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THE RICH BOY FROM CHICAGO

By Derek Marlowe

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0297775111 . ISBN number is the same as the Littlehampton edition. Ex-library book, still in very good condition, laminated jacket and usual ex-lib type of markings. Interior of pages clean and intact, light soiling and two library stamps outer edge of pages. Laminated jacket has some scuffing. A story of betrayal set against the backdrop of American and European society from the 1920s to the 1960s. (610,5-18) ; 8vo .

$11.95

Public Lending Right, a Matter of Justice

By Richard Findlater (editor)

U. K.: Andre Deutsch / Penguin Books. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. 023396276X . First U. K. Edition, same ISBN as HarperCollins. Introduction by Lord Goodman. HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean, with slight bumping/wear to spine ends and corners. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings, light age tanning to interior. Dustjacket has light edgewear, several tiny edge tears and one longer tear on front. Some of the tears have been neatly taped. Light age tanning and light soiling to rear of jacket, not price clipped. Authors, agents and publishers have long argued for the legal recognition of some kind of 'Public lending right' scheme whereby authors would be entitled to payment each time one of their books is taken out of a public library. This book offers a forum for a distinguished team of contributors to argue the case for PLR. With chapters from John Fowles, Angus Wilson, Victor Bonham-Carter and others. (215os,0315) ; 8vo; 112 pages .

$22.95

American Short Stories of the Nineteenth Century
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American Short Stories of the Nineteenth Century

By Various Authors, John Cournos (Introduction)

London - New York: Dent Everyman's Library / Dutton. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. Hardcover. 0460008404 . HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Number 840 of the Everyman's Library Series. 1974 reprint of the 1930 original. 12mo (7.5 in. Tall). Hardcover is clean with slight bumping/wear to spine ends and bottom corners. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Dustjacket has light edgewear/minor rubbing, a few tiny edge tears, age tanning, one tiny peel on rear and front flap price clipped. (298noto,0315) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 372 pages .

$23.50

Juliette

By Michel Goeldlin

Charlottetown, P. E. I.: Ragweed Press. Very Good+. 1987. First Edition. Softcover. 0920304656 . First English edition 1987. Pages are clean and intact, no markings, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light age tanning, a few tiny spots and light wear to corners. "A woman lives alone in terror, depriving herself of life's smallest pleasures. Her psychoanalyst will devote years to helping her overcome her terrifying nightmares and the guilt she feels for being brutally abused as a child..." (225os,0914) ; 8vo .

$14.95

RUN AWAY HOME

By Charles Christopher Mark

New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-library book, still in quite good condition, laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are all intact and clean other than a couple small spots seen. Jacket, which is attached to book, has some scuffing and light soiling, light fading to spine area. Author's First Novel. Young Stefan crosses from adolescence to manhood during this crucial day and night of his life. In rapid sequence he experiences his first love affair, an all-night drinking and soul-searching session with his wonderfully amusing pals, and a man-sized terrible fight with his mother. The next day finds Stefan calmer, but still tormented and emotional, changes, more grown up and full of the knowledge that he will never again be as he was. (390noto,0814) ; 8vo .

$12.95

The Neon Jungle

By John A. MacDonald

Fawcett Gold Medal. Very Good. 1953. Softcover. Very good condition. Cover has light wear to edges/corners, a couple small creases. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Age tanning inside covers and to page edges. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 174 pages; No writer captured the urban blight that befell postwar America in all its grime and commotion as well as noir legend John D. MacDonald. The Neon Jungle depicts a world in which the bright lights belie the turbulent lives of a lost generation. (130os,0514) .

$4.00

Under the Brightness of Alien Stars

By Michael Porcsa

Montreal: Les Editions Sans Le Sou. Good. 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Les Editions San Le Sou 1970, Softcover 8vo. True first ediiton, preceeding a later Vantage Press edition. Book has moderate edge and corner wear and scuffing of the cover, slight soiling to outside edge of pages, old price sticker on front. Inside front, cover is slightly loose along spine edge but just showing a split and not detached. Interior pages clean and tight, other than old price in pen on first page. Accomplished gay nocel by the Hungarian writer. ; 8vo; Review: "Robert Morieau, scion of the oil-rich Canadian based Morieau family, roams through Europe seeking an outlet for his restlessness, and his boredom. He grasps frantically at the straw of companionship offered him by Philippe Satin, an actor he meets in Paris, who leads Robert into a homosexual relationship. A series of disappointments splits them, and Robert wends his way into the Russian holocaust and sees the thousands of refugees gathered in camps and fleeing into neighboring countries, such as Austria.... " (300-osl) .

