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The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway (Hudson River Editions)

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons / Macmillan Publishing Company: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281343

ISBN: 0684151553

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Top edge lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 499, [5] pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the author of For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, A Moveable Feast, The Old Man and the Sea, etc. Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. CONTENTS: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber; The Capital of the World; The Snows of Kilimanjaro; Old Man at the Bridge; Up in Michigan; On the Quai at Smyrna; Indian Camp; The Doctor and the Doctors Wife; The End of Something; The ... View more info

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Elmer Gantry

By: Lewis, Sinclair

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company / The Quinn and Boden Co., Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291380

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state (G in Gantry corrected from looking like a C, as in first state). Lacks scarce jacket. Boards lightly soiled, page edges faintly foxed. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. 8vo. Sinclair Lewis went on to become the first American author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1930), following the success of his 1925 novel Arrowsmith, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Lewis declined the award). Elmer Gantry is a satiric indictment of fundamentalist religion that caused an uproar upon its publication in 1927. The title character... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2184585

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Lacks jacket. Spine slightly toned, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 619 pp. 8vo. Original beige cloth, brown titles & wrap-around image of the Joads headed to the mountains, blue top page ridge. Battle Hymn of the Republic music printed on endpapers. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. The work did much to publicize the injustices of migrant labor. The narrative, ... View more info

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The Pearl

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279323

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. First gathering of pages loose, ink bookstore stamp on rear endpaper. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 122, [2] pp. 8vo. Illustrations by Jose Clemente Orozco. In this short book illuminated by a deep understanding and love of humanity, John Steinbeck retells an old Mexican folk tale: the story of the great pearl, how it was found, and how it was lost. For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him ... View more info

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The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279325

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin?s wife, Queen Marie, who ?might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant?; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called 'egg king' of Petaluma, California; and a motley crew of courtiers ... View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279356

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Second state. No jacket, spine faintly toned. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, silver titles. A military novella clearly intended to mirror World War II and the occupation by the Nazis, although in this story the occupying nation remains unnamed. It was written to encourage resistance among the oppressed.The Moon Is Down, a novel by John Steinbeck fashioned for adaptation for the theatre and for which Steinbeck received the Norwegian King Haakon VII Freedom Cross, was published by Viking Press in March 1942. The sto... View more info

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The Winter of Our Discontent

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279365

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few minor tears. Front endpaper missing. 1961 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 281 pp. 8vo. In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American.” Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of the novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With the decline in their status, his wife is restless, and his teenag... View more info