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THE SOUND & THE FURY

by WILLIAM FAULKNER

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Published
1956
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Fine
Edition
First Re-Issue
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This is one of a mint-condition set of four matching books by the American author William Faulkner (1897-1962). They are first reissues, by his publisher (Random House) of Sanctuary, As I Lay Dying, Light in August and The Sound and the Fury. They are simple red matte boards with gold lettering on the cover and spine. Lovely paper.… Read more
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AS I LAY DYING

by WILLIAM FAULKNER

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Published
1957
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Re-Issue
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This is one of a mint-condition set of four matching books by the American author William Faulkner (1897-1962). They are first reissues, by his publisher (Random House) of Sanctuary, As I Lay Dying, Light in August and The Sound and the Fury. They are simple red matte boards with gold lettering on the cover and spine. Lovely paper.… Read more
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LIGHT IN AUGUST

by WILLIAM FAULKNER

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Published
1939
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Fine
Edition
First Re-Issue
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This is one of a mint-condition set of four matching books by the American author William Faulkner (1897-1962). They are first reissues, by his publisher (Random House) of Sanctuary, As I Lay Dying, Light in August and The Sound and the Fury. They are simple red matte boards with gold lettering on the cover and spine. Lovely paper.… Read more
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HUCKLBERRY FINN

by MARK TWAIN

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Published
1985
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$16.20

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This is a first Golden Press edition of Huckleberry Finn (Adventures of omitted), written by Mark Twain and first published in 1884. This copy was published in 1965.254 pages. Illustrated by the prolific American illustrator Betty Fraser (b 1928-). The paper has darkened and the binding is starting to pull away a little at the front. Otherwise fine condition--a nice little vintage… Read more
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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

by Joel Chandler Harris

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Published
1957
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$64.81

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This is a pristine copy of Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, a collection of African American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris and published in book form in 1881. Harris was a journalist in post-Reconstruction Atlanta, and he produced seven Uncle Remus books. He wrote these stories to represent the struggle in… Read more
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THE EIGHTH DAY

by THORNTON WILDER

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Published
1967
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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This is a stated first edition (1967) of The Eighth Day, the 6th novel by the American writer Thornton Wilder (1897-1975). It won the 1968 National Book Award; it is described as a great American epic...suspenseful and deeply moving. It is a family saga centered around a murder mystery. 435 pages, no adornment. … Read more
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WASHINGTON IRVING'S SKETCH BOOK

by WASHINGTON IRVING

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Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517457528
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$44.56

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This is a first (and likely only) edition of Washington Irving's Sketch Book, published by Avenel in 1985. It is a facsimile reproduction of the The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., first published in 1819 and 1820. Geoffrey Crayon was the pseudonym of the American writer Washington Irving, who is most famous for the stories Rip… Read more
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A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN & MAGGIE-NOW

by Betty Smith

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Published
1958
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$36.45

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This is a first edition (Book Club) of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Maggie-Now, two novels by the American author Betty Smith (1896-1972). The book is undated but Maggie-Now was published in 1958. The publisher likely took the opportunity to reprint the former while releasing the latter. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was written in 1945 and was a… Read more
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THE KING OF THE FIELDS

by ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

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Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
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$24.30

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This is a stated first printing (1988) of The King of the Fields, a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903-1991), the Polish-American writer who is one of 13 American citizens to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Singer wrote in Yiddish and had his work translated, usually by Saul Bellow. It is a fictional exploration of… Read more
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THE INSIDE OF THE CUP

by WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Published
1913
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$44.56

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This is a first edition of The Inside of the Cup, the best-selling 1913 novel about poverty that sparked a nationwide debate about the role of Christianity and religion in daily life. It was written by the American author Winston Churchill (1871-1947) who, at the time, was more famous than the Winston Churchill the politician, who was also… Read more
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THE RIVER ROAD

by FRANCES PARKINSON KEYES

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Published
1945
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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This is a first edition (1945) of The River Road, a best-selling novel by the Louisiana writer Frances Parkinson Keyes (1885-1970). It tells the story of the d'Alverys, a hot-blooded Creole family living on a sugar plantation between the two world wars. This copy is in good shape. No dust jacket. The covers have some discoloration… Read more
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THE INVISIBLE ENEMY

by Various

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Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9781555971182
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$32.40

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This is a stated first printing of The Invisible Enemy: Alcoholism and the Modern Short Story, published in 1989. It's a trade paperback--it was not published in hardcover. It is 15 short stories, by famous authors, about or involving alcoholism. It is broken down into sections: Family, Children, Progressions, Delusions and Trying to Stop. See contents… Read more
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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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Published
1948
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$20.25

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This Side of Paradise was the first novel (1920) of the American writer F Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). It is about the morality of American youth in the aftermath of World War I; it explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking. Scribner's was always Fitzgerald's publisher; after his death, in 1948, Scribner's reprinted all of… Read more
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TENDER IS THE NIGHT

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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Published
1962
Condition
Fine
Edition
3rd impression
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Tender is the Night is the last completed novel (1934) of the American writer F Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). It is about alcoholism, mental health, badly-chosen relationships and general bad behavior. Fitzgerald considered it to be his finest work. Scribner's was Fitzgerald's publisher; after his death, in 1948, Scribner's reprinted all of his works, all in this black… Read more
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THE LAST TYCOON

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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Published
1969
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Fine
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The Last Tycoon is the unfinished novel of the American writer F Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), who was writing it when he died. It is about an ambitious workaholic Hollywood producer. Scribner's was Fitzgerald's publisher; after his death, Scribner's reprinted all of his works, all in this black and blue theme. This is a first edition from that set,… Read more
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SANCTUARY

by WILLIAM FAULKNER

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Published
1958
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Re-Issue
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This is one of a mint-condition set of four matching books by the American author William Faulkner (1897-1962). They are first reissues, by his publisher (Random House) of Sanctuary, As I Lay Dying, Light in August and The Sound and the Fury. They are simple red matte boards with gold lettering on the cover and spine. Lovely paper.… Read more
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THE HERMIT OF 69TH STREET

by JERZY KOZINSKI

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780805006117
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$28.35

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This is a stated First Edition (1987, not 1988 as the ISBN info notes) of The Hermit of 69th Street, the last novel by the Polish-American writer Jerzy Kosinski (1933-1991). Its full title is The Hermit of 69th Street: The Working Papers of Norbert Kosky, and it is a semi-autobiographical novel about the creative process and the life of a writer.… Read more
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ZUCKERMAN UNBOUND

by PHILIP ROTH

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Published
1981
Condition
Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
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$60.76

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This is a stated first printing (US) of Zuckerman Unbound, a novel written in 1981 by the American writer Philip Roth (1933-2018). It is part of a trilogy about the relationships between authors and their creations; this book deals with the 50s quiz show scandals and was the basis for Robert Redford's 1994 film Quiz… Read more
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A FAREWELL TO ARMS

by ERNEST HEMINGWAY

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Published
2002
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$20.25

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In 2002, England's Daily Express published the limited Good Reads Series--several classic books that were small, light-weight and high-quality. They're all 5" x 8", pale colored boards with gilt lettering and one cover image. This is A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway's story of an American soldier during WWI, and his love affair with an English nurse. 223… Read more
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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

by HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

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Published
1991
Condition
Fine
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$40.51

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This is the Reader's Digest edition (1991) of Uncle Tom's Cabin, the famous anti-slavery novel written in 1852 by the American teacher and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896). It is credited with laying the groundwork for the American Civil War. This copy is illustrated--it looks like the drawings are reproductions of the originals. 416 pages. The original Reader's Digest… Read more
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