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Howard Pyle: A Chronicle

By: Abbott, Charles D.

Price: $23.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: ec45858

Condition: Fair


I3 - An ex-library first edition (stated) hardcover book in fair condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), worn, cocked, lighly loose hinge, scattered stains, chipping, crease, and tears, and light discoloraiton with no dust jacket. Howard Pyle: A Chronicle by Charles D. Abbott with an Introduction by N.C. Wyeth and Many Illustrations from Howard Pyle's Works. 9.5"x6.5", 249 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

American Fiction 1920-1940

By: Beach, Joseph Warren

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Atheneum: 1972

Book ID: SCW04710

Condition: Very Good


BX3 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in red, white, and blue wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus "NOT FOR RESALE" stamped on the bottom outside paper edges in red ink. A book that looks at a group of American authors, the effects they had on American literature, and the common essential features they shared that made them typical of their period. The authors examined are Joan Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, James T. Farrell, John P Marquand, and John Steinbeck. By the author o... View more info

James Shore's Daughter

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, USA, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Book ID: SCW08650

Condition: Good


CH5 - A hard cover book reprint edition book in good+ condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, sound copy in purple cloth covered baords with an embossed graphics pattern overall with gold lettering on the spine and a gold graphic on the front with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very, very light edge wear along the spine top and bottom edges plus there are some very, very slight nicks to the cloth on the right board edges plus there is some very, very light bumping to the right coners plus there is some very, very light fading on the spine plus there is some very light rubbi... View more info

O Pioneers!

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Company: 1997

Book ID: SCW07294

ISBN: 0395083656

Condition: Very Good


BC5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light yellowing on the outside paper edges. A classic of American literature protraying the spirit and courage of frontier life on the plains thr suthot had known in her youth. By the author of "A Lost Lady," "Lucy Gayheart," "My Antonia," "My Mortal Enemy," "One of Ours," "Shadows on the Rock," "The Song of the Lark," and"The Troll Garden." 180p. View more info

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My Antonia

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 1949

Book ID: SCW09605

ISBN: 0395083567

Condition: Very Good


BC3 - A trade paperback cover book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. With a foreword by Doris Grumbach. A classic American novel about pioneers and the settling of the great plains. By the author of "Alexander's Bridge," "April Twilights," "Death Comes for the Archbishop," "Lucy Gayheart," "My Mortal Enemy," "O Pioneers!," "Obscure Destinies," "The Song of the Lark," and "The Troll Garden." 238p. View more info

The Novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe

By: Crozier, Alice

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1969

Book ID: WY00027BB

Condition: Good


AT4 - Mylar DJ protected. Library card holder and sticker on front loose endpaper. Library stampings on title page, copyright page, and top page edges. Library sticker on spine and back cover. Clean body text with no markings. A critical reassessment of the novels and literary accomplishment of Harriet Beecher Stowe, revealing her to have been a writer of considerable imaginative power and unusual foresight. The major emphasis of this book is on the two slavery novels, Uncle Tom's Cabin and Dred. View more info

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The Frontier Experience and the American Dream: Essays on American Literature

By: David Mogen, Mark Busby and Paul Bryant (Edited by)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: College Station, Texas, Texas A&M University Press: 1989

Inscription: Signed

Book ID: SCW12466

ISBN: 0890964173

Condition: Very Good


CF4 - A papeback book SIGNED by Mark Busby on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, fading on the spine, light discoloration and shelf wear. With an introduction by the editors. A collection of essays that examine the American literary tradition and how it was impacted by frontier mythology. The contributors include David Mogen, Langdon Elsbree, Wayne Ude, Charlotte S. McClure, James K. Folsom, Mark Busby, Ritchie D. Watson, Delbert E. Wylder, Gerald Haslam, Mick McAllister, Joan Penzenstadler, Rudolfo A. Anaya, Melody Graulich, Paul Bryant, Linda Ben-Zvi, John H.... View more info

Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter Now

By: Delbanco, Andrew

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1997

Book ID: SCW07824

ISBN: 0965833348

Condition: Very Good


BE2 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A book that argues for the significance of the need for including classic American literature in American schools as well as the significance of writers in general to the public sphere in America. Indexed, 226p. View more info

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Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter Now

By: Delbanco, Andrew

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10321

ISBN: 0374230072

Condition: Very Good


BE2 - A tight, clean, sound copy in white paper covered boards with the white paper completely covered with red lettering with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a library label on the spine plus the front and back endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A discussion of American literary class... View more info

Sister Carrie

By: Dreiser, Theodore

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated: 1970

Book ID: SCW05578

Condition: Good


BF4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall wear plus there is some light chipping and edge wear on the front cover at the top right corner and on the back cover along the left edge mainly around the top and bottom corners plus there is a crease on the front cover at the bottom left corner and another on the back cover at the bottom left corner plus there is some staining to the text paper on pages 575-586. Edited by Donald Pizer. This is a title in the publisher's Norton Critical Edition series. It includes an authoritative text version, backgrounds, sources, and criticism. The essays... View more info

Theodore Dreiser: Apostle of Nature

By: Elias, Robert H.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, USA, Cornell University Press: 1970

