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...<b>A Story Teller's Story <br>The Tale of an American Writer’s Journey through His Own Imaginative World and Through the World of Facts with Manu of His Experiences and Impressions Among other Writers.  </b><br>, Anderson, Sherwood
1 Anderson, Sherwood ...A Story Teller's Story
The Tale of an American Writer’s Journey through His Own Imaginative World and Through the World of Facts with Manu of His Experiences and Impressions Among other Writers.


New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1924
 F
irst Edition, First Printing. [Ref: McBride] Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; [6], 442; 21 cm.
 
Anderson's first memoir which includes sections on Gertrude Stein, Paul Rosenfeld, Ring Lardner and Sinclair Lewis, also noted for the essays on George Bellows and Alfred Steiglitz.

Publisher’s maroon pebbled terracotta cloth covered boards. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner’s name on front free endpage.
 
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…<b>George Borrow</b> [The English Novelists Series], Armstrong, Martin
2 Armstrong, Martin George Borrow [The English Novelists Series]
Denver, Great Britain: William Cloves and Sons, 1950. First Edition – First Printing Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Tan linen covered boards with blue titles. Bindings square and tight. Minimal handling wear. Text clean with previous owner’s name on endpage.
Dust jacket moderate handling with darkening to white areas. Now in a protective Mylar sleeve. 7 3/8 inches tall. 102 pages with adverts.
George Henry Borrow (1803 – 1881) was an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his experiences traveling around Europe. Over the course of his wanderings, he developed a close affinity with the Romani people of Europe, who figure prominently in his work. His best known books are The Bible in Spain, the autobiographical Lavengro, and The Romany Rye, about his time with the English Romanichal (gypsies).

 
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…<b>The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office. </b><br>, Austin, Wiltshire Stanton & Ralph, John
3 Austin, Wiltshire Stanton & Ralph, John The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office.

London: Richard Bentley, 1853.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 8vo; vi,[1],428p. 22cm.
 
Biographical sketches of the authors and their chief works: Ben Johnson; Sir William Davenant; John Dryden; Thomas Shadwell; Nahum Tate; Nicholas Rowe; Rev. Laurence Eusden; Colley Cibber; William Whitehead; Rev. Thomas Warton; Henry James Pye; Robert Southey; and William Wordsworth.

Publisher’s green cloth blind-stamped border design with gilt emblem in center. Spine with five blind-stamped decorative designs and titles in gilt. Bindings tight and square with rear hinge starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner’s name on top corners of half-title page.

REF: OCLC: 752444554; Bodl: 019693089.

 
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...<b>C.S. Lewis and His World</b><br>, Barratt, David
4 Barratt, David ...C.S. Lewis and His World

USA: Eerdmans Pub Co, 1987.
 0802836399 / 9780802836397 First Edition.
 Hardcover
 
No flaws or blemishes. Giftable. No jacket as issued.

 
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...<b> The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley [3 Volumes complete] </b><br>, Bennett, Professor Betty T.; Shelley,  Mary Wollstonecraft
5 Bennett, Professor Betty T.; Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft ... The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley [3 Volumes complete]

Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983 - 1988.
 0801836980
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Reading this collection [is] an education in the politics, personalities, and peculiarities of manner of the entire Romantic age." -- Washington Post.

v. 1. 1980 "A Part of the Elect." nearly 400 letters 1814-1827, 591 pages, index.

v. 2. 1983 "Treading in Unknown Paths." 453 letters written between 1827 and 1840; 360 pages. index;

v. 3. 1988 "What Years I have Spent!" 369 letters written from July 1840 to within a few months of her death in February 1851. Over a third of these letters were never before published."- 473 pages, index.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus . She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Appear unread. Dust Jacket unclipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 265.00 USD

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...<b>Faulkner: A Biography (Southern Icons)  </b><br>, Blotner, Joseph
6 Blotner, Joseph ...Faulkner: A Biography (Southern Icons)

USA: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
 1578067324
 Softcover.
 
William Faulkner (1897-1962) remains the pre-eminent literary chronicler of the American South and a giant of American arts and letters. Creatively obsessed with problems of race, identity, power, politics, and family dynamics, he wrote novels, stories, and lectures that continue to shape our understanding of the region's promises and problems. His experiments and inventions in form and style have influenced generations of writers.

