Literary Biography

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Auden

Auden

by Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines was born in 1953. The author of several books, including Sex, Death, and Punishment and The MacMillansFrom the Hardcover edition.
Past Tense

Past Tense

by Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau delighted in shocking the world. In pubic, at least, the image he presented was one of great daring -- a man eager to defy, willing to experiment, ready to challenge. Cocteau's achievements in almost every artistic medium -- including poetry, film, illustration, criticism, and ballet -- rightfully earned him a reputation for radical versatility. He assumed Oscar Wilde's role as "world's most dazzling talker" and Thomas DeQuincey's as "world's most conspicuous opium addict"; he drew... Read more about this item
A Child's Journey With Dickens

A Child's Journey With Dickens

by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Life Of Ezra Pound

Life Of Ezra Pound

by Noel Stock

Jmbarrie

Jmbarrie

by Janet Dunbar

Trelawny

Trelawny

by William St Clair

Life Of Kenneth Rexroth

Life Of Kenneth Rexroth

by Linda Hamalian

City Poet

City Poet

by Brad Gooch

Talking With Michener

Talking With Michener

by Lawrence Grobel

Boswell

Boswell

by James Boswell

Gonzo

Gonzo

by Hunter S Thompson

Too Strong For Fantasy

Too Strong For Fantasy

by Marcia Davenport

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Robert Creeley

by Ekbert Faas

Literary Biography Books & Ephemera

Antonia White

Antonia White

by Dunn, Jane

The Life of Dr John Donne Late Dean of St. Paul's Church, London

The Life of Dr John Donne Late Dean of St. Paul's Church, London

by Walton, Izaak

London: The Folio Press. 1988. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in clear glassine dustjacket as issued. Introduction by Colin Ward. Black & white frontispiece. Bookplate to Front Pastedown. Bound by Hunter & Foulis in quarter moiré silk, Mitchell & Malik (Ann Muir) marbled paper boards, pale grey paper labels to spine and front board. The text paper is Van Gelder Old Dutch Laid acid-free mould-made paper. 74 pages. Issued in the Folio Press Fine... Read more about this item
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$35.78
C.S. Lewis The Boy Who Chronicled Narnia. A Biography

C.S. Lewis The Boy Who Chronicled Narnia. A Biography

by White, Michael

London: Abacus. 2005. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 268 pages. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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$11.71
Life and Destiny of Isak Dinesen

Life and Destiny of Isak Dinesen

by Svendsen, Clara (with Frqans Lasson, editor)

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976. Book. Very Good+. Paperback. Later printing.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976. Later printing. Very Good+. Clean large paperback (approx. size is a little over 8" x 10"). Cover is clean with very slight age-toning, no creasing or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with wonderful photographs of Dinesen throughout her life. 227 pages with index..
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$18.00
T. E. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence

by Brent, Peter (with An Introduction by Elizabeth Longford)

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1975. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0297769405 . Color and B&W illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat,... Read more about this item
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$20.00
Le Paris De Modiano

Le Paris De Modiano

by Commengé, Béatrice

Paris, France: Alexandrines. Fine. 2015. Paperback. 2370890193 . A Fine smaller sized Paperback. Bright, unmarked pages with a sound binding. One library sticker on the inside of the back cover, no pockets or other stamps. "Le Paris de Patrick Modiano se trouve dans chacun de ses romans, sans cesse composé, décomposé, recomposé. Un Paris intérieur, intime, rêvé à force d'être écrit (ou peut-être écrit à... Read more about this item
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$24.16
The Michael Fraenkel Henry Miller Correspondence called Hamlet Volume I and Volume II

The Michael Fraenkel Henry Miller Correspondence called Hamlet Volume I and Volume II

by Fraenkel, Michael; Miller, Henry

London: Edition du Laurier Carrefour, 1962. 3rd Printing. paperback. Very Good in heavily rubbed wraps. large 8vo. b&w illustrations The correspondence between Michael Fraenkel and Henry Miller, covering a period from 1935-1938 during which hundreds of letters were exchanged between the two; two volumes in one; b&w photo illustrations and drawings; printed wraps with original red silk cord binding; folios here with perforated edges, many unopened; Very Good throughout; wraps heavily rubbed/foxed.
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$48.79
Small Collection

Small Collection

by (JOYCE, James)

various: various. (1939-1959). A small collection of four works about Joyce, from the library of Horace Middleton, who collaborated with Phil Phillips on critical studies of Joyce. (Phillips' archive is at the Rosenbach Museum.) Offered here are four books that have been heavily annotated by Middleton. Each bears Middleton's ownership signature, one adding "from PP [presumably Phillips], Nov. 1959." Included are first editions of James Joyce by Herbert Gorman (1939); James Joyce by Harry Levin (1941);... Read more about this item
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$400.00
Emily Dickinson: Friend and Neighbor

