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The Strangers: The Tragic World of Tristan L'Hermite

By: Abraham, Claude K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, USA, University of Florida Press: 1966

Book ID: SCW08513

Condition: Good


BG3 - A trade paperback book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound coy in white wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light yellowing on the covers and spine plus there is a very, very light bump along the top book edge. A book that examines the work of the 17th century French dramatist, Tristan L'hermite. The author focuses on character analysis in L'Hermite's works. 76p. View more info

Baudelaire, a Self-Portrait: Selected Letters Translated and Edited with a Running Commentary

By: Baudelaire, Charles

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Oxford University Press: 1957

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW13669

Condition: Good


BX6 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in good condition. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in gold lettering and gold lettering and red graphics against a black background on the spine and tinting on the top outside paper edges with minor overall shelf wear with paper and glue residue and scattered light surface damage on the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps were glued to the boards plus there are the usual library marks, stamp... View more info

Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows

By: Chamoiseau, Patrick

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, University of Nebraska Press: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW12101

ISBN: 0803214952

Condition: Good


BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in navy cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and pocket on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a price clip to the top right corner of the front endflap plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated form the French by Linda Coverdale. With a foreword by Édouard Glissant. With an afterword and translator's notes by Linda Coverdale. A novel set in th... View more info

The Multiple Child

By: Chedid, Andree

Price: $3.25

Publisher: San Francisco, California, USA, Mercury House, Inc.: 1995

Book ID: SCW05399

ISBN: 156279079X

Condition: Good


BC2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there is the usual library label on the dedication page. This is a trade paperback book that has been library rebound into a hard cover format. Translated from the French by Judith Radke. A novel set in Paris and war-torn Lebanon in the 1980s. The main character is a child of war and peace who has the power and vision of Oskar of "The Tin Drum" and the gentle wisdom of "The Little Prince." He is sent to live with relatives... View more info

The Other One

By: Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Noonday Press/Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1960

Book ID: SCW11655

ISBN: 0374513880

Condition: Good


BC6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated white wraps with some light yellowing along the spine and the spine edges plus there is some moderate overall rubbing of the covers plus there is some light soiling on the back cover plus there is some very light yellowing of the outside paper edges. Translated from the French by Elizabeth Tait and Roger Senjouse. A novel about the acceptance by a wofe of another woman in the hime, not as a rival, but rather as an ally in keeping her roving and egocentric husband within bounds. By the author of "Break of Day," "My Mother's ... View more info

Mamzelle Dragonfly

By: Confiant, Raphael

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW03979

ISBN: 0374199329

Condition: Good


BU3 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with a dust jacket in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in green paper covered boards quarter bound in burgandy paper with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamps on the half-title page and top outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps have been glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process. The dust jacket shows only very minor overa... View more info

Zone of Fire

By: Detrez, Conrad

Price: $2.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, U.S.A., Harcourt Trade Publishers: 1986

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW04396

ISBN: 0151999899

Condition: Very Good


BI6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus some very light soiling on the top outside paper edges plus "not for resale" stamped in black ink on the top outside paper edges and title page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some overall very light edge wear on the top and bottom edges plus some heavier edge wear on the front for a 1"patch near the bottom right corner. Translated from the French by Lydia Davis. The story of a French seismologist who arrives to study Nicaragua's volcanic region and then becomes involved w... View more info

Cherokee

By: Echenoz, Jean

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, David R Godine Pub: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW09802

ISBN: 0879236655

Condition: Good


BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy 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 and bottom outside paper edges, the title page, and the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with the front and back endflaps glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti. A novel about the adventures of an innocent who, in his pursuit of love and a mysterious woman, runs afou... View more info

The French Critic 1549-1967

By: Fowlie, Wallace

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, USA, Southern Illinois University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW03610

Condition: Very Good


CF4 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of light edge wear along the front left and right edges and at the right corners plus some rubbing on the back plus some very light edge wear mainly on the spine top and bottom edges plus it is price clipped. A book about the various changes in French literary criticism shown through a review of major critics to the 20th century with a concentrated examination of mid to late 1960s critics. The earliest critics worked to prove that the French langu... View more info

The Straw Man

By: Giono, Jean

Price: $2.75

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., North Point Press: 1982

Book ID: SCW02806

ISBN: 0865470715

Condition: Good


BG3 - A tight, clean, sound copy in yellow wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some fading of the spine and fading along the spine edges plus some very light creasing of the cover plus a remainder mark on the top outside paper edges plus some light foxing of the top outside paper edges. Translated from the French by Phyllis Johnson. A continuation of "The Horseman on the Roof." The main character, the patriot Angelo, is set wandering through the epidemic of revolution that swept northern Italy in the spring of 1848. He is a pationate but somewhat anive Italian nobleman who pl... View more info

