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The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin, The Journal Of John Woolman, Fruits Of Solitude William Penn: The Harvard Classics, Volume 1

by FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN; WOOLMAN, JOHN; PENN, WILLIAM; ELIOT, CHARLES (EDITOR)

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P F Collier & Son, New York: 1909. Hardcover with no dustjacket. Good condition. Part of the Harvard Classics Five Foot Shelf of Books. Contents include: the autobiography of benjamin franklin, the journal of john woolman, fruits of solitude.
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John Stanislaus Joyce

by JACKSON, JOHN WYSE & COSTELLO, PETER

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St. Martin's Press, New York. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new copy. A biography of the father of James Joyce. ISBN: 0312185995.
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Kafka: The Complete Stories

by KAFKA, FRANZ; EDITED BY NAHUM N. GLATZER

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9780805204230
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Schocken Books, New York: 1976. Softcover. Good condition. Here are all the stories of Franz Kafka in one comprehensive volume -- stories, parables, longer tales, the whole of his narrative output except for his three novels. The remarkable depth and breadth of his shorter fiction and the full scope of his brilliant and probing imagination become even more… Read more
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The Book Of Merlyn: The Unpublished Conclusion To The Once And Future King

by WHITE, T. H. WITH A PROLOGUE BY SYLVIA TOWNSHEND WARNER & ILLUSTRATIONS BY TREVOR STUBLEY

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University of Texas Press, Austin: 1977. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. This volume reveals more of White himself than the previous books of The Once and Future King -- and therein lies much of the interest. White, a pacifist, considered the theme of Morte d'Arthur to be a quest for an antidote to war. The Book of… Read more
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Ambiguous Adventure

by KANE, CHEIKH HAMIDOU; (TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY KATHERINE WOODS

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Heinemann, Johannesburg: 1972. Softcover. Reading copy. There is a fair amount of highlighting and some underlining. A modern African political revolutionary discovers that he is neither black nor white, African nor French, but a cultural hybrid who does not even recognize himself. This is a novel which holds up the pure culture of Africa to the light of… Read more
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The Divine Comedy

by ALIGHIERI, DANTE; BEISNER, MONIKA (ILLUSTRATIONS)

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Livio Ambrogio, Verona: 2007. Brand New Three Volume Hardcover set in a slip case. Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy is considered by many to be the most influential piece of Italian literature ever written. This new edition of Dante's great work, limited to 500 copies, brings together for the first time the three volumes of… Read more
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Illuminations

by BENJAMIN, WALTER; EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HANNAH ARENDT

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9780805202410
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Schocken Books, New York: 1985. Softcover. Very good condition. Includes Benjamin's views on Kafka, with whom he felt the closest personal affinity, his studies on Baudelaire and Proust (both of whom he translated), his essays on Leskov and on Brecht's Epic Theatre. Also included are his penetrating study on "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical… Read more
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A Treasury Of Literary Masterpieces: Volume One - Abe Lincoln In Illinois To Clarissa

by MOREHEAD, ALBERT H. (EDITOR)

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Grosset & Dunlap, New York: 1969. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition but there is some wear along the spine. This work is a summary of the greatest literature of all kinds that is or should be read by cultivated and educated people of the English-speaking world. Includes an Index.
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The Portable Mark Twain

by TWAIN, MARK; EDITED BY BERNARD DE VOTO

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9780140150209
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Penguin Books, Harmondsworth: 1979. Softcover. Reading copy. Contains Huckleberry Finn and The Mysterious Stranger, complete; Selections from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Pudd'nhead Wilson, the Autobiography, and other works; Letters (some never before published); Essays; The famous story "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." "If any anthology could be justified in calling itself 'the best… Read more
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Western Literature I: The Ancient World

by VON STADEN, HEINRICH (EDITOR)

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9780155952768
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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego: 1975. Softcover. Good condition. Contains selections from The Old Testament, Homer, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Greek and Roman Poetry, Lucretius, Cicero, Virgil, The New Testament, Petronius, Tacitus, and St. Augustine. ISBN: 0155952765.
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Faust: Part One

by GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON; PHILIP WAYNE (INTRODUCTION & TRANSLATOR)

