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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

By McCullers, Carson

Boston: Mariner (Houghton Mifflin), 2004. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 359 pp. Close to new, no markings, spine uncreased, lightly thumbed. Haunting photo of a somber McCullers on front cover. Her first novel, set in a small town in the South, earned McCullers wide acclaim for her understanding of racism and isolation. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.

$3.33

Life & Times of Michael K.

By Coetzee, J.M.

London: Penguin, 1985. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback -- 9 in. Tall. Reprint.. 250 pp. Thumbed, light wear, text clean. Tale of a gardener who finds himself in prison during South Africa's civil war. A Booker Prize winner. Size: 8mo -- 7.75 in Tall.

$3.80

Point Counter Point

By Huxley, Aldous

Garden City , N.Y: Doubleday, Doran, 1938. Book. Good. Cloth. First Thus.. 432 pp in dark purple cloth. Stated first edition produced for Literary Guild of America. Loose, joint split at front and back, but covers still attached. Spine heavily sunned. Previous owner's attractive bookplate pasted on front end paper. Text clean. Small rubgbed spot on front lower right corner. A hodge podge of tangled romantic story lines, some based on Huxley's acquaintances, others on historical personages such as Baudelaire. Size: 8mo -- 8.25 in..

$11.40

Except the Lord (New Directions Paperbook)
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Except the Lord (New Directions Paperbook)

By Cary, Joyce

NY: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1985. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 280 pp. Cover curled, ink name and phone number on half title page. Text clean, spine uncreased. Part of Cary's Second Trilogy, presenting the youth of Chester Nimmo as he treads cautiously between fundamentalism and radical politics. Includes afterword by critic Edwin Ernest Christian. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$5.23

Cap'n Eri: A Story of the Coast

By Lincoln, Joseph C.

NY: A.L. Burt Co., 1909. Book. Fair +. Cloth. Reprint.. 397 pp. plus advertising matter in rear. Dark green boards with black stamping of sailboat design, titling embossed. Large whitish circle on front cover, probably from a coffee cup. Title barely visible on darkened spine. Textblock is fragile and partly detached from spine backing but alll pages are present.Scuffing on rear board. Originally published in 1904, first novel in Lincoln's series about a romanticized Old Cape Cod. Became basis for the 2009 film "The Golden Boys." Size: 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall.

$4.75

Kent Knowles: Quahaug

By Lincoln, Joseph C.

NY: A.L. Burt Co., 1914. Book. Good +. Cloth. Reprint.. 451 pp. Spine darkened, quarter-sized rubbed spot on front cover. Paste down illustration showing a village lane. Titling missing most of white color. Edge rubbing. Binding still firm, but front hinge split. Previous owners' names on front endpaper. One of Lincoln's many yarns about "Old Cape Cod." This one contains contrasts between New England and Old England as a character launches a search for a missing person. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 in High.

$7.60

Cry, the Beloved Country

By Paton, Alan

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Later Printing.. 278 pp. Bumped spine edges and lower right corner of front cover. Stray ink mark on front cover. Text clean. The classic novel of South African life during apartheid. Size: 8vo -- 8 in. Tall.

$7.60

The World's Fifty Best Short Novels -- Volumes 1,3,4,5,7, 9, 10

By Overton, Grant, Ed.

NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1929. Book. Very Good. Red Leatherette. Reprint.. A lot of 7 out of 10 volumes in a pocket-sized library of fiction. Red leatherette on boards. Most in very good condition. Vol. 10 has loose hinge; Vol. 7, rubbing on lower half of joint. Texts clean. Bookplates of previous owner on inside covers. Each volume has about 180-200 pp. No jackets. Authors represented include Poe, Hawthorne, Irving, Galsworthy, Chekhov, London, Wilde, Norris, Lardner, Bierce, Cather, Zane Grey and many others. Size: 12mo -- 6.25 in Tall.

$23.75

The Wapshot Scandal

By Cheever, John

NY: Harper & Row, 1964. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. Later Printing.. 309 pp. Light wear on dj, a few dings along jacket edges, and a one-inch tear on its spine. Price clipped on flap. Text clean. Originally published in the New Yorker and Esquire. Cheever's second novel about the Wapshot family. Critic Malcolm Cowley's blurb states ".the whole book is marvelous." Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$7.60

Michael Strogoff, or The Courier of the Czar

By Verne, Jules

NY: A.L. Burt Co. Book. Very Good. Cloth & Boards. Reprint.. 361 pp., plus 7 pp. rear advertising matter. Scarlet cloth, sunned on spine, light rippling on front cover, bumped corners. Small whitish smudge on rear cover. Previous owner's name in pencil on endpaper. Frontispiece. Binding firm. Gilt on top edge. No publication date but likely 1900 -- listed at 75 cents in publisher's catalog in rear pages. Part of the Burt's Home Library series. Text still fairly bright. Tale of a czar's messenger making his way through Siberia. Size: 8v0 -- 7.5 In Tall.

