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SHANE : The Critical Edition
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SHANE : The Critical Edition

By Schaefer, Jack Warner; (James C. Work, Editor)

Lincoln, NE: Bison Books/Univ of Nebraska, 1984. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/trace edge wear & scratch to front. Western novel. First published 1949, and edited in 1954 to remove possibly offensive words. This is reprint of the original text, and additionally, contains an interview with Jack Schaefer (1907-1991) and an Afterword by the author, along with literary critics of the novel. Fine copy.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$18.50

REVIEW NOTES AND STUDY GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE SELECTED COMEDIES (Monarch Literature Review Notes #629)

By Ranald, Margaret

New York, NY: Monarch Press, 1964. Text/As New & showing faint margin discoloration. Black/red stapled soft cover/NF w/light ubs to surface & edges, and faint creasings to corner tips. Interpretation, analysis, criticism, character analyses, and outlines of: 1, The Comedy of Errors; 2, The Taming of the Shrew; 3, The Two Gentlemen of Verons; 4. Love's Labour's Lost; 5, The Merry Wives of Windsor; 6, All's Well That Ends Well; and 7, The Winter's Tale. Text preceded by Introduction, and concludes with Critical Commentary.. First Thus. Soft Cover/Stapled. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$16.50

VILAIN AND COURTOIS : Transgressive Parody in French Literature of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

By Gravdal, Kathryn

Lincoln, Nebraska: Univ of Nebraska Press, 1989. BRAND NEW Copy w/trace wear to dust jacket. Analysis of the use of parody in four medieval French texts, all of which demonstrate the conflict between peasantry and the institution of nobility. 4 chapters: 1, Fergus: The Courtois Vilain; 2, Audigier: The Courtois Bas-culé; 3, Le Roman de Renart: The Courtois Bes-tourné; and, 4, Trubert: The Courtois Trompé, followed by Conclusion.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$28.50

SPACE, TIME AND STRUCTURE IN THE MODERN NOVEL

By Spencer, Sharon

New York, NY: New York Univ Press, 1971. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Ochre linen boards/VG; Strong & sound, showing marked discoloration to front. DJ/None. A study of important trends in 20th century (from 1910 to 1971) novels, Specifically those in which authors designed their works to be of this age (20th Century), and who sought to express "... relationships in time and space among characters ...". Discernible changes in attitudes towards time/space suggest the impact of Einstein's thought on literature is substantial. Text in 3 part parts and 9 chapters. Part I, The Structures of the Architectonic Novel: Chapter 1, Character; 2, Closed Structures; and, 3, Open Structures. Part II, The Perspective of the Architectonic Novel: 4, Perspective & Narrative Point of View; 5, The Perspectives of the Camera; and, 6, The Perspectives Provided by the Book Itself. Part III, The Spatialization of Time: 7, The Book as a Medium of Architectonic Structure; 8, Stable Constructs; and, 9, Mobile Constructs, followed by Conclusion.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$16.50

THE PHILOSOPHY OF LITERARY FORM : Studies in Symbolic Action (Revised, Abridged By the Author)

By Burke, Kenneth

New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1957. Revised & Abridged by the author. Vintage K-51. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Soft cover/NF w/light wear and light soiling/discoloration. PO label to front cover verso. First published 1941; this is the revised & abridged edition of 1957 in which three of the shorter articles incorporated in section one of the orginal publication have been omitted.. Revised & Abridged Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$17.50

A READER'S GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORY (3rd Edition)
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A READER'S GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORY (3rd Edition)

By Selden, Raman; & Widdowson, Peter

Lexington, KY: Univ Press of Kentucky, 1993. Text/Near New. Soft cover/NF w/trace wear to upper front corner tip. Classic textbook/guide to contemporary literary theory. This 3rd Edition is edited and revised by Peter Widdowson due to the premature death of Raman Selden, to whom this edition is dedicated. 8 chapters: 1, New Criticism, Moral Formalism & F.R. Leavis; 2. Russian Formailism; 3, Reader-orientated Theories; 4, Marxist Theories; 5, Structuralist Theories; 6, Poststructuralist Theories; 7, Postmodernist & Postcolonialist Theories; and, 8, Feminist Theories. Strong copy.. 3rd Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$16.50

THE PHILOSPHY OF LITERARY FORM : Studies in Symbolic Action (3rd Edition)

By Burke, Kenneth

Berkeley, Ca: Univ of California, 1973. Text/BRAND NEW. Brown linen boards w/gilt spine lettering/Fine. DJ/None. PO name on fEP. First published in 1941; this is the 3rd Edition of 1973. Text in 4 parts: I, The Philosophy of Form; II, Longer Articles; III, Shorter Articles; and IV, Appendices. Fine copy less dust jacket.. 3rd Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$22.50

AROUND THE WORLD WITH KIPLING (The Mandalay Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling)

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1926. Text/As New. Embossed maroon linen boards/Fine. DJ/None. Gilt upper text edge; frontispiece, photo portrait. Decorated endpapers. Illustrated text with fold-out map (also, As New) of places one might visit on a trip around the world with Kipling. Trace soiling to free endpapers. Last volume of The Mandalay Edition of the Works of Rudyar Kipling. This volume is a compilation of essays on the life and works of India-born English novelist, short story writer and poet (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The 5 essays and their authors are: 1, Kipling at Home (Irvin S. Cobb); 2, Rudyar Kipling: A Biographical Sketch (Anice Page Cooper); 3, Rudyard Kipling's Place in Literature (Richard Le Galliene); 4, Rudyard Kipling (William Lyon Phelps); and, 5, Rudyard Kipling as a Frenchman Sees Him (Andre Chevrillon). Followed by Index to Kipling's works.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$48.50

S/Z : An Essay

By Barthes, Roland; (Translated from the French By Richard Miller)

New York, NY: Hill & Wang, 1974. Text/BRAND NEW. Yellow soft cover/VG; w/light shelf wear & soiling to lower back ege. Classic study of semiology (science of signs and symbols) in Sarrasine, a novella by Balzac Honore (1799 - 1850). Barthes calls his study an essay, and says it is "the trace of work done during a two-year seminar (1968 - 1969) at the Ecole pratiques de Hautes Etudes." Through scrutiny of 561 fragments (or lexias) we are introduced to the very nature of reading, which is principally something we do by ourselves.. First Edition, 6th Printing. Paperback. Very Good/None as Issued.

$18.50

MASTER OF MIDDLE-EARTH : The Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien

By Kocher, Paul A.

New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1977. Text/BRAND NEW w/margin discoloration. Soft cover/NF w/light wear & blue dot sticker to lower back corner. Dot sticker shadow to fEP. First published 1972; this is the First Ballantine Edition. Text in 7 parts: Part I, Middle-earth: An Imaginary World?; II, The Hobbit; III, Cosmic Order; IV, Sauron & the Nature of Evil; V, The Free Peoples; VI, Aragorn; and, VII, Seven Leaves.. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Collectible - Near Fine/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing.

$12.50

EXPLORING HARRY POTTER (Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction)
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EXPLORING HARRY POTTER (Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction)

By Schafer, Elizabeth D.

Osprey, FL: Beacham Publishing, 2000. BRAND NEW & Collectible. DJ/NF. First in a projected series (C.S Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia to follow) of study guides in young adult fiction. A guided introduction to the analytical skills of literary criticism.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Collectible - New/New. First Edition, First Thus.

$12.50