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Angle of Repose

By Wallace Stegner

Franklin, Pa: Franklin Library, 1978. pulitzer prize winner 1972. limited edition. gold trimmed edges. red leather stamped in gold pilt with gold gilted letters. 531 pages. novel of personal, historical, and geographical discovery. Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Kenneth Francis Dewey. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$23.78

Now in November

By Josephine Johnson

Franklin, Pa: Franklin Library, 1976. pulitzer prize winner 1935. limited edition. franklin library. brown leather stamped in gold gilt with gold gilted letters. gold trimmed edges. depicts a white, middle-class urban family that is turned into dirt-poor farmers by the Depression and the great drought of the thirties.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Joseph Isom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$15.44

The Yearling

By Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. gold stamped with gold gilted letters on green leather. 1939 pulitzer prize winner. limited edition. gold trimmed edges. No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by N. C. Wyeth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$27.79

Tales of the South Pacific

By James A. Michener

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1975. dark green leather stamped in gold gilt. 413 pages. pulitzer prize winner 1948. limited edition. collection of sequentially related short stories by James A. Michener about the Pacific campaign in World War II.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by William Franklin Draper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$21.61

in This Our Life

By Ellen Glasgow

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1976. limited edition. puliter prize winner 1942. 449 pages. green leather stamped in gold gilt. It is a fictional story of two sisters and their trials and tribulations in love and life.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Walter Rane. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$15.44

Years of Grace

By Margaret Ayer Barnes

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1976. franklin library. limited edition. light brown leather stamped in gold gilt. 563 pages. pulitzer prize winner 1931. She fought the battle of the generations victoriously because she understood both the years of grace and the age of jazz. Her story reveals the beauty, the drama, and the passion that can lie unsuspected beneath a quiet exterior.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Ben S. Wohlberg . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$15.44

The Keepers of the House

By Shirley Ann Grau

Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. pulitzer prize winner 1965. limited edition. gold trimmed edges. black leather with front and back covers as well as spine stamped in gold gilt. 327 pages. Seven generations of the Howland family have lived in the Alabama plantation home built by an ancestor who fought for Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. Over the course of a century, the Howlands accumulated a fortune, fought for secession, and helped rebuild the South, establishing themselves as one of the most respected families in the state. But that history means little to Abigail Howland. The inheritor of the Howland manse, Abigail hides the long-buried secret of her grandfather’s thirty-year relationship with his African American mistress. Her fortunes reverse when her family’s mixed-race heritage comes to light and her community—locked in the prejudices of the 1960s—turns its back on her. Faced with such deep-seated racism, Abigail is pushed to defend her family at all costs.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Muriel Wood. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$17.60

The Able McLaughlins

By Margaret Wilson

Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. pulitzer prize winner 1924. limited edition. gold trimmed edges. front and back covers as well as spine stamped in gold gilt. Wully McLaughlin returns to his family’s Iowa homestead at the end of the Civil War to find his sweetheart, Chirstie McNair, alone and in distress, her mother dead and her wayward father gone. Perplexed by a new aloofness in Chirstie, Wully soon discovers that she has been raped and is pregnant. To the shock of his parents and the tight-knit Scottish community in which they live, he marries Chirstie and claims the child, and the shame of its early birth, as his own. But the lingering presence of Chirstie’s attacker sets in motion a series of events that pit the desire for revenge against a reluctance to perpetuate the cycle of violence.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Dennis Luczak. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$18.53

a Death in the Family

By James Agee

Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1979. pulitzer prize winner 1958. gold trimmed edges. front and back covers as wells as spine stamped in gold gilt. 342 pages. Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet hurries back to his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, he is killed in a car accident—a tragedy that destroys not only a life, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, A Death in the Family is a masterpiece of American literature.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Ben F. Wohlberg. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$24.70

Collected Stories of Jean Stafford, the

By Jean Stafford

Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1979. limited edition. pulitzer prize winner 1970. 414 pages. gold trimmed edges. front and back covers as well as spine stamped in gold gilt. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection, the search for freedom and the desire to belong, that not only illuminate whole lives but also convey with an elegant economy of words the sense of the place and time in which her protagonists find themselves. The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford includes the acclaimed story "An Influx of Poets," which has never before appeared in book form.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Barron Storey. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$21.61

Honey in the Horn

By Harold L. Davis

Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. pulitzer prize winner 1936. limited edition. 415 pages. gold trimmed edges. front and back covers as well as spine stamped in gold gilt. Set in Oregon in the early years of the twentieth century, H. L. Davis’s Honey in the Horn chronicles the struggles faced by homesteaders as they attempted to settle down and eke out subsistence from a still-wild land. With sly humor and keenly observed detail, Davis pays homage to the indomitable character of Oregon’s restless people and dramatic landscapes without romanticizing or burnishing the myths. Clay Calvert, an orphan, works as a hand on a sheep ranch until he stumbles into trouble and is forced to flee. Journeying throughout the state, from the lush coastal forests, to the Columbia Gorge, to the golden wheat fields east of the Cascades, he encounters a cast of characters as rich and diverse as the land, including a native Tunne boy and a beautiful girl named Luce. Originally published in 1935, Honey in the Horn reveals as much about the prevailing attitudes and beliefs of H. L. Davis’ lifetime as it does about the earlier era in which it is set. It transcends the limitations of its time through the sheer power and beauty of Davis’ prose. Full of humor and humanity, Davis’s first novel displays a vast knowledge of Pacific Northwest history, lore, and landscape.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Uldis Klavins . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$21.61

