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A TASTE OF NOVELS
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A TASTE OF NOVELS

By Hamilton, Elaine

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Longman Cheshire, 1982. viii, + 154pp., intext b/white halftone plates, and sketch illustrations by Mary Ann Hurley. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Art-illustrated card wrapper slightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Suitable for secondary students, 'A Taste of Novels' aims to inspire even the most reluctant reader to explore for him or herself the world of the classic novel . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Austen. Bronte. Dickens. Hardy. Stevenson. Wells, Conrad. Lawrence. Suggestions for Exercises. Book weight approx. 245g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

IDEAS OF THE RESTORATION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1660-71
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IDEAS OF THE RESTORATION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1660-71

By Jose, Nicholas

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1984. xvi, + 205pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain burgundy boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (engraving of Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, by D. Loggan), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped only. "The Restoration of Charles II was an event of great moment . . . The impact of the king's return on literature of the 1660s is the subject of this book . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 465g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.55

RECIPES FOR CRIME
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RECIPES FOR CRIME

By Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny

Ringwood, VIC, Australia: McPhee Gribble, 1995. xiii, + 220pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, lightly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper has a short soft crease, minor indentations. From the rear panel: "In this delightful pastiche, Kerry Greenwood and Jenny Pausacker take nine crime-fiction writers who wrote with flair about food and create a short story in the style of each. Ghosting the pens of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, among others, they lead their sleuths through gastronomic mysteries, uncovering a slather of great cooking tips along the way. Each story is preceded by a running history of the development of crime-writing . . . a witty and engaging homage to the detective story . . . " Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$63.16

CONRAD : The Moral World of the Novelist (Novelists and their world)
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CONRAD : The Moral World of the Novelist (Novelists and their world)

By Gekoski, R. A

London: Elek Books, 1978. ix, + 208pp., a medium amount of ball-point pen text underlining and like, margin highlighting (approx. 15 pages - not too distracting). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards nominally bumped on foredge corners. Text-block (other than fore-noted), unmarked. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, with some colour-fading on spine, else slight edgewear, and unobtrusive dampstaining on verso. A stand-alone volume in the 'Novelists and Their World' series, appraising the writer's major novels . . . Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 395g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

MAKING STORIES : How Eleven Australian Novels Were Written
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MAKING STORIES : How Eleven Australian Novels Were Written

By Grenville, Kate and Woolfe, Sue

St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1993. xv, + 293pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Michael Killalea) card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Good writers make writing look easy - but is it? Anyone learning to write should be encouraged by 'Making Stories' - it shows that even our greatest novelists come to their books by a long and uncertain process. 'Making Stories' shows ten acclaimed Australian authors at work, painstakingly constructing their books from rough notes, dimly-glimpsed ideas, and trial and error. By referring to extracts from drafts and published versions of their novels, each author candidly discusses how he or she works, taking the reader step-by-step through the creative process to share the invisible hours of toil that shape a work of fiction. All faced problems and doubts, and solved them in sometimes startling ways." Contents include: Acks., How this book came about, How we transcribed manuscripts, Jessica Anderson - The Commandant; Peter Carey - Oscar and Lucinda; Helen Garner - The Children's Bach; Kate Grenville - Lillian's Story; David Ireland - A Woman of The Future; Elizabeth Jolley - Mr Scobie's Riddle; Thomas Keneally - The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith; Finola Moorhead - Remember the Tarantella; Patrick White - Memoirs of Many in One; Sue Woolfe - Painted Woman, Appendix: Teacher's Notes, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 400g. . First Edition, 1st Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$42.11

BOOKS AND PORTRAITS
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BOOKS AND PORTRAITS

By Woolf, Virginia (Edited by Mary Lyon)

London: The Hogarth Press, 1977. x, + 221pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain russet boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Art-illustrated (Angelica Garnett), loose-plastic protected dustjacket undamaged. A revised edition of B.J. Kirkpatrick's bibliography of Virginia Woolf published in 1967 revealed in excess of one hundred items that had never been reprinted. It is from there that Dr. Mary Lyon has selected the work for this present volume . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Part 1/ Of Writing and Writers. Part 2/ Mainly portraits. Book weight approx. 440g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.26

A VOLTAIRE FOR RUSSIA. A.P. Sumarokov's Journey from Poet-Critic to Russian Philosophe
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A VOLTAIRE FOR RUSSIA. A.P. Sumarokov's Journey from Poet-Critic to Russian Philosophe

