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Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte

United States of America: Franklin Mint Corporation , 1975. 338 pages. slightly sunned. Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.. 1st. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$23.28

The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

By Laurence Sterne

United States of America: Franklin Library, 1980. limited edition. 524 pages. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman”, when originally published from 1759 to 1767, was an experimental novel far ahead of its time. The titular character, Shandy narrates the story of his life, beginning with his conception and focusing on his family, particularly his unconventional father Walter and his gentle Uncle Toby. One of the recurrent jokes in the novel, Shandy cannot explain anything concisely and Sterne utilizes many narrative devices to accommodate Shandy’s digressions on countless subjects, especially human disconnection and his doubts about truly knowing himself. His disorderly account is rich in minor characters, especially Dr. Slop, Toby’s servant Corporal Trim, and the parson Yorick. Though the novel is ostensibly about Shandy and his life, most of the work focuses on the characters surrounding him and their reactions to their daily lives and struggles. While criticized by Sterne’s peers, the novel was immediately and wildly popular in London, perhaps because it was full of coarse humor and satire and did not fear to discuss taboo and scandalous subjects. Generally considered one of the greatest comic novels of English literature, it was widely influential on modern and post-modern writers and philosophers.. 1st. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$19.95

The Poetry of Robert Frost

By Robert Frost , Edward Connery Lathem

United States of America: Franklin Library, 1979. limited edition. part of the franklin library collection: 100 greatest books of all time. 570 pages. This is the only comprehensive volume of Robert Frost's published verse; in it are the contents of all eleven of his individual books of poetry-from A Boy's Will (1913) to In the Clearing (1962). The editor, Edward Connery Lathem, has scrupulously annotated the more than 350 poems in this book.. 1st. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$29.93

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders

By Daniel Defoe

United States of America: Franklin Library, 1978. limited edition from the franklin library collection, the 100 greatest books of all time. 371 pages. A woman in prison awaiting a death sentence is given a reprieve because she is pregnant. She migrates to America abandoning the baby to the care of a foster mother. The child, a girl, grows up and begins working as a servant in a wealthy household. Here she is pursued by the two sons of the house and ultimately marries the younger one. When he dies, leaving her with two young children to look after, she begins a life of deception and confidence trickery which ends in great tragedy and disgrace. In her old age, events take a less tragic turn and her redemption comes from sources she least expects.. 1st. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$16.63

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

United States of America: Franklin Library, 1981. limited edition. 523 pages. Determined to make her heroine "as poor and plain as myself," Charlotte Brontë made a daring choice for her 1847 novel. Jane Eyre possesses neither the great beauty nor entrancing charm that her fictional predecessors used to make their way in the world. Instead, Jane relies upon her powers of diligence and perception, conducting herself with dignity animated by passion. The instant and lasting success of Jane Eyre proved Brontë's instincts correct. Readers of her era and ever after have taken the impoverished orphan girl into their hearts, following her from the custody of cruel relatives to a dangerously oppressive boarding school and onward through a troubled career as a governess. Jane's first assignment at Thorn field, where the proud and cynical master of the house harbors a scandalous secret, draws readers ever deeper into a compelling exploration of the mysteries of the human heart. A banquet of food for thought, this many-faceted tale invites a splendid variety of interpretations. The heroine's insistence upon emotional equality with her lover suggests a feminist viewpoint, while her solitary status invokes a consideration of the problems of growing up as a social outsider. Some regard Jane's attempts to reconcile her need for love with her search for moral rectitude as the story's primary message, and lovers of gothic romance find the tale's social and religious aspects secondary to its gripping elements of mystery and horror. This classic of English literature truly features something for every reader.. 1st. Leather. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$32.26

The Divine Comedy

By Dante Alighieri

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. limited edition of the Divine Comedy Brown full genuine leather with extra Gilt. All edges Gilt. 791 pp With s sewn in silk page marker and b/w illustrations by Gustave Dore. Translated by John Ciardi. The Greatest 100 books of all Time. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Gustave Dore. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$33.25

Eight Comedies

By Shakespear, William

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. Near Fine Condition. Hardcover. Spine is sunned. Red leather over boards with gilt stamped design to cover, lettering and design to spine. Maroon cloth end pages, bookmark. all edges gilt. Title page and copyright page dated 1978. 700 pages. Pages, covers clean. Binding stiff. Part of The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series, which are bound in full leather with 22K gold leaf imprinting and sewn-in bookmarks. Includes Shakespeare's comedies: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Much Ado About Nothing.... 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$29.93

Political Writings

By Rousseau, Jean Jacques

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1982. A near fine copy.translated by G. D. H. Cole. clean and bright condition. 284pp. Collector's Edition of The Hundred Greatest Books of All Time bound in genuine green leather with raised bands, gilt lettering, edges and designs and silk moire endpapers with a silk ribbon marker.. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$26.60

