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Death Of A Dude
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Death Of A Dude

By Rex Stout

This book is in good condition. However, the cover has wear on the front, back and spine. The edges are worn especially on the spine. The corners are bumped and there is writing on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but the binding is still tight and solid. Archie Goodwin is part of a house party at Lily Rowan's vacation home in Montana when a murder brings Nero Wolfe from New York to take a hand. Uniquely for a Nero Wolfe novel, it takes place entirely away from the brownstone on West 35th Street. Some Buried Ceasar came close, but returned to the brownstone for a brief coda; Too Many Cooks similarly came very close, but includes a brief description of the departure from the brownstone, including the good-byes from Fritz, Saul and Theodore.

$40.00

The Doorbell Rang
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The Doorbell Rang

By Rex Stout

This book is in good condition. The cover boards have some wear on the front and back and the spine. The edges are worn and the corners are bumped. There are markings on the front end cover page, but the rest of the pages are clean. The pages are tanned and yellowed. The binding is tight and solid. "One always feels that Mr. Stout is having fun with his Nero Wolfe and Archie, but never has it been more apparent than in this complicated but easily followed tale. Its a story of sleuthing, harassment, murder, the FBI -very especially the FBI - and the police, with the usual delicious decor of orchids, fine foods, and happily unconventional and pungent dialogue. Almost everybody's role is unexpectedly askew and you don't see how they can all possibly get their deserts, but they do, convincingly and rather hilariously." - Harper's Books in Brief, December 1965

$25.59

Prince of Foxes
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Prince of Foxes

By Samuel Shellabarger

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine, edges, and corners. There are stains on the front and back of the cover. The pages are clean of markings, yellowed and tanned. The binding is starting to loosen but all the pages are intact. "There are many reasons for reading Prince of Foxes? not least, as some reviewers like to say, that it's just about impossible to put it down once you start it, but I would like to put it forward as a textbook example of what Americans were reading during the golden age of American popular fiction. This period lasted for about three decades, from the early 1930's to the late 1950's, during which much of the commercial fiction that millions of American read for pleasure. Fiction that made the best-seller lists were works of considerable literary skill and stylistic distinctiveness. That stands in sharp contrast to the popular fiction Americans now read...None wrote better than Shellabarger...Shellabarger was an educator by training and inclination, and he wanted readers to learn from his novels as well as be entertained by them. To say that you will learn a lot about Renaissance Italy from Princes of Foxes is an understatement. Jonathan Yardely, Pulitzer Prize winning book critic and columnist for the Washington Post and author of six books

$12.50

The Great Wall Of China
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The Great Wall Of China

By Franz Kafka

This book is in fair condition The binding is loose and there is a large amount of wear on the cover as well as stains on the cloth board. The previous owner's name is written on the front page. The Great Wall of China (German : Beim Bauder Chinesischen Mauer) is the first posthumous collection of short stories by Franz Kafka published in Germany in 1931. It was edited by Max Brod and Hans Joachim Schoeps and collected previously unpublished short stories, incomplete stories, fragments and aphorisms written by Kafka between 1917 and 1924. The first English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published by Martin Secker in 1933. The same translation was published in 1946 by Shocken Books.

$10.00

The Hour
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The Hour

By Bernard DeVoto

The dust jacket for this book is not in very good condition. However, The book itself, hard cover and all is in better condition. One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto's The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink -- properly.

$25.00

The Doorbell Rang
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The Doorbell Rang

By Rex Stout

Near fine book condition with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. Brown pictorial boards, 207 pages. Woweee! What a challenge: What a villain! What a book! A $100,000 retainer persuades Nero Wolfe to take on the most elusive opponent of his career--none other than the untouchables of the F.B.I. His sweet little old public-spirited rich lady client has sent ten thousand copies of FBI NOBODY KNOWS (kind of a Naked Society's G-string) to people in high places and now finds herself the victim of a Big-Brother type persecution. Wolfe is hired to stop it. But the FBEye is everywhere so how? We'll never tell. So read it.

$42.50

And Four To Go
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And Four To Go

By Rex Stout

This book is in very good condition except for the dust jacket. It is in acceptable condition THe dust Jacket is worn, torn and fading. The previous owner's name is written at the top of the first page. Four Nero Wolfe novels in miniature, published in book form for the first time. Christmas Party, Easter Parade, Fourth of July Picnic and Murder is no Joke. There is a marking on the first page.

$52.50

All Aces
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All Aces

By Rex Stout

First printing For Viking Press. The book looks new, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. The book itself is very nice. There is a marking on the first page. Only twice since Rex Stout began to record his adventures in detection has Nero Wolfe left his home for an extended stay. The first time was when he attended a convention of chefs (Too Many Cooks). This time he goes to exhibit his orchids, and again he arrives at the scene of a murder before it happens. A prize bull is suspected of the killing, but Wolfe knows better, although he keeps his opinion to himself because he prefers not to take on another investigation away from home. When it proves impossible to keep out of the case he agrees to take a hand and the mystery is as good as solved, even though it does look at times as though Wolfe has, for once, met his match. The story is told in the usual breezy Rex Stout manner — the breeziness being supplied chiefly by Archie Goodwin — and anybody who reads detective stories can tell you that Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe make a combination that is hard to beat.

$35.00

The Clansman
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The Clansman

By Thomas Dixon, Jr.

This antique book is in good condition. However, the cover is worn as well as the corners, The binding is loose, and the pages are tanned. The previous owners name is written on the inside front cover. "The year was 1865. With the close of the Civil War, there began for the South, an era of even greater turmoil. In The Clansman, his controversial 1905 novel, later the basis of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation , Thomas Dixon, describes the social, political, and economic disintegration that plagued the South during Reconstruction, depicting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the reactions of two families to racial conflict. This study in social history was alternatively praised and damned by contemporary critics. As historian Thomas D. Clark notes in his introduction, the novel "opened wider a vein of racial hatred which was to poison further an age already in social and political upheaval. Dixon had in fact given voice in his novel to one of the most powerful latent forces in the social and political mind of the South." For modern readers, The Clansman probes the roots of the racial violence that still haunts our society.

$60.00