Here are the 340 literary biographies that are in our computer, and in stock on our shelves  in Walpole, NH, as of January 10, 2011. The first several listings are general biographies in nature, and then the titles are sorted by the person the book is about. That literary personage's name will be in ( ), at the beginning of the listing, so you may wish to use the "find" feature of your browser to speed your search for the person you are interested in. Hopefully you will find that title that you will want to order, make a note of the order number and please place your order at any time. Thank you, RAY

1. COMMEMORATIVE TRIBUTES OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS, 1905-1941, Amer. Academy of Arts & Lett, New York, 1942, 432pp, good+, tan cloth (hardcover) nice clean and tight copy, "The commemorative tributes in this volume have been reprinted from the original pamphlets issued in intervals during the years 1905-1941." Inscribed on the front free endpaper by WILLIAM LYON PHELPS to his niece in 1942., (Order No: 25894 ), $20.00

2. Church, Richard, BRITISH AUTHORS - A TWENTIETH CENTURY GALLERY, Longmans Green & Co., London, (1943), 58 B&W portraits, 156pp, good, wraps (softcover), A portrait gallery of 57 modern British authors, from Oscar Wilde and Thomas Hardy to Virginia Woolf and Daphne du Maurier. The author introduces both they and their work. Published for The British Council., (Order No: 50338 ), $6.00

3. Gibson, William M. and Arms, George, TWELVE AMERICAN WRITERS, The Macmillan Company, New York, (1962) 1st ptg, 812pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume presents, in depth and in considerable breadth, the creative and critical work of twelve major American writers: Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, Dickinson, Twain, James, Frost, Eliot and Faulkner. Short fiction, essays, poetry, and other relatively brief writings are included., (Order No: 19180 ), $5.00

4. Honan, Park, AUTHORS' LIVES: ON LITERARY BIOGRAPHY AND THE ARTS OF LANGUAGE, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1990) 1st ed, 279pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0312042612 The author draws on his own experience in writing major biographies of Jane Austen and Matthew Arnold to explain modern methods in reconstructing authors' lives., (Order No: 26171 ), $7.50

5. Halsey, Francis Whiting (edited with an introduction and additions by), AMERICAN AUTHORS AND THEIR HOMES: PERSONAL DESCRIPTIONS & INTERVIEWS, James Pott & Company, New York, 1901 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 302pp, good+, 3/4 green cloth (hardcover), These papers originally appeared in The New York Times., (Order No: 59683 ), $10.00

6. Hedeler, Wladislaw, NIKOLAI BUCHARIN: BIBLIOGRAPHIE, Decaton Verlag, Mainz, (1993), 198pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 3929455110, (Order No: 60213 ), $12.50

7. Kunitz, Stanley J. and Haycraft, Howard (edited by), AMERICAN AUTHORS 1600-1900: A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, The. H. W. Wilson Company, New York, (1949) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 846pp, good, blue cloth, (hardcover) EX-LIB, First published in 1938. Complete in one volume with 1300 biographies and 400 portraits., (Order No: 28311 ), $5.00

8. Kidd, Walter E., BRITISH WINNERS OF THE NOBEL LITERARY PRIZE, Univ. of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1973) 1st ed, 280pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0806110759 This companion volume to AMERICAN WINNERS OF THE NOBEL LITERARY PRIZE evaluates the seven British winners of the most prestigious of all literary awards., (Order No: 35376 ), $5.00

9. Laskin, David, A COMMON LIFE: FOUR GENERATIONS OF AMERICAN LITERACY FRIENDSHIP AND INFLUENCE, Simon & Schuster, New York, (1994), B&W photos, 460pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0671724193 Author tells the stories of four friendships that helped to define the course of American literature: Nathaniel Hawthorne and herman Melville, Henry James and Edith Wharton, Katherine Anne Porte and Eudora Welty, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell., (Order No: 6422 ), $4.50

10. Land, Myrick, THE FINE ART OF LITERARY MAYHEM: A LIVELY ACCOUNT OF FAMOUS WRITERS AND THEIR FEUDS, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1963) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 242pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Among the fascinating feuds recorded are a very Victorian dispute between Thackeray and Dickens, Henry James's polite but irreconcilable feud with H.G. Wells, and Hemingway's controversies with Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein., (Order No: 34368 ), $5.00

11. Mumby, Frank Arthur (arranged and edited by), LETTERS OF LITERARY MEN: VOLUME I - SIR THOMAS MORE TO ROBERT BURNS; VOLUME II - THE NINETEENTH CENTURY - TWO VOLUME SET, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, (1970), very good, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjackets as published, ISBN 0804609640 First published in 1906. Volume I - SIR THOMAS MOORE TO ROBERT BURNS, 374pp; Volume II - THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, 632pp., (Order No: 35295 ), $12.50

12. Mumby, Frank Arthur (arranged and edited by), LETTERS OF LITERARY MEN: VOLUME I SIR THOMAS MORE TO ROBERT BURNS [OFFERED HERE IS VOLUME I ONLY], Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, (1970), 374pp, very good+, green cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0804609640 First published in 1906., (Order No: 59859 ), $7.50

13. Porter, Maria S., RECOLLECTIONS OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, AND ROBERT BROWNING, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL MEMORIAL POEMS, New England Magazine Corp., n.p., 1893, B&W illustrations, 59pp, good, gray cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 60221 ), $25.00

14. Santiago, Esmeralda and Davidow, Joie (editors), LAS MAMIS: FAVORITE LATINO AUTHORS REMEMBER THEIR MOTHERS, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2000 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 193pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0375408797 This book brings to life fourteen remarkable women in sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious stories about the ups and downs of families from Kansas to Colombia and Boston to Mexico City., (Order No: 28890 ), $7.00

15. Smith, Graeme Kinross, AUSTRALIA'S WRITERS: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THEIR LIVES AND THEIR WORK, Thomas Nelson Australia, West Melbourne, Victoria, (1980) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 342pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0170053210 An account of the lives and work of more than fifty of Australia's most important authors, poets and dramatists., (Order No: 52070 ), $20.00

16. Todd, Janet (editor), WOMEN WRITERS TALKING, Holmes & Meier, Publishers, New York, (1983) 1st Amer, B&W photographs, 262pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0841907560 Interviews with fifteen leading women writers--including Angelou, Barton, Byatt, Drabble, French, Greer, Irigaray, Johnson, Jong, Lurie, Moreau, Morgan, Paley, Rochefort, and Sarton--were undertaken especially for this book and have never before appeared in print. Conducted by various critics and scholars, theinterviews offer revealing insights into the personal and artistic development of each writer., (Order No: 14388 ), $15.00

17. Yates, J. V. (editor), THE AUTHOR'S AND WRITER'S WHO'S WHO - SIXTH EDITION, Burke's Peerage Limited, London, (1971) 6th ed, 887pp, good+, black cloth (hardcover), First published in 1934., (Order No: 39486 ), $12.50

18. ( Adams ), Adams, Richard, THE DAY GONE BY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Hutchinson, London, (1990), B&W illustrations, 398pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0091739675 This memoir follows Adams from his birth in 1920 to the end of the Second World War., (Order No: 38132 ), $8.00

19. ( Adams ), Wagner, Vern, THE SUSPENSION OF HENRY ADAMS: A STUDY OF MANNER AND MATTER, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI, (1969), B&W frontis, 268pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), A complete appraisal of the works of Henry Adams that reveal him as a literary artist of commanding attention and as a humorist unique in our intellectual history., (Order No: 17358 ), $8.50

20. ( Alberts ), Alberts, Laurie, FAULT LINE, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, (2004), B&W illustrations, 176pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803210655 In 1969 Kim Janik was a young man shining with promise--handsome, brilliant, studying at Harvard on a physics scholarship--and he was in love with Laurie Alberts, a troubled teenager from a wealthy Boston suburb. Twenty-five years later, Kim's naked and decomposing body was discovered on the Wyoming prairie., (Order No: 53613 ), $5.00

21. ( Alger ), Gardner, Ralph D., HORATIO ALGER OR THE AMERICAN HERO ERA, The Wayside Press, Mendota, IL, (1964) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 505pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The story of America's all-time best-selling author by a noted Alger biographer. Bibliography of Alger's Works follows the text., (Order No: 3699 ), $7.50

22. ( Anderson ), Anderson, Sherwood, A STORY TELLER'S STORY - OUR BEST STORY TELLER HERE TELLS HIS BEST STORY, B. W. Huebsch, Inc., New York, 1924 2nd ptg, 442pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "The tale of an American writer's journey through his own imaginative world and through the world of facts, with many of his experiences and impressions among other writers..." A nice looking clean and tight copy., (Order No: 60149 ), $15.00

23. ( Anderson ), Bennett, Patrick, ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS: THE LIFE AND HARD TIMES OF EDWARD ANDERSON, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, (1988) 1st ed, 19 B&W ill., 191pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0890963525 This is the story of Edward Anderson, primarily in what were, ironically, his golden years--the Great Depression. The laconic loner hopped freights, wrote two proletarian novels of the social underclass, looked for inspiration in a shot glass, and mixed with Hollywood celebrities while employed as a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers., (Order No: 16563 ), $8.50

24. ( Arnold ), Bush, Douglas, MATTHEW ARNOLD: A SURVEY OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE, The Macmillan Company, New York, (1971) 1st ptg, 202pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Masters of World Literature, Louis Kronenberger, Editor., (Order No: 5282 ), $4.00

25. ( Auden ), Osborne, Charles, W. H. AUDEN: THE LIFE OF A POET, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, (1979), B&W illustrations, 336pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0151942862, (Order No: 5996 ), $3.50

26. ( Auden ), Spender, Stephen (editor), W. H. AUDEN: A TRIBUTE, Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, (1975) 1st Amer, B&W illustrations, 255pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 5997 ), $6.00

27. ( Austen ), Firkins, O. W., JANE AUSTEN, Russell & Russell, New York, 1965, 254pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), First published in 1920., (Order No: 36282 ), $25.00

28. ( Barham ), Lane, William G., RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM, Univ. of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, (1967), B&W frontis, 271pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small chip rear of dj, Richard Harris Barham, author of the Ingoldsby Legends, is shown here as an associate of the most effective writers, publishers, actors, and dramatics of his time, and emerges as having played an active role in the literary events of the period., (Order No: 13528 ), $10.00

29. ( Barton ), Barcus, James E. (edited by), THE LITERARY CORRESPONDENCE OF BERNARD BARTON, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1966), 154pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "My purpose in this study is to bring together in one place the literary correspondence of Bernard Barton and through this correspondence to gain further understanding of Barton himself, of his literary friends, and of the age he lived in.", (Order No: 45209 ), $7.50

30. ( Bellow ), Harris, Mark, SAUL BELLOW: DRUMLIN WOODCHUCK, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1980), 184pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820305294, (Order No: 40108 ), $7.50

31. ( Benet ), Benet, Laura, WHEN WILLIAM ROSE, STEPHEN VINCENT AND I WERE YOUNG, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1976), B&W photographs, 112pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0396072895 A memoir of the childhood of Laura, William Rose, and Stephen Vincent Benet., (Order No: 18799 ), $4.00

32. ( Bennett ), Bennett, Arnold (edited by James Hepburn), LETTERS OF ARNOLD BENNETT: VOLUME I - LETTERS TO J. B. PINKER, Oxford University Press, London, 1966, 427pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume contains about 450 of the more than 2600 letters Bennett wrote to his literary agent between 1901 and his death in 1931., (Order No: 50206 ), $25.00

33. ( Bennett ), Bennett, Arnold (edited by James Hepburn), LETTERS OF ARNOLD BENNETT: VOLUME III 1916-1931, Oxford University Press, London, 1970, 368pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0192121855 In the last 15 years of his life Arnold Bennett had a wide circle of friends, and this second volume of general correspondence includes notalbe series of letters to Lord Beaverbrook, Frank Swinnerton, Harriet Cohen, Hugh Walpole, and Andre Gide, and others., (Order No: 50207 ), $25.00

34. ( Benson ), Grayson, Janet, ROBERT HUGH BENSON: LIFE AND WORKS, University Press of America, Lanham, NY, (1998), 231pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0761811524, (Order No: 60186 ), $75.00

35. ( Bierce ), Fatout, Paul, AMBROSE BIERCE: THE DEVIL'S LEXICOGRAPHER, University of Oklahoma Pr., Norman, OK, (1951) 1st ed, 351pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small tear on dj, POI, This biography attempts to interpret Ambrose Bierce's character in the light of present-day psychology, particularly the psychology of childhood and adolescence., (Order No: 35529 ), $20.00

36. ( Blake ), Wilson, Mona, THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BLAKE, The Nonesuch Press, London, 1927, 24 B&W plates, 397pp, good+, vellum spine (hardcover) light edgewear, clean and tight, Copy 1284 of 1480. A nice copy of this edition., (Order No: 11381 ), $75.00

37. ( Bliss ), Davis, Forest K., THE BIRD OF UTICA: LIFE, THOUGHT AND ART OF SYLVIA H. BLISS (1870-1963), Adamant Press, Adamant, VT, 1986, 158pp, fine, green cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0912362057, (Order No: 60293 ), $7.00

38. ( Boccaccio ), Bergin, Thomas G., BOCCACCIO, The Viking Press, New York, (1981), 392pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670177350, (Order No: 3788 ), $6.00

39. ( Boccaccio ), Hutton, Edward (with two ALS by the author - autograph signed letters - tipped in), GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO: A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY, John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1910 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 426pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, (Order No: 60098 ), $40.00

40. ( Bowles ), Bowles, Jane; Dillon, Millicent (edited by), OUT IN THE WORLD - SELECTED LETTERS OF JANE BOWLES 1935-1970, Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1990 2nd ptg, 319pp, very good++, black cloth spine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0876856261, (Order No: 57559 ), $20.00

41. ( Bowles ), Bowles, Paul; Miller, Jeffrey (edited by), IN TOUCH: THE LETTERS OF PAUL BOWLES, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, (1993), B&W illustrations, 604pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0374185107, (Order No: 60254 ), $8.00

42. ( Brecht ), Bunge, Hans (edited by) (translated by Geoffrey Skelton), LIVING FOR BRECHT: THE MEMOIRS OF RUTH BERLAU, Fromm International Pub., New York, (1987), B&W illustrations, 292pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0880640715 Bertolt Brecht's collaborator and companion recalls her forty years of devotion to the man and his work., (Order No: 23241 ), $5.00

