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1 12619Renaissance XVIe Siecle Litterture Francaise Critique Litteraire Mars 1969 - French Literature Literary Criticism
Slatkine Reprints France 1969 Paperback Very Good+ 
185 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Text in French with only a little English. No creases. Just a bit of light foxing to covers. Shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Directory of Litterature Francaise, Critique Litteraire, Sixteenth Century published by Slatkine Reprints. Includes publication data. Trade Paperback. 
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2 12225Adams, Nicholson B. ; Keller, John E. ; Fein, John M. ; Daniel, Elizabeth R. (Eds) Hispanpamerica En Su Literatura
W. W. Norton NY 1965 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
370 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Text in Spanish. Bright illustrated boards. Light shelf rub to cover edges. Name to front fly-leaf and back inside cover. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. An introduction to the masterpieces of Spanish America, from the colonial period to the present day. 
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3 16191Adams, Stephen D. James Purdy
Barnes & Noble Critical Study NY 1976 0064900142 / 9780064900140 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Van Vechten, Carl 
166 pages; Fine/Very Good Plus. Attractive brown cloth boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is just a tiny bit of shelf rub to panels. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! This book seeks to define the steady progress of Purdy's art and to explore his evolving themes and preoccupations. Adams starts with Purdy's Early Stories and Malcolm; then The Nephew; Cabot Wright Begins and Eustace Chisholm and the Works; The House of the Solitary Maggot and Jeremy's Version, and lastly, I am Elijah Thrush and In a Shallow Grave. There is a Bibliography and Index. 
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4 12232Alegria, Fernando Historia De La Novela Hispanoamericana - 3rd Edition Revised
Ediciones De Andrea Mexico 1966 Third Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
301 pages; Very Good condition. Reading creases. Just a bit of rub to covers edges. Solid, clean. All text in Spanish. This is Tome I - 3rd Edition of the History of the Novel in Latin America. Trade Paperback. 
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5 17296Anderson, Chester G. (Ed) James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Yount Man (Text, Criticism, and Notes)
Viking Press 1968 0670018031 / 9780670018031 Second Printing Paperback Near Fine 
570 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Name to front fly-leaf. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. Solid, clean. Literary Criticism. Trade Paperback. 
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6 4263Armistead, J. M. THE FIRST ENGLISH NOVELISTS, ESSAYS IN UNDERSTANDING
University of Tennessee Press TN 1985 0870494686 / 9780870494680 Second Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
295 pages; Fine/Fine. As New condition. The novels of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, and Austen are imbedded in eighteenth- century culture. A modern reading of these works, to be richly rewarding, needs to consider how they interpret the life and times of their authors... 
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7 7615Bank, Stanley (Ed) American Romanticism A Shape For Fiction
Capricorn Books NY 1969 First Printing Paperback Fine 
345 pages; Fine condition. No creases. Solid, clean. The essays, letters, statements, and literary criticism presented in this fascinating volume allow the writers to define American romance, as well as voice their opinions of one another... Trade Paperback. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 12731Barthes, Roland (Ed) Poetique - Revue De Theorie Et D'analyse Litteraires Volume 1 - 1970
Editions Du Seuil Paris 1970 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
126 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Light shelf rub at edges. Very light age tanning to cover and outside page edges. Solid, clean. Text in French. Tzvetan Todorov, Velimer Khlebnikov, Documents by both. Jean-Pierre Richard on Balzac, and other by Helene Cixous about Henry James, and much more. Trade Paperback. 
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9 7181Beal, Richard S. ; Korg, Jacob (Eds) The Complete Reader
Prentice-Hall Inc. NJ 1967 Second Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
627 pages; Very Good condition. Very light shelf wear to board edges. Lettering faded. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. 
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10 17855Beaty, Jerome (Ed) Fiction (The Norton Introduction to Literature Series)
W. W. Norton NY 1973 039309359X / 9780393093599 Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
613 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Very shallow scratch on front cover. Name to front fly-leaf. Solid, otherwise clean. This book is an anthology: a generous collection of what the editors think are, for the most part, enjoyable, stimulating, and significant literary works. Trade Paperback. 
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11 13662Beaty, Jerome (Ed) The Norton Introduction To Literature Bain Beaty Hunter: Fiction
W. W. Norton NY 1973 039309359X / 9780393093599 Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
615 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Research Center copy - stamp to half title page - pocket inside back cover - never checked out. Tee-niny tear bottom edge of front cover. Small repaired tear to first page. Solid, clean. This book is an anthology: a generous collection of what the editors think are enjoyable, stimulating, and significant literary work. Trade Paperback. 
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12 7690Beloof, Robert The Performing Voice In Literature
Little, Brown and Company MA 1966 First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
