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Collected Works of Thomas Carlyle

by Carlyle, Thomas

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Greystone Press, NY, no date. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. "Thomas Carlyle is one of the most powerful of English prose writers, noted for his explosive attacks on sham, hypocrisy and excess materialism. 'Sartor Resartor' is his most characteristic work, savage, violent and even apocalyptic is style." [Paper Cover] This book contains, 'Sartor Resartor', 'Heroes and Hero Worship', and, three… Read more
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Nathiel Hawthorne: A Modest Man

by Mather, Edward

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Published
1940
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1st edition
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Thomas Y. Crowell, NY, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/ No dust jacket. A major biography of Hawthorne.
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Sir Walter Scott: The Great Unknown (2 vols.) Slipcase

by Johnson, Edgar

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1970
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Macmillan, NY, 1970. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Slipcase. Winner of the American Heritage Prize for Biography. Definitve biography by a masterful biographer. 2 volumes are Fine; the slipcase is near fine, with wear at the corners. Vol. 1is 759 pgs. Vol. 2 is 638 pgs.
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The Waverly Dictionary: All the Characters in Sir Walter Scott's Waverley Novels

by Rogers, May

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Published
1885
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1st edition
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S. C. Griggs,Chicago, 1885. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/NDJ. 2nd edition. Republished by Gale Research Co, Detroit. 1966.
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Talks to Writers

by Hearn, Lafcadio

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1920
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Dodd Mead, NY, 1920. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/NDJ. Lectures at the University of Tokyo around 1900. Edited by John Erskine.
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Charles Dickens, The Last of the Great Men

by Chesterton, G. K.

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1942
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The Press of the Readers Club, 1942. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/ Very Good. Introduction by Alexander Woolcott. One of the great, long, critical essays in English literature. Alexander Woolcott adds, " . . .as luminous and infectious a book as ever one author wrote about another." [Pub. Info] Association copy. 1ST THUS.
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A Handful of Authors: Essays on Books and Writers

by Chesterton, G. K.

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Published
1953
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Sheed & Ward, London, 1953. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Roughly 40 of Chesterton's masterful reviews, published between 1901-1935. Edited by Dorothy Collins.
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Ruskin Today

by Clark, Kenneth editor

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Published
1964
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Holt Rinehart Winston, NY, 1964. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/ Very Good. A selection of Ruskin's writings, with introductions and analyses by the prominent art historian, Kenneth Clark. Dust jacket has small paper loss to front.
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Dickens: A Life

by MacKenzie, Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie

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1979
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Oxford U., NY, 1979. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine."Enhanced by rare photographs, this biography of the prolific Victorian novelist takes account of the many recently uncovered Dickens letters and the considerable research conducted over the last twenty-five years." [Pub Info] Excellent biography. 434 pages. Detailed index. 1ST EDITION.
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A Choice of Days

by Mencken, H. L.

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Published
1980
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Knopf, NY, 1980. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Review copy, with picture of Mencken.
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Axel's Castle: A Study in Imaginative Literature of 1870 to 1930

by Wilson, Edmond

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Published
1950
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Scribner's, NY, 1950. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Reissue of the 1931 1st edition.
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Tracings: A Book of Partial Portraits

by Horgan, Paul

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Published
1993
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Farrar Straus Giroux, NY, 1993. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Personal association essays on Thornton Wilder, T. S. Eliot, Stravinsky, Frieda and D. H. Lawrence, among others.
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History of the Royal Society of Literature

by Brabrook, Edward W.

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Published
1891
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Harrison & Sons, London, 1891. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No jacket. "The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press." [Pub. Info] The Royal Society of Literature of The United Kingdom: A Brief Account of its Origin and Progress Prepared under the Direction of the… Read more
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Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist

by Millgate, Michael

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1971
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"Millgate, the world's leading Hardy scholar, draws not only upon these new materials but upon an exceptional understanding of Hardy gained from long immersion in the study of his life and work. Many large and small aspects of Hardy's life are here freshly illuminated; his clandestine composition of his own official biography, and the memory-invoking techniques by which he sustained… Read more
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Selected Writings of Thomas De Quincey

by De Quincey, Thomas

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1937
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Random House, NY, 1937. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/NDJ. Selected, edited, introduced by Philip Van Doren Stern. 1166 pgs.
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More Matter: Essays and Criticism

by Updike, John

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Published
1999
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Knopf, NY, 1999. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 900 pages.
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Assorted Prose (Essays and Criticism)

by Updike, John

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1965
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Knopf, NY, 1965. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

by Updike, John

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2007
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Knopf, NY, 2007. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 701 pgs.
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Eight Modern Writers

by Stewart, J. I. M.

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1963
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Oxford University Press, NY, 1963. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "John Innes Mackintosh Stewart was a Scottish novelist and academic. He is equally well known for the works of literary criticism and contemporary novels published under his real name Michael Innes. 'Eight Modern Writers' includes a set of eight writers to go with the period from 1880 to 1940… Read more
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A Johnson Reader

by McAdam Jr, E. L. and George Milne eds.

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1964
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Pantheon, NY, 1964. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine. "A Johnson Reader stands apart from its predecessors chiefly because it includes a liberal slice of the Dictionary, and a concluding section entitled 'Johnson Talking,' mostly taken from Boswell's life. The vigor of Johnson's mind: its clarity; its forceful logic; a tolerance astounding in a man of many and violent prejudices;… Read more
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