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American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume 1: Freneau to Whitman (The Library of America)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262955

ISBN: 0940450607

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xxiii, 1099 pp. In nineteenth-century America, poetry was part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. The two volumes of The Library of America’s American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveal the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These extraordinary anthologies reassess America’s poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. Extending c... 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  $20.00

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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Our Sister Killjoy

By: Aidoo, Ama Ata

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Longman Publishers: 1997

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2301305

ISBN: 0582308453

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. An exceptional copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. Sissie visits Europe, but finds it a far different place than her native Africa. View more info

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Selected Poems (Penguin Modern European Poets)

By: Akhmatova, Anna; McKane, Richard; Sinyavsky, Andrei

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268419

ISBN: 0140421157

Condition: Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned, minor general wear. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 111 pp. Translated with an introduction by Richard McKane, and an essay by Andrei Sinyavsky. Anna Akhmatova is identified, along with Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, and Marina Tsvetaeva, as one of the four leading poets of Twentieth-Century Russian literature. Her poetry, classically rhymed and metered but also laconic and highly elliptical, is deeply engaged with predecessors such as Horace, Dante, Shakespeare, Byron, Dostoevsky, Annensky and above all Pushkin, and also with contemporaries such as Mandelst... View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso - A New Translation into English Blank Verse

By: Alighieri, Dante

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 1948

Seller ID: 2205794

Condition: Very Good


Edge wear to jacket. 1948 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 188 pp. Dante's complete Divine Comedy (Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso) in English blank verse translation by Lawrence Grant White, with reproductions of engravings by Gustave Dore (these were originally commissioned for a 19th century edition of the work). Two-column format. View more info

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The Divine Comedy; The Carlyle-Wicksteed Translation, Complete and Unabridged (Modern Library Editions ML 208)

By: Alighieri, Dante; Grandgent, C.H. (Introduction), Carlyle-Wicksteed (Translators); Wilkins, Ernest H. (Bibliography)

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298556

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket, with 393 titles listed on reverse. 1950 Hard Cover. xxi, [1], 625, [1] pp. 8-page terminal publisher ad. 1950 reissue of 1932 Modern Library original, this edition including a new bibliography by Ernest H. Wilkins. Also includes introduction by C.H. Grandgent, and genealogical tables following text. The classic narrative of Dante's journey through the depths of hell, purgatory, and paradise, with Virgil as his guide. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dante Alighieri (May/June c.1265 – September 14, 1321), commonly known as Dante, was an Italian poet of the Middle Ages. He was born ... View more info

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Inferno

By: Alighieri, Dante; James, Clive

Price: $395.00  $316.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2015

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2276356

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #85 of 1200 copies, signed and numbered by illustrator Marc Burckhardt on limitation page. Includes publisher's slipcase, publisher's certificate of authenticity and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 2015 Full-Leather. 247, [3] pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color picture plate mounted on slipcase. Translated by Clive James, with tipped in color illustrations by Marc Burckhardt. The first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil provided a guided tour through Hell. Dante Aligh... View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno; The Purgatorio; The Paradiso

By: Alighieri, Dante; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2008

Seller ID: 2301742

ISBN: 143510384X

Condition: Near Fine


2008 Full-Leather. xvi, [2], 693, [1] pp. 8vo. Full red leather, color illustration mounted on front board, gilt titles, gilt and black stamped decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with engravings by Gustave Dore. The complete verse translation of all three parts of Dante's Divine Comedy, together in one volume. Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Pur... View more info

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Dante's Vita Nuova

By: Alighieri, Dante; Musa, Mark

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1973

Seller ID: 2298355

ISBN: 0253201624

Condition: Good


Bottom edge of front wrapper chewed, spine and wrappers lightly toned, front wrapper creased, ink name on half-title page. 1973 Trade Paperback. xiv, 210 pp. Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love. View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume II: Purgatory

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2297755

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Ink name on front free endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 216 pp. Green boards. Top page ridge gilt. Beginning with Dante's liberation from Hell, Purgatory relates his ascent, accompanied by Virgil, of the Mount of Purgatory - a mountain of nine levels, formed from rock forced upwards when God threw Satan into depths of the earth. As he travels through the first seven levels, Dante observes the sinners who are waiting for their release into Paradise, and through these encounters he is himself transformed into a stronger and better man. For i... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume III: Paradise

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2297756

Condition: Very Good


Spine head lightly rubbed, ink name on front free endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 215 pp. Green boards. Top page ridge gilt. To the consternation of his more academic admirers, who believed Latin to be the only proper language for dignified verse, Dante wrote his Comedy in colloquial Italian, wanting it to be a poem for the common reader. Taking two threads of a story that everybody knew and loved – the story of a vision of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, and the story of the lover who has to brave the Underworld to find his lost lady – he combine... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, in Three Volumes: Hell [Inferno]; Purgatory [Purgatorio]; Paradise [Paradiso]

By: Alighieri, Dante; Norton, Charles Eliot

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1902

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2294523

Condition: Near Fine


Spines slightly faded. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiv, 240; viii, 259; viii, 274 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt. A revised edition of Charles Eliot Norton's prose translation, with footnotes, aids to study, introduction, and index. Includes Dante's complete Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso. View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00  $180.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283715

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket toned. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National Guard serving on the Mexican Border, Hervey... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00  $180.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283716

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Jacket toned, minimal loss from jacket spine head, a few closed 1/2 inch tears along edges. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National ... View more info

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Homecoming: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1984

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201052

ISBN: 0394620526

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Signed by author without inscription. 1984 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 93 pp. Alvarez's first published collection of poetry, a work of great subtlety and power in which the young poet returned to her old-world childhood in the Dominican Republic. Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include Homecoming (1984) and Th... View more info