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Penguin Books, London: 1972. Softcover. Good condition. Concerned with sensual pleasure and love. It is primarily a drama of individuals - of the tragic-hero Faust seeking knowledge and experience beyond human understanding; of the poignant , innocent Margarete, Goethe's supreme poetic symbol of ultimate salvation through love; and of the darkly cynical Mephistopheles, damning Faust through the temptations… Read more
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The Portable Swift

by SWIFT, JONATHAN; EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CARL VAN DOREN

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The Viking Press, New York: 1956. Softcover. Good condition but there is some very slight underlining on a few pages . The essence of the mind and art of this extraordinary man is contained in this Portable, selectively and lovingly put together by a writer and editor of rare stature. Represented here by the best of his Essays,… Read more
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The Works Of The Rev. Jonathan Swift, D. D.: Dean Of St. Patrick's, Dublin - Carefully Selected With A Life Of The Author And Authentic Notes

by SWIFT, JONATHAN; WITH A BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHOR BY D. LAING PURVES; AND ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC NOTES

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William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh: 1880. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age but there is a tear about two inches long at the top of the spine. Among other items, contains Gulliver's Travels, Tale of a Tub, Journal to Stella, and Captain Creichton.
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The Notebooks Of Malte Laurids Brigge

by RILKE, RAINER MARIA; WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY WILLIAM H. GASS

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Vintage Books, New York: 1985. Softcover. Good condition. Slight crease on front cover. Obsessed with death and the reality that lurks behind appearances, Brigge muses on his family and their history and on the teeming, alien life he sees in the city around him. Many of the themes and images that occur in Rilke's poetry can also be… Read more
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The New Invitation To Learning

by VAN DOREN, MARK (EDITOR)

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The New Home Library, New York: !944. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there isa small gash on the spine.. A series of noted academics discussing 32 literary classics including The Book of Psalms, Faust, Don Quixote, Candide, and Alice in Wonderland.
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Where Silence Reigns: Seloected Prose

by RILKE. RAINER MARIA; WITH A FOREWORD BY DENISE LEVERTOV

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New Directions, New York: 1978. Softcover. Very good condition. A sampling from Rilke's essays, notebooks, and and letters. In addition, this volume contains selections from the strange and haunting "Dream Book," the lyrical "Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke," and the entire "Rodin-Book" -- Rilke's appreciation of the great sculptor whom he had served… Read more
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The Journal Of Albion Moonlight

by PATCHEN, KENNETH

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New Directions, Norfolk: 1961. Softcover. Reading copy. A chronicle of violent fury and compassion, written in 1941 when Surrealism was still vigorous and doing battle with psychotic "reality," The Journal of Albion Moonlight is the American monument to engagement. Like Camus, Kenneth Patchen is anti-cool, anti-hip, anti-beat. ". . . a work of unmistakable genius." -- Henry Miller… Read more
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The Pilgrim's Progress, The Lives Of John Donne And George Herbert: The Harvard Classics, Volume 15

by BUNYAN, JOHN; WALTON, IZAAK; ELIOT, CHARLES (EDITOR)

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P F Collier & Son, New York: 1909. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Part of the Harvard Classics Five Foot Shelf of Books. Contents include: The Pilgrim's Progress, The Lives Of John Donne And George Herbert
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The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second

by SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; EDITED BY ROBERT T. PETERSSON

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Yale University Press, New Haven: 1965. Softcover. Good condition. Contains the complete play. Several Shakespearean scholars have added their thoughts about Shakespeare and the play.
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The Praise Of Folly

by ERASMUS, DESIDERIUS; TRANSLATED, WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND COMMENTARY BY CLARENCE H. MILLER, WITH AN AFTERWORD BY WILLIAM H. GASS

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Yale University Press, New Haven and London: 2003. . Softcover. Brand new book. First published in Paris in 1511, The Praise of Folly hasenjoyed enormous and highly controversial success from the author's lifetime down to our own day.It hasno rival, except perhaps Thomas More's Utopia, as the most intense and lively presentation of the literary, social, and theological… Read more
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