Aristophanes Five Comedies

By Benjamin Bickley Rogers

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1982. Near Fine condition, size 8vo, 403pp including glossary, Limited Edition of Aristophanes Five Comedies is published exclusively for subscribers to The Franklin Library collection The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. Full leather. Raised spine bands. Silk moire end papers. Bound in silk page mark. Illustrated. All page edges gilt. . 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$16.63

Gargantua and Pantagruel

By Rabelias, Francois

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. Near fine condition. Burgundy with gold gilt. Burgundy silk bookmark sewn in. 772 pages. No markings or wear and tear on pages. . 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$16.63

Histories

By Shakespear, William

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. Near Fine Condition. Hardcover. Red leather over boards with gilt stamped design to cover, lettering and design to spine. Maroon cloth end pages, bookmark. all edges gilt. Title page and copyright page dated 1978. 700 pages. Pages, covers clean. Binding stiff. Part of The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series, which are bound in full leather with 22K gold leaf imprinting and sewn-in bookmarks. Includes Shakespeare's comedies: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Much Ado About Nothing.... 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$23.28

Eight Comedies

By Shakespear, William

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. Near Fine Condition. Hardcover. Red leather over boards with gilt stamped design to cover, lettering and design to spine. Maroon cloth end pages, bookmark. all edges gilt. Title page and copyright page dated 1978. 700 pages. Pages, covers clean. Binding stiff. Part of The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series, which are bound in full leather with 22K gold leaf imprinting and sewn-in bookmarks. Includes Shakespeare's comedies: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Much Ado About Nothing.... 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$29.93

Red Badge of Courage, The

By Crane, Stephen

Franklin Center PA: Franklin Library, 1976. From the limited edition collection. The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. 245pp Cranes wtites veiwing warfare as a metaphor for life, he sketches for us a profound portrait of a young man trying to discover himself amid conflict. Bound in full rich morocco leather with extra gilt. AEG. the endpapers have a moire finish and there is a silk ribbon sewn in as a permanent bookmark.. 1st. Hardcover. As New/Not Issued. Illus. by Roland Descombes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Limited Edition.

$23.28

Tales from the Arabian Nights

By Burton, Richard F.

Franklin Center: Franklin Library Limited, 1977. As New. Franklin Center, Pennsylvania; Franklin Library Limited Edition. 1977; 1st Edition; 1st Printing; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Hardcover; Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines and extra Gilt. A Limited Edition. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$49.88

Tragedies, The

By Shakespear, William

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. Near Fine Condition. Hardcover. Red leather over boards with gilt stamped design to cover, lettering and design to spine. Maroon cloth end pages, bookmark. all edges gilt. Title page and copyright page dated 1978. 700 pages. Pages, covers clean. Binding stiff. Part of The Franklin Library 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series, which are bound in full leather with 22K gold leaf imprinting and sewn-in bookmarks. Includes Shakespeare's comedies: A Midsummer Nights Dream, Much Ado About Nothing.... 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$29.93

Fairy Tales

By Anderson, Hans Christian

Franklin Center PA: Franklin Library, 1982. Near Fine condition. 302 pages. Burgundy cover with gold gilt. Sewn in burgundy silk bookmark. no markings or damage to pages. . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$29.93

Political Writings

By Rousseau, Jean Jacques

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1982. An As new copy.translated by G. D. H. Cole. clean and bright condition. 284pp. Collector's Edition of The Hundred Greatest Books of All Time bound in genuine green leather with raised bands, gilt lettering, edges and designs and silk moire endpapers with a silk ribbon marker.. 1st. Hardcover. As New/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$26.60

Philosophical Works

By Descartes, Rene

Ffranklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1981. Near fine. Full-Leather. clean and bright.decorated with 17th century engravings. Bound in green gilded leather, two raised bands on the spine, all edges gilt, and ribbon bookmark. 392 pages. This limited edition is published exclusively for subscribers to The Franklin Library collection The 100 Greatest Books of All Time. . 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited .

$29.93

Iliad

By Homer

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1976. Near fine condition Franklin library Limited leather edition. Glitter decoration and glitter lettering. Raised spine bands and gilt edges. Moire end papers and silk ribbon marker. 664pp includes a color map on Japanese tissue as a frontis piece. 664pp. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$29.93

The Decameron

By Boccaccio, Giovanni

Franklin Center, PA: Frankin Library, 1979. Translated by G. H. McWilliam. As new copy. Usually ships in 1-2 business days, Publisher: Franklin Library Date of 1979 Binding: leather bound Edition: Condition: Near Fine Description: Beautifully bound Franklin Library Edition. Text tight and clean; no markings from previous owners; full leather over moire silk endpapers. Raised bands on the spine, with gold decorations and titles on spine and cover. All edges gilt. Silk 738pp bookmarker.. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Murray Tinkelman. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library Limited.

$29.93

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