540 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Outside page edges very lightly dusty. Very small smudge at bottom text block. Very light shelf rub at board edges. Name on front inside board. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Interpretation is a technique of crticism and pedagogy. It has been developed primarily in speech departments as a means of ensuring that the breath of life remains in a poem or story during the process of analysis... 
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13 5917Bentley, Gerald Eades (Ed) The Seventeenth-Century Stage - A Collection Of Critical Essays
University of Toronto Press Canada 1968 First Edition; First Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 
287 pages; Near Fine condition. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. No Creases. Solid, Clean. The essays in this collection concern the characteristics of actors and acting, of theaters and theater productions in London during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I. An excellent gift! 
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14 16530Berenbaum, Michael The Vision of the Void: Theological Reflections on the Works of Elie Wiesel
Wesleyan University Press CT 1979 0819550302 / 9780819550309 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
220 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Ex-Library with stamps, spine label, no pocket. Attractive bright gray cloth boards with dark brown lettering. Just a bit of shelf rub to corner tips and spine tips. Solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Stated First Edition. From the Introduction: The Past four decades have been a time of unprecedented and ominous upheaval in Jewish life. Within this short span of time one-third of the Jewish people were killed, a Jewish state was founded, Jerusalem once again came under Jewish control, Soviet Jews experienced a resurgence of Jewish identity and self-consciousness, American Jewry proceeded further along the road to assimilation, and continued threats to the state of Israel once again proved its vulnerability and its dependence upon the good will of other nations. This work analyzes the changes in religious consciousnes experienced by one deeply sensitive participant in these events. 
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15 16521Blend, Charles D. Andre Malraux Tragic Humanist
Ohio State University Press OH 1963 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
255 pages; Very Good/No Jacket Ex-library with stamps, spine pen and pocket. Olive green cloth boards with white lettering. Spine and edges are lightly sunned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. The unity of life and work has always been one of the things about Malraux that most appealed to me. The problems with which he deals are eternal, but he has lived and written of the most crucial periods of human history and partake of the more durable quality of art. In general, I am not only stimulated but attracted by the way in which Malraux treats these problems, and the attraction has grown with each new evolution of his thought. In short, my position is a sympathetic one, controlled, I hope, by the requirements of critical objectivity. (from Introduction) Bibliography included. 
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16 4779Boas, Guy DRYDEN, POPE AND BYRON
Thomas Nelson & Sons London 1926 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
255 pages; Good/No Jacket. Crack just starting at title page. Prior owner's name on inside front board and front fly leaf. Inscription, in pencil, on back fly-leaf. Otherwise clean. Light shelf wear at spine tips and corner tips. Outside page edges age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and text is clean. Great Reading! 
Price: 7.00 USD
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17 11901Borgal, Clement Racine
Clasiques Du XX Editions Universitiaries France 1974 Paperback Near Fine 
124 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. White on cover lightly age tanned. Name on first page. Solid, otherwise clean. Jean Racine's writings. Text in French. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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18 17895Bowra, C. M. The Romantic Imagination
Oxford University Press UK 1949 No Edition Stated Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
306 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. No Edition Stated, No copyright date stated. Date taken from the Preface and OCLC. Just a bit of shelf rub at boards and spine edges. Name to front fly-leaf. Outside page edges age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. From the Preface: This book contains the lectures which I gave at Cambridge, MA. , during the happy months of 1948 - 1949, when I was Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. 
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19 4418Bradley, J. L. RUSKIN, THE CRITICAL HERITAGE
Routledge & Kegan Paul London 1984 0710092865 / 9780710092861 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Lib; 436 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. This ex-library book has usual stamps inside covers and on fly-leaf pages. Also top and bottom outside page edges. Spine label. Date due slip on back endpaper. Very, Very light shelf rub at edges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. The separate volumes in the Critical Heritage Series present a record of early criticism. Clearly, for many of the highly productive and lengthily reviewed nineteenth and twentieth century writers, there exists an enormous body of material. 
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20 4667Brodkey, Harold Sea Battles on Dry Land: Essays
Henry Holt NY 1999 0805060529 / 9780805060522 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
452 pages; Fine/Fine. No flaws. As New condition. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An Excellent Gift! This book gathers the best of Brodkey's essays into a single volume. His 'One of the Rules of Foppishness' explains, with deadpan precision, just what men and women are trying to communicate to each other by the way they dress. The previously unpublished 'Notes on American Fascism' eerily anticipates the violence of latter-day militia groups. 
