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The World\'s Best Dirty Jokes
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The World's Best Dirty Jokes

By Mr. J; Rory Stuart

Secaucus, New Jersey: Castle Books. 1981. Hardcover. Fine / No jacket.

$4.95

Green Mansions
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Green Mansions

By W. H. Hudson

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover. c. 1931 [No date stated]. Black cloth over boards with art nouveau design to front and spine printed in silver and green with a plant motif. Heavy light green endpapers. Sewn binding. 5.5 inch x 8 inch. Very Good book. Text unmarked. Spine straight, ends bumped and worn. 1/2 inch chip to inside top of rear cover near spine. Sun fading to spine. No jacket. Not from a library. 261 pages. William Henry Hudson was an English author and naturalist, born in Buenos Aires of American parents. He was a sensitive observer of nature, particularly of birds. In his books he describes plants and animals in a highly personal manner with great force and beauty. His best-known work, Green Mansions, is a romance set in the jungle of British Guiana. It tells the story of Abel, a wealthy, young Venezuelan who flees Caracas for political reasons and soon finds himself in the uncharted forests of British Guiana. There Abel meets the mysterious Rima, the Bird Girl. As Abel chases after his secret admirer, she leads him further and further into her invisible trap of love. Then the secret begins to unfold. The language of Green Mansions is exquisite, and the book will be especially intriguing to anyone with an interest in nature, for it is not only a wonderful love story, but also a vivid description of the rain forest and indigenous peoples of the Guianas. The plot and pacing are superb, and Hudson's storytelling is particularly fascinating.

$30.00

The Ambassadors (Konemann Classics)
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The Ambassadors (Konemann Classics)

By Henry James

Cologne: Konemann. Hardcover. 1998. As New book in an As New jacket. Remainder dot on bottom edge. 463 pages. The collision of American innocence with European experience.

$39.95

The Golden Bowl
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The Golden Bowl

By Henry James

New York: Tom Doherty Associates / Tor. Mass Market Paperback. November 15, 2000. First Tor edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine. Not from a library. 634 pages. Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses.

$19.95

A Widow for One Year
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A Widow for One Year

By John Irving

New York: Random House. Hardcover. April 1998. Very Good+ book in a Near Fine jacket. Foxing to top edge and light edgewear to jacket. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 537 pages.

$7.45

The Fourth Hand
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The Fourth Hand

By John Irving

London: Black Swan. Mass Market Paperback. 2002. Full number line. Near Fine. 381 pages. A novel of loss, grief and erotic comedy.

$16.50

The World According to Garp : a Novel
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The World According to Garp : a Novel

By John Irving

New York: E. P. Dutton (A Henry Robbins Book). Hardcover. 1978. Bookthrift Reprint. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Spine straight and tight. Prior owner's name on front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Dust stains to top edge. Edge and corner wear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 437 pages. This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields, a feminist leader ahead of her time. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes, even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with lunacy and sorrow, yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust.

$15.95

The Sun King
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The Sun King

By David Ignatius

New York: Random House. Hardcover. August 24, 1999. First Edition (stated). Second printing per number line. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Spine straight and tight. Text unmarked. Edgewear and corner wear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 305 pages.

$6.45

Time Enough For Love
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Time Enough For Love

By Robert A. Heinlein

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Hardcover. June 19, 1973. Black cloth over boards with gilt title. Fifth printing. Very Good. Chipping and short tears to jacket edges. Rubbing. Interior unmarked. Binding straight and tight. Spine ends bumped. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 605 pages.

$58.95

The Door into Summer
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The Door into Summer

By Robert A. Heinlein

New York: New American Library / Signet. Mass Market Paperback. 1959. Signet E8574. 14th printing (1979). Very Good. Creasing and two half-inch tears to covers. Interior unmarked. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 159 pages.

$6.00

I Will Fear No Evil
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I Will Fear No Evil

By Robert A. Heinlein

New York: Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. November 1971. 31st printing (October 1980). Very Good. Binding is straight and tight. Interior is unmarked. Edgewear. Short tear to upper corner of rear cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 512 pages. The shocking story of the ultimate transplant. A man supremely talented, immensely old, and obscenely wealthy discovers that money can buy everything.

$6.95

Coastliners
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Coastliners

By Joanne Harris

London: Doubleday. Hardcover. March 4, 2002. First Edition / Full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, light edgewear to jacket, otherwise fine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 479 pages. When Mado returns to Le Devin, a tiny island caught like a crab in the shallow seas of northern France, she brings with her an air of energy and change that ruffles the crusty local fisherman and brings hope to the dying community.

$9.45

The Human Factor
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The Human Factor

By Graham Greene

New York: Avon Books. February 1979. Mass Market Paperback. First Avon Printing. Fair condition. A reading copy. Not from a library. 302 pages. A novel about international espionage and love.

$4.70

A Burnt-Out Case
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A Burnt-Out Case

By Graham Greene

New York: Penguin. 1977. Paperback. Very Good. Text block lightly tanned but unmarked. Not from a library. 199 pages. When Querry, a world-famous architect, finds he no longer enjoys life or takes pleasure in art he sets off on a voyage. Arriving anonymously at a leper colony in the Congo, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, however blameless, will ever be taken as innocent.

$9.95

May We Borrow Your Husband?: And Other Comedies of the Sexual Life
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May We Borrow Your Husband?: And Other Comedies of the Sexual Life

By Graham Greene

Harmondsworth, England: Penguin. 1969. Paperback. Second printing (1970). Very Good-. Markings on first page, otherwise text is clean. Tanned. Spine is tight with a slight tilt. Wear to cover (see photo). 142 pages. Affairs, obsessions, grand passions and tiny ardors are illuminated in this collection of 12 wryly humorous tales of love. Whether depicting the innocence and corruption of a honeymoon couple or the frustration of missed sexual opportunities, the stories expose a range of human frailties. Contents: "May we borrow your husband?", "Beauty", "Chagrin in three parts", "The over-night bag", "Mortmain", "Cheap in August", "A shocking accident", "The invisible Japanese gentlemen", "Awful when you think of it", "Doctor Crombie", "The root of all evil", "Two gentle people".

$8.45

The End of the Affair
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The End of the Affair

By Graham Greene

New York: Penguin. 1999. Trade Paperback. Near fine. Slight shelfwear. Light dust soiling to top edge. Remainder mark. Not from a library. 192 pages. The novelist Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his friend's wife, Sarah, had begun in London during the Blitz. One day, inexplicably and without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. It seemed impossible that there could be a rival for her heart. Yet two years later, driven by obsessive jealousy and grief, Bendrix sends Pakris, a private detective, to follow Sarah and find out the truth.

$5.61

Memoirs of a Geisha
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Memoirs of a Geisha

By Arthur Golden

New York: Random House / Vintage Books. February 1999. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Interior is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight. Light edgewear. Not from a library. 434 pages. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the money that goes with it. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion.

$4.93

Three Junes
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Three Junes

By Julia Glass

New York: Random House / Anchor Books. May 2003. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Vertical crease runs length of front cover, otherwise fine. Not from a library. 353 pages. An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises.

$4.47

The Foreign Correspondent
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The Foreign Correspondent

By Alan Furst

New York: Random House. May 30, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine book in a Very Good+ jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped. Jacket shows light edgewear. Unmarked. No tears, no creases. Not from a library. 273 pages.

$9.95

Spies of the Balkans
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Spies of the Balkans

By Alan Furst

London: Orion / Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Hardcover. June 17, 2010. First Edition / full number line. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Unmarked. No tears, no creases. Not from a library. 279 pages.

$6.39

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