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Long Day's Journey into Night

By: O'Neill, Eugene

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Yale University Press: 1950

Book ID: SCW04530

ISBN: 0300001762

Condition: Very Good


BV4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated black and white wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus some light yellowing on the outside paper edges. A play written in 1940 and released in 1956 after the death of the writer. It is an unflinching protrayal of himself and those closest to him and is considered one of his finest works. By the author of "The Emperor Jones," "The Iceman Cometh," "Lazarus Laughed," "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "The Long Voyage Home," "A M... View more info

Imagined Places: Journeys into Literary America

By: Pearson, Michael

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi, USA, University Press of Mississippi: 1991

Book ID: SCW12681

ISBN: 0878055266

Condition: Very Good


CH4 - A tight, clean, sound copy in tan paper covered boards quarter bound in green cloth with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light edge wear along the top and bottom spine edges plus the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light fading on the spine and along the t... View more info

James Baldwin

By: Pratt, Louis H.

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Twayne Publishers/G. K. Hall & Co.: 1978

Book ID: SCW13016

ISBN: 080577193X

Condition: Good


CH5 - A hard cover withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy in blue cloth covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with the usual library label, stamps, marks, pocket, and embossed seal on the spine, the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges, the title page, the copyright page, and the back fixed endpaper plus the stamps on the copyright page and the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges have been marked out with a large black marker plus there is some scattered light fading on the f... View more info

The Source of Light: A Novel

By: Price, Reynolds

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1995

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Book ID: MC2232BB

ISBN: 0684813386

Condition: Very Good


AS-3. Book is solid, clean, and bright. A nice copy. View more info

Without Shelter: The Early Career of Ellen Glasgow

By: Raper, Julius Rowan

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisana, USA, Louisiana State University Press: 1971

Book ID: SCW10481

ISBN: 0807109045

Condition: Good


BI4 - A tigth, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with some light scattered soiling on the cloth plus there is tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards and the front and back free endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the front and back free endpapers, the title page, the dedication page, and the last page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some light fading on the spine plus there is some light scattered soiling overall plus there i... View more info

This Place of Memory: A Texas Perspective

By: Roach, Joyce Gibson (A Collection Edited by)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denton, Texas, U.S.A., University of North Texas Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC8800BB

ISBN: 0929398327

Condition: Very Good


AN1 - Book has very light shelf wear otherwise fine. Signed by the author on the title page and by Elmer Kelton and Red Steagall on their respective pages. This Place of Memory: A Texas Perspective offers a volume that may be savored in small sips or large gulps, from such writers as: Elmer Kelton, Margaret Rambie, Jane Young, Ernest Speck, Paul Patterson, Red Steagall, Clay Reynolds, Neil Daniel, Betsy Colquitt, Duane Bidwell, Jan Seale, Ernestine Sewell, Paul K. Conner, James Ward Lee, Tony Clark, Frances M. Holden, Everett Fly, Judy Alter, Jim Harris, Robert Flynn, Tim Seibles, F. E. Aberne... View more info

The Fiction of Philip Roth and John Updike: Crosscurrents/Modern Critiques/New Series

By: Searles, George J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carbondale, Souther Illinois University Press: 1985

Book ID: WY00016BB

ISBN: 0809311755

Condition: Very Good


AT4 - Mylar protected dust jacket. Library card holder and sticker on front loose endpaper. Library stampings on title page and copyright page, back loose endpaper and top page edges. Library stickers on front cover, spine, and back cover. Body text is clean and nice. A comparative study of two of America's foremost novelists, Philip Roth and John Updike. George Searles gives careful, systematic examinations of the literary methods of both authors. View more info

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The Beacon Best of 1999: Creative Writing by Women and Men of All Colors

By: Shange, Ntozake (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Beacon Press: 2000

Inscription: Signed

Book ID: SCW10992

ISBN: 0807062219

Condition: Very Good


BX6 - An ex-library trade paperback book SIGNED by Gish Jen with "For whomever! Best wishes," written on her story page and also by Kevin Young and Ha Jin on their respective pages in very good condition that has some library stamping, lightly curled, clear plastic film patch peeled on the lower spine and front lower left side, some light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. An alternative literary annual that is an anthology of a diverse variety of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction produced form a diverse group of writers and drawn from the publications of Beacon P... View more info

Kennedy Square

By: Smith, F. Hopkinson

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: AT147

ISBN: B00085J6MU

Condition: Good


F4 - Book has heavy chipping and wear on the bottom spine edge, some wrinkling and wear on the top spine edge, some wear on the some edges and sides, loose hinge on the half-title page, discoloration and light shelf wear otherwise good. Same date appears on the title page and copyright page. Green cover with white and gold decorations and lettering. View more info

Pilgrim in the Sun: A Southwestern Omnibus

By: Sonnichsen, C. L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: El Paso, Texas, Texas Western Press: 1988

Book ID: EC23081BB

ISBN: 0874042054

Condition: Very Good


BP1 - A trade paperback in near fine condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear. A collection of non-fiction essays, folk history and historical writing by a 50 year resident of the American Southwest and a veteran of writing on the life and literature of the southwest. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Pilgrim in the Sun: A Southwestern Omnibus

