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MY COUSIN RACHEL

by DAPHNE du MAURIER

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Published
1951
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Fine
Edition
First US
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My Cousin Rachel is a Gothic novel written in 1951 by the prolific English novelist Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989). It combines a murder mystery with a romance. It was a huge best-seller and, in 1952, was made into a film starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland. At the same time, the American publisher International Collectors Library… 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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$20.26

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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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GRAHAM GREENE: COLLECTED WORKS. SEVEN NOVELS

by GRAHAM GREENE

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Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712017
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$52.66

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This is an excellent copy of seven complete novels by the great British novelist Graham Greene (1904-1991). This book is now approaching rare status. It includes The Heart of the Matter, Stamboul Train, A Burnt-Out Case, The Third Man, The Quiet American, Loser Takes All, and The Power and the Glory. This is a… Read more
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BRIDESHEAD REVISITED

by EVELYN WAUGH

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Published
1995
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$64.82

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This is a pristine luxury-edition copy of Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder, the classic novel by the English writer Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966). It is the story of Ryder's involvement with the tortured Marchmain family, so beautifully told through the 1981 Granada Television series, which launched Jeremy Irons' career. The… Read more
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THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET

by SALMAN RUSHDIE

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Published
1999
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780676970623
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$28.36

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This is a stated first edition (Canadian) of The Ground Beneath Her Feet, the sixth novel from British novelist Salman Rushdie, published in 1999. It is a love story involving the music world and mythological figures. The cover looks odd in the photos because it's reflective silver and takes on the colours around it. That blob at the top right… Read more
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MADAME BOVARY

by Gustave Flaubert

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Published
1949
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Fine
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$40.51

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From the International Collectors Library, this is a mint-condition luxury edition copy of Madame Bovary, the classic novel by the French author Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880).The book, about an unhappy woman who lives beyond her means and has an affair, scandalized society when it was published in 1956, but is now considered to be one… Read more
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LEWIS PERCY

by ANITA BROOKNER

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Published
1990
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780886192587
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$24.31

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Lewis Percy is the 11th of the 27 novels written by the brilliant English historian and novelist Anita Brookner (1928-2016). It tells the story of a sheltered librarian who ventures into romance. It was published in the UK in 1989; in the US and Canada in 1990. This is a stated first Canadian edition. The book has not… Read more
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WUTHERING HEIGHTS

by EMILY BRONTE

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Published
1966
Condition
Fine
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$56.71

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This is a lovely leather-bound copy of Wuthering Heights, the classic tale of love and revenge (1847) by the British author Emily Bronte (1818-1848). It was published in 1966 by the prestigious British publisher Heron Books. The book is navy blue leather with a brilliant gold design on the cover and spine. It has a bound-in silk bookmark. Inside, the book is… Read more
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THE SCARLET LETTER

by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
Edition
First, Leather
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$68.87

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This is a lovely leather-bound copy of the classic novel The Scarlet Letter: A Romance, a work of historical fiction by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). First published in 1850, it is set in Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649, and tells the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and then… Read more
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RACHEL, RACHEL aka A JEST OF GOD

by MARGARET LAURENCE

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Published
1968
Condition
Fine
Edition
First w new name
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$36.46

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This is a pristine first edition of the book club edition of Rachel, Rachel, published by Knopf in 1968. The book was the award-winning third novel by renowned Canadian author Margaret Laurence, and was originally published in 1966. It is about the sexual awakening of a 30-something New England schoolteacher. Its original title was A Jest of God.… Read more
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THE PRESIDENT'S LADY (RACHEL & ANDREW JACKSON)

by IRVING STONE

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Published
1951
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$28.36

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The President's Lady is a 1951 best-seller by the American novelist Irving Stone (1903-1989). In 1953, it was made into a film starring Charlton Heston and Susan Hayward. In this acclaimed biographical novel, Irving Stone brings to life the tender and poignant love story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson. "Beyond any doubt one of the great romances of… Read more
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CASS TIMBERLANE

by SINCLAIR LEWIS

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Published
1945
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$24.31

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Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American novelist, writer, and playwright. He was the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the first to decline a Pulitzer Prize (for Arrowsmith—he declined because he did not agree with contests where one book or author was praised over another). His works are known for their critical views… Read more
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN

by JANE AUSTEN

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Published
1962
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Very Good+
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$52.66

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This is an excellent copy of the Complete Works of Jane Austen, which is all six of her novels in one book -- it's 1000 pages and weighs 3 lbs. It is navy blue boards with light blue lettering on the spine. The page edges are dyed/dappled light red, on three sides.The pages are starting to darken at the edges.It has… Read more
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ITALIAN FOLK TALES

by ITALO CALVINO

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Published
1992
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780156454896
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$32.41

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This is a stated first edition of Italian Folk Tales, the best-selling collection selected and retold by the Italian author Italo Calvino (1923-1985). The English translation was first published in 1980 and it was on the New York Times Top Ten Best Books list for that year. It is 200 tales, of fantasy and mystery, romance and… Read more
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IVAN TURGENEV: THREE SHORT NOVELS

by IVAN TURGENEV

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Published
1957
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$76.97

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This is a first, and likely the only, edition of Three Short Novels by Ivan Turgenev, published in 1957 by The Foreign Languages Publishing House, a state-run publisher in the Soviet Union that published Russian literature, novels, propaganda, and books about the USSR in foreign languages. It was dissolved in 1964. Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer,… Read more
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GREEK FIRE: MARIA CALLAS & ARISTOTLE ONASSIS

by Nicholas Gage

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780375402449
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$28.36

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This is a stated first edition of Greek Fire, Nicholas Gage's 2000 best-seller about Maria Callas & Aristotle Onassis. I haven't read this particular book, but I know the story and it's quite a tale. From a reviewer: "Packed with newly uncovered secrets, this account of the romance of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis and opera diva Maria Callas reveals their … Read more
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THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM

by JAN DE HARTOG

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Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$24.31

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This is a first edition of The Peaceable Kingdom, An American Saga, the 1972 novel by the prolific Dutch-American playwright and novelist Jan de Hartog (1914-2002). De Hartog moved to the US in the early 60s and became a Quaker. From an online synopsis: "I am George Fox," said the fair-haired stranger. "May the Lord bless thee and awaken thee, Margaret Fell." His… Read more
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IVANHOE

by SIR WALTER SCOTT

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$40.51

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This is an elegant copy of Ivanhoe: A Romance, a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1819. It is one of the best known and most influential of Scott's novels. Ivanhoe is set in 12th-century England with colourful descriptions of a tournament, outlaws, a witch trial and divisions between Jews and Christians. It has… Read more
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MANON LESCAUT

by ANTOINE PREVOST

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Published
1950
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$76.97

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Manon Lescaut is a novel by French author Antoine François Prévost (1697 – 1763). Published in 1731, it is the seventh and final volume of his Memoirs and Adventures of a Man of Quality. It was highly controversial and was banned in France upon publication (he eventually had to revise it), but it was hugely popular. Set in France and Louisiana… Read more
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TOM JONES

by Henry Fielding

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
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$44.56

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, is a comic novel, considered to be one of the finest novels in the English language. Written in 1749 by the English writer Henry Fielding (1707-1754), it is constructed around a romance plot. Squire Allworthy suspects that the infant he adopts is the illegitimate child of… Read more
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