An entertaining collection of anecdotes, short stories, play excerpts, jokes, quips, and proverbs. Italian literature from ancient Rome to present-day America.
Novel, first published in 1923. This is a collector's edition, well printed and bound.
This is an innovative reference work that merges two traditional tools: the encyclopedia and the dictionary. This single volume gathers together a vast library of information about literary traditions, works, and authors, as well as pronunciations and etymologies of literary terms. Moer than 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations. Entries for authors, words, terms, and topics from all eras and all parts of the world, reflecting the diversity of literature through the ages. Information about a wide variety of literature, inlcuding children's literature, science fiction, detective fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction. Coverage of all literary forms and genres, including novels, poems, plays, essays, and literary criticism. Biographical sketches, with pronunciation information, of authors, literary theorists, and literary scholars. Definitions, spellings, pronunciations, and etymologies of literary terms. Plot summaries and dates of publication of major literary works. Listings for literary characters, landmarks, journals, and prizes. Merriam Websters's Encyclopedia of Literature was created through a combined effort of the editorial staffs of Merriam-Webster and Encyclopedia Britannica, two of the most respected reference book publishers in the world. Drawing on the vast resources of these two world authorities, this book provides a fascinating and realiable chronicle of the works of literature down through the centuries.
This classic novel was first published in 1886. This reprint of the 1948 edition has been completely reset as it was in that year. This is a collector's edition, finely printed and bound; a rigid slipcase, in black, is provided. The cover cleverly shows a bent-over man with his back turned to us. The left half of the cover is black; the right is white. "The originality of the idea [of this book] is matched by the skill with which tension is added to mystery almost to the end. But it is far more than that. Its title has become proverbial. It has been reprinted, translated, filmed, and dramatised, again and again, because it touches some of the most primitive chords of feeling. There is no more forceful presentation of that duality in man's nature of which every human is painfully aware." --after John Hampton, in the Introduction.
A facsimile of the 1912 edition, Avenel Books, New York. A new translation by Vernon Jones. With an introduction by G.K. Chesterton and illustrations by Arthur Rackam. Yes, these are the classic fables of Aesop, the delight of chlildren for two thousand years. You know the tale of the tortoise and the hare, as well as many others. These fables are part and parcel of Western culture, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Besides, kids love to read them! Sponge Bob and Harry Potter will be forgotten relatively soon; Aesop's Fables will endure for generations to come.
Edited and introduced by Frederick A. Pottle. A collector's edition, with fine binding and printing. Twenty illustrations, from the period. Cleverly, the cover shows the handwriting of a journal. Plain, rigid slipcase. Set in Monotype 12 point Walbaum leaded 2 points by Gloucester Typesetting Services and printed by The Ptiman Press on cream MF paper. Bound by The Pitman Press in Wicotex Snowdon cloth with paper sides printed with a facsimile manuscript page.
A collector's edition, finely printed and bound; the rigid slipcase portrays Dublin in 1904, the year Joyce left there, for good. This novel is certainly a classic of the twentieth century, one of Joyce's most widely read books.
This is a classic of English children's literature. The book would be an excellent gift for a child, on any occasion. The cover has a sketch of a train entering a tunnel, with children overhead, looking on. The book is also well illustrated with colored drawings. A green slipcase is also provided. This is a collector's edition, with fine paper and excellent smyth-sewn binding.
Of all sophisticated languages in the world, linguists agree that Japanese is the most difficult to translate. In this anthology, therefore, there is as much a cultural transposition as verbal. James Melville provides an introduction for the collection as a whole and biographies for each author. Amply illustrated. With rigid slipcase. 475 pages.
You may have seen "Rumpole and the Baily" on public television. Here is the original, created by John Mortimer. Rumpole is the main character in several light-hearted stories. In these pages, he lives. This is a collector's book, with fine printing and binding, in brand new condition. With a rigid sleeve, this book bears an image of Rumpole himself on the front cover, wig and all. Printed on Hamilton Wove paper at The Bath Press, Avon. Bound at The Bath Press in full cloth and blocked with a design by the artist.
