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101 (Dunsany, Lord). Littlefield, Hazel LORD DUNSANY: King of Dreams, A Personal Portrait
New York: Exposition Press, (1959). B0007DO7EA First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in orange binding with brown lettering; in a lightly worn about near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. [148] pages; illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts in a central gallery. 
"It is a strange and well-nigh incredible fact that this man, who combined in himself the qualities of warrior, adventurer and sportsman with those of the bard and seer, has not hitherto been the subject of any biography."--Stanton Coblentz, foreword. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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102 (Duras, Marguerite). Selous, Trista THE OTHER WOMAN: Feminism and Feminity in the Work of Marguerite Duras
New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1988. 0300042876 / 9780300042870 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 260 pages; bibliography; and index. 
An in-depth study, analysis, interpretation, and guide to Duras work. Selous offers a significant contribution to the feminist debate in this book and argues specifically that Duras's vision is conservative rather than truly feminist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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103 (Eliot, George). Ashton, Rosemary THE MILL ON THE FLOSS: A Natural History
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). 0805794069 / 9780805794069 First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Landscape at Vetheuil'' by Auguste Renoir. Notes, bibliography, index. 
A literary analysis of George Eliot's 1860 novel about the Dodson and Tulliver families. Ms. Ashton discusses the use of realism and symbolic tragedy, the influence of Darwinism, and Eliot's own history and how it affects the style of the writing. 
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104 (Eliot, George). Hornback, Bert G. MIDDLEMARCH: A Novel of Reform
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). 0805779817 / 9780805779813 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial dust jacket. Masterwork Study #14. With frontispiece portrait of Eliot. 
Hornback "examines the complex texture of Eliot's masterwork by concentrating on the development of its remarkable heroine..." With notes, bibliography, index, appendix of student responses, and a chronology of Eliot's life and work. 
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105 (Eliot, T.S.) Edited by David R. Clark TWENTIETH CENTURY INTERPRETATIONS OF MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1971). 0136064000 / 9780136064008 First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Slim octavo. 118 pages; selected bibliography. 
A collection of critical essays on T.S. Eliot's play MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL by J.T. Boulton, E. Martin Browne, Francis Fergusson, David E. Jones, Louis Martz, Grover C. Smith, and seven others. Scarce! 
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106 (Eliot, T.S.) Matthews, T.S. GREAT TOM: Notes Toward a Definition of T.S. Eliot
New York/Evanston/San Francisco/London: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1974). 0060128380 / 9780060128388 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very very nearly fine, only a whisper of fading at the edges of the brown cloth covers; in an age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
Biography of the expatriate poet by the expatriate editor of TIME and NEW REPUBLIC. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock inserts in a central gallery. Indexed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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107 (Emerson, Ralph Waldo). Konvitz, Milton R., editor THE RECOGNITION OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON: Selected Criticism Since 1837
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, (1972). 0472085085 / 9780472085088 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in green linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. 
A collection of chronologically arranged criticism by a wide spectrum of notably original thinkers such as: Thomas Carlyle, Walt Whitman, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, Lewis Mumford, James Truslow Adams, etc. 224 pages. 
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108 (Esquiros, Alphonse). Zielonka, Anthony ALPHONSE ESQUIROS (1812-1876): A Study of His Works
Paris-Geneve: Champion-Slatkine, 1985. 2051006970 / 9782051006972 First edition. Yellow ghosts from several sticker removals to the back cover, else a fine copy in pictorial stiff wraps. 
Alphonse Esquiros was one of the most prolific and interesting members of the group of writers who are referred to as "Les Petits Romantiques." He pursued an active literary career and became deeply involved in socialist and republican politics. 
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109 (Faulkner, William). Fowler, Doreen and Abadie, Ann J. "A COSMOS OF MY OWN": Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1980
Jackson: University Press of Mississipi, 1981. 0878051422 / 9780878051427 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in gilt-stamped bright blue cloth; in like photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Collection of papers delivered at the 1980 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference stressing the relationships among the novels; some seek to "uncover an overall design and meaning"--others trace the appearance in work after work of one theme or figure. 
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110 (Faulkner, William). Fowler, Doreen and Abadie, Ann J. FAULKNER & HUMOR: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1984
Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, (1986). 087805281X / 9780878052813 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corner tips very lightly bumped, in transit, else a fine copy in silver-stamped lilac cloth, in photo-pictorial dust jacket. Unopened in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Thirteen papers from the Eleventh Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference on Faulknerian humor--a topic the editors think has been seriously neglected. Included: a piece by Barry Hannah and "Faulkner Reads the Funny Papers" by M. Thomas Inge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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111 (Faulkner, William). Gwin, Minrose C. THE FEMININE AND FAULKNER: Reading (Beyond) Sexual Difference
Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, (1990). 0870496190 / 9780870496196 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A series of "conversations" with the feminine in Faulkner's poetics, this critical study explores the major Faulkner texts in terms of feminist and post-structuralist theory. 