By Ewington, Amanda

Evanston, IL, U.S.A.: Northwestern University Press, 2010. xiii, + 258pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over lightly bumped brown cloth boards and spine. An 'archive' stamp, partially filled out in pencil (date, text printer, cover printer details) on ffep., else text-block unmarked. Barcode sticker on rear board. No dustjacket. This title is a revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Chicago, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2001. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Author's Note, Introduction, 3 chapters: Poet as Critic, Poet as Philosophe, Poet as Playwright-Philosophe. Conclusion, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 550g. . First Edition. Original Brown Cloth Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$52.64

LITERARY BLASPHEMIES
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LITERARY BLASPHEMIES

By Boyd, Ernest

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927. 265pp., plus (iii). Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth hardcover. Complete title label over lightly bumped buckram spine. Plain green boards undamaged. A former owner's details (dated 1928) and old price indentation on ffep., tinted top edge, laid paper, untrimmed foredge and foot, else text-block clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, jagged nips and tears, plus closed tear and several small biopredation spots on front panel and spine. A series of critical essays, by Ernest Boyd, on some of the giants of the literary world: Milton, Dickens, Whitman, Poe, Swift, Shakespeare, Byron . . . Book weight approx. 635g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Fair +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.05

LETTERS IN CRITICISM
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LETTERS IN CRITICISM

By Leavis, F.R

London: Chatto & Windus, 1974. (viii), 160pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards very lightly corner-bumped on front panel. Faint foxing to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small open tear to head of spine, negligible tanning. From the rear panel: "This book is a collection, as complete as it has been possible to make it, of the letters written by Dr. Leavis to newspapers and periodicals over the past forty years. As such, it forms an essential part of the total record of Dr. Leavis's views on the subject with which he has always been most closely concerned: English literature, and its crucial importance to the cultural health of the community . . . " Includes Index. Frank Raymond Leavis (Companion of Honour), was born at Cambridge in 1895, and died in 1978. Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

DON'T TELL THE GROWN-UPS : Subversive Children's Literature
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DON'T TELL THE GROWN-UPS : Subversive Children's Literature

By Lurie, Alison

London: Bloomsbury, 1990. xv, + 229pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Posy Simmonds), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edge-creased and indented. From the jacket flap: "'Winnie the Pooh' isn't usually thought of as being subversive, nor are 'The Enchanted Castle', 'The Secret Garden', 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', or 'Peter Pan'. Yet these 'safe' classics endure partly because they satirise conventional adult society and speak with dangerous directness to a young reader's imagination . . . In this witty and engaging collection of essays, Alison Lurie entices us back to that half-forgotten world." Book weight approx. 480g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

CHRISTINA STEAD
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CHRISTINA STEAD

By Brydon, Diana

Hampshire, England: Macmillan Education, 1987. 188pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally surface-scuffed, mild tanning to reverse edges. A stand-alone title in the Macmillan Women Writers series. "This study is the first to provide a feminist reading of the life and work of the Australian-born writer Christina Stead . . . Intensity, sensuality and a refusal to draw boundaries where they would normally be expected are distinctive features of Stead's writing. Her work also clearly delineates the complex of economic relations within which human relationships operate." Contents include: Acks., Editor's Preface, 8 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 270g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$17.55

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY : Survey and Introduction
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COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY : Survey and Introduction

By Weisstein, Ulrich

Indiana, United States : Indiana University Press, 1973. xii, + 339pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Previous owner's lightly pencilled notes to rear free endpaper and rear pastedown, else leaves clean. Green cloth boards undamaged. Translated by William Riggan, in collaboration with the author. Originally published in the German as 'Einfuhrung in die Vergleichende Literaturwissen-schaft', W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, 1968. Contents include: Preface, Definition, Influence and Imitation, Reception and Survival, Epoch, Period, Generation and Movement, Genre, Thematology, The Mutual illumination of the Arts, Appendix I: History, Appendix II:Bibliographical problems, Bibliography, Notes, Index of Names. Book weight approx. 550g. . First U.S.. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10
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ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Ormond College, University of Melbourne, 1993. xiv, + 205pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has no noticeable damage. The academic journal of Ormond College, Melbourne University, which showcased the best academic work from the college community. Includes essays, articles and literary criticism. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

THE SCIENCE OF JAMES BOND : From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films
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THE SCIENCE OF JAMES BOND : From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films