Eighteenth-Century France: Six Essays

By: Green, Frederick C.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.: 1964

Book ID: SCW10147

Condition: Good


CE1 - A trade paperback book in good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated blue and white wraps with minor overall shelf wear with a patch of surface damage (about 1"x0.75") on the front cover from a price label plus there is a closed tear (about 0.75" on the front cover at the bottom left corner along the spine edge plus there is some very light scattered rubbing and soiling on the covers plus there is some very light soiling and yellowing on the outside paper edges. A collection of essays about the economic, social, and literary life of 18th century Fran... View more info

Dreams of My Russian Summers

By: Makine, Andrei; Strachan, Geoffrey (translator)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Naarden, The Netherlands, Europe, Arcade Publishing, Incorporated: 1997

Edition: 3rd Printing

Book ID: SCW04204

ISBN: 1559703830

Condition: Good


CC6 - A hard cover withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in blue paper covered boards quarter bound in dark blue paper with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library label and stamps on the front and back endpapers, half title page, and top outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there is a piece (about 4.75"x5") cut out of the front endpaper as part of the library's withdraw... View more info

Mammals

By: Merot, Pierre

Price: $3.85

Publisher: New York, Black Cat: 2006

Edition: First English Edition

Book ID: EC8880BB

ISBN: 0802170196

Condition: Very Good


AN4 - Translated from the French by Frank Wynne. Piecing together a portrait of a modern Everyman, Mammals is a caustic, comic, unflinching bestiary of modern banality. View more info

Racine: Britannicus

By: Moore, W. G.

Price: $2.50

Publisher: London, England, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd.: 1963

Edition: Reprint Edition

Book ID: SCW08522

Condition: Very Good


BE1 - A hard cover reprint edition book in very good- condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in textured dark blue paper covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a very, very light bumping on the front board at the bottom right corner plus there is the original owner's name stamped in black ink on the front free endpaper plus there is a bookstore label on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light yellowing on t... View more info

Voices from France: Ten Stories By French Nobel Prize Winners

By: Morton, Miriam (Selected and Edited by)

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1969

Book ID: EC13781BB

Condition: Good


BU5 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ price clipped, wrinkling and chipping on some edges and corners, label on the spine, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, discoloration, and light shelf wear otherwise good. Book has rubbing on the cover edges, library stamping on the page edges, title page, and back loose endpaper with label and cardholder adhered, some peeling and chipping on the bottom of the front endpapers, discoloration, and light shelf wear otherwise good. View more info

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Effroyables Jardins (Strange Gardens)

By: Quint, Michel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Editions Joelle Losfeld: 2000

Book ID: FL0037

ISBN: 2844121640

Condition: Very Good


A3 - A French language edition trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some rubbing and light soiling of the covers and some very slight edge wear of the covers. The author dedicated 'Effroyables Jardins' (Strange Gardens), this bright, moving and metaphorical anti-war short story to the memory of his grandfather, a veteran of Verdun, and to his father, a former fighter in the French resistance. They opened wide their memory of the horror of war and is yet learned German, because they felt that ... View more info

Of Illustrious Men

By: Rouaud, Jean

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Arcade Publishing: 1994

Book ID: SCW01428

ISBN: 1559703199

Condition: Very Good


BC5 - A trade paperback book in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very, very minor overall shelf wear. Translated from the French by Barbara Wright. A story about a son's ache for the loss of his father, a traveling salesman who died at 49 and left a family in shock behind him. He had been a hero, warrior, and legend of the Resistance during World War II. As a mature man himself his son has come to realize that his father's illustriousness was not just in wartime glory but in moments of domestic tranquillity. This is the author's first novel. ... View more info

Reflexions Sur Le Roman

By: Thibaudet, Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paris, Gallimard: 1938

Book ID: EC12929BB

Condition: Good


BS1 - Book has rubbing and wear on some cover edges, sides, and corners, label on the spine, lightly bumped on some corners, some rubbing, library stamping on the page edges and some inside pages, library stamping, cardholder, library plate ahdered, and pencil writing on the front endpapers, tears and open tears on some inside pages, discoloration, and light shelf wear otherwise good. Text in French. View more info

Mallarme and the Language of Mysticism

By: Williams, Thomas A.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, USA, University of Georgia Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW13455

ISBN: 0820302457

Condition: Very Good


BU3 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in blue cloth covered boards with silver lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the original owner's name and phone number in blue ink on the front fixed endpaper. The dust jacket shows very mior overall shelf wear with a small closed tear (about 0.75") on the front at the top left corner and another (less than 0.25") on the back at the top right corner plus ther... View more info