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...<b>The Gambler: An Autobiography, 1920-1939. [Stuart Cloete]</b><br>, Cloete, Stuart.
7 Cloete, Stuart. ...The Gambler: An Autobiography, 1920-1939. [Stuart Cloete]

London: Collins, 1973.
 0002162628 / 9780002162623 First British Edition.
 Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Minimal handling wear. Dust jacket price-clipped has a hint of wear in a protective Mylar sleeve.

Stuart Cloete was a South African novelist, essayist, biographer and short story writer. He published his first novel, Turning Wheels, in 1937: it became a best-seller, selling more than two million copies.

Importation of the book was subsequently banned in South Africa, owing to its commentary on the Great Trek, the event in which the book is set.

Many of his 14 novels and most of his short stories are historically based fictional adventures, set against the backdrop of major African, and, in particular, South African historical events.
 
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...<b>Lord Byron in His Letters: Selections from His Letters and Journals</b><br>, Collins, V. H. - Editor
8 Collins, V. H. - Editor ...Lord Byron in His Letters: Selections from His Letters and Journals

London: John Murray, 1927.
 First Edition.
 Hardcover.
 8vo; 301 pages. 8.75 inches tall. 
Green cloth covered boards. Handling wear and fading evident. Light edge wear. Chronological table, index. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Bindings square and firm. Text clean. Light even toning.
 
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...<b> Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography </b><br>, Conn, Peter
9 Conn, Peter ... Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography

United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
 0521560802
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 468 pages with index, extensive section of notes for each chapter.
 
In this brilliantly conceived biography, Conn, an English professor at the University of Pennsylvania, sets out to reconstruct Buck's life, her extraordinary commitment to social justice and her literary achievement.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
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...<b>The World through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury  </b><br>, Corey, Mary F.
10 Corey, Mary F. ...The World through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury

Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1999.
 0674961935
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
An excellent and innovative study of the New Yorker during its halcyon years, the late 1940s and the 1950s.

Though Corey writes from an academic vantage point and looks at it in the light of subjects (race, sex, class) fashionable among her colleagues, she grinds none of academia's axes; she is scrupulous, thoughtful and fair. (Jonathan Yardley Washington Post)

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b>Dearest Chums and Partners : Joel Chandler Harris's Letters to His Children : a Domestic Biography / Edited by Hugh T. Keenan  </b><br>, Keenan, Hugh; Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908)
11 Keenan, Hugh; Harris, Joel Chandler (1848-1908) ...Dearest Chums and Partners : Joel Chandler Harris's Letters to His Children : a Domestic Biography / Edited by Hugh T. Keenan

Athens: University Of Georgia Press, 1993.
 0820314803
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 531 pages with an index, appendix of previous printed letters and a suggested reading bibliography. 
Harris kept his offspring informed about his works in progress, current events, household activities, and the latest gossip. He sternly advised his four boys―especially the oldest, Julian―on how they should conduct their lives and careers.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Unclipped Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Illustrated.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography  </b><br>, Meyers, Jeffrey
12 Meyers, Jeffrey ...Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography

New York: Harpercollins, 1994.
 0060190361
 First Edition, Second Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 400 pages with index, chapter notes and a bibliography.
 Illustrated with b/w photographs.
 
Meyers provides us with a dizzying number of anecdotes about Fitzgerald's dismaying behavior, profligacy, and fear of sexual intimacy and inadequacy, but it is Meyers' compassionate interpretation of Fitzgerald's weaknesses and appreciation for his achievements that make this an invaluable and unforgettable portrait. (Booklist)

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...<b>Alien Heart: The Life and Work of Margaret Laurence</b><br>, Powers, Lyall
13 Powers, Lyall ...Alien Heart: The Life and Work of Margaret Laurence

Downsview, Ontario, Canada: Univ of Manitoba Press, 2003.
 9780887551758
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 554 pages with endnotes, bibliography and index. Illustrated with b/w photos.
 
Today, almost two decades after her death, Margaret Laurence remains one of Canada’s best-known and most beloved writers.

Twice winner Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award for fiction, she was, as the late William French wrote, “more profoundly admired than any other Canadian novelist of her generation.”

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...<b>Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl  </b><br>, Sturrock, Donald
14 Sturrock, Donald ...Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
 9781416550822
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 655 pages with Index, Chapter Notes and Bibliography.
 
“A major literary biography….Storyteller is so packed with intimate details, sharply intelligent commentary and surprising revelations…that it should be read immediately by anyone interested in Dahl, the ins and outs of modern publishing or the art of biography. I can't sing its praises enough.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

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