43. ( Browning ), Cary, Elisabeth Luther, BROWNING: POET AND MAN, A SURVEY, G.P. Putnam's/Knickerbocker, NY/London, (1902), B&W illustrations, 282pp, very good, maroon cloth, teg (hardcover), First published in 1899., (Order No: 19041 ), $12.00

44. ( Browning ), Erickson, Lee, ROBERT BROWNING: HIS POETRY AND HIS AUDIENCES, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1984), 288pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801416183 In this comprehensive critical study of Robert Browning's poetry and artistic career, the author shows how Browning's search for an audience shaped his poetic strategies. Through close readings of the poems, he makes clear that the theme of speaker and audience is central to an understanding both of Browning's work and of his complex artistic evolution., (Order No: 13732 ), $15.00

45. ( Browning ), King, Roma A., THE FOCUSING ARTIFICE: THE POETRY OF ROBERT BROWNING, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1968, 288pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), "Shows how Robert Browning's poetry from PAULINE through ASOLANDO arises from and embodies Browning's two major concerns.", (Order No: 6731 ), $4.50

46. ( Browning ), Kenyon, Frederic G. (edited by), ROBERT BROWNING AND ALFRED DOMETT, E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1906, B&W illustrations, 161pp, very good, green cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 38886 ), $20.00

47. ( Buck ), [Buck, Pearl S.], A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF PEARL S. BUCK, John Day/Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, (1936) 1st ed, 28pp, near fine wraps (softcover)w/very good original mailing envelope, Published most likely as a promotional piece, this uncommon booklet comes in the original envelope from Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc. Publishers. The envelope is addressed to the original owner whose estate it comes from., (Order No: 53322 ), $85.00

48. ( Burdnett ), Burnett, Vivian, THE ROMANTICK LADY (FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT) - THE LIFE STORY OF AN IMAGINATION, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1927, B&W illustrations, 423pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 57424 ), $95.00

49. ( Burke ), Bjorkman, Edwin; and Towne, Charles Hanson, THOMAS BURKE - A CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF THE MAN OF LIMEHOUSE; WITH A NOTE ON A NOVEL, George H. Doran Company, New York, n.c. circa 1926, 20pp, good, wraps (softcover), THOMAS BURKE, THE MAN OF LIMEHOUSE, by Edwin Bjorkman; and THE SUN IN SPLENDOR, by Charles Hanson Towne., (Order No: 43537 ), $25.00

50. ( Burns ), Lindsey, John, ROBERT BURNS: RANTIN' DOG - POET OF THE COMMON MAN, Liveright Publishing Corp., New York, (1947), B&W illustrations, 412pp, good+, black cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 31836 ), $5.00

51. ( Burroughs ), Lupoff, Richard A. (preface by Henry Hardy Heins), EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: MASTER OF ADVENTURE, Canaveral Press, New York, 1965, B&W illustrations, 295pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A pioneer study of ERB's literary output. Traces the major themes and characters of Burroughs' many books and treats extensively the question of ERB's sourches in the works of such prominent authors as Kipling, Haggard, and Wells., (Order No: 52972 ), $40.00

52. ( Byron ), Bigland, Eileen, PASSION FOR EXCITEMENT - THE LIFE AND PERSONALITY OF THE INCREDIBLE LORD BYRON, Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, (1956), 317pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 51906 ), $5.00

53. ( Byron ), Foot, Michael, THE POLITICS OF PARADISE: A VINDICATION OF BYRON, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1988) 1st US, B&W frontis, 424pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0060390913 A new analysis of Lord Byron, this freedom-loving poet, who was at once the most admired and the most vilified artist of his age., (Order No: 13763 ), $4.00

54. ( Byron ), Longford, Elizabeth, THE LIFE OF BYRON, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1976) 1st ed, 237pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISSN 0316531928 In this scholarly yet graceful biography, the author gives shape and significance to the volcanic career of the quintessential romantic, and makes sense of the many contradictions he embodied., (Order No: 13974 ), $11.50

55. ( Byron ), Moore, Thomas, LIFE AND JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON - TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE, Lebel, Truttel & Wrutz, Hamburg, 1830 - 1831, good, 3/4 leather, marbled boards (hardcover) clean & tight set, Volume I, 1830, 566pp; and Volume II, 1831, 593pp followed by a 19 page appendix. Uncommon re-printing of the first edition., (Order No: 51823 ), $75.00

56. ( Byron ), Moore, Doris Langley (Posthumous Dramas by), THE LATE LORD BYRON, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, (1961) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 542pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The first complete account of the stormy aftermath of the poet's life - a fascinating piece of literary detective work, based on unpublished material, which throws new light on Byron the man, and on those who lived after him., (Order No: 55787 ), $7.50

57. ( Cabell ), Van Doren, Carl, JAMES BRANCH CABELL - MODERN AMERICAN WRITERS SERIES, Robert M. McBride & Company, New York, 1928 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 87pp, good++ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 46011 ), $5.00

58. ( Cabell ), Van Doren, Carl, JAMES BRANCH CABELL, The Literary Guild, New York, 1932, B&W illustrations, 89pp, good, black cloth spine (hardcover), First published in 1925., (Order No: 48781 ), $3.00

59. ( Cable ), Butcher, Philip, GEORGE W. CABLE - TWAYNE'S UNITED STATES AUTHORS SERIES 24, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, (1962), 189pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This is a critical study of an author long ranked with Howells, Twain, and James--his contemporaries and acquaintances--and generally regarded as the first Southern novelist to contribute a permanent classic to American literature., (Order No: 41414 ), $10.00

60. ( Cable ), Rubin, Louis D., GEORGE W. CABLE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A SOUTHERN HERETIC, Pegasus, New York, (1969), 304pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The life and art of George Washington Cable, a pioneering realist in Southern literature and the first Southern novelist to deal directly and honestly with the racial dilemma that emerged from the ruins of the post-Civil War South., (Order No: 6929 ), $5.00

61. ( Caldwell ), Stevens, C. J., STORYTELLER: A LIFE OF ERSKINE CALDWELL, John Wade, Publisher, Phillips, Maine, (2000) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 375pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1882425111 This book is a full portrait of a complicated personality., (Order No: 48996 ), $8.00

62. ( Carroll ), Carroll, Lewis; Blackburn, Philip C. and White, Lionel (edited by), LOGICAL NONSENSE, THE WORKS OF LEWIS CARROLL: NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME, COMPLETE, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1934)1st trade, 568pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), WITH AN INTRODUCTION, BIOGRAPHY, NOTES AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. Here are all of the inimitable Lewis Carroll fancies--not only Alice's immortal adventures and other old favorites, such familiar and beloved books as, "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Sylvie and Bruno", but also many shorter works that are here collected and reprinted for the first time., (Order No: 42145 ), $75.00

63. ( Carroll ), Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson, THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LEWIS CARROLL (REV. C. L. DODGSON), The Century Co., New York, 1899 (1898), B&W illustrations, 448pp, good, red cloth (hardcover), teg, old hinge repairs, "Intimately as I thought I knew Mr. Dodgson during his life, I seem since his death to have become still better acquainted with him. If this Memoir helps others of his admirers to a fuller knowledge of a man whom to know was to love, I shall not have written in vain.", (Order No: 23724 ), $25.00

64. ( Carroll ), Cohen, Morton N. (edited by) (with the assistance of Roger Lancelyn Green), THE SELECTED LETTERS OF LEWIS CARROLL, Pantheon Books, New York, (1982), 302pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0394749650, (Order No: 56376 ), $4.00

65. ( Carroll ), Green, Roger Lancelyn (first edited and supplemented by), THE DIARIES OF LEWIS CARROLL: IN TWO VOLUMES, VOLUME I ONLY, Greenwood Press, Publishers, Westport, CT, (1971), B&W illustrations, 262pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0837145049 Contents include: Introduction By F. Menella And Violet Dodgson; Mrs. Shawyer's Reminiscences; Introductory: 1832-54; The Diary For 1856; The Diary For 1857; 1858-61; The Making Of Alice: 1860-3; 1864-7; Note On Russian Journal., (Order No: 53453 ), $125.00

66. ( Carroll ), Hinde, Thomas (selected and introduction by), LEWIS CARROLL - LOOKING-GLASS LETTERS, Collins & Brown, London, (1991), B&W and color illustrations, 160pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1855850389 Through Carroll's own letters and diaries we can discover some of the forces motivating this highly imaginative and complex man., (Order No: 4834 ), $12.50

67. ( Carroll ), Madan, Falconer, LEWIS CARROLL CENTENARY EXHIBITION - LONDON: 29 JUNE - 31 JULY, 1932 - CATALOGUE, J. & E. Bumpus, Ltd., London, 1932, B&W frontis, 116pp, very good, wraps (softcover), With Illustration and Notes, and an Essay by Harold Hartley on Dodgson's Illustrators., (Order No: 28281 ), $75.00

68. ( Cary ), Foster, Malcolm, JOYCE CARY: A BIOGRAPHY, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, (1968) 2nd ptg, B&W photographs, 555pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The author had access to the Cary Collection of manuscripts, letters, and diaries now in the keeping of The Bodleian Library at Oxford. He has drawn upon these sources as well as interviews with many of Cary's family and friends to create an engaging and sympathetic portrait of this ebullient nonconformist whom Lord David Cecil once characterized as "a sage and a saint.", (Order No: 18660 ), $7.50

69. ( Chase ), Westbrook, Perry D., MARY ELLEN CHASE - TWAYNE'S UNITED STATES AUTHORS SERIES, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, (1965), 176pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A major reassessment of the writer Mary Ellen Chase., (Order No: 26197 ), $10.00

70. ( Chaucer ), Howard, Donald R., CHAUCER: HIS LIFE, HIS WORKS, HIS WORLD, E. P. Dutton, New York, (1987) 1st ed, B&W ill., 636pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 052524400X A biography that brings together Chaucer, the man and the poet, and the age in which he lived., (Order No: 33789 ), $14.50

71. ( Chekhov ), Yarmolinsky, Avrahm (selected and edited by), LETTERS OF ANTON CHEKHOV, The Viking Press, New York, (1973), 490pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670425966 Yarmolinsky has chosen more than five hundred letters for this book, annotating them where necessary., (Order No: 37057 ), $12.50

72. ( Chivers ), Chivers, Thomas Holley; Chase, Emma Lester; and Parks, Lois Ferry (edited by), THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS HOLLEY CHIVERS: VOLUME I THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS HOLLEY CHIVERS 1838-1858, Brown University Press, Providence, RI, 1957, 320pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 50954 ), $35.00

73. ( Chivers ), Watts, Charles Henry, THOMAS HOLLEY CHIVERS: HIS LITERARY CAREER AND HIS POETRY, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1956), 286pp, very good, teal blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Born in Washington, Georgia, in 1809, Chivers moved through the literary world of pre-Civil War America with an outward confidence startling in the light of the virtually complete critical silence which met his literary efforts throughout his lifetime., (Order No: 31510 ), $8.50

74. ( Cleary ), George, Susanne K., KATE M. CLEARY: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY WITH SELECTED WORKS, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, (1997), B&W illustrations, 250pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803221649 This volume recovers the life and works of a fascinating western American author. In 1884, Kate Cleary moved from Chicago to Hubbell, Nebraska, where she bore six children and helped support her family by publishing hundreds of stories, poems, and articles., (Order No: 38087 ), $10.00

75. ( Cockerell ), Blunt, Wilfrid, COCKERELL, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1965 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 385pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Life of Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962), friend of Ruskin and William Morris and Director of Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge., (Order No: 2983 ), $7.50

76. ( Coleridge ), Lefebure, Molly, THE BONDAGE OF LOVE: A LIFE OF MRS SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1987) 1st Amer, 13 B&W ill., 287pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) remainder mark, ISBN 0393024431 Using a wealth of hitherto unpublished material, the author explores the realities of the Coleridge marriage, as opposed to the myth., (Order No: 13406 ), $5.00

77. ( Collier ), Ganzel, Dewey, FORTUNE AND MEN'S EYES: THE CAREER OF JOHN PAYNE COLLIER, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982, B&W illustrations, 454pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0192122312 The career of John Payne Collier--a nineteenth-century 'man of letters.', (Order No: 22836 ), $6.00

78. ( Collins ), Sigworth, Oliver F., WILLIAM COLLINS: TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES - NO. 25, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, (1965), 192pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 26565 ), $9.50

79. ( Compton-Burnett ), Burkhart, Charles, I. COMPTON-BURNETT, Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1965, 142pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), How will Ivy Compton-Burnett be regarded in 100 years' time? Mainly as an engaging eccentric, as Thomas Love Peacock is regarded now? Or as a kind of twentieth-century Jane Austen--as one of the wittiest satirists and profoundest observers of human behaviour? In other words, just how great a writer is she?, (Order No: 34280 ), $7.50

80. ( Compton-Burnett ), Greig, Cicely, IVY COMPTON-BURNETT: A MEMOIR, Garnstone Press, London, (1972), 135pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0855110600 A memoir about one of our greatest novelists from March 1946 to August 1969., (Order No: 34279 ), $10.00

81. ( Compton-Burnett ), Sprigge, Elizabeth, THE LIFE OF IVY COMPTON-BURNETT, George Braziller, New York, (1973) 1st ptg, B&W ill., 191pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807606855 An intimate, absorbing and revealing biography of one of the most original and fascinating literary figures of our time., (Order No: 34278 ), $7.50

82. ( Conrad ), JOSEPH CONRAD - A SKETCH WITH A BIBLIOGRAPHY, Doubleday Page & Co., New York, (1924), ill. by Edward A. Wilson, 48pp, very good, wraps (softcover) extemely light edgewear, (Order No: 43536 ), $12.50

83. ( Conrad ), Najder, Zdzislaw, JOSEPH CONRAD: A CHRONICLE, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1983), B&W ill., 647pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0813509459 A comprehensive portrait of this great writer., (Order No: 33720 ), $14.50

84. ( Crane ), Hazo, Samuel, HART CRANE: AN INTRODUCTION AND INTERPRETATION, Barnes & Noble, Inc., New York, (1963), 3 B&W ill., 146pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover), A study of the life and poetry of Hart Crane., (Order No: 13984 ), $5.00

85. ( Crane ), Mariani, Paul, THE BROKEN TOWER: A LIFE OF HART CRANE, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1999) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 492pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0393047261 Few poets have lived as extraordinary and fascinating a life as Hart Crane, the American poet who made his meteoric rise in the late 1920s and then as suddenly flamed out, killing himself at the age of thirty- two and thus turning his life and poetry into the stuff of myth., (Order No: 21965 ), $14.50