Book ID: SCW12520

Condition: Good


BG6 - A trade paperback emended edition book in gooe+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated light gray wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a closed tear (about 1") at the bottom left corner of the front cover and another (about 0.5") at the top left corner of the back cover plus there is clear plastic tape covering the spine plus there is some scattered light rubbing and soiling of the covers. With a new introductory note by the author, text corrections, and an updated bibliographical essay. A critical biography of Theodore Dreiser that presents the devel... View more info

A Long the Riverrun

By: Ellmann, Richard

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Vintage Books/Random House: 1990

Book ID: SCW06731

ISBN: 0679728287

Condition: Very Good


BV4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. A collection of short essays on literary figures and subjects. They range through Pound, Yeats, Eliot, Joyce, Freud, Washington Irving, and Ernest Hemingway. This book was published posthumously. the author was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Indexed, 277p. View more info

The Robber Bridegroom

By: Eudora, Welty

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Harvest Books/Harcourt Brace & Company: 1970

Book ID: SCW00204

ISBN: 0156768070

Condition: Very Good


BE4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very light yellowing on the top outside paper edges. Legendary figures of Mississippi's colorful past--keel-boatman Mike Fink and the dread Harp brothers--along with characters from Eudora Welty's own delightful imagination people this rollicking fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. By the author of "Delta Wedding," "Music from Spain," "The Golden Apples," "The Optimist's Daughter," "One Writer's Beginnings,"... View more info

This Side of Paradise

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $1.75

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

Book ID: SCW03099

ISBN: 0760700133

Condition: Very Good


BG6 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated white and purple wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. This is the author's first novel. It is about a handsome and clever young man from a privileged family. It traces his formative years in the Midwest and at Princeton and on into World War I. After the war, he enters the work world and he discovers that American work culture is a stark contrast to his lofty artistic aspirations. He finds himself drifting among the parties of his social set searching for the woma... View more info

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War and Peace: Perspectives in the Nuclear Age

By: Goebel, Ulrich and Otto Nelson (editors)

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Lubbock, Texas, USA, Texas Tech University Press: 1988

Book ID: SCW10346

ISBN: 089672168X

Condition: Good


BI1 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a patch of lossened surface gloss wrapping around the spine towards the bottom edge from a library label plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the copyright page, and the back endpaper. A collection of articles that examine the issue of nuclear war and the potential for it at the end of the 20th century. This book was published just before the break up of the Soviet empire. These articles came out of the 18th annual Comparative Literature Symposium held at Tex... View more info

Images of the Negro in American Literature

By: Gross, Seymour L. and John Edward Hardy (editors)

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, USA, University of Chicago Press: 1966

Book ID: SCW06852

Condition: Good


CH4 - A trade paperback book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plusthere is a crease on the front cover along the spine edges plus there is some light yellowing on the spine plus there is some light edge wear mainly in the form of some light chipping on the bottom spine edge plus there is some light yellowing of the outside paper edges plus there is the original owner's name and a date in ink on the front endpaper plus there are some interline notes in ink on the table of contents page. This is a title in the publ... View more info

Western American Writing: Tradition and Promise

By: Gurian, Jay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Deland, Florida, USA, Everett/Edwards, Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW07073

ISBN: 0912112042

Condition: Good


BI2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with no dust jacket. A tight, clean, copy in tan cloth covered boards with very minor overall shelf wear plus the front 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, half title page, and title page. A collection of essays about the western tradition and how it has been reflected and defined in the written tradition of historians, novelists, poets, journalists, critics, and scenarists. Bibliography, 153p. View more info

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Home Spun: A Collection

By: Hale, Leon

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Winedale Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC5151BB

ISBN: 0965746828

Condition: As New


A2 - A first edition hard cover book signed and dated by author in fine condition in a fine dust jacket. Dust jacket is mylar protected. Among the many pleasures to be enjoyed here are observations about what can happen when you turn off the TV; his continuing quest for a hobby; what stopped a friend from suicide; the subtle changes that forecast autumn; his reaction to a violent movie; the thief who stole a suitcase of books; what it's like to grow older; a dog who eats sticks; and what his mother saved instead of money. 8.5"x6". 248 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Home Spun: A Collection

By: Hale, Leon

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Winedale Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC23438BB

ISBN: 0965746828

Condition: As New


N6 - A first edition hardcover book signe and inscribed by the author to previous owner in fine condition in fine dust jacket that is mylar protected. Among the many pleasures to be enjoyed here are observations about what can happen when you turn off the TV; his continuing quest for a hobby; what stopped a friend from suicide; the subtle changes that forecast autumn; his reaction to a violent movie; the thief who stole a suitcase of books; what it's like to grow older; a dog who eats sticks; and what his mother saved instead of money. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Faulkner's Fables of Creativity: The Non-Yoknapatawpha Novels

By: Harrington, Gary

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, USA, University of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW03793

ISBN: 0820310980

Condition: Very Good


CF1 - A hard cover first American edition book in very good condition with a dust jacket in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in textured black paper covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the original owner's bookplate on the inside surface of the front board plus some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear. A book of literary criticism on Faulkner's "Soldiers' Pay," "Mosquitoes," "Pylon," "The Wild Palms," and "A Fable." Endnote... View more info