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Marcel Proust: A Biography

By: Barker, Richard H.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Grosset & Dunlap, Inc.: 1962

Book ID: SCW06132

Condition: Good


BU4 - A trade paperback book in very good-c ondition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A biography of the noted French writer that also places him within French society in the 1890s and the particular society that he frequented. Bibliographical note, chronological table, indexed, 373p. View more info

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Black Time: Fiction of Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States

By: Barthold, Bonnie J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Yale University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW13506

ISBN: 0300025734

Condition: Good


BZ2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A sequence of numbers with the "1" present appearing on the copyright page with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in black 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 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.... View more info

English Romantic Writers

By: Battenhouse, Henry M.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Woodbury, New York, USA, Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated: 1958

Book ID: SCW04337

Condition: Very Good


CE3 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light yellowing of the spine and paper edges plus some light surface scuffing at the bottom right corner of the front cover. A condensed, readily accessible book on the Romantic Movement. It covers its origin, background, development, achievements, authors, and their works. This is a title in the publisher's Barron's Essentials series. Bibliography, indexed, 322p. 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

Modern German Literature 1880-1950

By: Bithell, Jethro

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London, East Sussex, United Kingdom, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1968

Edition: 3rd Revised Edition

Book ID: SCW11989

Condition: Good


BC1 - A hard cover 3rd revised edition book in good+ condition. A tight, sound copy in red cloth covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with some blue ink underlining on pages 63 and 64 plus there is extensive underlining in red ink on pages 110 through 122 plus there are two spots of cloth separation from the board on the front (about 0.25"x1" and 0.75"x1.75") plus there is some light bumping of the right corners of the front board. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some edge wear and chipping along the top ... View more info

D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers

By: Bloom, Harold (editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Chelsea House Publishers: 1988

Book ID: SCW12904

ISBN: 1555460240

Condition: Good


CB5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with the DJ endflaps glued to the fixed endpapers, usual library marks, stamps, label, & pocket on the page edges, free endpapers, & the title page. DJ shows minor shelf wear with some light fading on the spine & front top edge, library label on the spine, original library mylar sleeve, mylar sleeve endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers. This is a title in the publisher's Modern Critical Interpretations. View more info

The Modern World: Ten Great Writers

By: Bradbury, Malcolm

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Viking Penguin: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW07378

ISBN: 0670824437

Condition: Good


BC1 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very, very light bumping on the top right board corners plus there is tape staining on the outside board surfaces from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is some fading along the top and bottom board edges plus there are the usual libray stamps and pocket on the top outside paper edges, title page, and front endpaper. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a library label on the spine plus it is still in the original libary mylar sleeve. A book that examines the ma... View more info

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Momenti e Protagonisti Della Civilta Letteraria d'Italia (Events and Protagonists of the Literary Culture of Italy)

By: Branca, Vittore and Cesare Galimberti

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Florence, Italy, G. C. Sansoni SPA: 1969

Edition: Italian Language Edition

Book ID: FL0028

Condition: Very Good


A2 - An Italian language edition trade paperback book in good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated gray and black wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light rubbing, creasing and soiling on the covers and some light tanning of the outside paper edges. A collection of essays on the major events and participants in the history of the literary culture of Italy. The major sections of the book are 'Letteratura e Civilità nel Medioevo Romanzo' (Literature and Civilization in Medieval Romance Italy), 'Dalle Prime Espressioni in Lingua Italiana al Definirsi di una ... View more info

Fighting Words: Writers Lambast Other Writers--From Aristotle to Anne Rice

By: Charlton, James (editor)

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW06654

ISBN: 1565120736

Condition: Very Good


CE2 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ very good- condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in gray paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with silver lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light edge wear along the spine top and bottom edges plus there is a very small (less than 0.25") closed tear at the front bottom right corner plus there is some very light soili... View more info

Elizabeth Bishop: Questions of Mastery

By: Costello, Bonnie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Harvard Univeristy Press: 1993

Book ID: SCW12817

ISBN: 067424690X

Condition: Good


CE3 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated yellow wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some fading on the spine and along the spine edges. A book about the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. By the author of "Marianne Moore: Imaginary Possessions." Endnotes, credits, index of poems, general index, 265p. View more info

Domingo Faustino

By: Crowley, Frances Geyer

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Twayne Publishers: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW07494

Condition: Good


CC6 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. No additional printings are indicated on the back of the title page. A tight, clean, sound copy in dark red cloth covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and on the front with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light yellowing of the paper edges plus there is some very, very light tape staining on the outside board surfaces from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is some tape staining on the front and back endpapers plus there are the usual libra... 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

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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

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After the Fires: Recent Writing in the Germanies, Austria, and Switzerland

By: Demetz, Peter

Price: $2.50

Publisher: San Diego, California, USA, Harvest Books/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers: 1992

Book ID: SCW12058

ISBN: 0156028921

Condition: Very Good


BX1 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a small patch (about 1") on the right edge of the front cover plus there is some light scattered scuffing on the back cover. A book about the German language literature and literary trends of the post-war Germanies and the other major German-speaking countries Switzerland and Austria. The author places special emphasis on the social, political, and economic developments in each country and how these affected writers and literature... View more info

Daniel of the Blossoming Valley: Daniel Von Dem Bluhenden Tal

By: Der Stricker

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Garland Publishing: 1990

Book ID: SCW11059

ISBN: 0824015150

Condition: Very Good


CB5 - A tight, clean, sound copy in green cloth covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and gold lettering on the front with very minor overall shelf wear. Illustrated with black and white reproductions. This is a title in the publisher's Garland Library of Medieval Literature series. Translated from the German by Michael Resler. An english translation of what is probably the first original, freely invented Arthurian romance in the German tradition. 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

Revolution As Tragedy: The Dilemma of the Moderate from Scott to Arnold

By: Farrell, John Philip

Price: $2.25

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, USA, Cornell University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW13727

ISBN: 0801412781

Condition: Good


BE3 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with the front and back library mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there is some light staining on the right outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the copyright page, and the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light fading on the spine plus there is a library label on the spine plus the front and back mylar sleeve endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still ... View more info

Edwin Arlington Robinson

By: Franchere, Hoyt C.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Twayne Publishers, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10159

Condition: Good


CE1 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with no dust jacket. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in blue cloth covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and on the front with minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light edge wear along the top and bottom spine edges plus there is some very light fading and label staining as well as some very, very light surface dealmination on the spine wrapping around onto the front and back covers from a library label plus there are the usual l... View more info

Women Writers of Latin America: Intimate Histories

By: Garcia Pinto, Magdalena

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Austin, Texas, USA, University of Texas at Austin: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW13689

ISBN: 0292738625

Condition: Good


BI6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with some very light foxing on the top and right outside paper edges plus the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps are glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the front and back free endpapers, the title page, and the copyright page. The dust jacket shows some very minor overall shelf wear with some very light wrinkling along the top and bottom spine edges plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the Spanis... View more info

Conversations with Mary McCarthy

By: Gelderman, Carol (editor)

Price: $2.00

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

Book ID: SCW13688

ISBN: 0878054863

Condition: Very Good


CB3 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black photo illustrated purple wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A collection of twenty-six uncut interviews of the noted novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, memoirist, and critic, Mary McCarthy. The interviews are arranged chronologically according to the dates they appeared in print. 273p. View more info