Advise and Consent

By Allen Drury

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1976. limited edition published exclusively for subscribers. pulitzer prize 1960. gold gilted edges. front and back covers as well as spine stamped in gold gilt. 745 pages. #1 new york times best seller. Allen Drury’s Advise and Consent is one of the high points of 20th Century literature, a seminal work of political fiction—as relevant today as when it was first published. A sweeping tale of corruption and ambition cuts across the landscape of Washington, DC, with the breadth and realism that only an astute observer and insider can convey. Allen Drury has penetrated the world’s stormiest political battleground—the smoke-filled committee rooms of the United States Senate—to reveal the bitter conflicts set in motion when the President calls upon the Senate to confirm his controversial choice for Secretary of State. This novel is a true epic showing in fascinating detail the minds and motives of the statesmen, the opportunists, the idealists. From a Senate old-timer’s wily maneuvers, a vicious demagogue’s blistering smear campaign, the ugly personal jealousies that turn a highly qualified candidate into a public spectacle, to the tragic martyrdom of a presidential aspirant who refuses to sacrifice his principles for his career—never has there been a more revealing picture of Washington’s intricate political, diplomatic, and social worlds. Advise and Consent is a timeless story with clear echoes of today’s headlines.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Franz Altschuler . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$15.44

Optimist's Daughter

By Eudora Welty

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. 190 pages. pulitzer prize 1973. limited edition published exclusively for subscribers. gold gilted edges. stamped in gold gilt on front and back cover as well as spine. brown leather. This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel tells the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Along in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Mitchell Hooks. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$18.53

The Way West

By A.b. Guthrie , Jr.

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1979. pulitzer prize 1950. limited edition published exclusively for subscribers. 417 pages. front and back cover as well as spine stamped with gold gilt. gold gilted edges. An enormously entertaining classic, THE WAY WEST brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. The sequel to THE BIG SKY, this celebrated novel charts a frontiersman's return to the untamed West in 1846. Dick Summers, as pilot of a wagon train, guides a group of settlers on the difficult journey from Missouri to Oregon. In sensitive but unsentimental prose, Guthrie illuminates the harsh trials and resounding triumphs of pioneer life. With THE WAY WEST, he pays homage to the grandeur of the western wilderness, its stark and beautiful scenery, and its extraordinary people.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Tony Eubanks . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$18.53

Edge of Sadness, the

By Edwin O'connor

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. pulitzer prize 1962. limited edition published exclusively for subscribers. gold gilted edges. front and back covers as well as spine stamped with gold gilt. In this moving novel, Father Hugh Kennedy, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Boston to repair his damaged priesthood. There he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a sprawling, prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets. The story of this entanglement is a beautifully rendered tale of grace and renewal, of friendship and longing, of loneliness and spiritual aridity giving way to hope.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Robert Heindel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$15.44

Collected Stories, The

By Porter, Katherine Anne

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1976. A Limited Edition. Full blue leather with extra gilt and all edges gilt. Moire endpapers and a silk bookmark sewn in. A limited edition published exclusively for subscribers. It won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 536pp. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by George Jones. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$18.53

Journey in the Dark

By Flavin, Martin

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. A Limited Edition. Full red leather with extra gilt and all edges gilt. Moire endpapers and a silk bookmark sewn in. A limited edition published exclusively for subscribers. It won the 1944 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 456pp. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Charles Hamrick. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$18.53

Caine Mutiny

By Wouk, Herman

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. Full blue-green leather with extra gilt and all edges gilt. Moire endpapers and a silk bookmark sewn in. A limited edition published exclusively for subscribers. It won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, . 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Edward Vebell. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$18.53

Age of Innocence

By Edith Wharton

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1976. bronze gilted edges. limited edition published exclusively for subscribers. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making it the first novel written by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and thus Wharton the first woman to win the prize. The story is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s. It is a fascinating story about a lawyer Newland Archer, who just before his wedding with respectable May Welland, falls in love with her cousin Countess Ellen Olenska, whose uneasy and sad life resembles a lot the life of Wharton).This love goes through the further life of Archer determining his relations with May as well as the entire story of their marriage.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Barnett Plotkin . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$18.53

A Bell for Adano

By John Hersey

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978. gold gilted edges. limited edition published excusively for subscribers. 335 pages. pulitzer prize 1945. tells the story of an Italian-American major in World War II who wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700-year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Although stituated during one of the most devastating experiences in human history, John Hersey's story speaks with unflinching patriotism and humanity.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by John Thompson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Franklin Library.

$15.44

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