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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

Robert Lowell

By: Crick, J. F.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland, USA, Barnes & Noble: 1974

Edition: Reprint Edition

Book ID: SCW08518

ISBN: 0064913163

Condition: Good


BE4 - A reprint edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condidtion. A tight, clean, sound copy in brown cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are large patches of glue staining on the front and back fixed endpapers and back free endpaper from where the dust jacket was glued to the boards and there was a library pocket plus there are the usual library stamps on the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some yellowing of the front and back endflaps from where the dust jacket was glued... View more info

Malcolm Lowry: A Biography

By: Day, Douglas

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW06209

Condition: Good


BU2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth boards with a red cloth stripe along the bottom board edges with gold lettering on the spine & blind stamped lettering on the front with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light fading along the top board edges plus there is some very light tape staining on the outside board surfaces, endflaps, and front and back endpapers where the dust jacket endflaps were taped down to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top, bottom, and... View more info

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and His World

By: Debeer, Gavin

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, G. P. Putnam's Sons/Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 1972

Edition: Later Printing

Book ID: SCW13594

ISBN: 050013037X

Condition: Very Good


CA1 - A hard cover later printing withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in gray paper covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some glue staining on the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket endflaps were glued to the boards plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the copyright page plus there is some light yellowing and soiling on the outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows minor overall s... View more info

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Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son

By: Dickey, Christopher

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster: 1999

Book ID: SCW10284

ISBN: 0684855372

Condition: Very Good


BG3 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated blue and gold wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. A memoir of anger, love, and reconciliation between a son and his father. The book is written by the sone of James Dickey, a noted American poet who lead a tumultuous life and who, though a literary success, was a heavy drinker and a destructive husband and father. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Bibliography, acknowledgments, indexed, photo cre... 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

Love and Rivalry: Three Exceptional Pairs of Sisters

By: Faber, Doris

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, The Viking Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW06518

ISBN: 0670442216

Condition: Good


BU1 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in pink paper covered boards quarter bound in burgandy cloth with gold lettering on the spine and gold graphics on the front with minor overall shelf wear there is some fading around the top edges plus there is some tape staining on the outside board surfaces from where the dust jacket was taped down to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, label, and pocket on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges (marked out with large black marker), front and back endpapers... 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

The Writer's Voice: Conversations with Contemporary Writers Conducted By John Graham

By: Garrett, George (editor)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Morrow/Avon: 1973

Book ID: SCW05389

ISBN: 0688050344

Condition: Very Good


BI6 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some light creasing on the spine. In June 1970, for two weeks, a group of poets, novelists, critics, and editors gathered at Hollins College for the Collins Conference in Creative Writing and Cinema. They taught and lectured to, read to, and mixed with students from all over the United States. Most of them also taped interviews with John Graham of the University of Virginia for his radio program, The Scholar's Bookshelf. Those interviews comprise this book. The... 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

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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

Swinburne: Portrait of a Poet

By: Henderson Philip

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1974

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW06558

ISBN: 0025509608

Condition: Good


BG6 - A tight, clean sound copy plus there is some light fading on the board top edges plus there is some tape staining on the outside board surfaces from where the dust jacket was taped down to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, label, and pocket on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges (marked out with large black marker), inside surfaces of the front and back boards, front and back endpapers, title page, and copyright page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very, very light fading on the spine plus there is a library labe... View more info

Browning's Old Schoolfellow: The Artistic Relationship of Two Robert Brownings

By: Herring, Jack

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Beta Phi Mu: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW01503

ISBN: 0910230099

Condition: Very Good


BZ4 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in orange cloth with gold lettering on the spine and front. A collection of sketches done by Robert Browning's father. The elder Browning's writing provides a clue to the source of many of the techniques, idiosyncrasies, and basic assumptions which are significant elements in Robert Browning's poetry. The author has been the Director of the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor in Waco, Texas. The book includes full page color facimile copies, on the facing pages, of the elder Browning's m... View more info

Oscar Wilde

By: Jullian, Philippe

Price: $2.50

Publisher: London, East Sussex, United Kingdom, Paladin Grafton Books/Collins Publishing Group: 1986

Book ID: SCW10870

ISBN: 0586080406

Condition: Very Good


BC6 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated yellow wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some some very light creasing on the spine and at the bottom left corner of the back cover plus there is some yellowing of the outside paper edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. A biography of Oscar Wilde that presents his life as a literary-historical figure as well as a symbolic representation of the British Victorian Era. Bibliography, indexed, 348p. View more info

The Family Romance of the Impostor Poet Thomas Chatterton

By: Kaplan, Louise J.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, USA, University of California Press: 1989

Book ID: SCW12266

ISBN: 0520065654

Condition: Very Good


CE5 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated purple wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A book about Thomas Chatteton, an English percursor to the Romantic poètes maudits. The author examines Chatterton's influence on the Romantic Movement and makes a psyghological examination of Chatterton as a precocious and neurotic adolescent. By the author of "Adolesence" and "Oneness and Separateness." Endnotees, indexed, 301p. View more info

Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas

By: Lamb, Brian

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Times Books/Random House: 1997

Edition: 4th Printing

Book ID: SCW05251

ISBN: 0812928474

Condition: Good


BZ3 - A hard cover 4th printing withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with a dust jacket in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in black paper with gold lettering and a graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is the usual library stamp and label on the half-title page and dedication page plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus i... View more info

A Guide to the Life of Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797), Fourth Earl of Oxford

By: Lewis, W. S. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, CT, U.S.A., Yale University Press: 1973

Book ID: SCW03944

ISBN: 0300017138

Condition: Good


CG1 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in sepia monochrome illustrated wraps with minor overall wear plus some light rubbing overall & at times a little heavier plus a spot of rubbing & staining on the front about 0.5"x1" plus some light overall edge wear. Illustrated with black & white photographs throughout. A book that is a biography based on a collection of correspondence. It was published in conjunction with an exhibition based on the Yale Edition of his correspondence. 123p. View more info

Uphill with Archie: A Son's Journey

By: MacLeish, William H.

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Simon & Schuster Trade: 2001

Book ID: SCW05745

Condition: Very Good


BH5 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof/uncorrected reader's proof book in very good condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in yellow wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A biography of the life of the great American literary icon Archibald MacLeish written by his son. By the author of "The Day Before America," "The Gulf Stream," and "Oil and Water." 287p. View more info

Luigi Pirandello

By: Matthaei, Renate

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.: 1973

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW10520

ISBN: 0804425922

Condition: Very Good


BZ3 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in red cloth covered boards with blue lettering and white graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards and the front and back free endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page plus there is some light fading of the tinting on the top outside paper e... View more info

Last Watch of the Night: Essays Too Personal and Otherwise

By: Monette, Paul

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1994

Book ID: SCW08052

ISBN: 0151000719

Condition: Very Good


BW4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated dark gray wraps with very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light overall rubbing. A collection of ten autobiographical essays about life with AIDS and in the gay rights movement. The author is a winner of the National Book Award. By the author of "Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll," "The Gold Diggers," "The Long Shot," "Lightfall," "Afterlife" and "Halfway Home." 309p. View more info