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112 (Faulkner, William). Sensibar, Judith L.; with the assistance of Nancy L. Stegall FAULKNER'S POETRY: A Bibliographical Guide to Texts and Criticism
Ann Arbor/London: UMI Research Press, (1988). 0835718794 / 9780835718790 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth with debossed green foil lettering; in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photos of manuscript pages. Annotated bibliography, index of first lines and titles. 
Building on Keen Butterworth's 1973 "Census" of Faulkner's poetry, Sensibar compiles a complete list of Faulkner's works in this genre, both published and unpublished, complete and fragmentary, including the contents of his fourteen extant poem sequences. 
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113 (Fern, Fanny). Walker, Nancy A. FANNY FERN
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805739815 / 9780805739817 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. [137] pages. Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, and an Index. 
Fanny Fern was the pseudonym of Sara Willis Parton. She was a popular American columnist, humorist, novelist, and author of children's stories in the 1850s-1870s. Twayne's United States Authors Series: TUSAS 616. 
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114 (Fitzgerald, F. Scott). Bryer, Jackson R. THE CRITICAL REPUTATION OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD: A Bibliographical Study
(Hamden, Connecticut): Archon Books, 1967. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dots of faint stain to fore-edge, else a near fine copy in maroon cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a lightly age-toned, mildly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket. 
Arranged chronologically in sections thus: Reviews of Books by Fitzgerald; Articles About; Books and Book Sections About; Foreign Books and Articles About; Graduate Research. Chronology, checklist of first Fitzgerald appearances; index. 434 pages. 
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Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1986). 0835716953 / 9780835716956 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in sand-colored illustrated cloth, lettered in black; without dust jacket, as issued. 
165 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. Studies in Modern Literature, No. 53. Revision of the author's doctoral thesis. 
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116 (Flaubert, Gustave). Gans, Eric MADAME BOVARY: The End of Romance
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805779841 / 9780805779844 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Widow'' by Thomas Couture. Chronology of Flaubert's life and works, bibliography, index. 
MADAME BOVARY, first published in book form in 1857, is analyzed as one of the first works of modernism, as opposed to the realistic tradition with which it is often identified. Gans discusses the use of an impersonal narrator, and a female protagonist. 
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117 (Fleming, Ian). Amis, Kingsley THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER
(New York, New York): The New American Library, (1965). 9997512286 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Rust spotting along the spine, else very good; in a price-clipped and mildly soiled dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 
The distinguished British novelist (and pseudonymous author of a James Bond novel, COLONEL SUN, as by Robert Markham) takes on the Fleming detractors and Bond bashers, in this amusing and penetrating analysis and apologia for the Bond phenomenon. 
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118 (Foote, Horton). Porter, Laurin ORPHANS' HOME: The Voice and Vision of Horton Foote
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (2003). 0807128457 / 9780807128459 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 233 pages, including index. 
Study which focuses on Foote's 9-play cycle, ORPHAN'S HOME. "In her accessible and sensitive analyses, Porter nudges Horton Foote into the rare company of O'Neill and Chekhov while allowing this versatile dramatist to plead his own case."--Kurt Eisen. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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119 (Forster, E. M.) Duckworth, Alistair M. HOWARDS END: E. M. Forster's House of Fiction
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805783660 / 9780805783667 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Rooksnest House'' by Christa Zorn-Belde. Notes, bibliography, index. 
A literary analysis of E. M. Forster's 1910 novel about Edwardian England and the Schlegel and Wilcox families. Mr. Duckworth discusses the use of oppositions in a close reading of the text, as well as providing an historical and biographical context. 
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120 (Forster, E.M.) Das, G.K. and Beer, John, edited by E.M. FORSTER, A Human Exploration: Centenary Essays
New York: New York University Press, 1979. 0814717683 / 9780814717684 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Flecking at the extremities, else nearly fine, in milk chocolate colored cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Contributors include Carl Baron, J. Birje-Pati, May Buckingham, John Colmer, P.N. Furbank, S.N. Rosenbaum, V.A. Shahane, Mohammad Shaheen, Olvier Stallybrass, Alan Wilde, H.K. Trivedi, Michael Orange, et alia. 314 pages, including index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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