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21 13299Brooks, Cleanth The Hidden God - Studies In Hemingway, Faulkner, Yeats, Eliot, And Warren
Yale University Press CT 1964 Third Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
136 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No spine creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. White back cover is very lightly age tanned at edges. Top outside page edges very, very lightly foxed. Solid, clean. The clarity of style for which Mr. Brooks has long been noted is displayed to advantage in this newest book of his criticism. Mr. Brooks believes that whatever a writer has to say about mankind, Christianity, or culture in general is most significantly explained through his achievements as an artist, and for that reason, the critic here deals with the characteristic literary work of each author, rather than his ideology or philosophy. Trade Paperback. 
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22 14048Brown, John Russell Shakespeare's Plays In Performance
Penguin MD 1969 Third Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Hogarth, William 
266 pages; Very Good condition. Light reading creases. Just a bit of rub at edges. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Solid, clean. The importantance of seeing these plays in performance because there are things which can be revealed that were not suspected when merely read. Trade Paperback. 
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23 5884Browne, Ray B.; Light, Martin (Eds) Critical Approaches To American Literature - Vol. II - From Walt Whitman To William Faulkner
Thomas Y. Crowell NY 1965 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Fleming, Guy 
344 pages; Very Good condition. THIS IS A PAPERBACK - NOT A HARDCOVER! Prior owner's name on half-title page. Front hinge reading crease. NO spine creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. 
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24 17389Browning, Robert & Loucks, James F. Robert Browning's Poetry (Norton Critical Edition)
W. W. Norton 1979 0393090922 / 9780393090925 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
604 pages; Fine condition. No creases. Solid, clean. 1st Paperback Edition, 1st Printing. A Norton Critical Edition; Authoritative Texts; Criticism. This volume offers a generous selection of works from each of Browning's creative periods, emphasizing the years in which the memorable dramatic monologues were written. Trade Paperback. 
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25 18060Browning, Robert; Wittemore, Reed (Intro); Wilbur, Richard (Ed) Browning, The Laurel Poetry Series
Dell NY 1966 Third Printing Paperback Near Fine 
160 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Pages are age tanning. Solid, clean. He was a good Victorian. As such he was perhaps fortunate in being encouraged to cultivate, at home, a few solid repressions; they helped to make him a part of his age - Introduction. 
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26 12166Buceta, Erasmo (Eds. ); Hill, John N. ; Antologia De Cuentos Espanoles - Heath's Contemporary Spanish Texts
D. C. Heath MA 1923 First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 257 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Text in Spanish. Ex-Library. Shelf wear to board edges. Library card to inside front board and front fly-leaf. Name written on inside back cover. Library Stamp to title page. Otherwise, boards are straight, with tee-niny bumps to corner tips, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. The stories included in the present collection represent an effort to offer selections combining relative simplicity of style and language with real literary merit. They are all chosen from contemporary Spanish writers who have cultivated the short story as one form literary expression. 
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27 18068Bush, Douglas; Kronenberger, Louis (Ed) John Keats, His Life and Writings - Masters of World Literature Series
Collier Books NY 1967 First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
224 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Name to front fly leaf. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. A fine example of the best type of critical biography - Choice Trade Paperback. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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28 17388Byron, George Gordon; McConnell, Frank D. (Ed) Byron's Poetry (Norton Critical Edition)
W. W. Norton 1978 039309152x / 9780393091526 1st Paperback Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
484 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Soft front hinge crease. Outside page edges lightly age tanning. Light, soft smudge at fore edge of first page. Solid, clean. This volume offers a wide-ranging, comprehensive selection of Byron's poetry an prose. Trade Paperback. 
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29 12209Cadden, John J. ; Brostowin, Patrick R. (Ed) Science And Literature - A Reader
D. C. Heath MA 1964 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
310 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Tee-niny bit of shelf rub to cover edges. Complements plate inside front cover. Solid, clean. The Two Cultures: Selections by - Thomas Henry Huxley, Matthew Arnold, Eric Larrabee, Archibald Macleish, C. P. Snow; Science and Literatures since the Renaissance: Selections 10 altogether; Anthology of Selected Literature: Selections by John Donne, John Milton Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, William Blake, and more. Trade Paperback. 
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30 16669Calandra, Denis; Carey, Gary (Ed) Cliff Notes on Shakespeare's MacBeth
Cliff's Notes, Inc. NE 1991 0822000466 / 9780822000464 Reissue Stapled Wraps Near Fine 