86. ( Cunard ), Ford, Hugh (edited by), NANCY CUNARD: BRAVE POET, INDOMITABLE REBEL, 1896-1965, Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia, PA, (1968) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 383pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), This tribute to Nancy Cunard by more than fifty of her friends and admirers also contains selections from her own prose and poetry., (Order No: 20082 ), $8.50

87. ( Daudet ), Roche, Alphonse V., ALPHONSE DAUDET: TWAYNE'S WORLD AUTHORS SERIES - NO. 380, Twayne Publishers, Boston, (1976) 1st ptg, 191pp, very good+, green buckram cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 080576223X, (Order No: 26570 ), $15.00

88. ( Davies ), Davies, Emily; (Murphy, Ann B. and Raftery, Deirdre - edited by), EMILY DAVIES COLLECTED LETTERS, 1861-1875, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, VA, (2004) 1st ptg, 555pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813922321 Much of the social change that Emily Davies witnessed - and helped to effect - was discussed, encouraged, and elictied through her personal letters., (Order No: 42373 ), $85.00

89. ( Davis ), Langford, Gerald, THE RICHARD HARDING DAVIS YEARS: A BIOGRAPHY OF A MOTHER AND SON, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1961) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 336pp, good+, tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0851410111, (Order No: 2986 ), $4.00

90. ( Dickens ), Chesterton, G. K. (et al), CHARLES DICKENS - A BOOKMAN EXTRA NUMBER 1914, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1914, B&W and color illustrations, 208pp, good+, wraps (softcover) some occasional light foxing, Great illustrations and photographs, and interesting advertisements. The articles in the text are divided into these sections: Charles Dickens; The Life and Work of Dickens; Charles Dickens: His Work and His Personality; and, The True Story of Dora Copperfield, and much much more., (Order No: 46317 ), $40.00

91. ( Dickens ), Hardwick, Michael and Hardwick, Mollie (compiled by), THE CHARLES DICKENS ENCYCLOPEDIA, Wordsworth Editions, Hertfordshire, (1992), 376pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1853269727 This is one of the most comprehensive, detailed and accurate single-volume reference books on the life and work of Charles Dickens ever compiled., (Order No: 33940 ), $15.00

92. ( Dickens ), Mankowitz, Wolf, DICKENS OF LONDON, Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, (1977), 100 B&W ill. 12pp of color, 252pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0025794108 Lively, critical biography by this well-known writer., (Order No: 7675 ), $5.00

93. ( Dickens ), Pope-Hennessy, Una, CHARLES DICKENS 1812-1870, Chatto & Windus, London, 1945, B&W illustrations, 476pp, good, red cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 7036 ), $3.00

94. ( Dickens ), Pearson, Hesketh, DICKENS: HIS CHARACTER, COMEDY, AND CAREER, Methuen & Co., Ltd., London, (1949), 15 B&W plates, 366pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 7038 ), $5.00

95. ( Dickens ), Straus, Ralph, DICKENS: A PORTRAIT IN PENCIL, Victor Gollancz, Ltd., London, 1928, B&W illustrations, 319pp, good, orange cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 7037 ), $12.50

96. ( Dickens ), Straus, Ralph, CHARLES DICKENS: A BIOGRAPHY FROM NEW SOURCES, Cosmopolitan Book Corp., New York, 1928 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 340pp, good, red cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 55838 ), $5.00

97. ( Dickens ), Wagenknecht, Edward, DICKENS AND THE SCANDALMONGERS: ESSAYS IN CRITICISM, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (1968) 2nd ptg, 162pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Wagenknecht confronts the literary controversy concerning Charles Dickens's relations with Ellen Ternan. In addition to the title essay, selections include "Dickens in Longfellow's Letters and Journals," "Dickens and Ellen Glasgow," "Dickens and the Marxians," and others., (Order No: 14265 ), $5.00

98. ( Dinesen ), Migel, Parmenia, TITANIA: THE BIOGRAPHY OF ISAK DINESEN, Random House, New York, (1967) 1st ptg, 56 B&W ill., 325pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) couple closed tears on jacket, In this first biography of Isak Dinesen, Parmenia Migel writes with delicacy and insight about her subject who was for many years her close personal friend., (Order No: 17691 ), $4.00

99. ( Dods ), Bennett, Betty T., MARY DIANA DODS, A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR, William Morrow and Co., Inc., New York, (1991) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 303pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0688087175 "The Astonishing Revelation of a Daring 170-Year-Old Deception.", (Order No: 4756 ), $4.00

100. ( Donnelly ), Anderson, David D., IGNATIUS DONNELLY - TWAYNE'S UNITED STATES AUTHORS SERIES: TUSAS 362, Twayne Publishers, Boston, MA, (1980) 1st ptg, B&W frontis, 129pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket - EX-LIB, ISBN 0805773037, (Order No: 51605 ), $22.50

101. ( Doyle ), Nordon, Pierre (translated from the French by Frances Partridge), CONAN DOYLE, John Murray, London, (1966), 370pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 56389 ), $8.00

102. ( Dreiser ), Elias, Robert H., THEODORE DREISER: APOSTLE OF NATURE, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1949 1st ed, 354pp, index, good, brown cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 41717 ), $5.00

103. ( Dreiser ), Lundquist, James, THEODORE DREISER, Frederick Ungar Publishing, New York, (1983) 3rd ptg, 150pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804425639 A lively introduction to one of our most controversial writers gives us a new assessment of the man who is said to have left American literature as changed as Darwin left biology., (Order No: 39326 ), $10.00

104. ( Dreiser ), Matthiessen, F. O., THEODORE DREISER, William Sloane Associates, New York, (1951), 267pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), F. O. Matthiessen, critic and scholar, and Professor of American Literature at Harvard, died in the spring of 1950. This book, which he had contracted to write for the American Men of Letters Series, was found among his papers, finished to the point where it could be published, as it now is, without other changes than those necessary to prepare the manuscript for the printer., (Order No: 16768 ), $3.00

105. ( du Maurier ), Auerbach, Nina, DAPHNE DU MAURIER, HAUNTED HEIRESS, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (2000) 1st ptg, 180pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812235304 The author examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author of REBECCA. Auerbach's Daphne du Maurier is the author of sixteen other novels, along with biographies, articles, plays, memoirs, and short stories., (Order No: 25564 ), $14.50

106. ( Eliot ), Sencourt, Robert, T. S. ELIOT: A MEMOIR, Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, (1971), B&W illustrations, 266pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small chip on jacket, ISBN 0396063470, (Order No: 6724 ), $5.00

107. ( Emerson ), Michaud, Regis (translated from the French by George Boas), EMERSON: THE ENRAPTURED YANKEE, Harper & Brothers, Pub., New York, 1930 1st ed, frontis, 444pp, good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 40276 ), $7.50

108. ( Emerson ), Porte, Joel (editor), EMERSON: PROSPECT AND RETROSPECT, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1982, 198pp, fine, brown cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0674249151 The essays that follow in this collection attempt both to come to terms with Emerson's modernity and to cast an eye back on his origins and development. In their range of reference they suggest not only how extensively Emerson is linked to the present but also how firmly he was rooted in America's past and in the history of his own time., (Order No: 13781 ), $6.00

109. ( Emerson ), Wagenknecht, Edward, RALPH WALDO EMERSON: PORTRAIT OF A BALANCED SOUL, Oxford University Press, New York, 1974, 307pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 40919 ), $10.00

110. ( Field ), Thompson, Slason, EUGENE FIELD: A STUDY IN HEREDITY AND CONTRADICTIONS, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1901 1st ed, B&W illustrations, very good, red cloth, teg (hardcover), Two volume set: 346pp, 349pp., (Order No: 14890 ), $20.00

111. ( Fisher ), Yates, Elizabeth, PEBBLE IN A POOL: THE WIDENING CIRCLES OF DOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER'S LIFE, E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York, 1958 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 284pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This vibrant moving portrait has been interpreted for young people., (Order No: 43750 ), $12.50

112. ( Fowles ), Olshen, Barry N., JOHN FOWLES, Frederick Ungar Publishing, New York, (1980) 3rd ptg, 140pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804426551 First published in 1978. This is the first comprehensive critical study of Fowles work., (Order No: 17194 ), $5.00

113. ( Frost ), Anderson, Margaret Bartlett, ROBERT FROST AND JOHN BARTLETT: THE RECORD OF A FRIENDSHIP, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1963) 1st ed, 9 B&W ill., 224pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), These letters to a lifetime friend constitute an intimate chronicle of two remarkable families, the Frosts and the Bartletts: how resolutely they worked, how richly they lived, how they endured many personal crises with wisdom, dignity, and grace., (Order No: 16935 ), $3.50

114. ( Frost ), Burnshaw, Stanley, ROBERT FROST HIMSELF, George Braziller, New York, (1986) 1st ptg, 342pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807611646, (Order No: 58549 ), $5.00

115. ( Frost ), Newdick, Robert Sprangler (edited by William A. Sutton), NEWDICK'S SEASON OF FROST: AN INTERRUPTED BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT FROST, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1976 1st ed, 454pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0873953169 Newdick's five year relationship with Frost, while Newdick was gathering information for a Frost biography stopped only by his death., (Order No: 58459 ), $7.50

116. ( Frost ), Thompson, Lawrance (edited by), SELECTED LETTERS OF ROBERT FROST, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1964) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 645pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This book comes as close as the poet ever came to producing his autobiography. Among these 566 letters, the reader will find the scattered seeds of the tantalizingly complex man and artist who was Robert Frost., (Order No: 16621 ), $7.00

117. ( Frost ), van Egmond, Peter, ROBERT FROST: A REFERENCE GUIDE 1974-1990, G. K. Hall & Co., Boston, MA, (1991) 1st ptg, 148pp, very good+, maroon cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as issued), ISBN 0816172714 Essentially a compilation of the writings about Robert Frost, 1974-1990., (Order No: 14131 ), $5.00

118. ( Frost ), Walsh, John Evangelist, INTO MY OWN: THE ENGLISH YEARS OF ROBERT FROST, 1912-1915, Grove Press, New York, (1988) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 286pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0802110452 A fascinating account of Frost's years in England, with special attention to such things as his friendship with Edward Thomas., (Order No: 32948 ), $6.00

119. ( Fry ), Stanford, Derek, CHRISTOPHER FRY ALBUM, Peter Nevill, London, 1952, B&W illustrations, 116pp, good, blue cloth w/very light edgewear (hardcover), The story of Christopher Fry's success as poet-playwright., (Order No: 19705 ), $4.00

120. ( Gardner ), Johnston, Alva, THE CASE OF ERLE STANLEY GARDNER, William Morrow & Company, New York, (1947), B&W illustrations, 87pp, good+, salmon colored cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), Biography and a list of his mysteries., (Order No: 41713 ), $14.50

121. ( Gibbon ), Whitfield, Peter, GRASSIC GIBBON AND HIS WORLD, Aberdeen Journals, Ltd., Scotland, (1994), color illustrations, 96pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0951064266 Lewis Grassic Gibbon is widely regarded as the greatest Scottish novelist of this century., (Order No: 48193 ), $10.00

122. ( Gide ), Brugmans, Linette F. (edited, with translations, introduction, and notes by), THE CORRESPONDENCE OF ANDRE GIDE AND EDMUND GOSSE, 1904-1928, New York University Press, New York, 1959, B&W frontis, 220pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Shortly after first reading LA PORTE ETROITE the English critic Edmund Gosse wrote a letter of warmest praise to its author, Andre Gide, inaugurating an intimate correspondence that was to continue for nearly 20 years., (Order No: 28639 ), $8.00

123. ( Gogol ), Gogol, Nikolai (selected and edited by Carl R. Proffer) (translated by Carl R. Proffer with Vera Krivoshein), LETTERS OF NIKOLAI GOGOL, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, (1967), 247pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) owner's bookplate, Nikolai Gogol was Russia's first prose writer of international stature., (Order No: 60080 ), $9.00

124. ( Gordon ), Makowsky, Veronica A., CAROLINE GORDON: A BIOGRAPHY, Oxford University Press, New York, 1989, B&W illustrations, 260pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 019505718X The author of nine novels, three collections of short stories, and two critical works, Caroline Gordon produced an impressive--though unjustly neglected--body of work. Her considerable contributions to modern Southern fiction notwithstanding, her life was especially fascinating for two other reasons: the prominent literary circles in which she moved and her heroic efforts to "have it all"--marriage, career, and family--at a time when such aspiration was neither touted nor supported., (Order No: 19414 ), $5.00

125. ( Gordon ), Waldron, Ann, CLOSE CONNECTIONS - CAROLINE GORDON AND THE SOUTHERN RENAISSANCE, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1987) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 416pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0399132287, (Order No: 49638 ), $4.00

126. ( Gorky ), Troyat, Henri (translated by Lowell Bair), GORKY: A BIOGRAPHY, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1989) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 216pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517572370 The distinguished and critically acclaimed biographer of Russian rulers and writers, has written here a masterful work about Maxim Gorky, the author whose novels, plays, and memoirs depict working-class life in the pre- and postrevolutionary eras., (Order No: 15912 ), $4.00

127. ( Gosse ), Bellows, William, EDMUND GOSSE: SOME MEMORIES, R. Cobden-Sanderson, Ltd., London, 1929, B&W illustrations, 30pp, very good, tan cloth spine (hardcover) some light foxing, Inscribed in 1929 by Hannah Bellows (Williams spouse?) to her American cousin., (Order No: 60088 ), $12.50

128. ( Gray ), Sells, A. L. Lytton (assisted by Iris Lytton Sells), THOMAS GRAY: HIS LIFE AND WORKS, George Allen & Unwin, London, (1980), B&W frontis, 293pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0049280430 The author's intention in this biography of Gray is to place the man and the poet in a truer focus than has any previous writer; for in Professor Lytton Sells' view, earlier studies of Gray have been insufficiently critical., (Order No: 16399 ), $8.50

129. ( Grey ), Kant, Candace C. (edited and with commentary by), DOLLY & ZANE GREY: LETTERS FROM A MARRIAGE, University of Nevada Press, Reno, NV, (2008) 1st ptg, 437pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9780874177497, (Order No: 60313 ), $17.50

130. ( Halevy ), Chase, Myrna, ELIE HALEVY: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY, Columbia University Press, New York, 1980, 293pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231048564, (Order No: 58232 ), $15.00