By: Sonnichsen, C. L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: El Paso, Texas, Texas Western Press: 1988

Book ID: EC23082BB

ISBN: 0874042054

Condition: Very Good


BP1 - A trade paperback in near fine condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear. A collection of non-fiction essays, folk history and historical writing by a 50 year resident of the American Southwest and a veteran of writing on the life and literature of the southwest. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Making American Tradition: Visions and Revisions from Ben Franklin to Alice Walker

By: Strout, Cushing

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, Rutgers University Press: 1990

Book ID: SCW12820

ISBN: 0813515173

Condition: Very Good


BU1 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in red and white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A book that examines how the American literary tradition developed through the responses of writers to the work of their predecessors. Endnotes, indexed, 252p. View more info

An American Original: The Life of J. Frank Dobie

By: Tinkle, Lon

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press: 1983

Book ID: EC16074BB

ISBN: 029270366X

Condition: Very Good


AA2 - Book has label residue on the front top right corner, wrinkling, chipping, and crease on some edges, sides, and corners, spot stain on the upper spine and back gutter, fading on the front, light foxing on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Here is the first major biography of one of the best-loved story-tellers of the American Southwest-J. Frank Dobie. Like... View more info

A History of American Literature 1607-1765

By: Tyler, Moses Coit

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Collier Books: 1962

Book ID: SCW05969

Condition: Good


CE2 - A mass market paperback book in good+. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some scattered rubbing of the covers plus there is some very light yellowing of the spine and along the top edge of the front cover plus there is some light creasing on the back cover plus there is some very light cupping of the spine plus there is the original owner's name in blue ink on the front endpaper plus there is some very, very light yellowing of the outside paper edges. An examination of the literature produced in the American colonies and h... View more info

A History of American Literature 1607-1765

By: Tyler, Moses Coit

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, USA, University of Chicago Press: 1967

Book ID: SCW12009

Condition: Good


CH5 - DJ is mylar protected. A tight, clean, sound copy in yellow cloth covered boards with metallic copper lettering and a grphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some very light scattered soiling plus there is some light soiling on the outside paper edges, along the spine edges of the front and back fixed and free endpapers, and the front free endpaper. The dust jaketshows heavy edgse wear along the endflap edges with the endflaps separated from the dust jacket plus there is some edge wear with chipping at the bottom right corners of the front and back plus there is ome l... View more info

Faulkner's Lizards and Other Short Stories from Rowan Oak

By: Verich, Thomas M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, Mississippi, USA, John Davis Williams Library/University of Mississippi: 1990

Edition: Limited Edition

Book ID: SCW12738

Condition: Very Good


CF1 - This is one of a printing of 500 copies that were produced for an exhibition of the Archives and a tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated purple wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a minor crease on the front left edge as well as a tiny speckle of blank paper at the bottom right corner of the front cover. The dust jacket shows veyr minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light edge wear along the top spine edge plus there is some very, very light surface chipping along the right edges of the front and back plus there is a very light crease on the front left ed... View more info

The First West: Writing from the American Frontier, 1776-1860

By: Watts, Edward and David Rachels (editors)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Oxford University Press: 2002

Book ID: SCW12940

ISBN: 0195141334

Condition: Very Good


CF1 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, ousnd copy in monochrome illustrated yellow wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light fading on the spine. A colleciton of late 18th and early 195h century American writing on the "West, the land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. During this period, these types of writings were ubiquitous and reflect the historic events in the early westward movement as well as attitudes to the process. The selection of documents ranges from government documents and treaties th... View more info

More Conversations With Eudora Welty

By: Welty, Eudora; Prenshaw, Peggy Whitman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Mississippi: 1996

Book ID: WY00065BB

ISBN: 0878058656

Condition: Very Good


AT6 - Ex-library, very good condition. No DJ. Soft cover with laminate on front and back cover edges and spine. Sticker on copyright page. Body text clean. Library stickers on spine and back cover. Stamping on top page edges. Part of the Literary Conversation Series. Collection comprised twenty-six interviews covering Welty's literary career from 1942 to 1983, focusing mainly on Welty's views of writers and the craft of writing, the play of the imagination, the southern literary tradition, and her southern upbringing. View more info

The Age of Innocence

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Quality Paperback Book Club: 1993

Book ID: SCW03717

Condition: Very Good


BX2 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear. A story set in the upper-class of New York City in the 1870s. It is about a young lawyer who plans to marry a beautiful debutante. On the eve of the engagement he meets her cousin who has fled Europe and an unhappy marriage. He is attracted to her and a life beyond his restrictive upper-class existence. By the author of "The Descent of Man," "The House of Mirth," "Ethan Frome," and "The buccaneers." 353p. View more info

L.M. Montgomery

By: Wiggins, Genevieve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Twayne Publishers: 1992

Book ID: SCW12905

ISBN: 0805739807

Condition: Very Good


BY3 - A hard cover withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in green cloth covered boards with gold lettering 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 are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front and back free endpapers, and the title page. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the front and ... View more info