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121 (Frost, Robert). Bradley, David ROBERT FROST: A Tribute To The Source
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1979). Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 

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122 (Frost, Robert). Munson, Gorham B. ROBERT FROST: A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1927). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very faint foxing to preliminaries, stylish bookplate to pastedown, mild fading to spine, a few dots of stain to spine; thus near fine; in blue binding with black stamping; lacking dust jacket. 
Short early biographical study of the notable American poet. Appendices-- A: Selected British Opinion on Robert Frost; B: Bibliography; and C: Robert Frost on Education. 135 pages including index. 
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123 (Frost, Robert). Thornton, Richard, edited by RECOGNITION OF ROBERT FROST: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1937). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in olive-green cloth with gilt spine titles; in a good only dust jacket: worn, soiled, age-darkened, with chipping to the upper front panel, separation at the spine folds. 
Tribute to the poet, with pieces gathered from as early as 1894, and with contributions by Mark Van Doren, W.D. Howells, Auden, C. Day Lewis, Edwin Muir, Lewisohn, Kreymborg, Morley, and many others, including a first book appearance by Ezra Pound. 
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124 (Fry, Christopher). Leeming, Glenda CHRISTOPHER FRY
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). 0805769986 / 9780805769982 First edition, first printing. Twayne's English Authors Series #479. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A penetrating reconsideration of Fry as a significant figure in the poetic drama movement; full discussion of all Fry's plays, relating each to the writer's life and evaluating his use of poetry, humor, religious ideas, and imagery. 179 pages, indexed. 
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125 (Garcia Marquez, Gabriel). Oberhelman, Harley D. GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ: A Study of the Short Fiction.
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805783334 / 9780805783339 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in a fine, as new, dust jacket. Octavo. 138 pages; selected bibliography and an index. Frontispiece photograph. 
No. 24 in Twayne's "Short Fiction" series focuses on the Nobel-prize winning author of ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE. 
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126 (Garfield, Leon). Natov, Roni LEON GARFIELD
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The first book-length study of the contemporary children's writer. Includes an interview with the author. Number 505 in Twayne's "English Authors" series. 
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127 (Garner, Alan). Philip, Neil A FINE ANGER: A Critical Introduction to the Work of Alan Garner
(New York): Philomel Books, (1981). 0399208283 / 9780399208287 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very mild crimp to spine crown, one very small, very pale patch of stain to a preliminary page, else a near fine copy in gilt-stamped brown cloth; in a rubbed dust jacket. 
Unusual critical study of the novels of the unclassifiable Garner, whose original, powerful and eloquent works of mythopoetic fantasy include THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN, ELIDOR, THE OWL SERVICE and THE RED SHIFT. Notes, index, bibliographies. 
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128 (Gaskell, Elizabeth). Bonaparte, Felicia THE GYPSY-BACHELOR OF MANCHESTER: The Life of Mrs. Gaskell's Demon
Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, (1992). 081391390X / 9780813913902 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Bibliography, index. 310pp. 
"Remarkable exercise in literary biography."--Jerome Buckley. "An ambitious and successful reading of Elizabeth Gaskell's life as poetic text, decoded and reconstructed through the metaphors and symbols she employed to fashion her identity."--Ira Nadel. 
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129 (Gaskell, Elizabeth). Ffrench, Yvonne MRS. GASKELL
London: Home & Van Thal Ltd., (1949). First edition. A volume in the English Novelists Series. Small octavo. Hardcover. Light bump to lower corner tip of rear cover, and a tiny ink stamp to front free endpaper, else near fine in red-orange cloth; in a price-clipped dust jacket with very mild rubbing and age-toning, and a ''Recommended by the Book Society'' wraparound band. 
Biography of one of the most popular and enduring Victorian novelists. Gaskell began her writing career with the success of MARY BARTON, A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE in 1848, and went on to write CRANFORD, NORTH AND SOUTH, and THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE. 
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130 (Genet, Jean). Thody, Philip JEAN GENET: A Study of his Novels and Plays
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy in red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with light rubbing and tanning to the panels. 