Near Fine condition. No creases. Tiny nick at bottom spine edge. Just a bit of shelf rub to edges. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! This classic study lists Life of Author; Brief synopsis of the Play; List of Characters; Summaries & Commentaries; Character Analysis; Review Questions; Essay Topics; Selected Bibliography. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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31 16676Carey, Gary Hemingway's the Old Man and the Sea - Cliff's Notes
Cliff's Notes Inc. NE 1973 0822009358 / 9780822009351 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
60 pages; Near Fine condition. Small sticker peel on back cover. No Creases. Solid, clean. These Notes present a clear discussion of the action and throught of the work under consideration and a concise interpretation of its artistic merits and its significance. 
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32 14909Carl Van Doren American Literature, an Introduction
U. S. Library Association CA 1933 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
92 pages; Very Good Plus/ No Jacket. Attractive illustrated light orange and dark orange cloth boards with light orange lettering. Spine lettering is faded. Soft bump top front corner tip. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. This Introduction to American Literature covers Colonial, National, Continental, Imperial, and Critical, with a Bibliography. 
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33 6288Cecil, David EARLY VICTORIAN NOVELISTS, essays in revaluation
Fontana Collins 1970 Third Printing Softcover Near Fine 
254 pages; Near Fine condition. NO creases. Outside page edges very lightly age tanned. Solid, Clean. Lord David starts in the spirit of a treasure seeker and communicates to the reader the excitement of the chase. He makes us share the thrill of discovery. 
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34 18081Cecil, David Poets and Story-Tellers
Constable UK 1968 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
201 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Bump to top edge of front board. Outside page edges lightly age tanning. Navy blue boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Price clipped DJ has tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Now in protective sleeve. In Poets and storytellers, Lord David's scope is wider than in Hardy the novelist or Early Victorian novelists. He writes here of poetry as well as of prose, of contemporaries as well as classics, of foreign authors as well as English. 
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35 18165Charles, Michel Poetique, Le Discours de la Poesie, No. 52, Novembre, 1982
Seuil 1982 2020063131 / 9782020063135 Paperback Very Good 
121 pages; Very Good condition. Text completely in FRENCH. White covers are lightly age tanned. Slight lift to top edges. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. Solid, clean. Includes: Paul Zumthor; Daniel Oster; Victor Brombert; Don A. Monson; Antoine Berman; Nicholas Rand; and more. 
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36 17976Chase, Richard Emily Dickinson
Delta NY 1965 Reprint; First Printing Paperback Good 
328 pages; Good Condition. Reading creases. Cover and outside page edges are age browning. Bump to front bottom corner tip. Tiny spot on front cover. No markings. Clearly, concisely, authoritatively - the background and the life of the New England spinster-recluse who wrote some of the finest poems this country has produced. Trade Paperback. 
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Corneille - Francaise Comedie 1680, Chavalley, Sylvie (Ed)
37 11800Chavalley, Sylvie (Ed) Corneille - Francaise Comedie 1680
Armoiries Dessinees Par Arnaud Chaffanjon Francaise 1965 First Printing Stapled Wraps Very Good+ 
64 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Text in French. Illustrated. No creases. Covers age tanned at edges. Solid, clean. Articles by Jean Boorsch, Roger Caillois, Sylvie Chevalley, George Couton, Maurice Descotes, Alce Herland, and Georges May. French comedy. 
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38 16190Chupack, Henry James Purdy
Twayne Publishers MA 1975 0805706011 / 9780805706017 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bachrach, Fabian 
144 pages; Fine/No Jacket. TUSAS 248. Attractive blue cloth boards with bright gilt lettering and illustration. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent gift! Twayne Publisher is a Division of G. K. Hall & Co. In Boston, and has a Series of United States Authors. The seven chapters of this study are devoted to separate analysis of Purdy's fiction, starting with early short stories, such as Color of Darkesss, Malcolm, The Nephew, and Children is All; The latest three novels, Cabot Wright Begis, Eustace Chisholm and The Works, and Jeremy's Version constitute the subject matter for chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 7 will assess Purdy's place in Contemporary American fiction. Also included are Notes, Bibliography and Index. 
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39 4220Coester, Alfred THE LITERARY HISTORY OF SPANISH AMERICA - SECOND EDITION
Macmillan NY 1950 Second Edition; Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
521 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Light shelf wear at spine tips and board ends. Light rubbing at spine edges. Spine is square and Boards are straight. A Solid, Clean copy. Literary review/criticism of Latin America and Cuban literature. 
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Typhoon and Youth, Conrad, Joseph
40 18036Conrad, Joseph Typhoon and Youth
Chandler CA 1962 Paperback Very Good 
148 pages; Very Good condition. Ever-so-light tone to page edges. Solid, clean. Chandler Series of English Novels presents Typhoon and Youth - two novels by Joseph Conrad with literary criticism. "The main characteristic of this volume consists in this, that all the stories composing it belong not only to the same period but have been written one after another in the order in which they appear in the book." Trade Paperback. 
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41 17321Cox, Sidney A Swinger of Birches: A Portrait of Robert Frost
Collier Books 1961 Reprint; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