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In the Name of Salome: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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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The Other Side (El Otro Lado): Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200756

ISBN: 0525939229

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Promotional postcard laid in. Near fine. Jacket lightly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. English text. Characterized by respect for the past, delight in the sensory details of the present, and tentative but cherished hope for the future, a collection of poems culminates in the title poem about the poet's return to her native Dominican Republic. Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Alvarez rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls ... View more info

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The Woman I Kept to Myself: Poems

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200725

ISBN: 1565124065

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 155 pp. The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They have shaped her writing just as they have shaped her life. In these seventy-five autobiographical poems, Alvarez’s clear voice sings out in every line. Here, in the middle of her life, she looks back as a way of understanding and celebrating the... View more info

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Politics & Poetics (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Aristotle; Jowett, Benjamin & Butcher, S.H.; Kallen, Horace M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2285623

Condition: Very Good


Edges and front and end matter lightly foxed. 1979 Full-Leather. xxi, [5], 331, [1] pp. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Benjamin Jowett and S.H. Butcher, with an introduction by Horace M. Kallen and portraits by Leonard Baskin. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together w... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold, Complete Edition with Biographical Introduction [Poems of Matthew Arnold]

By: Arnold, Matthew

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. / Norwood Press: 1897

Seller ID: 2290943

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear, ink name and year (1908) on front flyleaf. 1897 Half-Leather. xxvii, [1], 502 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine and corners, green morocco spine label, marbled paper over boards, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Photographic frontispiece of author. A collection of poetry by British poet Matthew Arnold, with biographical introduction and bibliography preceding text. View more info

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Matthew Arnold: Poems (Crown Classics)

By: Arnold, Matthew; Dyment, Clifford

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grey Walls / The Crown Classics: 1949

Seller ID: 2299180

Condition: Very Good


Half inch by half inch chip to top edge of front jacket panel has been repaired, jacket edges rubbed. Board edges rubbed, sticker on front jacket panel. 1949 Hard Cover. 64 pp. Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs t... View more info

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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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

By: Behn, Aphra; Salzman, Paul

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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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John Brown's Body (International Collectors Library)

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: International Collectors Library: 1955

Seller ID: 2300978

Condition: Very Good


Two chips to spine head. 1955 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 336 pp. Original red leatherette hardcover binding with gold lettering & design, gilt top page ridge, red ribbon marker. John Brown's Body (1928) is an epic American poem written by Stephen Vincent Benét. Its title references the radical abolitionist John Brown, who raided the federal armory at Harpers Ferry in Virginia in October 1859. He was captured and hanged later that year. Benét's poem covers the history of the American Civil War.[1][2] It won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1929. It was writt... View more info

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Jerusalem [The Emanation of the Giant Albion]

By: Blake, William; Keynes, Geoffrey

Price: $250.00  $200.00

Publisher: The Beechhurst Press: 1955

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2263972

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 2500 copies. Errata slip laid in. 1955 Full-Leather. [xiv], 115, [3], 100, [4] pp. The last book by the pioneering English poet and engraver William Blake, etched in handwriting with accompanying sketches, marginal figures, and full-page illustrations. Finely bound in full crimson leather, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. From the limitation page: This is the first complete edition containing the text of Jerusalem in letter press with a facsimile of the engraved book. The facsimile of the 'Rinder' copy of Jerusalem was printed in deep etched grav... View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: Bloom, Harold

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263560

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded. 1998 Hard Cover. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of Harold Bloom's life's work in reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. It is his passionate and convincing analysis of the way in which Shakespeare not merely represented human nature as we know it today, but actually created it: before Shakespeare, there was characterization; after Shakespeare, there was character, men and women with highly individual personalities--Hamlet, Falstaff, Iago, Cleopatra, Macbeth, Rosalind, and Lear, among them. In making his argument... View more info

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American Poetry: Wildness and Domesticity

By: Bly, Robert

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1990

Seller ID: 2277464

ISBN: 0060162651

Condition: Good


Light stain to base of rear jacket panel. Page ridges very faintly foxed, ink names on front endpaper, half-title page clipped, some ink marks in text. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 341 pp. Essays discuss issues in modern poetry, and look at the works of James Wright, David Ignatow, Denise Levertov, W.S. Merwin, Thomas McGrath, Robert Lowell, James Dickey, Galway Kinnell, and Donald Hall. View more info

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Postcard from August

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Illuminati: 1990

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201044

ISBN: 089807262X

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author without inscription. Spine lightly bumped, lightly toned. 1990 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 75 pp. A lyrical diary in chapters by turns meditative and explosive, it spells a woman's intuitive journey from Southern California to wisdom--by way of motherhood, Hawaii and surrender. From the controversial author of Palm Latitudes. Keywords: KATE BRAVERMAN AMERICAN LITERATURE POETRY POEMS POSTCARD FROM AUGUST View more info

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Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance

By: Braxton, Joanne M.; Mclaughlin, Andree Nicola

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1891527

ISBN: 0813514428

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Faint stain on page ridge. 1990 Trade Paperback. 470 pp. Pays an impressive tribute to the new renaissance in African-American literature. --New York Times Book Review The cultural and literary achievements of black American women are examined and celebrated in some 20 enjoyable, erudite essays by prominent scholars, critics, and activists. --Publishers Weekly This book is the first comprehensive collection of critical and theoretical essays to explore the literary and multi-cultural traditions of Black American women in many genres over a broad span of time. The essays explore c... View more info

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Jane Eyre

By: Bronte, Charlotte (Bell, Currer)

Price: $200.00  $160.00

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