A critical study of the novels and plays of Genet, including THE SCREENS and THE BALCONY, which focuses on the ideas and the literary technique of the controversial author. Listing of productions of Genet's plays, bibliography, notes and references. 
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131 (Gide, Andre). Nersoyan, H.J. ANDRE GIDE: The Theism of an Atheist
Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, (1969). 0815621353 / 9780815621355 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Unopened in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Octavo. 210 pages; indexed. A recommended critical text. 
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132 (Gipson, Fred). Lich, Glen E. FRED GIPSON AT WORK
College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Critical biography of the OLD YELLER author. 
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133 (Goethe). Brown, Jane K. FAUST: Theater of the World
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805794077 / 9780805794076 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a tiny corner crease to front flap; jacket art a detail of ''Carnival Evening'' by Henri Rousseau. Chronology of Goethe's life and works, notes and references, bibliography, index. 
Analysis of Goethe's seminal drama, which reveals how the play is representive of its author's growth over the 60 years he spent writing it. Brown addresses the effect on the German culture and history of this tale of an evil man's ultimate redemption. 
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134 (Golding, William). Baker, James R. WILLIAM GOLDING: A Critical Study
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1965). Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A study of the work of the author of LORD OF THE FLIES and THE INHERITORS by a co-founder of TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE magazine. Baker looks at the influence of the Greeks and of World War II on Golding. 
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135 (Golding, William). Crompton, Don A VIEW FROM THE SPIRE: William Golding's Later Novels
(Oxford): Basil Blackwell, (1985). 0631138269 / 9780631138266 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages inevitably tanned, else fine in a fine dust jacket illustrated with a detail from ''Salisbury Cathedal from the Meadows'' by John Constable. Notes, index. 
Posthumously edited and completed by Julia Briggs, this is a novel-by-novel study of the Nobel prize-winner's full-length fictions from THE SPIRE to THE PAPER MEN. 
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136 (Golding, William). Olsen, Kirsten UNDERSTANDING LORD OF THE FLIES: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (2000). 0313307237 / 9780313307232 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Lower spine and corner tips lightly crimped, else near fine in laminated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 212 pages; indexed. Photographs. 
" with the concepts of civilization and savagery and British Imperialism, and then goes on to describe the British school system. She also covers religion as it relates to the novel and the nature of man from a biological perspective."--SLJ. 
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137 (Goyen, William). Gibbons, Reginald WILLIAM GOYEN: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction #20: the first book-length study of Goyen's short stories. 
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138 (Greene, Graham). Boardman, Gwenn R. GRAHAM GREENE: The Aesthetics of Exploration
Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1971. 0813003121 / 9780813003122 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, in blue boards with turquoise foil spine lettering; in a lightly foxed, mildly soiled, very good plus dust jacket. 
"The artistic quest is expressed in Greene's fiction through his central metaphor of the map--a metaphor stretching from his first novel THE MAN WITHIN to his account of Absurd Man, Querry, in A BURNT-OUT CASE." 216 pages, indexed. 
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139 (Greene, Graham). Kelly, Richard GRAHAM GREENE
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1984). 0804424640 / 9780804424646 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with a tear to the crown of the spine. Octavo. 195 pages; a comprehensive primary bibliography, a selected bibliography of important criticism, and a chronology of the artist's life and works and an index. 
Includes a comprehensive overview of the writer's work--including detailed analyses, with a representative selection of critical responses. Interviews, essays, memoirs and other biographical material. 
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140 (Greene, Graham). Phillips, Gene D., S.J. GRAHAM GREENE: The Films of His Fiction
New York and London: Teachers College Press, (1974). 0807723762 / 9780807723760 First paperback edition: a trade paperback original. Studies in Culture & Communications. Trade Paperback. Fine, as-new, in a fine, photo-pictorial wraps. [204] pages; indexed; illustrated. 
Examines the film versions of Greene's work made by the novelist himself and those done by other screenwriters, analyzing those of his lighter fiction, or "entertainments," as well as of his serious novels. Interview with Greene. 
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