131. ( Hamilton ), Mikkelsen, Nina, VIGINIA HAMILTON, Twayne Publishers, New York, (1994) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 169pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0805740104 Twayne's United States Authors Series Number 630. First book-length study of Hamilton, which presents a writer who has broadened readers' knowledge of the African-American cultural experience., (Order No: 38083 ), $45.00

132. ( Hannay ), Worth, George J., JAMES HANNAY: HIS LIFE AND WORKS, University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS, (1964), B&W frontis, 191pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The purpose of this workmanlike study of Hannay, a labor of love, is "to trace his curiously rich, yet sad career.", (Order No: 18897 ), $25.00

133. ( Hardy ), Hawkins, Desmond, THOMAS HARDY - THE ENGLISH NOVELISTS SERIES, Arthur Barker Ltd., London, (1950), 112pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 26576 ), $8.50

134. ( Harris ), Bruno, Guido (et al), FRANK HARRIS: IN MEMORIAM - FRAGMENTS FROM HIS NEW YORK DAYS, Privately Printed, New York, 1933, 36pp, very good, wraps (softcover), "Privately Printed and Not for Sale August Twenty-Eighth: The Third Anniversary of his Death. New York, 1933", (Order No: 59689 ), $10.00

135. ( Harris ), Cousins, Paul M., JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS: A BIOGRAPHY, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1969) 2nd ptg, B&W ill., 237pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A full scale biography of Joel Chandler Harris., (Order No: 33927 ), $12.50

136. ( Harris ), Pullar, Philippa, FRANK HARRIS: A BIOGRAPHY, Simon and Schuster, New York, (1976), 16pp of B&W illustrations, 444pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0671220918 Here at last the major biography, in all its scandalous detail, of the real man behind the legendary author of the world's most enduring work of pornography, Frank Harris' My Life and Loves. Now Philippa Pullar brings back to life Frank Harris the reformer, traveler, interviewer and financial intriguer; the loyal friend and companion, risking his reputation to support Oscar Wilde; obsessed totally by his wife, Nellie; and acting as a catalyst for young writers., (Order No: 12650 ), $3.00

137. ( Harris ), Rickels, Milton, GEORGE WASHINGTON HARRIS: TWAYNE'S UNITED STATES AUTHORS SERIES - NO. 91, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, (1965), 159pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 26580 ), $4.50

138. ( Harris ), Root, E. Merrill, FRANK HARRIS, The Odyssey Press, New York, 1947 1st ed, B&W frontis, 324pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 32005 ), $4.50

139. ( Hawthorne ), Ticknor, Caroline, HAWTHORNE AND HIS PUBLISHER, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1913, B&W illustrations, 339pp, very good, olive green cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 52577 ), $15.00

140. ( Highwater ), Highwater, Jamake, SHADOW SHOW: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL INSINUATION, Alfred van der Marck Edition, New York, (1986) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 240pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0912383240 Highwater gathers together interviews, encounters, and critical writings from his varied past, weaving the whole into the "insinuation" of an autobiography., (Order No: 26659 ), $12.50

141. ( Hillhouse ), Hazelrigg, Charles Tabb, AMERICAN LITERARY PIONEER: A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF JAMES A. HILLHOUSE, Bookman Associates, Publ., New York, 1953, B&W illustrations, 226pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A noteworthy poet in his own right, James Abraham Hillhouse is particularly significant as a forerunner of New England's literary renaissance in the nineteenth century., (Order No: 52990 ), $8.50

142. ( Hind ), Hind, C. Lewis, NAPHTALI: BEING INFLUENCES AND ADVENTURES WHILE EARNING A LIVING BY WRITING, The Bodley Head Limited, London, (1926), 44 B&W ill., 253pp, ads, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) dustjacket panels laid in, (Order No: 32438 ), $15.00

143. ( Houseman Yeats ), Aldington, Richard, A. E. HOUSMAN AND W. B. YEATS - TWO LECTURES, The Peacocks Press, Hurst, Berkshire, 1955, 36pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover) good glassine cover, Limited to 350 copies, these lectures were part of a series delivered in New York in about 1938. Pages largely unopened., (Order No: 29081 ), $50.00

144. ( Howells ), Bennett, George N., THE REALISM OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS, 1889-1920, Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, TN, 1973, 254pp, fine, brown cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0826511805 A critical exploration and elucidation of each of the novels from 1889-1920 of William Dean Howells., (Order No: 16756 ), $7.00

145. ( Howells ), Olsen, Rodney D., DANCING IN CHAINS: THE YOUTH OF WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS, New York University Press, New York, 1991, 23 B&W illustrations, 344pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814761720 This insightful study of childhood and youth demonstrates how the turbulent social and cultural changes of the early nineteenth century shaped Howells's emotional and intellectual life., (Order No: 16922 ), $12.50

146. ( Hugo ), Hugo, Victor; and, Dole, Nathan Haskell (translated by), VICTOR HUGO'S LETTERS TO HIS WIFE AND OTHERS (THE ALPS AND THE PYRENEES), Estes and Lauriat, Boston, (1895), 308pp, good+, olive green cloth, teg (hardcover) light bump top corners, The journey to the Alps belongs to 1839, and the the Pyrenees is 1843. Nice clean, bright and tight copy - just a light bumping to the top corners of the boards, not affecting the book block., (Order No: 46016 ), $17.50

147. ( Irving ), Irving, Pierre M. [Irving, Washington], THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON IRVING - THREE VOLUME SET COMPLETE - GEOFFREY CRAYON EDITION - IRVING'S WORKS, G. P. Putnam's Sons, London, 1888, very good+, green cloth (hardcover), Volume I, 422pp; Volume II, 397pp; and, Volume III, 394pp followed by the 69 page "Washington Irving A Biographical and Critical Study" prepared as an introduction to the "Geoffrey Crayon" edition of his works by Charles Dudley Warner. This clean tight and probably unread uniform three volumes are from the larger 27 volume set of Washington Irvings Works, but are complete unto itself., (Order No: 59430 ), $125.00

148. ( James ), Geismar, Maxwell, HENRY JAMES: AND THE JACOBITES, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1963 1st ptg, 463pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The definitive study of a great literary figure and the cycles of opinion among his critics., (Order No: 25455 ), $6.00

149. ( James ), Le Clair, Robert C., YOUNG HENRY JAMES, 1843-1870, Bookman Associates, New York, (1955), B&W frontis, 469pp, good+, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, A study of the first three decades of Henry James' life., (Order No: 48458 ), $7.00

150. ( James ), Moore, Marianne; Wilson, Edmund; Spender, Stephen; Blackmur, R. P. et al, HOMAGE TO HENRY JAMES, 1843-1916, Paul P. Appel, Mamaroneck, NY, 1971, B&W illustrations, 218pp, very good, light brown cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0911858172 Originally published 1934., (Order No: 44354 ), $25.00

151. ( Jewett ), Sherman, Sarah Way, SARAH ORNE JEWETT, AN AMERICAN PERSEPHONE, University of New Hampshire, Hanover, NH, (1989) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 333pp, very good++, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0874514770, (Order No: 58509 ), $7.50

152. ( Johnson ), Piozzi, Hesther Lynch (edited, with an introduction by S. C. Roberts), ANECDOTES OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, NY, (1969), 196pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 0836950976 Originally published in 1925 under the title, "ANECDOTES OF THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.: DURING THE LAST TWENTY YEARS OF HIS LIFE.", (Order No: 21575 ), $17.50

153. ( Jones ), MacShane, Frank, INTO ETERNITY: THE LIFE OF JAMES JONES, AMERICAN WRITER, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1985 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 355pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395353556 The author reveals the dimensions of this talented and controversial writer against the background of the country that affected him and was, in turn, affected by him., (Order No: 21558 ), $5.00

154. ( Joyce ), Magalaner, Marvin and Kain, Richard M., JOYCE: THE MAN, THE WORK, THE REPUTATION, New York University Press, New York, 1956, 377pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, corner bump, Clean and tight copy, but with a bump to the lower corner of the rear board., (Order No: 53008 ), $15.00

155. ( Kafka ), Karl, Frederick R., FRANZ KAFKA: REPRESENTATIVE MAN, PRAGUE, GERMANS, JEWS, AND THE CRISIS OF MODERNISM, Ticknor & Fields, New York, 1991, B&W illustrations, 810pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395561434 Not just a personal biography, this book presents a vivid and authoritative picture of the historical, cultural, and artistic world from which Kafka arose, examining the entire body of his writing in light of his status as the representative man of our time., (Order No: 19756 ), $9.00

156. ( Keats ), Hewlett, Dorothy, A LIFE OF JOHN KEATS - SECOND EDITION REVISED AND ENLARGED, Barnes & Noble, Inc., New York, 1950, B&W illustrations, 408pp, good, light blue cloth (light fade to spine) (hardcover), (Order No: 42798 ), $8.00

157. ( Kerouac ), Charters, Ann, KEROUAC: A BIOGRAPHY, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1987), B&W illustrations, 416pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) signed by the author, ISBN 0312006179 Ann Charters knew Kerouac. Since his death in 1969 she has consulted closely with his surviving peers--friends, enemies, lovers, particularly Allen Ginsberg himself--exhaustively researching every aspect of his work and his life to produce this biography. Signed by the author on the title page., (Order No: 33224 ), $20.00

158. ( Kipling ), Gross, John (editor), THE AGE OF KIPLING: THE MAN, HIS WORK, AND HIS WORLD, Simon and Schuster, New York, (1972) 1st US, 99 B&W ill., 178pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0671214055 In this collection of essays, Kipling's youth, his years in India, his fascination with the army and the military ethos, his increasing disillusion with an England that seemed to him to have failed and shrunk, are all described in a book that assembles a moving and unique portrait of a major literary figure., (Order No: 13443 ), $7.50

159. ( Kipling ), Laski, Marghanita, FROM PALM TO PINE: RUDYARD KIPLING ABROAD AND AT HOME, Facts on File Publications, New York, (1987), B&W illustrations, 192pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0816016887 Here Marghanita Laski re-creates Kipling's life and, in particular, his world--one dominated by the British Empire--showing us how he viewed it and reflected it in his writing., (Order No: 17309 ), $4.00

160. ( Kipling ), Mason, Philip, KIPLING: THE GLASS, THE SHADOW AND THE FIRE, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1975) 1st ed, 334pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 006012833X, (Order No: 39009 ), $8.00

161. ( Kipling ), Murray, Stuart, RUDYARD KIPLING IN VERMONT - BIRTHPLACE OF THE JUNGLE BOOKS, Images from the Past, Bennington, VT, (1997) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 198pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner inscription, ISBN 188459204X "Kipling's four productive years in Vermont comprise one of the most fascinating chapgters in American literary history. Murray tells the tale with a splendid selection of Kipling's poems which help to bring his subject to life.", (Order No: 51705 ), $25.00

162. ( Kipling ), Van de Water, Frederic F. (foreword by Vrest Orton), RUDYARD KIPLING'S VERMONT FEUD, Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, (1981), drawings by Bernadine Custer, 119pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, First published in 1937. This is a rousing good story of an unrecorded epoch in Kipling's life., (Order No: 42307 ), $8.50

163. ( Kleist ), Maass, Joachim (translated from the German by Ralph Manheim), KLEIST: A BIOGRAPHY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, (1983) 1st ed, 313pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0374181624 The first full-scale biography of Kleist to appear in English. Maass draws heavily on letters and other primary sources to reconstruct Kleist's life, while simultaneously scrutinizing each of his major works. Dustjacket illustration by Maurice Sendak., (Order No: 17919 ), $8.00

164. ( Laforgue ), Ramsey, Warren (edited by) (preface by Harry T. Moore), JULES LAFORGUE, ESSAYS ON A POET'S LIFE AND WORK, Southern Illinois Univ. Pr., Carbondale, IL, (1969), 194pp, very good, orange cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), A many-sided exploration of Jules Laforgue., (Order No: 35961 ), $8.00

165. ( Lamb ), Barnett, George L., CHARLES LAMB: TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES - NO. 195, Twayne Publishers, Boston, (1976), 172pp, very good+, maroon buckram cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0805766685, (Order No: 26564 ), $5.00

166. ( Lamb ), Howe, Will D., CHARLES LAMB AND HIS FRIENDS, The Bobbs- Merrill Company, Indianapolis, (1944) 1st ed, 19 B&W ill., 364pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), To see Charles Lamb as he was to himself and to those who knew him was the purpose of this book. The author presents Lamb in his different relationships and in reference to his favorite interests, rather than to follow the years of his life in a strict order., (Order No: 9209 ), $6.00

167. ( Lamb ), Lamb, Charles; and, Lamb, Mary - Lucas, E. V. (edited by), THE WORKS OF CHARLES AND MARY LAMB - THE LETTERS OF CHARLES AND MARY LAMB - TWO VOLUMES: 1790-1820 AND 1821-1834, Metheun & Co., London, (1905), 2 vols, 1025pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with much edgewear to cloth, Two volume set of letters published as Volume VI and Volume VII of THE WORKS OF CHARLES AND MARY LAMB. A clean and tight set, but with private library marks on the spines, and much wear to the top and bottom of the spines., (Order No: 44945 ), $15.00

168. ( Lawrence ), Daleski, H. M., THE FORKED FLAME: A STUDY OF D. H. LAWRENCE, Northwestern University Pres, Evanston, IL, 1965 2nd ptg, 320pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), By detailed critical analysis of representative novels, this study attempts to trace the development of D. H. Lawrence as a novelist., (Order No: 36674 ), $7.50

169. ( Lawrence ), Lawrence, D. H. (edited with an introduction by Diana Trilling), THE SELECTED LETTERS OF D. H. LAWRENCE, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, New York, (1958) 1st ptg, 322pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 36678 ), $7.50

170. ( Lehmann ), Lehmann, John, THE WHISPERING GALLERY - AUTOBIOGRAPHY I, Longman's, Green and Co., London, (1956) 3rd ptg, B&W frontis, 342pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The first volume of John Lehmann's autobiography, IN MY OWN TIME, and takes the reader to the outbreak of the Second World War., (Order No: 51909 ), $5.00

171. ( Lincoln ), McCue, James Westaway, JOE LINCOLN OF CAPE COD, The Cape Cod Publishers, Silver Lake P.O., MA, 1949, B&W photographs, 76pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, "Joseph Lincoln was not only a novelist of wide reputation, but he was also a public benefactor. His success had in it something heartening and corrective. In the midst of work which appeals to the base and cynical in human life (American city life) his clean, wholesome, humorous stories of Cape Cod Sea Captains and their neighbors gave evidence of the fact that there was a huge public for decent, homely fiction. ...", (Order No: 23826 ), $35.00

