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The Evening of the World: A Romance of the Dark Ages
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The Evening of the World: A Romance of the Dark Ages

By Massie, Allan

London: Phoenix, 2002 "A Romance of the Dark Ages, being the first volume of the troligy The Matter of Eternal Rome which is also the Matter of Europe" " .set in the period of the barbarian invasions. Its hero is a young Roman nobleman named Marcus. He undergoes extraordinary experiences as he searches for meaning and stability in a twilight world where the old gods are dead or dying, but their mysteries still attract, and the new religion is threatened by new barbarisms. Marcus's journeys take him over the empire, from Italy to Greece and Byzantium, to the camp of Alaric the Goth and the wastes of the northern forests, from a Christian monastery to the horde of Attila the Hun. His is a world where everything is possible and nothing solid, a world that is full of danger and mystery, of love and terror, of simple faith and abstruse philosophy, of cruelty, strange perversions, treachery and undaunted courage.. Soft Cover. As New.

$12.00

The Third Sister : A Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility
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The Third Sister : A Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility

By Austen, Jane; Barrett, Julia (pserd Gabrielle Donnelly & Julia Kraus Kessler)

New York: Miramax Books, 1996 Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's classic comedy of manners, follows the lives of two very different sisters looking for love, marriage and respectability in nineteenth-century England. But there was another sister .... Margaret Dashwood is, at the end of Sense and Sensibility, the perfect age to become the focus of her meddling cousin's matchmaking efforts. In The Third Sister, Julia Barrett faithfully evokes Jane Austen's style, characters and ambience to tell just what happens when the youngest Miss Dashwood meets two eligible suitors: the kind and earnest George Osborne and the very dashing and overly bold Lieutenant William du Plessy. Which man will she choose? Which man will she love? The gentleman or the scoundrel? . Reprint.. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

Strange Pilgrims : Twelve Stories

By Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

Toronto: A.A. Knopf, 1993 Twelve Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 1st Can Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New. Illus. by Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman..

$25.00

The Third Sister : A Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility
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The Third Sister : A Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility

By Austen, Jane; Barrett, Julia (pserd Gabrielle Donnelly & Julia Kraus Kessler)

New York: Miramax Books, 1996 Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's classic comedy of manners, follows the lives of two very different sisters looking for love, marriage and respectability in nineteenth-century England. But there was another sister .... Margaret Dashwood is, at the end of Sense and Sensibility, the perfect age to become the focus of her meddling cousin's matchmaking efforts. In The Third Sister, Julia Barrett faithfully evokes Jane Austen's style, characters and ambience to tell just what happens when the youngest Miss Dashwood meets two eligible suitors: the kind and earnest George Osborne and the very dashing and overly bold Lieutenant William du Plessy. Which man will she choose? Which man will she love? The gentleman or the scoundrel? . Reprint.. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Lions of Al-Rassan

By Kay, Guy Gabriel

Toronto: Viking Press, 1998 Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, a deeply compelling story of love, adventure, divided loyalties, and what happens when beliefs begin to remake -- or destroy -- a world. The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan -- poet, diplomat, soldier -- until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever. Meanwhile, in the north, the conquered Jaddites' most celebrated -- and feared -- military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, driven into exile, leads his mercenary company south. In the dangerous lands of Al-Rassan, these two men from different worlds meet and serve -- for a time -- the same master. Sharing their interwoven fate -- and increasingly torn by her feelings -- is Jehane, the accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond.. 1st.Can Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

The Lions of Al-Rassan

By Kay, Guy Gabriel

Toronto: Viking Press, 1998 Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, a deeply compelling story of love, adventure, divided loyalties, and what happens when beliefs begin to remake -- or destroy -- a world. The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan -- poet, diplomat, soldier -- until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever. Meanwhile, in the north, the conquered Jaddites' most celebrated -- and feared -- military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, driven into exile, leads his mercenary company south. In the dangerous lands of Al-Rassan, these two men from different worlds meet and serve -- for a time -- the same master. Sharing their interwoven fate -- and increasingly torn by her feelings -- is Jehane, the accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond.. 1st.Can Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

Barchester Towers (Oxford World's Classics)
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Barchester Towers (Oxford World's Classics)

By Trollope, Anthony

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998 Barchester Towers, Trollope's most popular novel, is the second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire. The Chronicles follow the intrigues of ambition and love in the cathedral town of Barchester. In this novel Trollope continues the story, begun in The Warden, of Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor, introducing that oily symbol of progress Mr. Slope, the hen-pecked Bishop Proudie and the amiable Stanhope family.Introduction by John Sutherland. Edited by Michael Sadleir and Frederick Page eat neat unmarked tight copy.. Re-issue. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Edward Ardizzone.

$7.50

One Is a Wanderer: Selected Stories

By King, Francis (Frank Cauldwell )

London: Hutchinson, 1983 A selection of the author's best short stories from 1959 through to 1984 . 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$30.00

Sin Destino = Sortalansag = Fateless

By Kertész, Imre

Barcelona, Spain: Plaza & Janés Editories., 1996 Spanish edition of " Sortalansag" a novel by the Hungarian novelist Imre Kertész written between 1969 and 1973 and first published in 1975. The novel is a semi-autobiographical story about a 14-year-old Hungarian Jew's experiences in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Kertész won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history". Traduccion del Hungaro: Judith Xantus Fzarvas. A movie version, with screenplay by Imre Kertész, was released in 2005, made in Hungary by director Lajos Koltai, with Marcell Nagy in the starring role. It also features British actor Daniel Craig, who plays a cameo as an American Army Sergeant.. First Thus.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Illus. by Trans.Judith Xantus Fzarvas.