A classic of English literature. Beautifully illustrated and bound. Gold inlay on cover and spine. Mint condition. A collector's edition. Set in New Caledonia by The Folio Society. Printed on Ibis Wove paper at The Bath Press, Bath, and bound there in full cloth, blocked with a design by David Eccles.
This is a book of humor, with limericks, odd poetry, and whimsical drawings by the author himself. From 1846 to 1895, the various chapters of this book came into being, for better or for worse. After the introduction by Quentin Blacke, you get the following: A Book of Nonsense. Nonsense songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets. More nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, etc. Nonsense Songs and Stories. Here's one familiar such song: The owl and Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat. They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note. And so on. The original sketches of the author in this volume have all been colorized, making them even funnier. If you like limericks, buy this book. If you know a child who would enjoy this kind of thing, again, buy this book. If you yourself delight in songs of this kind, by all means, buy this book. But if you do, remember we won't refund your money or accept a return. It's yours. Well printed and bound, with a rigid sleeve. A collector's item. Set in Bulmer with Hordon display at The Folio Society. Printed in Great Britain at Butler & Tanner Ltd, Fromme, on Hamilton Wove paper, and bound by them in full cloth printed with a design by Richard Beards who also designed the slipcase and title page, and coloured the illustrations.
This a collector's book, of the highest quality. It's an anthology of short stories and essays, all entertaining, gathered by Miles Kington, from the pages of Punch magazine. These are the selections that the editor found to be funny, indeed, those that make him break out laughing. Cartoons abound in this book, even on the cover. This is a delightful volume, from beginning to end. The book is beautifully printed and bound in gold and provided with a gold, rigid sleeve. Set in Garamond at The Folio Society. Printed on Balmoral Wove paper by Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome and bound by them in material printed with a design by Helen Smithson incorporating Punch cartoons.
This book showcases four centuries of poems,plays, short stories, novels, memoirs, journalism, and literary criticism. Fifty of Ireland's beloved writers are quoted. One novel is quoted in its entirety: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. Nobel prize winners are included, too: William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney. There's also fiction from Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth Bowen, Mary Lavin, Patrick McCabe, Flann O'Brien, and Liam O'Flaherty. This rich collection of more than eighty-five individual works reads like a journey through the history of Irish literature.
Introduction by Paul I. Webb. Also included is Paul Hardy's preface to the 1895 edition. This is a collector's edition, beautifully printed and bound. You also get a rigid slipcase for the book. Set in Linotype Baskerville by BP Datagraphics, Bath, and printed at the Bath Press, Avon on Elan Cream Wove paper. Bound at the Bath Press in Berkeley cloth blocked with a decorative motiv drawn by the artist.
Stories are selected and introduced by David Hughes. This is a collector's edition, beautifully printed and bound, smyth-sewn. The book comes with a rigid slipcase. Set in 12 point Monotype Perpetua by Gloucester Typesetting Services and printed by The Bath Press with quarter cloth and paper sides printed with a design by Ian Beck.
A novel about two young men from the West side of Chicago who both enter the priesthood.
A collector's edition, with fine binding and rigid sleevecase, green in color. Delightful folk stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England. Here are legends of fairies, kings, heroes, fabulous beasts, ghosts, animals, giants, strong men, and magicians. This anthology is highlighted by original wood-engravings by Hannah Firmin. Beautifully printed and illustrated, even with some music. Set in l0 pt. Palatino by Tradespool, Limited, and printed on Sommerville cream laid paper by The Bath Press, Avon. Bound by the Bath Press in quarter cloth with printed paper sides based on a design by Birgitte Cramer.
A collector's edition, with fine, smyth-sewn binding. With introduction and editoral matter. Golden cover and rigid slipcase. A beautiful book, in every way. Set in Dante with Gill Sans Extra Condensed at The Folio Society. Printed on Ibis White Wove paper by St Edmundsbury Press, Bury St Edmunds. Bound by Hunter & Foulis, Edinburgh.
The exploits of Daniel Boone's younger brother. Illustrated with photographs and maps.