172. ( Lincoln ), Rex, Percy Fielitz (edited by Fredrika A. Burrows; bibiliography of first editions edited by Stephen W. Sullwold), THE PROLIFIC PENCIL: A BIOGRAPHY OF JOSEPH CROSBY LINCOLN, William S. Sullwold Pub., Taunton, MA, 1980 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 322pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0884920372 This is the story of Joseph Crosby Lincoln as told by the late Reverend Percy Fielitz Rex of Pocasset on Cape Cod. It is the story of a poet and "yarn" spinner who wrote verse for a bicycle magazine and short stories about his native Cape Cod for the national magazine market, and who created memorable characters and situations, all of which take place in the small towns of the Cape Cod of sixty and more years ago., (Order No: 54470 ), $20.00

173. ( Lockhart ), Furman, Necah Stewart (introduction by Annette Kolodny), CAROLINE LOCKHART: HER LIFE AND LEGACY, Univ. of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, (1994), B&W illustrations, 221pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0295973471, (Order No: 58063 ), $4.00

174. ( London ), London, Joan (introduction by Bart Abbott), JACK LONDON AND HIS DAUGHTERS, Heyday Books, Berkeley, CA, (1990) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 184pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0930588436 "In this evocative memoir, Joan London recaptures the yearning of a daughter for the father who left the family circle.", (Order No: 55802 ), $4.00

175. ( Lorca ), Barea, Arturo (translated from the Spanish by Ilsa Barea), LORCA - THE POET AND HIS PEOPLE, Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, (1949) 1st Amer, 176pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 56994 ), $10.00

176. ( Lowell ), Heymann, C. David, AMERICAN ARISTOCRACY: THE LIVES AND TIMES OF JAMES RUSSELL, AMY, AND ROBERT LOWELL, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1980), B&W illustrations, 561pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0396076084 No other American family has played a larger, more inspiring role in the private, public, and commercial affairs of the nation as a whole. Out of this aristocratic clan have emerged three of the most famous and colorful poets America has produced: James Russell Lowell, 1819-1891; Amy Lowell, 1874-1925; and Robert Lowell, 1917-1977., (Order No: 19505 ), $4.00

177. ( Lowell ), COMMEMORATION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL: POET, SCHOLAR, DIPLOMAT - FEBRUARY 22, 1819, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1919, 88pp, very good, purple cloth spine, teg (hardcover), "Born in Cambridge, Mass., February 22, 1819, Died in Cambridge, August 12, 1891 - Held Under the Auspices of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, February 12-22, 1919.", (Order No: 9454 ), $12.50

178. ( Malraux ), Malraux, Andre, ANTI-MEMOIRS, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1968), 420pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 8272 ), $3.00

179. ( Mann ), Hamilton, Nigel, THE BROTHERS MANN: THE LIVES OF HEINRICH AND THOMAS MANN 1871-1950 AND 1875-1955, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1979 2nd ptg, 422pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300023480, (Order No: 58970 ), $5.00

180. ( Marlowe ), Morris, Brian (edited by), CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, Hill and Wang, New York, (1969) 1st Amer, 197pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0809067803 This book is the record of the first York Symposium, held at Langwith College in the University of York in April 1968. Dr. Morris writes in his Foreword: 'the idea behind the venture was that it might be productive if a small group of academics with special interests in Marlowe's work could live together for a long weekend, hear each other's work and offer criticism, comment, and new ideas on it both publicly and privately.' Mermaid Critical Commentaries series., (Order No: 18069 ), $18.50

181. ( Marshall ), Phelps, William Lyon, ARCHIBALD MARSHALL - A REALISTIC NOVELIST, Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1918, B&W frontis, 57pp, good, blue paper covered boards (hardcover), The original form of this book was a lecture on the William Vaugn Moody foundation at the University of Chicago. Includes a bibliography of Marshall's works., (Order No: 43774 ), $10.00

182. ( Martinengou ), Moutzan-Martinengou, Elisavet, MY STORY, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1989) 1st ptg, 125pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820311251 Translated from the Greek by Helen Dendrinou Kolias. The first English translation of the autobiography of this remarkable woman who found an outlet for her enormous creative energy in writing. Her only surviving work, My Story, covers Martinengou's life from age eight, focusing on her desperate attempts to break out of the trap in which she found herself., (Order No: 13708 ), $10.00

183. ( Marvel ), Murray, Nicholas, WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME: THE LIFE OF ANDREW MARVELL, St. Martin's Press, New York, (2000) 1st US, B&W illustrations, 294pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) small corner bump, ISBN 0316648639 This volume explores the life and work of a complex and elusive personality whose poetry continues to stimulate the modern mind., (Order No: 28395 ), $6.00

184. ( Maurois ), Maurois, Andre (translated by Hamish Miles), A PRIVATE UNIVERSE, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1932, 365pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 57911 ), $8.00

185. ( McNickle ), Parker, Dorothy R., SINGING AN INDIAN SONG: A BIOGRAPHY OF D'ARCY MCNICKLE, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, (1992), B&W illustrations, 317pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803236875 This biography traces the course of McNickle's life from the reservation of his childhood through a career of major import to American Indian political and cultural affairs., (Order No: 35401 ), $5.00

186. ( Melville ), Hayes, Kevin J. & Parker, Hershel (revised by), CHECKLIST OF MELVILLE REVIEWS, Northwestern University Pr., Evanston, IL, 1991, 157pp, fine, beige cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), ISBN 0810110288 Revised by the authors from the 1975 Checklist by Steven Mailloux and Hershel Parker. Barring oversights on the authors part, this volume includes every review listed in every published study of Melville's contemporary reception and every new review found by the compilers or privately supplied to them., (Order No: 13915 ), $10.00

187. ( Melville ), Post-Lauria, Sheila, CORRESPONDENT COLORINGS: MELVILLE IN THE MARKETPLACE, Univ. of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA, (1996), 276pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1558490035 Challenging the view of Melville as an isolated, alienated genius, the author presents him not only as a writer keenly attuned to the popular culture of his day but also as one who considered reliance upon cultural materials fundamental to his creativity., (Order No: 40378 ), $15.00

188. ( Mencken ), Hobson, Fred C. (foreword by Gerald W. Johnson), SERPENT IN EDEN: H. L. MENCKEN AND THE SOUTH, Univ. of North Carolina Pr., Chapel Hill, NC, (1974) 2nd ptg, B&W frontis, 242pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), In addition to exploring the motivation for the famous essay, "The Sahara of the Bozart," and the explosive reaction of Southerners, the book investigates the larger role that Mencken played in the Southern life of the 1920s., (Order No: 31591 ), $10.00

189. ( Miller ), Gottfried, Martin, ARTHUR MILLER - HIS LIFE AND WORK, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, (2003), 484pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0306812142 "The sole and definitive biography of the greatest living American playwright.", (Order No: 58555 ), $5.00

190. ( Miller ), Martin, Jay, ALWAYS MERRY AND BRIGHT: THE LIFE OF HENRY MILLER - AN UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY, Penquin Books, New York, (1980), B&W photos, 560pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0140055487, (Order No: 7677 ), $7.50

191. ( Miller ), Winslow, Kathryn, HENRY MILLER: FULL OF LIFE, A MEMOIR OF AMERICA'S UNINHIBITED LITERARY GENIUS, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, (1986) 1st ed, 35 B&W illustrations, 364pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874774047 This memoir by a friend of thirty-six years finally brings us Miller as he was: a brillant, magical, and prescient man of bustling creativity and genius-entertaining to know and to read in all seasons., (Order No: 12491 ), $7.50

192. ( Mitchell ), Pyron, Darden Asbury, SOUTHERN DAUGHTER - THE LIFE OF MARGARET MITCHELL, Oxford University Press, New York, 1991 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 533pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195052765, (Order No: 48190 ), $4.00

193. ( Moliere ), Fernandez, Ramon (translated from the French by Wilson Follett), MOLIERE: THE MAN SEEN THROUGH THE PLAYS, Hill and Wang, New York, (1958), 212pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The central theme of this book is that the dramatist, like other writers, can write only what he is., (Order No: 38759 ), $12.50

194. ( Monahan ), Monahan, Michael, ADVENTURES IN LIFE AND LETTERS, Mitchell Kennerley, New York, 1912, 373pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), Nice clean, bright and tight copy., (Order No: 31991 ), $15.00

195. ( Moore ), Dunleavy, Janet Egleson (edited by), GEORGE MOORE IN PERSPECTIVE, Malton Press/Colin Smythe, Kildare/Buckinghamshire, (1983), B&W illustrations, 174pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0389203955 This collection was gathered together to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of George Moore's death. Irish Literary Studies 16., (Order No: 25999 ), $12.50

196. ( Morris ), Morris, Wright, A CLOAK OF LIGHT: WRITING MY LIFE, Harper & Row Publishers, New York, (1985) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 306pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0060153997 This is the concluding volume of Morris' memoirs. These pages give us the substance of a writer's life to which his fiction provides the commentary., (Order No: 15029 ), $4.00

197. ( Morris ), Morris, Wright, WILL'S BOY: A MEMOIR, Harper & Row, Publishers, NY, (1981) 1st ed, B&W frontis, 200pp, very good w/very good dustjacket, Wright Morris re-creates the early years of his life in the Midwest in what may well be his most enchanting volume. This memoir captures a period of history and recounts personal experiences that are impossible to resist., (Order No: 15092 ), $15.00

198. ( Munday ), Conway, Eustace, ANTHONY MUNDAY: AND OTHER ESSAYS, Privately Printed, New York, 1927, B&W frontis, 112pp, good, cream cloth spine w/light soil and wear (hardcover), Anthony Munday (1553-1633) is probably the most neglected of Elizabethan literary characters. He was the writer of some of the most charming lyrics of the period., (Order No: 39330 ), $47.50

199. ( Murray ), Griffin, Ernest G., JOHN MIDDLETON MURRY: TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES - NO. 72, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, (1969), 182pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 26558 ), $17.50

200. ( Nabokov ), Rowe, William Woodin, NABOKOV'S DECEPTIVE WORLD, New York University Press, New York, 1971, 193pp, fine, salmon cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), ISBN 0814773532 A book that examines the style and composition of Vladimir Nabokov and his importance as a novelist., (Order No: 14313 ), $9.50

201. ( Nichols ), Nichols, Beverley, FATHER FIGURE - AN UNCENSORED AUTOBIOGRAPHY, William Heinemann, Ltd., London, (1972) 1st ed, B&W ill., music examples, 215pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0434512036 John Nichols is the central figure of this unflinchingly candid autobiographical book., (Order No: 25880 ), $25.00

202. ( O'Casey ), Krause, David, SEAN O'CASEY: AND HIS WORLD, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, [1976], B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684147270 Proud, Protestant and poor, Sean O'Casey was a writer of genius who, like Joyce and Beckett, had to leave Ireland to be completely Irish. But in spite of forty years' self-inflicted exile O'Casey's work contains lessons which, as this perceptive biography shows, are frighteningly relevant to the Ireland of today., (Order No: 17311 ), $3.00

203. ( O'Neill ), Coolidge, Olivia, EUGENE O'NEILL, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1966), 223pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 48784 ), $6.00

204. ( O'Neill ), Floyd, Virginia (edited and annotated by), EUGENE O'NEILL AT WORK: NEWLY RELEASED IDEAS FOR PLAYS, Frederick Ungar Pub. Company, New York, (1981), B&W illustrations, 407pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804422052 When Eugene O'Neill died in 1953, his widow gave his notebooks to Yale University with instructions that they be kept from public viewing for twenty-five years. At the end of that period, Yale selected Virginia Floyd for the immense task of examining and preparing the restricted notebooks, which were all in O'Neill's nearly indecipherable handwriting. This book is the result--an extraordinary look at the making of a dramatist., (Order No: 17381 ), $7.50

205. ( Pasternak ), Pasternak, Boris (translated from the Russian with an introduction and notes by David Magarshack), LETTERS TO GEORGIAN FRIENDS, Secker & Warburg, London, (1968), 9 B&W ill., 190pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 043636350X These letters cover the period from 1931 to 1959, a few months before Pasternak died in official disgrace, and are written to some of his intimate friends in the Soviet republic of Georgia. Also included is a section on his Georgian friends from his autobiographical sketch, I REMEMBER., (Order No: 14697 ), $5.00

206. ( Pasternak ), Pasternak, Boris (translated with a preface and notes by David Magarshack), I REMEMBER: SKETCH FOR AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Pantheon, New York, (1959), B&W illustrations, 192pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), With an essay on Translating Shakespeare translated by Manya Harari. Boris Pasternak recalls the incidents and influences that made him the poet and the man he is today., (Order No: 25992 ), $4.00

207. ( Percy ), Percy, Walker (edited with an introduction by Patrick Samway), SIGNPOSTS IN A STRANGE LAND, The Noonday Press, New York, (1992), 428pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0374523452 This book includes three unpublished essays as well as two unpublished talks, and ends with two interviews, including Percy's witty self-interview, "Questions They Never Asked Me.", (Order No: 25601 ), $6.00

208. ( Phelps ), Phelps, William Lyon, AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH LETTERS, Oxford University Press, New York, 1939 8th ptg, B&W illustrations, 982pp, good+, blue cloth (no dustjacket), (Order No: 23235 ), $4.00

209. ( Pinkney ), Mabbott, Thomas Ollive and Pleadwell, Frank Lester, THE LIFE AND WORKS OF EDWARD COOTE PINKNEY, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1926, B&W illustrations, 233pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) front panel of jacket laid in, A MEMOIR AND COMPLETE TEXT OF HIS POEMS AND LITERARY PROSE, INCLUDING MUCH NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. The story of Pinkney's life--his career in the navy, in the law, and as editor of THE MARYLANDER--and his death at twenty-six are told here, and all his poetry, which has never before been published together in its entirety, is included in this volume., (Order No: 25510 ), $20.00

