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Maugham's Choice of Kipling's Best: 16 Stories

by Kipling, Rudyard

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1953
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1st edition
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Doubleday, NY, 1953. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Selected and introduced by W. Somerset Maugham. DJ has minor chipping to top of spine.
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Tellers of Tales: A definitive Anthology of the Short Story

by Maugham, W. Somerset editor

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Published
1939
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Fine
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1st edition
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Doubleday, NY, 1939. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 100 masterpeieces from the US, England, France, Russia, and Germany. Selected and introduced by Maugham, himself a master of the short story. 1526 pgs. Stated 1st edition.
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The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce

by Bierce, Ambrose

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Published
1946
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1st ed.
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Citadel, NY, 1946. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Very Good. Prior owners' signatures on fly-leafs.
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Stories

by Pirandello, Luigi

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1981
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1st edition
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Franklin, PA, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. "Luigi Pirandello became famous as an author of drama; his innovative techniques, however, and his delving into the psychology of his characters, brought him world acclaim." [Pub. Info] Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 "for his bold and ingenious revival of dramatic and scenic art" [Nobel Prize] Special… Read more
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Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, as told by Julius Lester.

by Lester, Julius; Jerry Pinkney, (illustrator)

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Published
1987
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Fine
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1st edition
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Dial, NY, 1987. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Whether he is besting Brer Fox or sneaking into Mr. Man's garden, Brer Rabbit is always teaching a valuable lesson. These classic tales are full of wit, humor, and creativity, and Julius Lester brings an added contemporary sense to these forty-eight timeless stories." [Pub. Info] The book is Fine as New,… Read more
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The William Saroyan Reader

by Saroyan, William

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Published
1958
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Fine
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1st edition, 3rd printing
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Braziller, NY, 1958. 1st edition, 3rd printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Vintage Saroyan of the 1930s and early 1940s, the period during which the short story writer, playwright and novelist achieved a critical and popular success comparable to F. Scott Fitzgerald's. It contains five novels, 30 stories, two complete plays, a memoir, essays and a long poem." [Pub. Info]… Read more
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The Best of Clarence Day

by Day, Clarence

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Published
1948
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1st edition
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Knopf, NY, 1948. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Includes: God and My Father; Life with Father; Life with Mother; This Simian World; and selections from Thoughts without Words. The best single collection of Clarence Day. Excellent copy. 1ST EDITION
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The Thurber Album

by Thurber, James; illustrated by the author

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Published
1952
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Very Good
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1st edition, 2nd printing
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Simon & Schuster, NY, 1952. 1st edition, 2nd printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. "The Thurber Collection deals with pieces on the author's family, friends, teachers, and colleagues in Columbus, Ohio. Most of the stories first appeared in 'The New Yorker' magazine." [Pub. Info] Evidence of damp-staining. Dust jacket shows chipping. 1ST EDITION.
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Collected Stories

by Williams, Tennessee; Introduction by Gore Vidal. Cover illustration by

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Published
1985
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1st edition
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New Directions, NY, 1985. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1ST EDITION.
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Collected Tales of E. M. Forster

by Forster, E. M.

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Published
1947
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Fine
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1st edition
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Knopf, NY, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 12 stories. Slight wear to the extremIties of the dust jacket. 1ST THUS.
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Fairy Tales [Slipcase]

by Anderson, Hans Christian; R. P. Keigwin (translator); Wilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Frolich (illustrators)

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Published
1962
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Flendsted, Odense Denmark, 1962. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "Hans Christian Andersen's stories and fairy tales are world literature in the truest sense of the world. Andersen was the creator of a true poetry so universal that many of its expressions are even to-day equally fascinating" [Pub. Info] The book is in excellent condition; the slipcase is Near Fine with… Read more
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The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories

by Wagenknecht, Edward [Editor];illustrated by Wallace Morgan

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Published
c. 1945
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1st edition
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Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis & New York, c. 1945. 1st edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. Christmas essays, poetry, plays, narrative sketches and short stories, the last section wholly American, the whole edited with the American public in mind, with a blend of the traditional with the new. Useful holiday reference material. There's a religious section; the Santa Claus legend; a… Read more
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The Oxford Book of Villains

by Mortimer, John (editor)

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Published
1992
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1st edition
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Oxford University Press, Oxford/ NY, 1992. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The world difficulties of preparing a book of villains is that the field stretches towards infinity… They are everywhere, down narow streets and in brightly lit office buildings and parliaments, dominating family life, crowding prisons and law courts, and providing plots for most of the works of fiction… Read more
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Folk Tales Told Around the World

by Dorson, Richard M. (editor)

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Published
1975
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1st edition
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The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1975. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The Unbeliever and the Skull,' The Adulteress Rat,' 'The King of Cheats,' and 'The Cruel Mother-in-Law' are just some of the fascinating titles included in this panoramic collection of folktales edited by the eminent folklorist, Richard M. Dorson. [Distinquished Professor of History and Folklore and, Director… Read more
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Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis

by Lewis, Sinclair

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Published
1935
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1st edition
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The Literary Guild, NY, 1935. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine /Very Good. To the stories published since 1930 the author feels some relationship, but he reads the earlier stories with a skeptical eye. They are so optimistic, so laudatory... But I wonder if this American optimism, this hope and courage, so submerged now in 1935, are not authentic… Read more
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Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories

by Kafka, Franz; Edited by Nahum N. Glatzer

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Published
1971
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Schocken Books, NY, 1971. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "Albert Camus once said that 'the whole of Kafka's art consists in compelling the reader to reread him.' Since the interpretations of Kafka are many and the search for the meaning of his stories seemingly endless, the reader will return to the story itself in the hope of finding guidance from… Read more
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The Complete Short Stories and Sketches of Stephen Crane

by Crane, Stephen; edited with an introduction by Thomas A. Gullason

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Published
1963
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1st edition
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Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, NY, 1963. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. "Critics call Stephan Crane, who is best known for his Civil War novel, 'The Red Badge of Courage' the first 'modern' American writer. Crane was only 28 when he died but his work had a profound influence on American letters... Crane is considered the American… Read more
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Stories from Shakespeare

by McCaughrean, Geraldine

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1995
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Simon & Schuster NY, 1995. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illustrated by Antony Maitland. "Shakespeare was writing at speed and in cut-throat competition with a wealth of other playwrights. His actors were men, his plots were all borrowed, his props and scenery rudimentary. There were fashions and conventions to be followed, and the latest popular song never went amiss if it… Read more
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The Collected Stories [2 volumes; Slipcase]

by Maugham, W. Somerset

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Published
1952
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Doubleday, NY, 1952. Hardcover. Fine. From one of the twentieth century's most enduringly popular fiction writers... W. Somerset Maugham was also famous for his novels and plays; it has been argued that in the short story he reached the pinnacle of his art. These expertly told tales, with their addictive plot twists and vividly drawn characters, are both… Read more
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Five Stories

by Mann, Thomas, illustrated by Robert Borja

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Published
1977
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Limited edition
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The Franklin Library, Franklin Center PA, 1977. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. "Thomas Mann is among the greatest of German prose writers, and was the first German novelist to reach a wide English-speaking readership since Goethe... Mann himself was a paradox: his role as family-father was both refuge and faade; his love of Germany was matched by his contempt… Read more
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