123 pages; Near Fine condition. Spine just a bit sunned. Solid, clean. The great American poet is revealed by an old friend wh knew him intimately. Trade Paperback. 
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42 17231Coxe, Louis O. Edwin Arlington Robinson, The Life of Poetry
Pegasus Publishing NY 1969 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
188 pages; Near Fine condition. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. No creases. Solid, clean. The Life of Poetry probes the life, mind and art of the celebrated American poet and offers a fresh approach to his poetry for readers of a new generation. Trade Paperback. 
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43 7624Coyle, William (Ed) The Young Man In American Literature The Initiation Theme
Odyssey Press NY 1969 First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
340 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Outside page edges very lightly age tanned. Solid, clean. This volume contains essays, autobiographical narratives, and fiction pertaining to young men in American literature. It is to be used either as a source of topics and materials for research and critical papers or as an anthology in literature and composition classes... Trade Paperback. 
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44 18143Crabbe, Katharyn F. J. R. R. Tolkien, Modern Literature Series
Frederick Ungar Publishing 1981 0804460914 / 9780804460910 First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
192 pages; Near Fine condition. First Paperback edition. No creases. Soft indent on front cover. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. Solid, clean. In this complete study of Tolkien's work and life, Katharyn Crabbe first deals with The Hobbit, which established his reputation, showing the peculiar enchantment f Middle-earth. She then explains The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarrillion. Crabbe also analyses the scholarly work that brought him renown as a philologist and Anglo-Saxon scholar. Trade Paperback. 
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45 3998Crume, Paul (Ed. ) SOUTHWEST REVIEW, SPRING 1941 BEEF FROM THE ARGENTINE; AMERICAN LITERATURE AND THE MELTING POT
Southern Methodist University Press TX 1941 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
392 pages; Good condition. Cover is quite beat up at the edges with light stain . Spine is square and solid with no reading creases. Small peel at bottom spine tip, with chip. Binding is Solid. No internal marks. Features Beef From the Argentine - Pan Americanism in Practice by S. D. Myres, Jr. And American Literature and the Melting Pot by Howard Mumford Jones. Trade Paperback. 
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46 4587Curry, S. S., Ph.D. Classic Selections From the Best Authors, Adapted to the Study of Vocal Expression
Expression Company MA 1888 Hardcover Good 
Ex-Lib; 446 pages; Only date on copyright page is 1888. Good condition/ No Jacket. Starting to split at a couple of pages - but overall a solid binding. This ex-library copy has spine label and pocket, date due sheet still attached inside back cover and back fly-leaf. Front board lightly dented at bottom front corner. SMU library stamps inside boards - none on outside page edges. Outside page edges lightly tanned. Cover rubbed at all edges - rubbed through to the cardboard at the corner tips. A few check marks, in pencil, at a few paragraphs. Selected extracts as will be best adapted to develop the essential qualities of the voice, to furnish the greatest variety of examples for the illustration of the various steps in vocal expression 
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47 4600Curry, S. S., Ph.D. Classic Selections From the Best Authors, Adapted to the Study of Vocal Expression
Expression Company MA 1888 Hardcover Good 
Ex-Lib; 446 pages; Only date on copyright page is 1888. Good condition/ No Jacket. This ex-library copy has spine label and pocket, date due sheet still attached inside back cover and back fly-leaf. Book block loose from spine at top only. SMU library stamps inside boards - none on outside page edges. Outside page edges lightly tanned. Cloth is lightly shelf rubbed at all edges. Spine is lightly sunned. Reinforced inside hinges. A few words written very lightly, in pencil, in margins. Price sticker shadow on front board. A Solid, otherwise Clean copy. 
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48 15243Daiches, David Virginia Woolf: the Makers of Modern Literature
New Direction CT 1942 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
169 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Blue boards with black lettering. Spine is sun faded. Name and date to endpaper page. Tiny bit of shelf rub to spine tips and corner tips. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are clean. Bibliography. Index. From Chapter 7: What, then, was Virginia Woolf's contribution to English literature? It was real, if in some sense a limited, one. She developed a type of fiction in which sensitive personal reactions to experience can be objectified and patterned in a manner that is both intelllectually exciting and aesthetically satisfying. 
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49 4382Dean, Leonard F. (Ed) SHAKESPEARE: MODERN ESSAYS IN CRITICISM
Oxford University Press NY 1957 Second Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
426 pages; Very Good condition. Just a bit of age tanning outside page edges and cover. Rubbing at spine tips. Slight concave to spine with NO reading creases. Nice copy. 
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50 18170Desgranges, Guy (Ed) Revue d'Histoire Litteraire del al France - Marcel Proust, Septembre-Decembre 1971 No. 5-6
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277 pages; Very Good condition. Text in FRENCH. Shelf rub to cover edges. No spine creases. Solid, clean. Marcel Proust, Comptes Rendus, Informations Bibliographie. Revue d'Histoire Litteraire del al France, marcel Proust, Septembre-Decembre 1971 No. 5-6. Trade Paperback. 
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Here are some more places to look around our site:

  • Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran, and Fedogan & Bremer Books
    At the request of several of our customers, we started a page for the books of Arkham House and related publishers. We try hard to keep it up to date with news and a list of forthcoming books and a list of those books we have of these publishers - both new and used.

  • Author Web Sites/Fan Sites
    A list of Authors and their websites or fan sites. Unfortunately, I haven't kept up with the sites going out or changing although a recent check with a program showed no broken links. One can hope right?

  • Book Care and other book information
    About Books includes items on Book Care as well as a How to Identify First Editions. It will include links, reviews, and all kinds of other interesting (to us at least) tidbits as we add to it.

  • Book Condition Description
    We use certain "bookseller" terms when we describe our books. Generally, they tend to mean what you think they would mean. For example Fine means basically without faults. The exact meanings behind what we mean are given on this page. As mentioned on the page, book condition is sometimes a subjective "call" by the book seller. We try to be objective, but might (in your opinion) fail. If so, you can return the book for any reason.

  • Book Inventory Programs The question of which book inventory program to use was always coming up on some of the forums I visit so I though I would put down some thoughts here. It is evolving and will eventually try to cover many aspects of inventory management (in the sometime distant future). In the mean time, if you have something you would like to see, let me know.

  • Book Reviews
    A slowly growing list of books we've reviewed. We would be happy to have your comments and, if you like, your reviews (with, of course, credit to you if you wish).

  • Chrislands Book Stores
    Chrislands is the company which hosts our site. We are very happy with them as are their other customers. This page gives links to many of the other Chrisland stores.

  • General Links; Other Book Stores, SF&F References, Detective/Mystery References, etc.
    Well, that about says it all. This is sort of a catch all for links which don't specifically belong anywhere else. Right now (about 6:41 pm Central US time, Oct. 16 2005), there are four sections, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery - Detective, Arts and Crafts, and Book Related Links.