Emily Dickinson: Friend and Neighbor

by (DICKINSON, Emily). JENKINS, Macgregor

Boston: Little Brown. 1930. A biography of Dickinson published a century after her birth, and written by a child-neighbor of "Miss Emily." Jenkins also spoke that year at the first public observance of the centenary of Dickinson's birth, held in Amherst, MA. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with shallow edge wear and what may be a sticker shadow on the upper front corner. Uncommon. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.
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$250.00
The Letters of A. Bronson Alcott

The Letters of A. Bronson Alcott

by Alcott, A. Bronson; Herrnstadt, Richard L. (editor)

Ames, IA: The Iowa State University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly soiled and worn.. 1969. First Printing. Hardcover. 0813800870 . Thick and heavy volume. Cream cloth with light green topstain. xxxvii, 846 pages. Black and white frontispiece illustration, genealogy chart, black and white illustrations, appendices, and index. His acquaintances and correspondence include such figures as Emerson, Thoreau, Agassiz, Julia Ward Howe, Carlisle, Whitman, and Horace Greeley. (from... Read more about this item
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$35.00
Breaking In, Breaking Out; An Autobiography

Breaking In, Breaking Out; An Autobiography

by Monsarrat, Nicholas

New York.: William Morrow & Company., 1971. Hard cover. Very good in very good dust jacket.. 1 Purple cloth, black paper over boards. 542 p. 24 cm. B&W photo section. Born into the Edwardian era of 1910, British writer Nicholas Monsarrat noted the world was changing within the year. His autobiography flows with his decades of experience. Among his works: The Ship that Died of Shame, and The Cruel Sea. "An abridged version of the book published in Great Britain in two volumes under the... Read more about this item
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$9.00
CHARLES DICKENS HIS LIFE AND WORK

CHARLES DICKENS HIS LIFE AND WORK

by Leacock, Stephen

Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Near Fine. 2004. Softcover. 1550417673 . Excellent condition, slight creasing on upper corner front cover and corner of first few pages, one earmark seen. Book is otherwise clean and unmarked. B/w illustrations. "Stephen Leacock shares the stage with Charles Dickens and Mark Twain as one of the best-loved humorists in the English-speaking world, and at the time of its original publication Leacock’s biography of Dickens was widely and enthusiastically hailed as a... Read more about this item
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$4.95
Tales of the White Hills and Sketches (Riverside Literature Series, Number 40, February 1889)

Tales of the White Hills and Sketches (Riverside Literature Series, Number 40, February 1889)

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, and Scudder, Horace E (Series Supervising Editing by)

Boston / Cambridge MA.: Houghton Mifflin & Company / Riverside Press., 1889. Monthly periodical.. Trade paperback. Good. Highlighting/underlining. Foxing to interior end pages. Light penciled notes minimal. Rusted staples.. 1 95 p. Decorated tan card stock paper covers. Stapled binding. inside covers, cut. on back cover: Series list. 4.5x7in. RARE classic Nathaniel Hawthorne story notes and travelogues. Contents: The Great Stone Face; The Ambitious Guest; The Great Carbuncle; Sketches from Memory;... Read more about this item
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$9.00
Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years

Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years

by Trombley, Laura Skandera

Paperback. Very Good.
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$25.22
A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man

by Swisher, Clarice

Very Good. 2000. Hardcover. 0737703601 . A pictorial Hardcover in Very Good condition. Bright, unmarked pages with a solid binding. A library sticker and stamp in the book. "An anthology of critical essays that provide a wide range of information and opinion about "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," and its author, James Joyce"; 5.75 X 1 X 9.25 inches; 191 pages .
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$16.10
The Road to Tara: The Life of Margaret Mitchell

The Road to Tara: The Life of Margaret Mitchell

by Edwards, Anne

Laurel, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.67
Arrow in the Blue the first volume of an autobiography 1905-31 with a new preface by the author Uniform Danube Edition

Arrow in the Blue the first volume of an autobiography 1905-31 with a new preface by the author Uniform Danube Edition

by Koestler, Arthur

London: Hutchinson (Uniform Danube Edition), 1969. Uniform Edition. hardbound. Good-Very Good in G-VG dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. b&w illustrations A volume in the Uniform Danube Edition of the works of Arthur Koestler, being the first volume of Koestler's autobiography, covering the first 26 years of his life; black cloth boards with silver titling to spine, and silver spiral motif to front board; former owner's name to front pastedown, endpapers, prelims, and text block foxed (medium... Read more about this item
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$26.02
Mrs. Lynn Linton her life letters and opinions with twelve illustrations 1st Edition

