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Gurney's Reward (US Title : Devil's Reward)

By Llewellyn,Sam

London: Corgi, 1978. Part of trilogy recounting the naval adventures of George Lefanu Gurney - this time in the isles of Greece during the War of Independence.. Pbk. Very Good.

$7.50

Vampyre : The Secret History of Lord Byron (Original UK Title Was "Lord of the Dead")

By Holland, Tom

New York: Warner Books, 1995. "Lord Byron as a vampire? That notion may not explain the aberrant behavior of the much-revered Romantic poet, but it definitely provides a racy foundation for Holland's engaging and sophisticated debut novel. The story begins in London in the present, as lovely young Rebecca Carville petitions her lawyer for the keys to the family crypt, where she hopes to find the sole existing copy of Byron's memoirs. Instead, she finds Byron himself, who proceeds to tell her the story of how he became a vampire during his journey to Greece. The first half of Byron's account remains within the conventionsof the horror genre, as the great poet desperately fights the efforts of the powerful Greek vardoulacha, who eventually drains his blood. Once Byron begins to explore his new nature, however, Holland embarks on a remarkable literary journey, touching on how the poet's burden might have affected his relationships with the women in his life as well as his problematic dealings with Shelley. Other subplots recall the early Anne Rice novels, particularly the sections in which Byron tries to unite the vampires and help the Greeks in their revolt against the Turks. But the most compelling portions of the book probe the links between blood and family that surface when Byron discovers that he must take the life of a relative in order to maintain his youthful beauty. Both the period detail and the biographical material are exquisitely rendered, and the shocking revelation that brings the story full circle and places Rebecca Carville in extreme peril makes for a nice surprise ending. With this striking, highly original debut, Holland offers a valuable addition to the vampire legend. 75, 000 first printing; $100, 000 ad/promo; BOMC and QPB selection; simultaneous Simon & Schuster Audio. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Noted poet Lord Byron recounts to a frightened young woman the harrowing events that led to his becoming a vampire of tremendous power, a true Lord of the Dead. While traveling through 19th-century Greece, he was befriended by a centuries-old Turk, who first lured him into the vampire life and then seemingly murdered the one woman Byron had ever loved, the beautiful slave Haidee. Holland's uneven first novel closely follows the actual events of Byron's life>". First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. New.

$9.00

In Greek Waters. A Story of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1827)

By Henty, G A

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. "With twelve illustrations by W.S.Stacey, and a map of the Grecian Archipelago" Frontis with tissue guard, 408p. (+ 16p. of advertising) Tan decorative cloth with gilding. Clean sound copy, minor shelf wear (esp. to foot and head of spine) corners slightly bumped.. 1st US Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine.

$150.00

Greek Wedding.

By Hodge,Jane Aiken

London: Coronet., 1972. Byronic Hero and feisty American heroine caught up in the Greek War of Independence - a delightful read.. Pbk.. Very Good.

$10.00

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . First US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$12.50

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.
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Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York,: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . BCE. Hard. Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . First US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$12.50

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.
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Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York,: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . BCE. Hard. Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.
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Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York,: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . BCE. Hard. Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . First US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$12.50

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.
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Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York,: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . BCE. Hard. Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.
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Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York,: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Gurney's Revenge

By Llewellyn,Sam

London: Corgi, 1978. Part of a trilogy recounting the naval adventures of George Lefanu Gurney - from Naples to Crete, to Alexandria through Arabia ....and finally to Hong Kong - swearing vengeance against the man who ruined his life.. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$7.50

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.
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Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York,: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.
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Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York,: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . First US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$12.50

Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.
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Greek Treasure : A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

By Stone,Irving

New York,: Doubleday, 1975. Fictional version of the adventures and romance of Heinrich Schliemann and his Greek wife Sophia, and the archeological dicoveries at Troy and Mycenae. 479p.Bibliography . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$7.50

Lord of the Dead : The Secret History of Lord Byron
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Lord of the Dead : The Secret History of Lord Byron

By Holland, Tom

New York: Pocket Books., 1996. From Publishers Weekly Lord Byron as a vampire? That notion may not explain the aberrant behavior of the much-revered Romantic poet, but it definitely provides a racy foundation for Holland's engaging and sophisticated debut novel. The story begins in London in the present, as lovely young Rebecca Carville petitions her lawyer for the keys to the family crypt, where she hopes to find the sole existing copy of Byron's memoirs. Instead, she finds Byron himself, who proceeds to tell her the story of how he became a vampire during his journey to Greece. The first half of Byron's account remains within the conventionsof the horror genre, as the great poet desperately fights the efforts of the powerful Greek vardoulacha, who eventually drains his blood. Once Byron begins to explore his new nature, however, Holland embarks on a remarkable literary journey, touching on how the poet's burden might have affected his relationships with the women in his life as well as his problematic dealings with Shelley. Other subplots recall the early Anne Rice novels, particularly the sections in which Byron tries to unite the vampires and help the Greeks in their revolt against the Turks. But the most compelling portions of the book probe the links between blood and family that surface when Byron discovers that he must take the life of a relative in order to maintain his youthful beauty. Both the period detail and the biographical material are exquisitely rendered, and the shocking revelation that brings the story full circle and places Rebecca Carville in extreme peril makes for a nice surprise ending. With this striking, highly original debut, Holland offers a valuable addition to the vampire legend. 75, 000 first printing; $100, 000 ad/promo; BOMC and QPB selection; simultaneous Simon & Schuster Audio. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Noted poet Lord Byron recounts to a frightened young woman the harrowing events that led to his becoming a vampire of tremendous power, a true Lord of the Dead. While traveling through 19th-century Greece, he was befriended by a centuries-old Turk, who first lured him into the vampire life and then seemingly murdered the one woman Byron had ever loved, the beautiful slave Haidee. Holland's uneven first novel closely follows the actual events of Byron's life. 1st US Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$17.50