210. ( Poe ), Poe, Edgar Allan (introductory essay and commentary by Mary Newton Stanard), EDGAR ALLAN POE LETTERS TILL NOW UNPUBLISHED IN THE VALENTINE MUSEUM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London, 1925, 329pp, very good+, tissue jacket (hardcover) w/original box - See Note, "WITH FAC-SIMILES OF ALL LETTERS AND 15 ILLUSTRATIONS." Letters between Poe and the man who - men Poe was two years and eleven months old - became his father by adoption. These letters throw a flood of new light on the character and career of the mysterious man, poet, thinker, writer of tales, essayist, whose life is of unfailing and increasing interest. "This First Edition for England is Limited to 325 Copies of Which 300 Numbered Copies are for Sale. No. 219" This limited edition is still it the original publishers gift box with pasteons. The box shows edgewear, and the corners are split., (Order No: 53988 ), $250.00

211. ( Poe ), Rein, David M., EDGAR A. POE: THE INNER PATTERN, Philosophical Library, New York, (1960), 134pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket) inscribed by author, (Order No: 38871 ), $7.50

212. ( Poe ), Walsh, John, POE THE DETECTIVE: THE CURIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES BEHIND THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1968), B&W illustrations, 156pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The author's account of how Poe constructed his story from the facts of the Rogers case, moved it to a Parisian setting, made it a foil for the talents of his fictional detective C. Auguste Dupin, and found it necessary to make important changes in the story not only after its initial publication but while it was running serially., (Order No: 38270 ), $20.00

213. ( Pope ), Quennell, Peter, ALEXANDER POPE: THE EDUCATION OF GENIUS, 1688-1728, Stein and Day Publishers, New York, (1968), B&W illustrations, 278pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This major biography of the eighteenth-century English poet and satirist spans the formative years of Pope's career, up to the publication of the first DUNCIAD., (Order No: 45108 ), $10.00

214. ( Potter ), Potter, Beatrix (selected and introduced by Judy Taylor), BEATRIX POTTER'S LETTERS, Frederick Warne, London, (1989) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 478pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 072323437X These letters give us a fascinating view of the development of the early twentieth century as well as the life story of a truly remarkable woman., (Order No: 58444 ), $25.00

215. ( Pound ), Heymann, C. David, EZRA POUND: THE LAST ROWER, A POLITICAL PROFILE, The Viking Press, New York, (1976), B&W illustrations, 372pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670303917 This biography presents a judicious, balanced account of the life and times of this complex, often contradictory man. The author draws on a great deal of previously unavailable material-including the recently released F.B.I. files, which Heymann is the first scholar to obtain, and which include letters from Pound to Mussolini, Count Ciano, and Mezzasoma. The final section of this book is the account of the author's personal meetings with Pound., (Order No: 14062 ), $5.00

216. ( Pound ), Norman, Charles, ERZA POUND, The Macmillan Co., New York, 1960 1st ptg, 493pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 2478 ), $5.00

217. ( Proust ), Thody, Philip, MARCEL PROUST, Macmillan, London, (1987), 180pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0333406974 A straightforward analysis of how Proust's novel is constructed, what it contains, and how its themes can be related to our experiences as members of American or English society in the late twentieth century., (Order No: 34711 ), $20.00

218. ( Pushkin ), Beckwith, Martha Warren; Malevsky-Malevitch, Peter; Golokhvastoff, George V.; Strelsky, Nikander; et al, PUSHKIN, THE MAN AND THE ARTIST, The Paisley Press, Inc., New York, 1937, 245pp, good+ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), An attempt to give the public a complete picture of Pushkin, written by scholars of authority, well informed as to Russian life and letters., (Order No: 29617 ), $20.00

219. ( Pym ), Salwak, Dale, BARBARA PYM: A REFERENCE GUIDE, G. K. Hall & Co., Boston, MA, (1991) 1st ptg, 162pp, very good+, maroon cloth (hardcover)(no dustjacket as published), ISBN 0816190763 The selections that make up the body of this book begin with an anonymous review of SOME TAME GAZELLE, in the TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT (1950.1), and end with the American edition of Hazel Holt's biography (1991.2), published eleven years after her death. Between the two are more than 750 samplings of critical opinions, reflecting the fluctuations of the author's reputation in both Great Britain and the United States., (Order No: 27863 ), $14.50

220. ( Quennell ), Quennell, Peter, THE WANTON CHASE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY FROM 1939, Atheneum, New York, 1980 1st Amer, B&W frontis, 192pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0689110812 This book begins where THE MARBLE FOOT left off, starting in 1939 with his World War II misadventures as an inept fire warden (discharged for smoking on the job) and indifferent government censor, and following the progress of his life since., (Order No: 23803 ), $4.00

221. ( Rabelais ), Eldridge, Paul, FRANCOIS RABELAIS: THE GREAT STORY TELLER, A. S. Barnes and Company, South Brunswick, NJ, (1971), 215pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0498077993 The life, the work and the times of this great master., (Order No: 25914 ), $5.00

222. ( Ransom ), Young, Thomas Daniel (edited by), JOHN CROWE RANSOM: CRITICAL ESSAYS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1968), B&W frontis, 290pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), These sixteen essays on Ransom as poet, critic, and editor--along with the comprehensive bibliography compiled by Mildred Brooks Peters--will assist the reader in evaluating the achievements of one of this country's most distinguished and articulate men of letters., (Order No: 16663 ), $12.50

223. ( Reade ), Burns, Wayne, CHARLES READE: A STUDY IN VICTORIAN AUTHORSHIP, Bookman Associates, New York, (1961), B&W ill., 360pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Since Charles Reade was perhaps the most enignmatic of all the eminent Victorians, this book endeavors, first of all, to explain his emotional and intellectual development--to show why he developed into a Victorian son and lover with delusions of personal grandeur; why in line with these delusions he felt that he had discovered in Bacon the key to all knowledge, and that, in consequence, he was destined to become a great writer-saviour of the Nineteenth Century., (Order No: 33926 ), $4.00

224. ( Rexroth ), Rexroth, Kenneth, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1966 1st ed, 367pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Mr. Rexroth's book is not limited to the personalities he encountered and the experiences he lived through; it's liberally seasoned with salty opinions on almost every imaginable subject., (Order No: 26519 ), $7.00

225. ( Rilke ), Rolleston, James, RILKE IN TRANSITION: AN EXPLORATION OF HIS EARLIEST POETRY, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1970, 246pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300012209 Three motifs crucial to Rilke's later development--das Kind, die Hand, and das Ding--recur throughout his voluminous early output. The author examines the role these key words played in the poet's attempt to create new dimensions in a language that had grown stale, focusing especially on their relevance to his developing image of the ideal artist., (Order No: 35312 ), $9.50

226. ( Rimbaud ), Rickword, Edgell, RIMBAUD: THE BOY AND THE POET, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1924, 234pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), At the age of nineteen Rimbaud voluntarily abandoned literature and was ever afterwards indifferent to the fame which had begun to spread before his death in 1891., (Order No: 55688 ), $20.00

227. ( Robertson ), J. B. K. (edited by), MORGAN ROBERTSON, THE MAN, Metropolitan Magazine, New York, (1915), B&W frontis, 132pp, good, red cloth (hardcover), In this book is Morgan Robertson with all his weaknesses and foibles and all the other things too, that made him a big man., (Order No: 39926 ), $12.00

228. ( Rousseau ), Blanchard, William H., ROUSSEAU AND THE SPIRIT OF REVOLT: A PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, (1967), 300pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), In this study, a practicing psychologist examines the interplay between Rousseau's complex personality and his political writings. Dr. Blanchard presents the biographical facts of Rousseau's life and, with the help of Rousseau's Confessions, interprets them according to modern psychology., (Order No: 15754 ), $6.00

229. ( Runyon ), Breslin, Jimmy, DAMON RUNYON, Ticknor & Fields, New York, (1991), 410pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0899199844 This biography recreates the life and times of the extraordinary Damon Runyon, the journalist who personified the razzle- dazzle of Broadway and the Roaring Twenties., (Order No: 10593 ), $3.50

230. ( Ruskin ), Hilton, Tim, JOHN RUSKIN - THE LATER YEARS, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (2000) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 656pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300083114 This is the second and final volume of Tim Hilton's acclaimed life of John Ruskin, one of the greatest writers and thinkers of the nineteenth century., (Order No: 41198 ), $15.00

231. ( Sachs ), Sachs, Maurice (translated from the French by Richard Howard), WITCHES' SABBATH: AN UNEXPURGATED AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Stein and Day Publishers, New York, (1964), 315pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 37660 ), $7.50

232. ( Sand ), Barry, Joseph, INFAMOUS WOMAN: THE LIFE OF GEORGE SAND, Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, (1976), 461pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) BCE, (Order No: 25270 ), $3.00

233. ( Sand ), Blount, Paul G., GEORGE SAND AND THE VICTORIAN WORLD, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1979), 190pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820304514, (Order No: 58954 ), $8.00

234. ( Sand ), Schermerhorn, Elizabeth W., THE SEVEN STRINGS OF THE LYRE: THE ROMANTIC LIFE OF GEORGE SAND, 1804-1876, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1927, B&W ill., 327pp, good, green cloth (hardcover), The story of the life of George Sand is told here in her Memoirs, her letters, her novels and her prefaces., (Order No: 34608 ), $11.00

235. ( Sandburg ), Golden, Harry, CARL SANDBURG, The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, OH, (1961) 1st ed, B&W photographs, 287pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A close friend of Sandburg's uses letters, journals, anecdotes, and some unpublished documents to create a warm and wise study of one of America's most popular and best-loved writers., (Order No: 15800 ), $5.00

236. ( Sarton ), Sarton, May, I KNEW A PHOENIX: SKETCHES FOR AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, (1959) 1st ptg, 222pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 58958 ), $6.50

237. ( Sartre ), Sartre, Jean-Paul (translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman), THE WORDS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, George Braziller, Ridgefield, NJ, (1964) 2nd ptg, 255pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Now at fifty-nine, Sartre has undertaken his autobiography, bringing to his own childhood the same rigor of honesty and insight which he has applied so brilliantly in earlier books to Baudelaire and Jean Genet., (Order No: 19070 ), $4.00

238. ( Sayers ), Hitchman, Janet, SUCH A STRANGE LADY: A BIOGRAPHY OF DOROTHY L. SAYERS, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1975), B&W illustrations, 177pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0060119039 Almost everyone knows Lord Peter Wimsey by now, but very few people know much, if anything, about his creator, Dorothy L. Sayers., (Order No: 44764 ), $7.00

239. ( Scott ), Corson, James C., NOTES AND INDEX TO SIR HERBERT GRIERSON'S EDITION OF THE LETTERS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1979, 699pp, very good+, black cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0198127189 Sir Herbert Grierson's edition of the letters of Sir Walter Scott, though published over forty years ago, still remains the standard work on the subject and is not likely to be superseded for many years to come. It is hoped that this work will fill a long-felt need for an index without which the value of Grierson's edition has been greatly impaired., (Order No: 54569 ), $20.00

240. ( Sebestyen ), Monseau, Virginia R., PRESENTING OUIDA SEBESTYEN, Twayne Publishers, New York, (1995) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 130pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0805782249 Twayne's United States Authors Series - Young Adult Authors., (Order No: 36204 ), $8.00

241. ( Sejour ), O'Neill, Charles Edwards, SEJOUR: PARISIAN PLAYWRIGHT FROM LOUISIANA, Univ. of Southwestern La., Lafayette, LA, (1995), 164pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1887366008, (Order No: 57854 ), $14.50

242. ( Shakespeare ), Booth, William Stone, THE DROESHOUT PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: AN EXPERIMENT IN IDENTIFICATION WITH THIRTY-ONE ILLUSTRATIONS, W. A. Butterfield, Boston, MA, 1911, B&W illustrations, 7pp of text, very good, black cloth spine (hardcover) inscribed by the author, Illustrations follow the text., (Order No: 59929 ), $40.00

243. ( Shakespeare ), Mabie, Hamilton Wright, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: POET, DRAMATIST, AND MAN, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1907, 345pp, very good, bound in green buckram cloth (hardcover), "In this study of Shakespeare it has been the endeavour of the writer to present the poet as a man, not as a series of problems associated with a name; to reveal the dramatist in the growth of his spirit, his thought, and his art by filling in the background of landscape, educational opportunity, social condition, and race activity, which, in connection with his work, give his face distinctness of outline and feature.", (Order No: 27589 ), $4.00

244. ( Shakespeare ), Schelling, Felix E., SHAKESPEARE AND "DEMI-SCIENCE" - PAPERS ON ELIZABETHAN TOPICS, University of Penn. Press, Philadelphia, 1927, 221pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) light wear bottom edge cloth, (Order No: 3574 ), $12.00

245. ( Shakspeare ), Guizot, M., SHAKSPEARE AND HIS TIMES -- [SHAKESPEARE AND HIS TIMES], Harper & Brothers, Pub., New York, [1852], 360pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover), lacks front free endpaper, Contents include: Shakspeare and His Times; Shakspeare's Tragedies; Shakspeare in France; Shakspeare's Historical Dramas; and Shakspeare's Comedies., (Order No: 31594 ), $30.00

246. ( Shaw ), Brown, Ivor, SHAW IN HIS TIME, Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., London, (1967), B&W illustrations, 212pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 60197 ), $5.00

247. ( Shaw ), Ervine, St. John, BERNARD SHAW: HIS LIFE, WORK AND FRIENDS, William Morrow & Co., New York, 1956, B&W illustrations, 628pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 3323 ), $4.00

248. ( Shaw ), Holroyd, Michael (edited by), THE GENIUS OF SHAW: A SYMPOSIUM, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1979), color plates, B&W ill., 238pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0030435412 Bernard Shaw declared that he had over a dozen reputations, and in this book Michael Holroyd and his team of distinguished writers have a look at them., (Order No: 16788 ), $6.00

249. ( Shaw ), Henderson, Archibald, IS BERNARD SHAW A DRAMATIST?, Mitchell Kennerley, Ridgefield, NJ, 1929, B&W frontis, 33pp, very good, green cloth (hardcpver) w/slipcase w/light edgewear, A Scientific, but imaginary Symposium in the neo-Socratic Manner: Conducted by Bernard Shaw's Biographer. One thousand copies of this playlet by Archibald Henderson were printed at the Georgian Press Westport CT, by Richard W Ellis in April, 1929 for Mitchell Kennerley, New York. This is Copy Number 631., (Order No: 19489 ), $12.50

250. ( Shaw ), Holroyd, Michael, BERNARD SHAW: VOLUME I, 1856-1898, THE SEARCH FOR LOVE, Random House, New York, (1988) 1st Amer, B&W illustrations, 487pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394525779 The author takes Shaw from his birth in 1856, through a series of poignant and tantalizing love affairs, to his marriage in 1898., (Order No: 34285 ), $6.00

