271 pp. 8vo. 'Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?' This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugenie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugenie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousi... View more info

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City Life

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277343

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper lightly creased, ink name on blurb page, pages lightly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. Barthelmes latest collection of fiction is the most successfull example of a new strand of American writing that draws on surrealism, Kafka and Borges. Barthelme uses exact and simple language to describe dreamlike rearrangements of private, literary and public situations, in a play of elegant anachronisms and ambiguities. City Life seems notable less formalistic than Barthelme's previous works and is made even m... View more info

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Follies: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271583

ISBN: 0743269616

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Ann Beattie's Follies is a superb novella and collection of stories about adult children, aging parents, and the chance encounters that irrevocably alter lives. Beattie, winner of four O. Henry prizes, has been called one of our era's most vital masters of the short form (The Washington Post Book World). She is a masterful observer of domestic relations and the idiosyncratic logic that governs human lives. In Follies, her most resonant collection, she lo... View more info

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Park City: New and Selected Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271584

ISBN: 067945506X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 477 pp. Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career. Emotionally complex, edgy, and funny, the stories encompass a huge range of tone and feeling. The wife of a couple who have lost a child comforts her husband with an amazing act of tenderness. A man who's been shifting from place to place, always finding the same kind of people--sometimes the ... View more info

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Oroonoko, and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Behn, Aphra; Salzman, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2266795

ISBN: 0192834606

Condition: Good


Small surface tear to spine-base, ink underlining, light general wear. 1988 Trade Paperback. xxx, 289 pp. The most complete collection of the work of Aphra Behn (1640-89) available, this volume contains Oroonoko and five other works of fiction ranging from comedy and high melodrama to tragedy. The works included--The Fair Jilt, Memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam, The History of the Nun, The Adventure of the Black Lady, and The Unfortunate Bride--are complemented by a generous selection of her poetry from public political verse to lyrics and witty conversation poems. View more info

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Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (Riverside Paper Series, No. 8, Extra, Sept. 21, 1889)

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2098876

Condition: Good


Early reprint ('Three hundred and ninety-third thousand'). Spine lightly creased, minor loss from wrappers along spine head & foot, very faint stain to top of page ridge with associated minor wave to page corners. 1889 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 337, [14] pp. Publisher advertisement follows text, ads inside front & rear wrapper, Emerson Pianos and W. Baker & Co.'s Breakfast Cocoa advertised on rear wrapper. Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, a lawyer and writer from western Massachusetts, and was first published in 1888. Accordin... View more info

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The Old Wives' Tale (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 184)

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1911

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266260

Condition: Very Good


1940-1970 printing. Very good in good jacket. 379 titles listed on reverse. Jacket rubbed and toned with some loss from spine ends. 1911 Hard Cover. xii, 640, [2] pp. Originally written in 1908, and considered one of Bennett's finest works, this novel follows the lives of two sisters over the period of 70 years. View more info

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Ravens' Brood

By: Benson, E.F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290753

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine toned, ink name and date on front endpaper, front hinge weakening. 1934 Hard Cover. 301 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Frederic Benson (24 July 1867 – 29 February 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. His friends called him Fred. E.F. Benson was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, the fifth child of the headmaster, Edward White Benson (later Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral, Bishop of Truro and Archbishop of Canterbury), and Mary Sidgwick Benson (Minnie), who was described by Glad... View more info

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Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271029

ISBN: 0060191791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 223 pp. Bestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with wonderful works of fiction including Talk Before Sleep, The Year of Pleasures, and the acclaimed Oprah Book Club Selection, Open House. With Escaping Into the Open, she offers an inspiring, eminently entertaining, and delightfully practical handbook on the joys, challenges, and creative possibilities inherent in the writing life... View more info

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The Cobbler of Normandy: A Novel

By: Berliner, Otto A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Otto A. Berliner: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2202747

ISBN: 1419668404

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author: To Preston Faulkner with the very best wishes. Otto A. Berliner. Edges rubbed. 2007 Trade Paperback. 594 pp. Passionate, immense and deeply moving, The Cobbler of Normandy by Otto A. Berliner is set in the midst of forecasting Overlord, code-word for the invasion of Normandy, the largest sea born invasion in history. With so much at risk, five must prove their true patriotism and valor as they maneuver enemy lines in the name of sacrifice, duty, and survival. Historical Fiction Winner of NBR.org's Best Book of 2007 Award.Keywords: OTTO BERLINER CO... 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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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