$11.40

A Month of Sundays
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A Month of Sundays

By Updike, John

NY: Alfred a Knopf, 1975. Book. Good. Cloth. Stated 1st Edtiion. 228 pp. Spine slant, rear hinge starting, stain at bottom of front endpaper, stampings on front and rear endpapers. Faded spine. Text clean Size: 8vo --.

$3.80

The Mansion

By Faulkner, William

NY: Random House, 1959. Book. Good. Cloth. Stated First Printing. 436 pp Blue cloth heavily rubbed on bottom edge. DJ in mylar protector, some soil to the mylar. From a McCoy Annex military library in Orlando Fl with library stampings and checkout card on rear endpaper. Spine slant. Light toning to text. Part 3 of the Snopes family trilogy. Size: 8vo -- -- 8.5 In Tall.

$10.45

The Reivers

By Faulkner, William

NY: Random House, 1962. Book. Good +. Cloth. Stated 1st Printing. 305 pp. Ex-library from the Saufley Field naval base in Orlando. Moderate soil, spine sunned, usual library markings, but lightly circulated Some rubbing to edges and corners, slight spine slant. Text is clean, no markings. A promotional summary is affixed to the front endpapers. Light pencil code on margin of dedication page. Faulkner's comic tale about Ned, an 11-year-old and two older accomplices who steal a car in Mississippi and take off for Memphis, where they try their hand at horseracing. Size: 8vo -- -- 8 in Tall.

$11.40

Camp
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Camp

By Saperstein, Alan

New Haven Conn.: Ticknor & Fields, 1982. Book. Very Good. Cloth & Boards. 1st Edition.. Dust jacket has one inch tear along top front panel, slit along edge rubbed. Light dampstain.Binding good. No markings. An allegorical tale about a summer camp. From dj blurb: "Prophetic in its religious and political implications, the story disturbs us with the battle between innocence and evil and culminates with an echo of one of the most apocalyptic events of modern times." Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In..

$2.38

The Boys and Their Baby

By Wolff, Larry

Ex-Library. Good +. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo -- 8.5 In.. 260 pp. Ex-library with "discard" stampings, mylar protector Slanted. Text clean. Moderate wear. Wolff's first novel, a tale of two college roommates reuniting in San Francisco, one of them a young dad with baby in tow..

$3.80

Ironweed
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Ironweed

By Kennedy, William

NY: Penguin Group, 1989. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 20th Printing. 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall. 225 pp. Almost new, spine uncreased. Clean, no markings. A few page corners creased. Cover states "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize" William Kennedy spins his 3rd novel in his "Albany Cycle," creating the memorable character of Francis Phelan, once a promising ball player, now a drunk wandering the streets of Albany NY . Basis for feature film starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson..

$2.85

Almost Perfect
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Almost Perfect

By Adams, Alice

New York: Washington Square Press (Pocket Books), 1998. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo -- 8 in Tall. 243 pp. Toned pages, rubbed spot on front cover corner. Light roughness near bottom edge. No markings. Includes a Washington Square Press guide for reading groups. A tale of a woman who falls in love with a rich commercial artist who seems "almost perfect." Gradually the protagonist begins to realize the perils of her infatuation. Deemed by the NY Times a "notable book.".

$2.85

Stopover: Tokyo

By Marquand, John P.

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1957. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Book Club. 8vo -- 8.25 in.. 313 pp. Lacks jacket but red cloth is still clean and bright. Slight bumping of spine edges but little overall edgewear. Light tanning of endpapers. Text bright. No markings in text. Small dot at bottom of rear cover, probably indicating a book club edition. Last of the Mr. Moto spy novels, set in post-war Japan. Basis for a 1957 movie starring Robert Wagner and Joan Collins..

$7.60

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

By Godey, John

NY: Dell, 1974. Book. Good. Mass Market Paperback. Reprint.. First Dell printing Description: 350 pp. Spine slanted and creased but binding still sturdy. Moderate toning of text. No markings. Light rubbing of spine edges. Lexington Avenue Subway map. A tale of four desperate men who hijack a NYC subway and demand a $1 million ransom. Movie tie-in. Cover shows a subway pulling into a murky platform. Size: 12mo.

$3.80

The Transfiguration of Miss Philura

By Kingsley, Florence Morse

NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1911. Book. Illus. by Brown, Ethel Pennewill. Fair. Cloth. First Thus (1st Illustrated Edition). 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall. Unpaginated, about 80 pp. Spine darkened, some rubbing and light spotting of front cover, but gilt floral decoration still intact and fairly bright. Hinge split front and rear. Two of the four colored illustrations detached from textblock but laid in with tissue protectors. Initials on inside front cover, no other markings. Part of the Hour-Class series of "Entertaining Novelettes Illustrated and Issued in Dainty Dress". A few pages with tears near the spine. Two tissue protectors missing corners. Scrollwork decorates each text page margin..

$2.85

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