251. ( Shaw ), Leigh-Taylor, N. H. (edited and with an introduction by), BERNARD SHAW'S READY-RECKONER: A GUIDE TO CIVILIZATION, Random House, New York, (1965) 1st ptg, 231pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), A presentation in condensed form of Shaw's ideas on important social questions., (Order No: 38761 ), $8.50

252. ( Shaw ), Minney, R. J., RECOLLECTIONS OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1969) 2nd ptg, 211pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0137673841, (Order No: 3322 ), $5.00

253. ( Shaw ), MacCarthy, Desmond (foreword by J. W. Lambert), SHAW: THE PLAYS, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, (1973), 217pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0715363123 The author followed the progress of George Bernard Shaw from the time of the pioneer productions of the plays at the London Court theatre under the direction of Harley Granville Barker. In this volume twenty-seven of the plays are discussed; in many cases MacCarthy commented on the original presentations and again, twenty years or more later, when he had new points to make but, such was his maturity as a young critic, no conclusions to withdraw., (Order No: 17193 ), $7.50

254. ( Shaw ), Peters, Sally, BERNARD SHAW: THE ASCENT OF THE SUPERMAN, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1996) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 328pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0300075006 A critical biography exploring Shaw's background and beliefs, interests and obsessions, relationships with men and women, prose writings and dramatic art., (Order No: 40858 ), $8.50

255. ( Shaw ), Tompkins, Peter (edited and with an introduction by), TO A YOUNG ACTRESS: THE LETTERS OF BERNARD SHAW TO MOLLY TOMPKINS, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, (1960) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 192pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The correspondence between Bernard Shaw and an American artist from 1921 through 1949., (Order No: 29281 ), $5.00

256. ( Shaw ), Weintraub, Stanley, JOURNEY TO HEARTBREAK: THE CRUCIBLE YEARS OF BERNARD SHAW 1914-1918, Weybright and Talley, New York, (1971), 368pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 4336 ), $6.00

257. ( Shelley ), LETTERS FROM PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY TO ELIZABETH HITCHENER, Bertram Dobell, London, 1908, 351pp, good+, cloth (lifting from boards as usual) (hardcover), Lacks front free endpaper. "With an Introduction and Notes.", (Order No: 369 ), $30.00

258. ( Sitwell ), Lehmann, John and Parker, Derek (edited by), EDITH SITWELL: SELECTED LETTERS, 1919-1964, The Vanguard Press, Inc., New York, (1970), B&W frontis, 264pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814906788 These letters provide a brilliant patchwork autobiography, beginning with the shy young poet preparing Wilfred Owen's poems for publication in 1919 and ending, a few months before she died, with the formidable but infirm invalid whose very real afflictions became part of the drama she never ceased to create around her., (Order No: 33511 ), $5.00

259. ( Sitwell ), Sitwell, Edith, A POET'S NOTEBOOK, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 1950 1st ed, 276pp, good+, tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, inscribed by author, (Order No: 51743 ), $30.00

260. ( Skelton ), Edwards, Anthony S. G. (editor), SKELTON: THE CRITICAL HERITAGE, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, (1981), 224pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0710007248 John Skelton, who was born in about 1460 and died in 1529, was one of the earliest Tudor poets. Skelton's work has always attracted controversy, a trait that makes his reputation a particularly rewarding subject for study., (Order No: 14019 ), $9.50

261. ( Spender ), Weatherhead, A. Kingsley, STEPHEN SPENDER AND THE THIRTIES, Bucknell University Press, Lewisburg, PA, (1975), 241pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0838713704 Criticism of the corpus of Stephen Spender's poetry is long overdue and this book attempts to remedy the neglect., (Order No: 14053 ), $6.00

262. ( Stegner ), Benson, Jackson J., WALLACE STEGNER: HIS LIFE AND WORK, Viking, New York, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 472pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's inscription, ISBN 0670862223 Drawing on nearly ten years of research and unlimited access to Stegner's letters and personal files, Benson traces the trajectory of Wallace Stegner's life., (Order No: 40398 ), $7.50

263. ( Stein ), Bowers, Jane Palatini, GERTRUDE STEIN, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1993), 174pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0312095333 The author elucidates some of Stein's most difficult texts and enables readers to re-evaluate Stein's position in the modernist canon., (Order No: 48707 ), $7.50

264. ( Stein ), Stein, Gertrude and Toklas, Alice B. (edited and with a memoir by Samuel M. Steward), DEAR SAMMY: LETTERS FROM GERTRUDE STEIN AND ALICE B. TOKLAS, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1977 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 260pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395253403 The "Sammy" of this remarkable correspondence was a young American professor of English when Gertrude Stein and her companion, Alice B. Toklas, first knew him in the thirties. He visited the two famous ladies at their villa in France, and there grew up between him and them a relationship that became a tribute to true friendship., (Order No: 54411 ), $5.00

265. ( Steiner ), Steiner, George, ERRATA: AN EXAMINED LIFE, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1997) 1st ptg, 206pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300075030 George Steiner, one of the great literary minds of our century, now relates the story of his own life and the ways that people, places, and events have colored the central ideas and themes of his work., (Order No: 52897 ), $9.50

266. ( Stendhal ), Caraccio, Armand (translated by Dolores Bagley), STENDHAL, New York University Press, New York, (1965), 221pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The author explores the life and work of Henry Beyle, who was to be known to the world as Stendhal., (Order No: 17076 ), $7.00

267. ( Stendhal ), Wood, Michael, STENDHAL, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1971), 208pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801406803 Besides examining the political, social, and literary backgrounds of his work, the author considers Stendhal the artist, his comic vision, and the paradoxes that underlie his work. From the "Novelists and Their World" series edited by Graham Hough., (Order No: 17742 ), $6.50

268. ( Stendhal ), Wakefield, David, STENDHAL: THE PROMISE OF HAPPINESS, The Newstead Press, Bedford, UK, (1984), B&W illustrations, 198pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0853900272 The following study is intended as a sequel to STENDHAL AND THE ARTS, but, instead of treating Stendhal's art-criticism as a separate phenomenon, this book attempts to show (with numerous illustrations) the relationship of the pictorial arts to his entire life and literary output., (Order No: 26541 ), $9.50

269. ( Sterne ), Bill, Alfred H., ALAS, POOR YORICK!, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1927, 263pp, very good, blue cloth, teg (hardcover), "Being Three Hitherto Unrecorded Adventures in the Life of the Reverend Laurence Sterne, A.B., Vicar of Coxwold in Yorkshire, etc., etc., Author of the Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.", (Order No: 38086 ), $8.50

270. ( Stevenson ), Hinkley, Laura L., THE STEVENSONS, LOUIS AND FANNY, Hastings House Publishers, New York, (1950), 360pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The author presents the fascinating vicissitudes of that unquiet life led by the Stevensons against an ever-changing background., (Order No: 31330 ), $5.00

271. ( Stevenson ), Rice, Edward, JOURNEY TO UPOLU: ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VICTORIAN REBEL, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1974), B&W illustrations, 145pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0396069339 The author has gone back to original sources to rediscover Stevenson the rebel, who broke the bounds of middle-class tradition., (Order No: 55163 ), $5.00

272. ( Stevenson ), Stevenson, Robert Louis, VAILIMA LETTERS: BEING CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESSED BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON TO SIDNEY COLVIN, NOVEMBER 1890-OCTOBER 1894, Methuen and Co., London, 1895 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 366pp, ads, good, brown cloth, teg (hardcover), Ads dated September 1895., (Order No: 34602 ), $10.00

273. ( Stevenson ), Watt, Francis, R. L. S., The Macmillan Company, New York, 1913, B&W frontis, 311pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), This is a complete life of Robert Louis Stevenson, with accounts of Stevenson's Edinburgh, Stevenson and the Pentlands and Lothians, and some real people in his books., (Order No: 22913 ), $10.00

274. ( Strachey ), Holroyd, Michael, LYTTON STRACHEY: A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY - VOLUME I THE UNKNOWN YEARS 1880-1910; THE YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT 1910-1932 2 VOLUME SET, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1968) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, very good w/good dustjackets (hardcover) in good slipcase, Two volume set: Volume I - THE UNKNOWN YEARS 1880-1910, 475pp; Volume II - THE YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT 1910-1932, 754pp, (Order No: 17858 ), $7.50

275. ( Strindberg ), Lagercrantz, Olof (translated by Anselm Hollo), AUGUST STRINDBERG, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, (1984) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 399pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0374106851 Drawing on unrivaled knowledge of the Swedish source materials, the author demonstrates the scope and quality of Strindberg's prodigious body of work--plays, poems, novels, histories, letters, diaries, and essays., (Order No: 18175 ), $6.50

276. ( Sullivan ), Sullivan, Mark, THE EDUCATION OF AN AMERICAN, Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., New York, 1938, B&W illustrations, 320pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 49505 ), $5.00

277. ( Summers ), Frank, Frederick S., MONTAGUE SUMMERS: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL PORTRAIT - THE GREAT BIBLIOGRAPHERS SERIES, NO. 7, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, 1988, 278pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0810821362, (Order No: 50706 ), $20.00

278. ( Swift ), Jeffares, A. Norman (edited by), FAIR LIBERTY WAS ALL HIS CRY - A TERCENTENARY TRIBUTE TO JONATHAN SWIFT 1667-1745, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1967, 410pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 57584 ), $7.50

279. ( Swift ), Rowse, A. L., JONATHAN SWIFT, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1975), 25 B&W illustrations, 240pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684145618, (Order No: 5920 ), $6.00

280. ( Swinburne ), Panter-Downes, Mollie, AT THE PINES: SWINBURNE AND WATTS-DUNTON IN PUTNEY, Gambit Incorporated, Boston, MA, 1971 1st ptg, 9 B&W ill., 196pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0876450494 The author has managed to recreate in delightful detail the daily life of Algernon Swinburne and Theodore Watts-Dunton, two oddly matched companions: the genial, ethereal and perennially childlike Swinburne, and his ponderous, devoted and ever-watchful guardian and friend., (Order No: 14209 ), $4.00

281. ( Swinnerton ), Bennett, Arnold; Wells, H. G.; Overton, Grant M., FRANK SWINNERTON: PERSONAL SKETCHES, George H. Doran Company, New York, (1920), B&W frontis, 47pp, very good, blue paper covered boards (hardcover), "Together with Notes and Comments on the Novels of Frank Swinnerton.", (Order No: 39024 ), $14.50

282. ( Tarbell ), Tomkins, Mary E., IDA M. TARBELL, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, (1974), 182pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 080570714X Twayne's United States Authors Series, No. 247., (Order No: 37319 ), $40.00

283. ( Tennyson ), Albright, Daniel, TENNYSON: THE MUSES' TUG-OF-WAR, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (1986), 256pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) small bump bottom front board, ISBN 0813911001 This, the first volume in the series Virginia Victorian Studies, describes and analyzes incoherencies and divisions found in the poetry of Alfred Tennyson. It also relates the fragmentary quality of his achievement to certain crises in Romantic and Victorian aesthetics., (Order No: 13376 ), $10.00

284. ( Tennyson ), Thwaite, Ann, EMILY TENNYSON: THE POET'S WIFE, Faber and Faber, London, (1997), B&W illustrations, 716pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0571190596 This major biography radically alters the picture of the poet's relationship with his wife, establishing in detail the person Emily Tennyson was., (Order No: 55705 ), $12.50

285. ( Thackeray ), Elwin, Malcolm, THACKERAY: A PERSONALITY, Russell & Russell, New York, (1966), 4 B&W ill., 410pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 21459 ), $10.00

286. ( Thackeray ), Forster, Margaret, MEMOIRS OF A VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN: WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY, William Morrow and Company, New York, 1979, B&W illustrations, 391pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0688034403 Illustrated by William Makepeace Thackeray. Regretting that Thackeray had never written an autobiography, Margaret Forster decided, after reading every word he had ever written, she would let Thackeray speak for himself. The result is one of the most imaginative literary creations of modern times., (Order No: 13872 ), $4.00

287. ( Thackeray ), Harden, Edgar F., THACKERAY'S ENGLISH HUMOURISTS AND FOUR GEORGES, University of Delaware Press, Newark, DE, (1985), 278pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874132746 The first book to be published on Thackeray's lecture-essays., (Order No: 3728 ), $8.00

288. ( Thackeray ), Peters, Catherine, THACKERAY'S UNIVERSE: SHIFTING WORLDS OF IMAGINATION AND REALITY, Oxford University Press, New York, 1987, over 100 Thackeray B&W ill., 292pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195048555 Catherine Peters' biography of Thackeray charts the connections between his traumatic life experiences and the often disconcerting view of the world evident in Thackeray's novels. A special feature of her book is its reproductions of over 100 Thackeray illustrations. Thackeray was a gifted draughtsman and illustrator and provided the illustrations for a number of his own novels., (Order No: 10087 ), $10.00

289. ( Thackeray ), Ritchie, Hester Thackeray (selected and edited by), THACKERAY AND HIS DAUGHTER, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1924, 340pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, "The Letters and Journals of Anne Thackeray Ritchie, with Many Letters of William Makepeace Thackeray.", (Order No: 56390 ), $6.00

290. ( Thoreau ), Taylor, Bob Pepperman, AMERICA'S BACHELOR UNCLE: THOREAU AND THE AMERICAN POLITY, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, (1996) 1st ptg, 180pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0700608060 The author argues that Thoreau was one of America's most powerful and least understood political thinkers, a man who promoted community and democratic values while being ever vigilant against the evils of excessive or illegitimate authority., (Order No: 38984 ), $20.00

291. ( Thurber ), Holmes, Charles S., THE CLOCKS OF COLUMBUS - THE LITERARY CAREER OF JAMES THURBER, Atheneum, New York, 1972 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 360pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 40979 ), $5.00

292. ( Tolstoy ), Crankshaw, Edward, TOLSTOY: THE MAKING OF A NOVELIST, The Viking Press, New York, (1974), B&W and color ill., 276pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670718610, (Order No: 6448 ), $5.00

293. ( Trevisa ), Fowler, David C., THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN TREVISA, MEDIEVAL SCHOLAR, University of Washington Pr., Seattle, WA, (1995), 281pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0295974273 Over a period of thirty-five years eminent medievalist David Fowler has pieced together an account of Trevisa's life and times by diligently seeking out documents bearing on his activities and translations., (Order No: 27385 ), $14.50