  • Glenn Larsen's Guide to First Editions
    Copied from Books-Rare, the book collector's home Copyright © 1997 by Glenn Larsen. Sadly, the original is no longer available., but we have a copy of it here with some corrections and additions.

  • Glossary of Terms Used in Literature and the Book and Printing Trades
    This page grew out of a request from a customer about book terms, a bookman's glossary so to speak. Now I could have just pointed them to the IOBA Book Terminology but I though it would be nice [and make our site more attractive] if we had a page of our own. Well now we do - at least the start of one

  • Help for on-line book buyers
    We hope this page will help you have a more pleasant on-line book buying experience. It also lists a few other places to get books - If we don't have the book you are looking for, of course :-)

  • IOBA Book Stores
    The Independent Online Booksellers Association, is dedicated to promoting internet bookselling by, in part, "Maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for our member booksellers, including a Code Of Ethics." White Unicorn Books is a proud member of the IOBA and on this page we list some of the other IOBA stores.

  • Liaden Universe of Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
    This page is for our Steve Miller and Sharon Lee books. It is mainly books set in the Liaden Universe® and has a list of books in that series, including the Chapter Books, as well as a set of references and links to other sites for the two authors.

  • Previously Featured Books
    Featured Books is where we list the books which have been featured on our home page - we may have more about the book than is in the normal catalog listing, so we decided to just keep track of them here. For example, when we featured the Chronicles of Narnia we listed "both sequences". The order in which they were originally published and "the preferred sequence of CS Lewis".

    We also have some special pages for books which are special in some way. It may be that the book itself is special or that a customer asked for more images, so we put up a page for the book. In any case we have these single pages for a particular book:
    • Butters' Richmond Directory 1855
      An interesting directory for 1855.
    • Crystallizing Public Opinion
      Bernays is considered by many as the originator of modern public relations and has been called the "Father of Spin". He was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.
    • Oxford Lectern Bible The Oxford Lectern Bible is a massive edition of the English Bible designed by American typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957). It is considered by many to be Rogers' masterpiece, and is recognized along with the other great Bibles, including the Baskerville Bible and the Doves Press Bible.
    • The Principles Of Judicial Proof
      Normally we don't put up our used books as a Featured Book on the home page they don't last long enough to stay here since we generally only have a single copy) but this one is such an absolutely beautiful book I had to put it up. So, of course, I had to build a page for it.
    • Sleeping Beauty, a Special Collectors Edition with illustrations by Dulac
      A page devoted to a special book. The 1910 limited edition of Sir Author Quiller-Couch's The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales, illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
    • The Religious System of China
      First published over quite a few years, the initial volume was published in 1892 and the final volume was printed in 1910, The Religious System of China is a monumental work by Jan J M de Groot that "is an attempt at depicting the Chinese Religion as it is really practiced by the nation, and at sketching on a broad scale its influence on Domestic and Social Life. It is the fruit of an intimate contact with the Chinese race for several years." The work also contains a detailed study of China's funerary stelae, and the mythical animals used to decorate them.
    • Slovenly Peter's Story Book
      A classic 'what happens to bad boys and girls' from the late 1800's.

  • Ramblings/Blog/Book Reviews and whatever
    This is really a series of pages consistings of almost anything. On these pages I've written about Medicard Part D, about searching for information on a book on Google and at the Library of Congress, reviewed several books, and talked about the IOBA. No telling what will show up there. I'm sure we'll duplicate information on the rest of the site, but a lot of it will be unique. Hope you find it of interest.

  • Repricing
    A short look at some of the reasons for (semi)automatically repricing your inventory including a few Perl code snippets.

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  •   Setting Up an Internet Book Store
    An article I wrote for the IOBA. It presents a "first look" at some of the things one should think about in setting up an internet book store.


  • Transfer Homebase data to BookTrakker
    We use BookTrakker for maintaining and updating our main database of books we have listed here on our site. In talking to other BookTrakker users, they wanted to know how they could use someone to enter data which they could transfer to BookTrakker either in addition to or instead of using the network version of BookTrakker. Since we use both the network version and Homebase as "auxillary input systems", I though I would finally describe how we did the Homebase to BookTrakker part of it.






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