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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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A Long Fatal Love Chase

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Dell Book: 1997

Seller ID: 2295964

ISBN: 0440223016

Condition: Very Good


Spine and front wrapper creased, pages faintly toned. 1997 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 356 pp. I'd gladly sell my soul to Satan for a year of freedom, cries impetuous Rosamond Vivian to her callous grandfather. Then, one stormy night, a brooding stranger appears in her remote island home, ready to take Rosamond to her word. Spellbound by the mysterious Philip Tempest, Rosamond is seduced with promises of love and freedom, then spirited away on Tempest's sumptuous yacht. But she soon finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, cruelty, and deceit. ... 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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The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200690

ISBN: 0689121024

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. The Stories of Eva Luna (Spanish: Cuentos de Eva Luna, 1989) is a collection of Spanish-language short stories by the Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. It consists of stories told by the title character of Allende's earlier novel Eva Luna. The literary critic Barbara Mujica wrote: The Chilean author presents her stories through the age-old device used by Scheherazade: the narrator tells them to her lover to entertain him. Like the famous Ara... View more info

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In the Name of Salome: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200759

ISBN: 1565122763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 357 pp. In her most ambitious work since In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez tells the story of a woman whose poetry inspired one Caribbean revolution and of her daughter whose dedication to teaching strengthened another. Camila Henriquez Urena is about to retire from her longtime job teaching Spanish at Vassar College. Only now as she sorts through family papers does she begin to know the woman behind the legend of her mother, the revered Salome Uren... View more info

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iYo!

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200719

ISBN: 1565121570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Jacket faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309 pp. Yolanda Garcia has managed to put herself at the center of many lives. Each part of this novel is told from the viewpoint of one of those first tangled in her web and now frozen in the spotlight her literary fame has generated. While everybody from her three sisters to her third husband attempts to sort out Yo's character, motivations, and behavior, Yo herself never speaks on her own behalf, even though, in her native Spanish, her nickname... View more info

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The London Venture

By: Arlen, Michael

Price: $125.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270196

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author on slip bound in at title page. David Diamond's copy, with two postcards addressed to him laid in. Front hinge just starting, jacket edges worn with loss, including a large chip from the base of the front panel, pencil notes on rear endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 350 pp. The Green Hat perfectly reflects the atmosphere of the 1920s—the post-war fashion for verbal smartness, youthful cynicism, and the spirit of rebellion of the bright young things of Mayfair. Iris Storm, femme fatale, races around London and Europe in her yellow Hispano-Suiza surrounded by romantic... View more info

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Red Cavalry

By: Babel, I.; Helstein, Nadia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1929

Seller ID: 2301164

Condition: Very Good


First English translation, from the 1828 third revised edition. No jacket. A few spots on spine, boards lightly toned. Related newspaper clipping laid in. 1929 Hard Cover. viii, 213 pp. Red Cavalry or Konarmiya (Russian: ????????) is a collection of short stories by Russian author Isaac Babel about the 1st Cavalry Army. The stories take place during the Polish–Soviet War and are based on Babel's diary, which he maintained when he was a journalist assigned to the Semyon Budyonny's First Cavalry Army. First published in the 1920s, the book was one of the Russian people's first literary exposur... 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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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203727

ISBN: 0802113648

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine slightly cocked, page ridges foxed. Jacket creased. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 478 pp. In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding tackled Freud, feminism, communism, language and belief, sexuality, and the coming of age of the American dream. Her range of associations includes writers such as Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. Now comes a brilliantly original biography of her life. 16 pages of photographs. 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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The Dean's December

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274130

ISBN: 0060148497

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, faint crease on front jacket flap corner. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times. 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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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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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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Jane Eyre

By: Bronte, Charlotte (Bell, Currer)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hurst & Company: 1890