By Gresh, Lois H. And Weinberg, Robert

New Jersey, U.S.A.: John Wiley & Sons, 2006. xii, + 212pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tiny spot to half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented. " . . . takes you on a fascinating excursion through the true science that underlies Bond's most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements. The authors provide a highly entertaining, informative look at the real-world achievements and brilliant imaginations behind such singular Bond gadgets as the buzz-saw Rolex, the car that turns into a submarine, and the ever-popular rocket-firing cigarette . . . " Contents include: Foreword by Raymond Benson, Introduction, 14 chapters, Appendix A-D, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 299g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

ANDROMEDA'S CHAINS : Gender and Interpretation in Victorian Literature and Art
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ANDROMEDA'S CHAINS : Gender and Interpretation in Victorian Literature and Art

By Munich, Adrienne Auslander

New York: Columbia University Press, 1989. xii, + 222pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Andromeda', Edward Poynter) card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. " . . . explores the power and the passion with which Victorian male writers and artists gave meaning to the Perseus and Andromeda myth and its medieval analogue, the legend of St. George and the dragon . . . Employing examples from Morris, Browning, Kingsley, Hopkins, Ruskin and Rossetti - along with artists who were their contemporaries - Munich demonstrates that since men rather than women used the Perseus and Andromeda myth for creative purposes, analyzing the Victorian Andromedas illuminates the gendered aspect of Victorian culture." Includes Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.42

THE ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL. 1600-1740
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THE ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL. 1600-1740

By McKeon, Michael

London: Radius, 1988. xi, + 529pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Very small penned name to top corner of ffep., else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. "The genesis of the novel, argues Michael McKeon, lies in the great upheavals, of secularization and reform that transformed early modern Europe . . . combines historical analysis and readings of extraordinarily diverse texts to rethink the foundations of the dominant literary form of the modern era." Contents include: Acks., Introduction, 12 chapters over three parts, Conclusion, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 750g. . First U.K.. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

POSTMODERN CONDITIONS

By Andrew Milner, et al (Edited by)

Oxford, United Kingdom (and elsewhere): Berg Publishers, 1990. xv, + 208pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over trivially bumped spine. Plain buff boards and text-block pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped as spine, else near fine. This collection of essays, edited by Andrew Milner, Philip Thomson and Chris Worth, were originally presented as a series of research seminars organised in 1986-87 by the Centre for General and Comparative Literature at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The articles discuss central theorists of postmodernism, feminist reading of the concept of avante-garde, the re-reading of texts by Marx and Bataille, the wrapped monuments of Christo, and more. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Essays (10), Notes on Contributors, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 365g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.07

PROOF : A Text Response Guide to Jocelyn Moorhouse's Film

By McRoberts, Richard (Series Editor) and Pope, Marcia

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia: Wizard Books, 1995. 48pp. Booklet clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, soft reading crease to front panel, and corner crease to rear. A stand-alone title in the 'Wizard Study Guides' series. Contents include: Profile of the writer/director; The text in perspective, notes on genre, structure and style; Reading a film as text; Actors and acting; camera angles and movement; Framing, editing and sound; What happens? A synopsis of the film; characters, themes, and issues; What do the critics say?; Example of a literary essay response. Booklet weight approx. 80g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.53

THACKERAY. VANITY FAIR : A Casebook

By Pollard, Arthur (Edited by)

London: The Macmillan Press, 1978. 237pp., several b/white facsimile illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. A couple of small spots, plus random foxing flecks to textblock edges, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, with a hint of sunning to spine area and some foxing to front and rear panels. A stand-alone volume in the Macmillan 'Casebook' series, which "brings together the best of modern criticism, along with a selection of earlier reviews and comment . . . extracts of letters by Thackeray and his contemporaries are given, and a section of the book is devoted to his illustrations and source materials." Contents include: General Editor's Preface, Introduction, four 'parts, Select Bibliography, Notes on Contributors, Index. Book weight approx. 305g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.93

PULP SURREALISM : Insolent Popular Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Paris
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PULP SURREALISM : Insolent Popular Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Paris

By Walz, Robin

Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 2000. xiii, + 206pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Ex (public) library copy. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain boards lightly bumped. Typical ex-library indicators (including text stamp to head and foot of text-block), plus flecks on endpapers and text-block edges, together with a beverage splash-stain on upper foredge of text-block, else clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. " . . . presents four 'case studies', each exploring the out-of-the-way and impertinent elements that inspired the surrealists . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 1/ The Baedeker of Hives: the Opera Passageway . . . 2/ Lament of Fantomes: The Popular Novel as Modern Mythology. 3/ Murder, Mirth and Mysogyny . . . 4/ Is Suicide a Solution?, Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 495g. . First Edition, 1st Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$21.05

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