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161 (James, Henry). Fogel, Daniel Mark DAISY MILLER: A Dark Comedy of Manners
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). 0805779752 / 9780805779752 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of "A Friendly Call" by William Merritt Chase. Notes, bibliography, index. 
A literary analysis of Henry James' 1878 novel about Daisy Miller and her travels through Europe. Mr Fogel discusses the text in terms of James' use of paradox, descriptions of social conventions, and the failure of communication. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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162 (James, Henry). Heller, Terry THE TURN OF THE SCREW: Bewildered Vision
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805780807 / 9780805780802 First edition. Twayne's Masterwork Studies #26. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with detail of ''Mother and Mary'' by Edmund Charles Tarbell. 
In-depth critical analysis of James's most celebrated supernatural tale--oft filmed and staged, and oftener probed for its "insoluble ambiguity." James chronology, references, bibliography. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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163 (James, Henry; James, William; James, Alice). Lewis, R.W.B. THE JAMESES: A FAMILY NARRATIVE
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1991). 0374178615 / 9780374178611 Book club edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Traces the origins, development, and flowering of perhaps the most outstanding intellectual family America has ever produced. Crown octavo. 675 pages, plus index. 32 pages of illustrations. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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164 (James, P.D.). Gidez, Richard B. P.D. JAMES
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1986). 0805769242 / 9780805769241 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in rose linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a nearly fine slightly rubbed dust jacket with a short tear to the upper rear edge. Octavo. 153 pages; notes and references; selected bibliography; and index. 
A study on the crime writer who, according to popular consensus, is the successor to the mantle of Agatha Christie. This work begins with a biographical sketch and then offers a descriptive and critical analysis of all her writings from 1962-1982. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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165 (Johnson, Samuel). Greene, Donald SAMUEL JOHNSON: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers/A Division of G.K. Hall & Co., (1989). 0805769625 / 9780805769623 First revised edition. Twayne's English Author Series, #95. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Chronology, notes, reference, bibliography, index. Frontis-portrait of Johnson. 
Greene's revised study examines the entire range of the 18th century giant's work; separate chapters on each phase of Johnson's writing career, assessments of his moral and political attitudes, and a chapter on his continued relevance. Out-of-print. 
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166 (Johnson, Samuel). Schwartz, Richard B. BOSWELL'S JOHNSON: A Preface to the "Life"
(Madison, Wisconsin): University of Wisconsin Press, (1978). 029907630X / 9780299076306 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
An ambitious modern commentary on the most famous biography ever published. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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167 (Jonson, Ben). Dutton, Richard BEN JONSON: To the First Folio
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1983). 0521285968 / 9780521285964 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In the series, British and Irish Authors: Introductory Critical Studies. Trade Paperback. An unread fine copy, in slick illustrated wraps that are age-toned, particularly to the rear cover. 188 pages, including index. 
Critical assessment of the career of one of the most formidable figures of English literature, the influential 17th century poet and dramatist, focusing on the greatest landmark of Jonson's career, the 1616 folio collection of his works. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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168 (Joyce, James). Bowen, Zack MUSICAL ALLUSIONS IN THE WORKS OF JAMES JOYCE: Early Poetry Through Ulysses
Albany: State University of New York Press, 1974. 0873952480 / 9780873952484 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full leaf-green cloth with black spine stamping; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
While the author considers early works, the bulk of this volume explores the musical resonances of ULYSSES, especially as they affect the style, structure, characterization, and themes. 372 pages, including indexes, bibliography. 
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169 (Joyce, James). Cope, Jackson I. JOYCE'S CITIES: Archaeologies of the Soul
Baltimore and London: The John Hopkins University Press, (1981). 0801825431 / 9780801825439 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in baby blue cloth with white spine stamping; in an age-toned, very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Cope analyzes the origins of Joyce's mythic structures in the archaeological discoveries that bridged Joyce's lifetime: Troy, Mycenae, and Tutankamen's tomb. 144 pages, including index. 
