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William Wells Brown and Clotelle: A Portrait of the Artist in the First Negro Novel

By: Heermance, J. Noel

Price: $8.50

Publisher: North Haven, CT, U.S.A., Shoe String Press, Incorporated: 1969

Book ID: SCW06259

ISBN: 0208006931

Condition: Very Good


BI3 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with silver lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library tape, marks and stamps on the inside surface of the front board, the front endpaper and title page plus there is some light tape staining on the outside board surfaces and front and back endpapers from where a dust jacket was taped down to the boards. A biography and literary criticism of the first African-American author to write a novel, the first to write a play, and the first to write a book of travels. The major portion of hi... View more info

The Voice of the City: Further Stories of the Four Million

By: Henry, O.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1919

Edition: Reprint Edition

Book ID: SCW07680

Condition: Good


BH6 - A hard cover library rebound withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy rebound in red cloth covered boards with white lettering on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some yellowing of the paper plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, front endpaper, title page, and pages 51, 231, and 244. A collection of noted short stories for an author famous for his work with it. 244p. View more info

Presenting Madeleine L'Engle

By: Hettinga, Donald R.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Twayne Publishers: 1993

Book ID: SCW12965

ISBN: 0805782222

Condition: Very Good


BD6 - A hard cover withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in gray cloth covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there is a small bump to the upper left corner of the back board plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. A critical analysis of the writing ... View more info

A History of Southern Literature

By: Holliday, Carl

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington, USA, Kennikat Press, Inc.: 1969

Book ID: SCW05828

Condition: Good


CH5 - A hard cover reprint edition withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy in dark red cloth covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the front free endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there are the usual library stamps on the top outside paper edges, title page, & dedication page plus there is some light soiling on the top outside paper edges plus there is a light label stain on the spine towards the bottom end wrapping around onto the back fr... View more info

The Portrait of a Lady

By: James, Henry

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Barnes & Noble Books: 1996

Book ID: SCW01726

ISBN: 0760702357

Condition: Very Good


BD5 - A trade paperback book in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A story about an American heiress recently arrived in Europe. He is high-spirited and independent and has 2 suitors. One is an English aristocrat and the other is an aggressive American. Neither is successful and she becomes enamoured of a tyrannical dilettante. This book is considered the author's best work. It is the basis for the film of the same name starring Nicole Kidman. By the author of "The Aspen Papers," "The Turn o... View more info

The Awkward Age

By: James, Henry

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., W. W. Norton & Co.: 1969

Book ID: SCW12884

ISBN: 0393002853

Condition: Good


BX5 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated brown and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some light fading on the spine edge and top edge of the front cover plus there is some very light browning of the spine plus there is some very light yellowing of the back cover and outside paper edges. A novel about the tension between various views of women in the 1890s as well as the fading of the Eastern American aristocracy. The story is about a young society woman whose attempts at marriage ar... View more info

Fred Gipson at Work

By: Lich, Glen E.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: College Station, Texas, Texas A&M University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: 004095

ISBN: 0890964246

Condition: Very Good


F6 - DJ is mylar protected. "Fred Gipson is best remembered as a children's writer, as the uthor of Old Yeller, the novel that sold three million copies during his lifetime.... Gipson's "boys' books" have been compared to those of Mark Twain and made him TExas' most widely read author before the advent of Larry McMurtry ". View more info

Magill's Survey of American Literature (Volume 1: Abbey - Cormier)

By: Magill, Frank N. (Edited by)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Marshall Cavendish Corporation: 1991

Edition: 3rd Printing

Book ID: EC20914BB

ISBN: 1854354388

Condition: Very Good


CN1 - A 3rd printing ex-library book in very good condition with no dust jacket. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some lightly bumped corners, light discoloratoin and shelf wear. Dark blue covered boards with gilt lettering. Magill's Survey of American Literature (Volume 1: Abbey - Cormier). Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Magill's Survey of American Literature (Volume 3: Hawthorne - Lurie)

By: Magill, Frank N. (Edited by)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Marshall Cavendish Corporation: 1991

Edition: 3rd Printing

Book ID: EC20916BB

ISBN: 185435440X

Condition: Very Good


CN1 - A 3rd printing ex-library book in very good condition with no dust jacket. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), light discoloratoin and shelf wear. Dark blue covered boards with gilt lettering. Magill's Survey of American Literature (Volume 3: Hawthorne - Lurie). Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Magill's Survey of American Literature (Volume 5: Olsen - Snyder)

By: Magill, Frank N. (Edited by)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Marshall Cavendish Corporation: 1991