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292787

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1890. Spine faded, edges a bit rubbed, ink gift note on front endpaper dated 1907, rear hinge just beginning to weaken. ix, 464 pp. 16mo. Half-leather: green leather spine and corners, decorative paper over boards with matching endpapers, gilt titles and fleur de lis decorations on spine, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece by O. Grosch (Oscar Edward Grosch). Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name Currer Bell.... View more info

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Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Emily

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Random House: 1943

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266404

Condition: Good


Lacks slipcase. Edges rubbed, boards toned (as usual), front hinge of both volumes just starting. 1943 Hard Cover. Two volumes originally issued together as a set in publisher's slipcase. 343, [1]; 212, [2] pp. 10 x 8. Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Pictorial paper over boards hardcover bindings, green cloth spines, gilt titles, green top page ridge. Includes the edition of Jane Eyre featured in the major motion picture 'Definitely Maybe'. Jane Eyre is a famous and influential novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the... View more info

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Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Emily

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Random House: 1943

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2270872

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase. Boards lightly toned, corners lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1943 Hard Cover. Two volumes originally issued together as a set in publisher's slipcase. 343, [1]; 212, [2] pp. 10 x 8. Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Pictorial paper over boards hardcover bindings, green cloth spines, gilt titles, green top page ridge. Includes the edition of Jane Eyre featured in the major motion picture 'Definitely Maybe'. Jane Eyre is a famous and influential novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the title J... View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Emily

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Random House: 1943

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2300610

Condition: Very Good


One of two volumes (the other being Jane Eyre, not included here) originally issued with a publisher's slipcase. Edges a bit rubbed, boards lightly toned (as usual). 1943 Hard Cover. 212, [2] pp. 10 x 8. Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Pictorial paper over boards, green cloth spine, gilt titles, green top page ridge. Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centers (as an a... View more info

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The Satyricon of Petronius

By: Burnaby, William; Bagnani, Gilbert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1964

Seller ID: 2298273

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. A couple smudges on slipcase board. 1964 Large Hardcover. xxii, 246 pp. Includes Sandglass and slipcase. The Satyricon, Satyricon liber (The Book of Satyrlike Adventures), or Satyrica,[1] is a Latin work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as Titus Petronius. The Satyricon is an example of Menippean satire, which is different from the formal verse satire of Juvenal or Horace. The work contains a mixture of prose and verse (commonly known as prosimetrum); serious and comic el... View more info

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Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270822

ISBN: 0701138475

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 346 pp. Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed to the alliance o... View more info

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Portraits in Fiction

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271605

ISBN: 0701173106

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 101 pp. A remarkable, sumptuously illustrated exploration of the links between fiction, writers of fiction and portraits -- by the acclaimed Booker Prize winner. Portraits seem the opposite of fiction, fixed in time and space, not running with the curve of a story or a life. Yet since the birth of the novel, writers have been fascinated by portraits as icons, as motifs, as images of character and evocations of past time. A.S. Byatt delves into the co... View more info

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Alice's Adventures Under Ground: A Facsimile of Original Lewis Carroll Manuscript

By: Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Xerox / University Microfilms, Inc.: 1964

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295377

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Lacks clear acetate jacket. Slipcase and boards lightly soiled. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [vi], 90, [2] pp. 8vo. The sequel to Alice in Wonderland. This edition is a facsimile of Carroll's original manuscript. Generations of readers have loved and embraced Lewis Carroll’s tale of the little girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world of anthropomorphic creatures and absurd croquet matches, but how many can recount the history behind this famous story? It all began one golden July afternoon in Oxford in 1862, when ... View more info

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Ford Madox Ford: A Study of His Novels

By: Cassell, Richard A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198965

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned. Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1961 Hard Cover. xi, 307 pp. This study is the first complete examination of all the works of Ford Madox Ford... With a thorough familiarity with and knowledge of all of Ford's works, the author traces the subject matter and the social-critical ideas of Ford's novels and examines the technical methods by which Ford realized these ideas and themes in his fiction. By setting his novels in the context of his literary background and fictional theory, this study explores their meanings and implications. ... View more info