$48.50

Agnes Browne
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Agnes Browne

By O'Carroll, Brendan

Plume. Near Fine. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 0452281695 . Excellent condition, small remainder mark across bottom edge of pages. Cover has slight wear to edges and a little scuffing, interior is unmarked. A popular Irish comedian chronicles with raw humor and great affection the comic misadventures of a large and lively North Dublin family in the 1960s. The film version, directed by and starring Anjelica Huston, was released in 1999. (160os) ; 0.5 x 7.9 x 5.3 Inches; 176 pages .

$3.50

Elena

By Cook, Thomas H.

Houghton Mifflin. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0395356326 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Pages and hardcover are clean and unmarked, bumping to spine ends and slight tanning to spine ends, light soiling upper edge of pages. Dustjacket has tannning to spine and edges, light edge wear and a few tiny edge tears, not clipped. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 435 pages; "Elena is a leisurely, elegant novel in the form of a biography, the story of an esteemed American novelist, a reclusive intellectual whose life was an exquisitely "considered" one. Born in 1910 in Standhope, Connecticut, to a "wandering father" and a mother who died insane, Elena Franklin won acclaim in New York as the young author of New England Maid. Her love affair with a left-wing journalist in the 1930s and her book about the Depression; expatriation in Paris; and her later years with her last lover, Southern historian Jason Findley, are the facts of a life less defined by events than by the deliberate development of a consciousness. After Elena's death and the publication of her biography, her older brother William, also a writer, tells the real story of her legendary life and the "invisible solitude that held her," a nostalgic narrative that reflects 70 years of social and literary history." (760, 0211) .

$12.95

THE WAR
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THE WAR

By Chiel, Deborah

Jove. Very Good+. 1994. First Edition. Softcover. 0515114472 . Very nice condition, clean and unmarked, age tanning inside covers. Cover has light edge/corner wear, no creases. ; Movie Tie-in; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 1 pages; A Southern family comes of age in the wake of the Vietnam War and their soldier father's absence, and come to terms with the changes in him and in themselves upon his return. Movie tie-in. (115-osl) .

$1.95

TIME IN THE AIR

By Wyatt, Rachel

House of Anansi Press. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0887841465 . Pages clean, tight and unmarked. Cover has light wear to edges/corners. Main flaw is some fading to front cover edges and spine. Small marking on rear cover from sticker removal. A delightful novel, which tells of Sydney, a businessman with a wife in Yorkshire and a mistress in Toronto - producer of a chaotic national TV network. He spends a lot of time on jet planes, until his flight plan goes disastrously, deliciously awry. (260osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages .

$11.50

DARKNESS
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DARKNESS

By Mukherjee, Bharati

Penguin Books. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0140079300 . Pages clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges. Cover has moderate wear and creasing, small peeled area on corner where sticker was removed, light soiling. ; 8vo; A collection of stories by the award-winning author of The Middleman and Other Stories features tales of a successful businessman enraged at his grown daughter's artificial insemination and a reunion with a friend that causes a woman to see her own job in a new light. [190-osl] .

$3.50

THE HONORARY PATRON
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THE HONORARY PATRON

By Hodgins, Jack

Tornto: McClelland & Stewart. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0771041896 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover clean and unmarked, slight bumping to spine ends. Jacket has a little scuffing and slight crinkling to spine ends. "You can't go home again. Or can you? Or, more to the point, should you even try? These are the questions that confront Jeffrey Crane, former art historian and teacher, when his comfortable retirement in Switzerland is suddenly interrupted .... ; 8vo; 333 pages; . ..By the book's end we have brushed close to terrorism, death and evil. Yet the major themes - of love, friendship, aging and above all of belonging - have received thoughtful new treatment in an exuberant book that will make you feel very good about life. " [650] .

$13.95

THE APPRENTICE BASTARD
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THE APPRENTICE BASTARD

By Freedman, Benedict & Nancy

NY: Trident Press. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1966. Hardcover. Hardcover clean and unmarked, some bumping to corners/spine ends. Jacket is tanned with light soiling and several small edge tears and chips, not price clipped. The story of Ken Farnham, apprentice bastard. Filled with frustrations, Ken, looks into the deepest parts of himself, finds no other words to describe what he sees than an 'about to be middle aged failure'. Now there are two things a man facing such a dilemma can do: blame himself or decide that the system has done him in. Ken chooses the latter. Only the real bastards get ahead and he is far too nice a guy. With this resolved, he joins the opposition..... [620] ; 8vo .