$35.00

A Spy in the House of Love

By Nin, Anais

Chicago: Swallow Press, 1959 Beautiful, bored and bourgeoise, Sabina leads a double life inspired by her relentless desire for brief encounters with near-strangers. Fired into faithlessness by a desperate longing for sexual fulfilment, she weaves a sensual web of deceit across New York. But when the secrecy of her affairs becomes too much to bear, Sabina makes a late night phone-call to a stranger from a bar, and begins a confession that captivates the unknown man and soon inspires him to seek her out... 123p. illus. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$10.00

Act of Darkness

By King, Francis (Frank Cauldwell )

London: Hutchinson, 1983 "Act of Darkness, a novel of evil and atonement that probes the inmost secrets of the human heart, is set amidst the festering resentments of colonial India in the 1930s. 332p. Name of previous owber on ffep, else fine.. 1st UK Ed... Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$21.00

I Give You Oscar Wilde

By Hall, Desmond

London: Mayflower, 1971 "The brilliant novel of the triumhhs, the forbidden loves , the decline and fall of a genius" . Reprint. Pbk. Good.

$4.00

The Tattooed Map
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The Tattooed Map

By Hodgson, Barbara

Vancouver, BC: Raincoast Books, 1995 A traveler to North Africa discovers that the mysterious marks on her hand have developed into a detailed and macabre maps spreading across her skin. We follow Lydia's journal entries as she becomes increasingly drawn into the mystery of the map traced over her body. When she disapears and her travelling partner Christopher takes up her journal the situation becomes even more puzzling - until the book's bizaare resolution. Profusely illustrated with ephemera, documents, maps pictures, postcards to illuminate the story. . 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$17.50

Jakob Og Hagar: En Jydsk Kaerlighedshistorie

By Elkjaer, Sigurd

Copenhagen: Martins Forlag, 1966 Jakob and Hagar is a popular entertaining Jutland love story that spans an entire age from the last half of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Sigurd Elkjær (1885-1968) was a Danish writer.... Most of his novels, both the historical and those that take place in his own time, unfold on the Horsens region. Neat clean text, but paper cover a litle damaged along the spine. [Only 4 copies in Worldcat]. Reprint. Original Wraps.. Good > Very Good.

$20.00

The Sweet Hereafter

By Banks, Russell

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1991 "This is an uncorrected Proof" In The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks tells a story that begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Banks creates a small-town morality play that addresses one of life's most agonizing questions: when the worst thing happens, who do you blame?. ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Original Wraps. Fine/Fine.

$17.50

Breathing Lessons

By Tyler, Anne

New York: A.A.Knopf, 1988 "This is an uncorrected Proof" The story describes the joys and pains of the ordinary marriage of Ira and Maggie Moran as they travel from Baltimore to attend a funeral and back home again in one day. It also examines Maggie's attempts to reconcile her son and daughter-in-law. During the journey to the funeral, we learn how both Ira and Maggie have forgone their youthful dreams and feel they have settled for an "ordinary life." We experience how they exasperate each other -Maggie too talkative, too meddling; Ira too logical, uncommunicative, and too judgmental. A few detours during their 90-mile drive reveal Ira and Maggie's "incompatibilities, disappointments, unmet expectations - and lasting love" [Wiinner of Pulitzer Prize 1989]. ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$8.00

About the Author
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About the Author

By Colapinto, John

New York: HarperCollins, 2001 "Uncorrected Proof" Cal Cunninghman has always fantasized about being a novelist. But at twenty-five, he's far from realizing his dream. Newly arrived in Manhattan, he toils as a bookstore stockboy, lives in a dire neighborhood, and never seems to write anything. How curious, then, that Cal should shortly publish a rollicking autobiographical novel that shoots to the top of bestseller lists and sells to the movies for a million dollars.[here is] Cal's first-person account of how he achieved this remarkable feat. A mysterious roommate, a timely bike accident, and the rapacious literary agent Blackie Yaeger all play a role in Cal's success. Deception, blackmail and murder all play a role in Cal's desperate bid to hold onto that success. A wickedly funny psychological thriller that not only casts a knowing eye on the excesses of the current Manhattan publishing world, but touches on deeper themes of literary envy, identity, guilt, and the fatal difference between reality and imagination.. ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Original Wraps. As New.

$10.00

Of Love And Other Demons : a Novel
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Of Love And Other Demons : a Novel

By Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York: A.A. Knopf, 1995 "Uncorrected Proof "of the first US edition. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman :".. an extraordinary reading experience, the story of a doomed love affair between a twelve-year-old girl and a bookish priest, three times her age, who's been sent to oversee her exorcism.. ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Original Wraps.. As New. Illus. by Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman..

$15.00

To The Goat

By Levi,Peter

London: Arena, 1989 Short novella. (illustrations by Andre Yaniw). 1st Pbk Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Andre Yaniw.

$5.00

To The Goat

By Levi,Peter (illustrations by Andre Yaniw)

London: Hutchinson., 1988 Short novella. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$10.00

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