294. ( Trilling ), Trilling, Diana, THE BEGINNING OF THE JOURNEY: THE MARRIAGE OF DIANA AND LIONEL THRILLING, Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, (1993) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 442pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0151116857, (Order No: 33348 ), $7.50

295. ( Trollope ), Stebbins, Lucy Poate & Stebbins, Richard Poate, THE TROLLOPES: THE CHRONICLE OF A WRITING FAMILY, Columbia University Press, New York, 1945 1st ed, 394pp, good+ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Draws freely on the writings of the Trollope family and other journals and letters of the period., (Order No: 3521 ), $4.00

296. ( Trollope ), Snow, C. P., TROLLOPE: HIS LIFE AND ART, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1975), B&W and color ill., 191pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684144018 In this engrossing book C. P. Snow, one of the foremost living English novelists and public servants, writes about a great 19th century English novelist who also was a man of affairs., (Order No: 10918 ), $5.00

297. ( Tudor ), Tudor, Bethany, DRAWN FROM NEW ENGLAND: TASHA TUDOR - A PORTRAIT IN WORDS AND PICTURES, William Collins Publishers, Cleveland, OH, (1979), B&W and color illustrations, 96pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0529054317 "In this book Bethany Tudor describes in affectionate detail the special world that her mother has created and made famous.", (Order No: 48404 ), $60.00

298. ( Twain ), Allen, Jerry, THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, (1954) 1st ed, 339pp, good (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 16669 ), $3.50

299. ( Twain ), Cooper, Robert, AROUND THE WORLD WITH MARK TWAIN, Arcade Publishing, New York, (2000) 1st ed, B&W ill., B&W maps, 420pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1559705221 Follow in the footsteps of one of America's most beloved writers, the immortal Mark Twain, as he circles the globe, performing before more than a hundred standing-room-only crowds., (Order No: 35317 ), $12.50

300. ( Twain ), Davis, Sara deSaussure and Beidler, Philip D. (editors), THE MYTHOLOGIZING OF MARK TWAIN, University of Alabama Press, University, AL, (1986) 2nd ptg, 186pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0817302018, (Order No: 35422 ), $4.00

301. ( Twain ), Howells, W. D., MY MARK TWAIN: REMINISCENCES AND CRITICISMS, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, (1910), B&W illustrations, 187pp, good, decorated green cloth (hardcover) light stain front board, BAL 9803., (Order No: 37873 ), $20.00

302. ( Twain ), Rodney, Robert M. (edited and compiled by), MARK TWAIN INTERNATIONAL: A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INTERPRETATION OF HIS WORLDWIDE POPULARITY, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1982) 1st ptg, B&W ill., tables, 277pp, very good, cream cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0313231354 A comprehensive investigation of Twain's worldwide popularity based on the totality of his international publication., (Order No: 35052 ), $9.50

303. ( Twain ), Smith, Henry Nash, MARK TWAIN - THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WRITER, Atheneum, New York, 1967, 212pp, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 43237 ), $6.50

304. ( Verlaine ), Hanson, Lawrence and Hanson, Elisabeth, VERLAINE: FOOL OF GOD, Random House, New York, (1957) 1st ptg, 394pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The first complete life--in English--of the famous libertine whose obsessive loves shocked Paris and whose poems heralded modern verse., (Order No: 20695 ), $10.00

305. ( Verne ), Freedman, Russell, JULES VERNE - PORTRAIT OF A PROPHET, Holiday House, n.p., (1965), B&W illustrations, 256pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB, The life and career of the man now called the founder of modern science fiction is filled with conflicts and contrasts and drama., (Order No: 52828 ), $7.50

306. ( Warburg ), Warburg, Fredric, AN OCCUPATION FOR GENTLEMEN, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1960, B&W illustrations, 288pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) (small chip on dj), Warburg's book is the story of his career as a publisher, with which is combined the record of a completely unorthodox, happy, stormy and riotous (in the best sense of the word) marriage., (Order No: 26023 ), $4.00

307. ( Ward ), Jones, Enid Huws, MRS HUMPHRY WARD, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1973), B&W illustrations, 180pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Mrs Humphrey Ward wrote many highly successful novels including one of the outstanding best-sellers of the nineteenth century: ROBERT ELSMERE (1888), which Gladstone reviewed in ten thousand words. She continued to produce novels, almost annually, until 1920., (Order No: 23157 ), $6.00

308. ( Waters ), Lyon, Thomas J., FRANK WATERS: TWAYNE'S UNITED STATES AUTHORS SERIES - NO. 225, Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, (1973), 166pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 26609 ), $7.50

309. ( Watts-Dunton ), Douglas, James, THEODORE WATTS-DUNTON: POET NOVELIST CRITIC, John Lane, New York, n.d. c1905, B&W ill., 481pp, good, olive green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 35903 ), $25.00

310. ( Waugh ), Sykes, Christopher, EVELYN WAUGH: A BIOGRAPHY, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, (1975) 1st Amer, 18 B&W ill., 462pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0316826006 Designated Evelyn Waugh's "official" biographer by the Waugh family, and a close friend of Waugh's for almost thirty years, Christopher Sykes' outstanding book makes Evelyn Waugh's complex character understandable., (Order No: 14529 ), $6.00

311. ( Weems ), Kellock, Harold, PARSON WEEMS OF THE CHERRY-TREE, The Century Co., New York, (1928) 1st ptg, 8 B&W ill., 212pp, good+, tan cloth spine (hardcover) light edgewear, "Being a short account of the Eventful Life of The Reverend M. L. Weems, Author of Many Books and Tracts, Itinerant Pedlar of Divers Volumes of Merit: Preacher of Vigour and Much Renown, and First Biographer of G. Washington.", (Order No: 9623 ), $12.50

312. ( Weld ), Weld, John, YOUNG MAN IN PARIS, Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago, IL, (1985), ill. by Jeremy Blatchley, 208pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0897331117 Being a reporter for the Paris Herald gave John Weld access to that unique society which went to compose Paris of the 20s--Joyce, Pound, McAlmon, Cummings, Williams, et al are written about with acute discernment and appreciation., (Order No: 20142 ), $10.00

313. ( Wells ), Nicholson, Norman, H. G. WELLS - THE ENGLISH NOVELISTS SERIES, Alan Swallow, Denver, (1950), 105pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 26575 ), $10.00

314. ( West ), West, Rebecca (edited, annotated, and introduced by Bonnie Kime Scott), SELECTED LETTERS OF REBECCA WEST, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (2000) 1st ptg, 497pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) dampstain few pages, ISBN 0300079044, (Order No: 58529 ), $7.50

315. ( Whitehill ), Boyd, Julian P.; McCord, David; and, Butterfield, L. H., WALTER MUIR WHITEHILL: A RECORD COMPILED BY HIS FRIENDS, The Anthoensen Press, Portland, ME, 1958, B&W illustrations, 92pp, very good, salmon colored cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 39865 ), $14.50

316. ( Whitman ), Aronin, Ben, WALT WHITMAN'S SECRET, Argus Books, Chicago, IL, 1955 1st ed, 376pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Biographical fiction telling the life of the great American poet from the time of his first New Orleans visit until shortly after the close of the Civil War., (Order No: 40019 ), $5.00

317. ( Whitman ), Briggs, Arthur E., WALT WHITMAN: THINKER AND ARTIST, Philosophical Library, New York, (1952), 489pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), An analysis of Whitman's thought and art., (Order No: 52380 ), $8.50

318. ( Whitman ), Funnell, Bertha H., WALT WHITMAN ON LONG ISLAND, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, (1971), B&W illustrations, 129pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804680916 Gathers the scattered facts concerning the influence of the island on the poet and his art., (Order No: 58495 ), $8.50

319. ( Whitman ), Symonds, John Addington, WALT WHITMAN - A STUDY, John C. Nimmo, London, 1893, Portrait and 4 illustrations, 160pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) Limited Large Paper Edition, Large Paper Edition limited to 208 copies printed on Arnold's Unbleached Handmade Paper., (Order No: 34168 ), $75.00


321. ( Whitman ), Walt Whitman Foundation, WALT WHITMAN FOUNDATION BULLETIN - SPECIAL NUMBER COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF HIS LEAVES OF GRASS, Walt Whitman Foundation, Camden, NJ, 1955, 68pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Contents include: American Experiment; In Memoriam John Duncan Spaeth; Whitman Bibliography, 1944-1955; Walt Whitman Speaks for Himself; Bard of American Democracy; A Note on Horace Traubel; and, Book Reviews., (Order No: 45024 ), $30.00

322. ( Whittier ), Flower, B. O., WHITTIER: PROPHET, SEER AND MAN - WITH PORTRAIT, The Arena Publishing Co., Boston, 1896 1st ed, 160pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 16222 ), $15.00

323. ( Whittier ), Freeman, Donald C.; Pickard, John B.; and, Woodwell, Roland H. (edited by), WHITTIER AND WHITTIERLAND: PORTRAIT OF A POET AND HIS WORLD, Trustees of John Greenleaf, North Andover, MA, (1976), B&W illustrations, 92pp, very good, light brown cloth (hardcover), This book presents a pictorial biography of Whittier from his earliest farm days to the final moments before his death in Hampton Falls., (Order No: 54632 ), $20.00

324. ( Whittier ), Pickard, Samuel T., LIFE AND LETTERS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER - TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE, Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston, MA, 1894, 2 vols, 802pp, very good, olive green cloth (hardcover) with ALS from author, Exceptionally nice set with an ALS presentation letter from the author tipped into Volume I., (Order No: 52009 ), $25.00

325. ( Wiggin ), Smith, Nora Archibald, KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN: AS HER SISTER KNEW HER, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1925, B&W illustrations, 383pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 372 ), $6.00

326. ( Wilde ), Chamberlin, J. E., RIPE WAS THE DROWSY HOUR: THE AGE OF OSCAR WILDE, The Seabury Press, New York, (1977), 222pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0816493091 The author focuses on Wilde, and the personalities and events that defined his world. His study moves outward to include the culture and society of the time, and inward to suggest some of the motivations behind individual beliefs and commitments., (Order No: 22638 ), $8.00

327. ( Wilde ), Fido, Martin, OSCAR WILDE, The Viking Press, New York, (1973), 24 color plates, B&W ill., 144pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670529079 This is the world of Oscar Wilde, a world of enormous wealth and privilege which existed beside one of grinding poverty and squalid vice., (Order No: 12095 ), $10.00

328. ( Wilder ), Goldstone, Richard H., THORNTON WILDER: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, (1975) 1st ed, 22 B&W ill., 299pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) closed tear on jacket, ISBN 0841503923 This is the first full-length study of Wilder's life and work, written by a scholar who has been both his personal friend and a professional associate., (Order No: 11157 ), $5.00

329. ( Wilder ), Harrison, Gilbert A., THE ENTHUSIAST: A LIFE OF THORNTON WIDLER, Ticknor & Fields, New Haven, CT, 1983, B&W illustrations, 403pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) (small bump rear board), ISBN 0899191975 A candid portrait of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating and appealing figures., (Order No: 16698 ), $5.00

330. ( Wilder ), Simon, Linda, THORNTON WILDER: HIS WORLD - A BIOGRAPHY, Doubleday & Co., Inc., New York, 1979 1st ed, B&W photographs, 298pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385128401 A comprehensive, penetrating biography of this three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author., (Order No: 12279 ), $4.50

331. ( Williams ), Marling, William, WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS AND THE PAINTERS, 1909-1923, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, (1982), 224pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0821406558 This biographical study of Williams' formative years occupies the first half of the book, with a central chapter explaining his aesthetics as a development of his view of painting since Cezanne. The second half of the study tracks the development of this aesthetic., (Order No: 55659 ), $7.50

332. ( Wilson ), Meyers, Jeffrey, EDMUND WILSON A BIOGRAPHY, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1995 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 554pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395689937 Edmund Wilson's life and work include an important stretch of the American cultural history of the twentieth century., (Order No: 48177 ), $5.00

333. ( Wolfe ), Cargill, Oscar and Pollock, Thomas Clark (edited by), THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS WOLFE AND HOMER ANDREW WATT, New York University Press, New York, 1954, B&W illustrations, 53pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), In January of 1924, Thomas Wolfe wrote to Homer Andrew Watt to apply for a post as Instructor in English. Professor Watt found himself liking the letter and feeling that he might come to like the writer. Here are the letters incorporating this relationship as it developed over the six-year-period of Wolfe's association with New York University, 1924- 1930., (Order No: 54626 ), $7.00

334. ( Woolf ), Reid, Panthea, ART AND AFFECTION: A LIFE OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, Oxford University Press, New York, 1996 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 570pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) light rub top of book block, ISBN 0195101952, (Order No: 56556 ), $8.00

335. ( Wordsworth ), Harper, George McLean, WILLIAM WORDSWORTH: HIS LIFE, WORKS, AND INFLUENCE - VOLUME ONE [VOLUME I - ONLY], Russell & Russell, New York, 1960, 298pp, good+, tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 58906 ), $10.00

336. ( Wright ), Walker, Margaret, RICHARD WRIGHT DAEMONIC GENIUS: A PORTRAIT OF THE MAN A CRITICAL LOOK AT HIS WORK, Amistad, New York, (1993), B&W illustrations, 444pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 156743004X First published in 1988., (Order No: 52183 ), $3.00

337. ( Wylie ), Benet, William Rose, THE PROSE AND POETRY OF ELINOR WYLIE - THE ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURES, Wheaton College Press, Norton, MA, 1934, 24pp, good++, blue cloth (hardcover) light fade to spine, (Order No: 50127 ), $6.50

338. ( Yakamochi ), Doe, Paula, A WARBLER'S SONG IN THE DUSK: THE LIFE AND WORK OF OTOMO YAKAMOCHI (718-785), University of California Pr., Berkeley, CA, (1982) 1st ptg, 260pp, very good+, maroon cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0520043464, (Order No: 38642 ), $15.00

339. ( Yates ), Yates, Elizabeth, THE LIGHTED HEART, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1960 1st ed, ill. by Nora S. Unwin, 251pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The inspiring true story of a husband and wife, of the crisis they faced and of the rich new life they built together., (Order No: 54466 ), $7.00

340. ( Yeats ), Bridge, Ursula (edited by), W. B. YEATS AND T. STURGE MOORE: THEIR CORRESPONDENCE, 1901-1937, Oxford University Press, New York, 1953, B&W illustrations, 214pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book contains the hitherto unpublished correspondence between two major poets of the first half of our century: W. B. Yeats and T. Sturge Moore., (Order No: 34504 ), $15.00

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