$11.50

DANCING GIRLS And Other Stories
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DANCING GIRLS And Other Stories

By Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: Seal Books. Very Good+. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0770428290 . Very nice, clean, tight condition, no markings. Cover has a couple light creases and a little scuffing. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 256 pages; This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence. Each of the fourteen stories shimmers with feelings, each illuminates the interior landscape of a woman's mind. Here men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms. Different houses, or even different worlds. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one on the most important writers in English today. (155-noto) .

$3.25

FROM A SEASIDE TOWN
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FROM A SEASIDE TOWN

By Levine, Norman

Deneau & Greenberg. Very Good. 1980. First Edition. Softcover. 0888790430 . Deaneau & Greenberg 1980, reprint of 1970 Macmillan edition. Pages clean and intact, with no markings, couple tiny edge tears, and a little spotting to outer edge of pages. Cover has light edgewear, a few light creases, light corner curling and tiny tears at spine ends. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 220 pages; Joseph Grand, the hero of From a Seaside Town, is a travel writer struggling to eke out an existence in an English seaside town. He introduces us to the small circle of relatives and companions who figure in his life. As he explores the sequence of events that led him to his present state of limbo, it becomes apparent that his crisis is not merely financial but also a crisis of personal identity. A Canadian Jew, Grand has spent a lifetime seeking to submerge his past. Now as a consequence, he discovers that he belongs nowhere. By turns comic and moving, this beautifully observed and beautifully written novel is a striking example of Norman Levine's artistry. From a Seaside Town has quietly become a classic. It is a book which simply will not go away. [175-osl] .

$8.50

SPIRITS REBELLIOUS
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SPIRITS REBELLIOUS

By Gibran, Kahlil

New York: The Wisdom Library. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1947. Softcover. Hc/DJ - fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, bumping to bottom cornrs. Jacket has two small tears and fading to edges, otherwise very good. Gibran's bitter denunciation of both religious and political injustice and the vicious inequality of man and woman in marriage. Includes: Madame Rose Hanie, The Cry of the Graves and Khalil the Heretic. [250-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$6.00

DETAILS OF JEREMY STRETTON
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DETAILS OF JEREMY STRETTON

By Lindop, Audrey Erskine

London: White Lion Pub.. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1972. Hardcover. 0856179205 . Originally published by Heinemann in 1955. Hardcover is clean and unmarked other than light foxing/spotting to long outer edge of pages. A little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing and light rubbing as well as a small peeled area on front, likely from sticker removal. Light soiling and foxing to inside spine area. "A novel of the age-old problem of homosexuality .... Written with understanding and compassion, yet without any false sentimentality..." [372-noto]; 8vo .

$12.95

GREAT SCENES FROM MINORITY PLAYWRIGHTS  Seventy-Four Scenes of Cultural  Diversity
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GREAT SCENES FROM MINORITY PLAYWRIGHTS Seventy-Four Scenes of Cultural Diversity

By Cassady, Marsh

Meriwether Publishing, Ltd.. Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 1566080290 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages are clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages. Laminate on cover has light wear to edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages; A unique collection of 74 scenes from plays by minority playwrights designed to make students aware of cultural diversity in American Theatre. Providing a stepping stone to the study of minority writing, the book presents a variety of scenes for acting and directing practice. Instead of isolated cuttings from a large number of plays, a number of scenes from single plays are included. [510] .

$9.50

WRITING AFTER THE GAZE:  The Rupture of the Historical
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WRITING AFTER THE GAZE: The Rupture of the Historical

By Chilewska, Anna and Sheena Wilson (editors)

Edmonton, AB: M. V. Dimic Research Inst.. Near Fine. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 0921490153 . Excellent condition - clean and unmarked other than donation stamp on first page and small stamp on upper edge of pages. Cover has a little scuffing and slight wear at corners. "Unique and refreshing view on interconnection and interdependence of periphery/marginality and the centre/centricity ... Blending tradition and contemporaneity ... A rare blend of authors, cultures, periods, countries analyzed from Japan to Poland, Morocco to Canada ...The must read for students of Comparative Literature as well as Asian and Slavic studies." --Valerii Polkovsky, Ph. D. [366-osl ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.95

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