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cover of GRANTA 105: LOST & FOUND

GRANTA 105: LOST & FOUND

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2009
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9781929001354
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This is edition 105 (2009) of Granta: The Magazine of New Writing (it was originally a magazine). This is a special edition, titled Lost and Found, and contains short stories, essays and memoirs relating to people and places undergoing tremendous change (see contents photo). 256 pages, trade paperback with laminated covers. Heavily illustrated with photographs and drawings. This book has not… Read more
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cover of GRANTA 108: CHICAGO

GRANTA 108: CHICAGO

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2009
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First
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9781905881123
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This is edition 108 (2009) of Granta: The Magazine of New Writing (it was originally a magazine). This is a special edition, titled Chicago, and contains short stories, essays and poetry relating to Chicago and contains works by Peter Carey, Don Delillo, George Saunders, Elaine Showalter et al (see contents photo). 288 pages, trade paperback with laminated covers. Heavily… Read more
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cover of REDEMPTION

REDEMPTION

by LEON URIS

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Published
1995
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First
ISBN
9780060183332
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This is a stated first edition of Redemption, by the American author (1924-2003). It is a sequel to his epic Trinity and is about the Irish revolutionary Conor Larkin and his family. Excellent book. It is a large book--6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and 827 pages. As you can see, there is fading to the covers of the book. There… Read more
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cover of THE SELECTED SHORT STORIES of EDITH WHARTON

THE SELECTED SHORT STORIES of EDITH WHARTON

by EDITH WHARTON, R.W.B. Lewis

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Published
1991
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Fine
ISBN
9780684193045
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This is a pristine copy of The Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton, selected by the Yale Wharton expert R.W.B. Lewis and published in 1991. It is 21 stories--see contents scan. 390 pages. There is minor shelfwear to the edges of the dust jacket. But the book has not been read. Its covers and pages are unmarked and in mint condition.
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cover of A TREASURY OF GREAT POEMS, ENGLISH & AMERICAN

A TREASURY OF GREAT POEMS, ENGLISH & AMERICAN

by Louis Untermeyer

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Published
1949
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Very Good+
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2nd Printing
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This is a stated second printed of the first edition of A Treasury of Great Poems English and American from the Foundations of the English Spirit to the Outstanding Poetry of Our Own Time with Lives of the Poets and Historical Settings Selected and Integrated by Louis Untermeyer. Untermeyer (1885-1977) was an American poet, critic… Read more
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cover of THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING

THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING

by BILL CLINTON, JAMES PATTERSON

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Published
2018
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First
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9780316412698
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This is a stated first edition of The President is Missing, a political thriller co-written by Bill Clinton and James Patterson and published in 2018. From a review:As the novel opens, a threat looms. Enemies are planning an attack of unprecedented scale on America. Uncertainty and fear grip Washington. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and… Read more
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cover of THE SOUND & THE FURY

THE SOUND & THE FURY

by WILLIAM FAULKNER

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Published
1956
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Fine
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First Re-Issue
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This is one of a mint-condition set of three matching books by the American author William Faulkner (1897-1962). They are first reissues, by his publisher (Random House) of Sanctuary, 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. They do not appear… Read more
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cover of LIGHT IN AUGUST

LIGHT IN AUGUST

by WILLIAM FAULKNER

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Published
1939
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First Re-Issue
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This is one of a mint-condition set of three matching books by the American author William Faulkner (1897-1962). They are first reissues, by his publisher (Random House) of Sanctuary, 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. They do not appear… Read more
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cover of HUCKLBERRY FINN

HUCKLBERRY FINN

by MARK TWAIN

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Published
1985
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Very Good+
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First
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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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cover of Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

by Joel Chandler Harris

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Published
1957
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Fine
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First
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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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cover of THE EIGHTH DAY

THE EIGHTH DAY

by THORNTON WILDER

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Published
1967
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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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cover of WASHINGTON IRVING'S SKETCH BOOK

WASHINGTON IRVING'S SKETCH BOOK

by WASHINGTON IRVING

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Published
1985
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780517457528
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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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cover of A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN & MAGGIE-NOW

A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN & MAGGIE-NOW

by Betty Smith

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Published
1958
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Edition
First
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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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cover of THE KING OF THE FIELDS

THE KING OF THE FIELDS

by ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

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Published
1988
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First, 1st Printing
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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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cover of THE INSIDE OF THE CUP

THE INSIDE OF THE CUP

by WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Published
1913
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First
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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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cover of THE RIVER ROAD

THE RIVER ROAD

by FRANCES PARKINSON KEYES

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Published
1945
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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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cover of THE INVISIBLE ENEMY

THE INVISIBLE ENEMY

by Various

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Published
1989
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Near Fine
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First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9781555971182
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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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cover of THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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Published
1948
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First
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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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cover of TENDER IS THE NIGHT

TENDER IS THE NIGHT

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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Published
1962
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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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cover of THE LAST TYCOON

THE LAST TYCOON

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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Published
1969
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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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