Mrs. Lynn Linton her life letters and opinions with twelve illustrations 1st Edition

by Layard, George Somes; Mrs Lynn Linton

London: Methuen, 1901. 1st Edition. hardbound. G-VG /no dustwrapper. 8vo. b&w illustrations 1st Edition of Layard's biography of Mrs. Lynn Linton, drawing heavily on Linton's thinly disguised autobiographical novel 'Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland'; 12 b&w plate illustrations; includes 45 page Methuen catalogue to rear of text; bookplate to front pastedown, medium-heavy foxing to front endpaper, medium foxing to prelims and text block, scattered foxing throughout, o.w. G-VG; boards lightly... Read more about this item
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$48.79
Antonia White : A Life

Antonia White : A Life

by Dunn, Jane

London: Jonathan Cape, 1998. 1st Edition 1st Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First English edition, first printing. xii, 484pp. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles on spine. Lightly bumped spine heel. Burgundy coloured endpapers. Internally neat, clean, bright and tight. Likely unread. Dust jacket very lightly chipped along top edge, price unclipped. 8vo. Definitive biography of the writer Antonia White which charts her ambivalence towards... Read more about this item
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$15.14
Byron: The Years of Fame

Byron: The Years of Fame

by Quennell, Peter

2nd printing thus. Fine hardcover, no DJ. Bright, clean, square covers and spine; tightly bound; bright, crisp, clean interior. 8vo, 256 pp; index.
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$15.00
Dickens Criticism Past, Present and Future Directions : A Symposium

Dickens Criticism Past, Present and Future Directions : A Symposium

by FORD, George, JOHNSON, Edgar, et al

Boston: Charles Dickens Reference Center, 1962. Full tan calg, with original white wrappers bound in. 64pp., First edition, limited to 2550 copies, this being an out-of-series copy, un-numbered. A transcript of the symposium held by George H. Ford, J. Hillis Miller, Edgar Johnson, Sylvere Monod, with Noel C. Peyrouton as moderator, at the 56th Annual Conference of the Dickens Fellowship. Bookplate of Prof. Peyrouton insode front cover. A specially bound copy, most likely to be given out to... Read more about this item
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$30.00
The Charles Dickens Originals

The Charles Dickens Originals

by Pugh, Edwin

Londion: T.N. Fouls, 1913. Hardcover, bound in the original light blue cloth with back-strip faded as per usual for this title. 347 pages. Index. Illustrated with 30 tipped in monochrome plates depicting various personalities whom Dickens knew and drew upon for inspiration in creating his literary characters, all with tissue guards intact. Second printing. No previous ownership marks. Mild fading to back-strip and general light wear overall, with sporadic, very light foxing. A solid, internally... Read more about this item
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$30.00
Enid Bagnold : the authorized biography

Enid Bagnold : the authorized biography

by Sebba, Anne

London : Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-dulled and dust-dulled dust-wrapper. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description: xiii, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (black and white) : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm. Subjects: Bagnold, Enid Biography. Authors, English 20th century Biography. Genre: Biography. Language: English.
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$22.74
The Envoy from Mirror City:  An Autobiography: Volume Three

The Envoy from Mirror City: An Autobiography: Volume Three

by Frame, Janet

NY: George Braziller. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly worn.. 1985. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0807611247 . Final volume in the late New Zealand author's autobiography. Author photo on rear jacket flap. Jacket art by Edgar Blakeney. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages .
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$20.00
E.E.Cummings. A Life.

E.E.Cummings. A Life.

by E.E.CUMMINGS. Susan Cheever

Pantheon Books, New York, 2014. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). 8vo. xvii, 213pp. White boards lettered in silver at the spine. Illustrated with nearly fifty black and white photographs and reproductions. A touch of minor bruising to the base of the backstrip, else a fine copy in fine non-price-clipped dust wrapper. Not published in the UK in casebound format..
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$12.62
Napa Wine with Notes and Introduction by Brian McGinty

Napa Wine with Notes and Introduction by Brian McGinty

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

San Francisco, CA: Westwinds Books. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1974. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Limited to 950 unnumbered copies. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The dust jacket has several smallish edge tears, overall toning and spots of foxing. "After their wedding San Francisco on May 19, 1880, Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson set off on an adventurous honeymoon to the Napa Valley. Stopping briefly... Read more about this item
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$20.00