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170 (Joyce, James). Eckley, Grace CHILDREN'S LORE IN FINNEGANS WAKE
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, 1985. 0815623178 / 9780815623175 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Octavo. 250 pages; appendices, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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171 (Joyce, James). Fargnoli, A. Nicholas and Michael P. Gillespie JAMES JOYCE A TO Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work
New York: Oxford University Press, (1996). 0195110293 / 9780195110296 First paperback edition. Fine in slick pictorial wraps. 
Over 800 entries, including detailed synopses and publishing histories of all his works. Originally published in 1995 by Facts On File in a hardcover edition. Tall octavo. 304 pages including appendices and an index. Illustrated. Paperbound. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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172 (Joyce, James). Thornton, Weldon ALLUSIONS IN ULYSSES: An Annotated List
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, (1968). 0807840890 / 9780807840894 Reprint: trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Spine panel slightly faded, two mild creases to upper front corner, a very good plus, unmarked and tight in illustrated wraps. Large format paperback. 
Comprehensively annotated and detailed. 554 pages; appendix; bibliography; and index. 
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173 (Joyce, James). Thornton, Weldon THE ANTIMODERNISM OF JOYCE'S PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, (1994). 0815626134 / 9780815626138 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in slick wraps. Notes, bibliography, index. 233pp. 
A fresh look at important psychological and cultural issues in the novel. "An important book by a major Joyce scholar."--Patrick McCarthy. "The most interesting and challenging discussion of PORTRAIT I have read in quite a while."--Richard Fallis. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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174 (Kafka, Franz). Sussman, Henry THE TRIAL: Kafka's Unholy Trinity
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794085 / 9780805794083 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Scintillating Blue'' by Hans Hofmann. Chronology of Kafka's life and works, notes and references, bibliography, index. 
Kafka's tale of bureaucratic nightmares is analyzed in its historical, psychological, and philosophical contexts. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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175 (Kaufman, George S.) Mason, Jeffrey D. WISECRACKS: The Farces of George S. Kaufman
Ann Arbor,MI: UMI Research Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Critical analysis of one of Broadway's most successful comic muses, author of the classic and perpetually-in-revival YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, as well as gag-writer for the Marx Bros. Appendices, index, production photos. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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176 (Keats, John). Marquess, William Henry LIVES OF THE POET: The First Century of Keats Biography
University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1985). 0271003901 / 9780271003900 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth stamped in white to the spine; in a pictorial dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Focused on Keats, this study of the development of the literary biography in the 19th and early 20th centuries demonstrates the importance and influence of biography as a form. An earlier version was awarded the Howard Mumford Jones Prize at Harvard. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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177 (Keillor, Garrison). Scholl, Peter A. GARRISON KEILLOR
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805739874 / 9780805739879 Second printing. Twayne's United States Authors Series #624. Hardcover. Near fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index; 258 pages. 
Critical study of the radio bard, humorist, author, and creator of A Prairie Home Companion. Scholl "follows chronologically the dual career of Garrison Keillor...exploring the Minnesotan's double mastery of the arts of storytelling and writing." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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178 (Kinnell, Galway). Calhoun, Richard J. GALWAY KINNELL
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805739556 / 9780805739558 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A study of the work and life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author, placing him in the tradition of Theodore Roethke and Robert Lowell. 142 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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179 (Kipling, Rudyard). Orel, Harold CRITICAL ESSAYS ON RUDYARD KIPLING
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall & Co., (1989). 0816187673 / 9780816187676 First edition. In the Critical Essays on British Literature series. Hardcover. Near fine in gilt-stamped maroon over beige cloth, with the shadow of a sticker to rear board; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Sampler of published criticism about this enduring and enduringly controversial author. Grouped into sections devoted to Kipling's poetry, Kipling's India, and approaches to his mature work. With an introduction and concluding essay by Orel. Indexed. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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180 (Klein, Norma). Phy, Allene Stuart PRESENTING NORMA KLEIN
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs, this bio-critical study of the popular young adult writer is based on lengthy interviews with Klein, and is supplemented by notes, a bibliography and an index. 
MOM, THE WOLFMAN AND ME, ANGEL FACE, BIZOU and SUNSHINE are among Klein's controversial and groundbreaking works examined. In the Twayne series of Young Adult Authors (TUSAS 538). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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