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O Pioneers! -- Limited Edition, Westvaco Corporation, Christmas 2000 (Westvaco American Classics Series No. 43)

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Westvaco: 2000

Seller ID: 2299604

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase. Boards lightly rubbed. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 262 pp. Limited Westvaco Corporation Christmas 2000 edition. Original green cloth, gilt titles, blue ribbon marker, illustrated color endpapers, color illustration on title page. Enclosed in publisher's light olive decorative slipcase. O Pioneers! is a 1913 novel by American author Willa Cather. It was written in part when Cather was living in Cherry Valley, New York with Isabelle McClung and was completed at the McClung's home in Pittsburgh. O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a fami... View more info

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The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha. A New Edition in Four Volumes. [Parts I & II]

By: Cervantes [Saavedra], Miguel de

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., Cheapside: 1820

Seller ID: 2199848

Condition: Good


Rebound in plain blue cloth with gilt titles and rules, new endpapers. One gathering sprung in first volume, front and end matter, plates, and a few text pages foxed. A nice candidate for an elaborate new binding, though we have left this decision to the next owner (please inquire to discuss options for rebinding). 1820 Hard Cover. xx, 371; [iv], 388; [vi], 367; [vi], 436 pp. 16mo. Parts 1 and 2 complete in four volumes. This edition is notable for the engravings from designs by Robert Westall, R.A. Don Quixote (fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha), is a novel written b... View more info

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Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha [Parts I & II in One Volume]

By: Cervantes [Saavedra], Miguel de; Jarvis, Charles

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Belford, Clarke & Co.:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2164512

Condition: Near Fine


No date, circa 1880. Spine slightly faded, minimal wear to corners, ink name on front flyleaf. 811 pp. 8vo. Parts 1 and 2 complete in one volume. Original blue cloth, gilt & black decorations design, titles in relief, floral decorative endpapers. Don Quixote (fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha), is a novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story by inventing a Moorish chronicler for Don Quixote named Cide Hamete Benengeli. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is the most influe... View more info

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The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, in Four Volumes

By: Cervantes, Miguel De; Motteux, P.A. [Peter]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: John Grant: 1906

Seller ID: 2272118

Condition: Near Fine


'Library Edition'. Spine labels lightly toned, front and end matter faintly foxed, pictographic ink stamp on front endpaper of each volume. 1906 Hard Cover. Complete in four hardcover volumes. xi, [1], xlii, 445, [1]; viii, [4], 484; x, [2], 512; ix, [3], 508 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, paper spine labels. Translated from the original Spanish by Peter A. Motteux. Illustrated with thirty-seven etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. Don Quixote is a legend among fictional characters. The satirical adventures into which Cervantes throws his hero are among the most well-known in world literature, most no... View more info

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh: A Novel

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201635

ISBN: 0688076327

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages very faintly foxed. Jacket toned, rear jacket flap creased. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 297 pp. The enthralling debut from bestselling novelist Michael Chabon is a penetrating narrative of complex friendships, father-son conflicts, and the awakening of a young man’s sexual identity. Chabon masterfully renders the funny, tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein,whose confusion and heartache echo the tones of literary forebears like The Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield and The Great Gatsby’s Nick Carrawa... View more info

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The Odyssey File (Del Rey / Ballantine 32108)

By: Clarke, Arthur C.; Hyams, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299786

ISBN: 0345321081

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Very minor general wear, ink stamp on top page ridge. 1985 Mass Market Paperback. xxv, 132 pp. Arthur C Clarke sits at his Kapro II computer in far-off Sri Lanka transmitting files to Peter Hyams who responds in kind from his office in Los Angeles. Thus a fascinating computer correspondence develops. Now in The Odyssey File we get a unique opportunity to tap into the creative process as two of today's gifted writers work on a film of the future using the technology of tomorrow. In the actual electronic correspondence between Clarke and Hymans they chat abo... View more info