Edition: 3rd Printing

Book ID: EC20918BB

ISBN: 1854354426

Condition: Very Good


CN1 - A 3rd printing ex-library book in very good condition with no dust jacket. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), light discoloratoin and shelf wear. Dark blue covered boards with gilt lettering. Magill's Survey of American Literature (Volume 5: Olsen - Snyder). Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Magill's Survey of American Literature (Volume 7: Ai - Levertov)

By: Magill, Frank N. (Edited by)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Marshall Cavendish Corporation: 1994

Book ID: EC20920BB

ISBN: 1854357328

Condition: Very Good


CN1 - An ex-library book in very good condition with no dust jacket. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), light discoloratoin and shelf wear. Dark blue covered boards with gilt lettering. Magill's Survey of American Literature (Volume 7: Ai - Levertov). Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

The Spanish American Roots of William Carlos Williams

By: Marzan, Julio

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Austin, Texas, University of Texas Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC22334BB

ISBN: 0292751605

Condition: Very Good


BR6 - A first edition hardcover book in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have light discoloration and shelf wear. A book that examines the Latin American roots of William Carlos Williams whose mother was Puerto Rican gentry and father was an English-born Caribbean islander. The author shows how Williams' poetry draws on Latin American and Spanish sources, particularly the poetry of Luis de Gógora to include a Latin subtext on poems that ostensibly use a mainstream Anglo vision. By the author of "Translations without Originals."... View more info

Easy Orbit

By: McEnteer, James (Edited by)

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Tilted Planet Press: 1986

Book ID: EC5143BB

ISBN: 0912973072

Condition: Very Good


F5 - Book has light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Tilted Planet Tales Number Three. Sixteen Illustrated Stories by Austin & Central Texas Writers. View more info

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The Desert Rose

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone Books: 1987

Book ID: 004321

ISBN: 0671637215

Condition: Very Good


A2 - A paperback book in very good condition. Book is slightly cocked, couple of crease on the spine, discoloration, and light shelf wear. Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl. At night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during...8.5"x5.5" 254 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Moving On

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: 004324

ISBN: 0671633201

Condition: Good


F6 - Book has a lot of crease on the spine, some crease on the front and back cover and corners, some peeling on the edges, wrinkling on the spine edges, discoloration mostly on the page edges, and normal shelf wear otherwise good. Tough and tender, wry and raucous, Moving On is a celebration of American life by the author of Lonesome Dove and Texasville. View more info

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Cadillac Jack

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone Books: 1987

Book ID: 004326

ISBN: 0671637207

Condition: Very Good


A2 - A paperback book in very good condition. Book has light crease on the spine and on the front, some light scratches, light discoloration and shelf wear. Wild, touching, and hilariously funny, thie book is the author's raucous social satire of sex, politics, and love in the fast lane, peopled with an America only he could render. 8.25"x5.5". 395 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

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Terms of Endearment

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Touchstone Books: 1989

Book ID: FI40AA

ISBN: 0671682083

Condition: Very Good


A2 - A paperback book in very good condition. Book has crease on the spine, light discoloration and shelf wear. First Touchstone Edition, 1989 and numbers 1 to 10 appears on the copyright page. The Oscar-winning story of a mother and daughter discovering the joys and pitfalls of life and love. 8.5"x5.5". 410 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

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The Desert Rose

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1987

Book ID: EC234BB

ISBN: 0671637215

Condition: Good


B2 - A trade paperback book in good condition. Book has previous owner's name written on the first page, some stains on the sides of the pages, some minor wrinkling on the top and bottom edges, a tiny tear on the front bottom left side, discoloration, price label on back bottom cover, and normal shelf wear. Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl. At night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during...8.5"x 5.5". 254 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Gentle Sunday and Other Stories

By: Moore, Mary Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Carlton Press, Inc.: 1975

Book ID: at354

ISBN: 0806201274

Condition: Very Good


F6 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has half inch tear with wrinkling and crease on the front top right corner, some wrinkling, chipping, crease, tear, and open tear on the lower spine and its corner, some chipping on the corners, moderate discoloration, and light shelf wear otherwise good. Book has crease on the top right corner on a few inside pages, moderate discoloration (browning), and light shelf wear otherwise very good. The stories cover a wide range of human situations and emotions, readers will find no rejection of hope, no authorial despondency, no neo-nihilism; for the author conveys t... View more info

McTeague

By: Norris, Frank

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.: 1950

Book ID: SCW02112

Condition: Good


BU6 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in green illustrated white wraps with only very minor overall wear plus some very light soiling and foxing of the cover overall plus the original owner's name in ink marked out with black marker on the front endpaper plus some yellowing of the paper edges. This is one of the critical early works of realism and naturalism in American literature. The book was first published in 1899. It book made a sensation as a lurid literary retelling of a true-life crime in San Francisco in which a dentist murders his wife. 324p... View more info