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Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $5.88

Publisher: New York, Harmony: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13944

ISBN: 0517597020

Condition: Very Good


Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. In a collection of essays, the author of London Fields visits Salman Rushdie, observes the making of Robocop II, ruminates on the death of John Lennon, and covers the 1992 Republican convention. ; 8.30 X 5.60 X 0.60 inches; 274 pages View more info

Further Fridays: Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction, 1984-1994

By: Barth, John

Price: $17.64

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co (T): 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 230

ISBN: 0316083240

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. An acclaimed author offers a witty collection of essays inspired by his Friday muse--the nonfiction one--and covers a variety of topics, from postmodern fiction and chaos theory to memory, imagination, and the arabesque. ; 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches... View more info

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Among Women

By: Bernikow, Louise

Price: $10.31

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: 1981

Seller ID: 14301

ISBN: 0060908785

Condition: Good+


Unmarked, mild wear on some corners or bumping. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Louise Bernikow brings a poet's voice and a scholar's mind to the associations women forge among themselves: mother-daughter, sisters, friends, lovers, even enemies. By looking at women in history and literature, and the women in her own life, she illuminates a unique and v... View more info

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Flight from China

By: Booker, Edna Lee

Price: $5.88

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Pub Co: 1946

Edition: First Edition (?); Second Printing

Seller ID: 3006

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Wear on edges and corners. ; Book Description 1946 edition, reading copy, no dust cover, hardcover with stiff boards. ; B&W Illustrations; 236 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. View more info

PEOPLE OF THE BOOK

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $5.88

Publisher: US, Viking: 2008

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 403

ISBN: 0007177437

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Some shelf wear on protective cover, but not on dust jacket. ; Book Description In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a serie... View more info

Audrey Hepburn's Neck: A Novel

By: Brown, Alan

Price: $5.88

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 409

ISBN: 0671526715

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book Description: Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Infatuated with actress Audrey Hepburn, young Toshi comes of age in Tokyo, where he tries to make a living while balancing family secrets, American friends and lovers, and his own burgeoning identity. ; 7.8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches; 290 pages; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are s... View more info

Lamb in Love: A Novel

By: Brown, Carrie

Price: $4.41

Publisher: US, Algonquin Books: 1999

Edition: Stated First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 410

ISBN: 1565122038

Condition: Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Moisture damage on top of front and back pages. ; Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with wear and damage as noted. Carrie Brown's triumphant first novel, Rose's Garden, garnered high praise from the critics for its "simple, beautiful language," and for "plumbing the emotional depths of ordi... View more info

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Letters from the Earth

By: De Voto, Bernard A.

Price: $6.84

Publisher: New York, HarpPeren: 1991

Seller ID: 14563

ISBN: 0060921056

Condition: Good+


Unmarked. Mild wear on some corners. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. If you're already familiar with Finn and Sawyer, perhaps this collection of fragments, short stories, and essays--assembled posthumously some few decades ago now, but still fresh--will enhance your sense of Twain's true range. A particular favorite: his essay "The Damned Human Rac... View more info

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To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings

By: Eliot, T. S.

Price: $4.90

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press: 1992

Seller ID: 6087

ISBN: 0803267215

Condition: Very Good


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. These influential essay and lectures by T. S. Eliot span nearly a half century--from 1917, when he published The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, to 1961, four years before his death. With the luminosity and clarity of a first-rate intellect, Eliot considers the uses of literary criticism, the writers who had the greatest ... View more info

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Literature and science

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $13.86

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 1533

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Previous owner's signature on inside cover; otherwise unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Literature and Science is a 1963 book by Aldous Huxley. In these reflections on the relations between art and science, Aldous Huxley attempts to discern the similarities and diff... View more info

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The doors of Percpetion, Heaven and hell

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $11.90

Publisher: New York, Harper: 1963

Seller ID: 4898

Condition: Good


Unmarked, but wear on edges and corners. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear The Doors of Perception is a 1954 book by Aldous Huxley detailing his experiences when taking mescaline. The book takes the form of Huxley's recollection of a mescaline trip that took place over the course of an afternoon, and takes its title from a phrase in William Blake's poem The Marriage ... View more info

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On the Margin

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $17.35

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4907

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Previous owner's name in pencil erased from inside cover; wear on corners and top and bottom of spine; otherwise unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 229 pages View more info

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Small Wonder: Essays

By: Kingsolver, Barbara

Price: $9.80

Publisher: US, Harper: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1320

ISBN: 0060504072

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us out of one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a l... View more info

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The Art of D. H. Lawrence

By: Lawrence, Sagar, Keith

Price: $11.76

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1976

Seller ID: 1423

ISBN: 0521093872

Condition: Very Good-


Unmarked. Some sun staining on edges of back cover. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. In this comprehensive study of D. H. Lawrence's major works, originally published in paperback in 1975, Keith Sagar traces the development of Lawrence's vision and the 'appropriate form' which that vision found at different periods of his life. Dr Sagar sees Lawrence's creative lif... View more info

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La Place de la Concorde Suisse

By: McPhee, John

Price: $7.73

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1994

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13430

ISBN: 0374519323

Condition: Very Good


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Anyone who has ever traveled in Switzerland cannot help but to have remarked upon the overwhelming tranquility of the country. But this tranquility is illusory. As John McPhee writes in La Place de la Concorde Suisse, a rich journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society, "there is scarcely a scene in Swi... View more info

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Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $7.66

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1962

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 13911

ISBN: 0811203220

Condition: Good


Unmarked, but wear on corners and some edges. Mild crease on front top corner. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. One of Henry Miller's most luminous statements of his personal philosophy of life, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird, provides a symbolic title for this collection of stories and essays. Many of them have appeared only in foreign magazines while others wer... View more info

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Utopia

By: More, Sir Thomas

Price: $3.92

Publisher: Great Britian, Wordsworth Editions Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: 17567

ISBN: 1853264741

Condition: Good


Unmarked. Mild wear on some corners and price sticker on back cover. Some rubbingon front cover. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. More's 'Utopia' is a complex, innovative and penetrating contribution to political thought, culminating in the famous 'description' of the Utopians, who live according to the principles of natural law, but are receptive ... View more info

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Imaginary Homelands Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

By: Rushdie, Salman

Price: $4.41

Publisher: Granta Books London: 1991

Seller ID: 17690

Condition: Very Good


Unmarked. Mild wear on some corners. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages View more info

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13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

By: Smiley, Jane

Price: $10.78

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2005

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 4293

ISBN: 1400040590

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and without wear. Over an extraordinary twenty-year career, Jane Smiley has written all kinds of novels: mystery, comedy, historical fiction, epic. "Is there anything Jane Smiley cannot do?" raves Time magazine. But in the wake of 9/11, Smiley falte... View more info

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None Dare Call it Treason

By: Strormer, John A.,

Price: $5.88

Publisher: Flourissant, Missouri, Liberty Bell Press: 1964

Seller ID: 5681

ISBN: 0914053116

Condition: Good+


Unmarked, mild wear on corners and small creas in lower right hand corner cover. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Political Science, Political Studies, Sociology, Ameican Studies; 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches; 254 pages View more info