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181 (Konigsburg, E.L.) Hanks, Dorrel Thomas, Jr. E.L. KONIGSBURG
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Frontispiece photo-portrait of Konigsburg. 
Critical biography of the award-winning juvenile author. Twayne's United States Author Series #608. Bibliography, index, notes. 
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182 (Lamb, Charles). Courtney, Winifred F. YOUNG CHARLES LAMB, 1775-1802
New York and London: New York University Press, 1982. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light wear to the covers, else a near fine copy showing a very small area of erasure to the front free endpaper which has removed some of the color; in a pictorial dust jacket with just a whisper of wear to the extremities. Illustrated. 
Detailed, sympathetic chronicle of the early years of the celebrated essayist, critic, and eccentric. Courtney has unearthed some early unsigned articles by Lamb, including his first known published essay, reprinted here. Bibliography, notes, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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183 (Lawrence, D.H.) Carter, Frederick D.H. LAWRENCE AND THE BODY MYSTICAL
London: Denis Archer, (1932). B0006AM188 First edition, first printing: limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies produced. Hardcover. Very good: faint offsetting to endsheets, two small chips to upper edges of boards, tiny nick to front cover at spine; lacking glassine dust jacket. 63 pages. 
Essay by the writer, painter and mystic--and friend of Lawrence; partly analytical, partly biographical, the piece explores how "all Lawrence's philosophy was deeply affected by the idea of the mystical body." Frontisportrait of Lawrence by Carter. 
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184 (Lawrence, D.H.) Edwards, Duane THE RAINBOW: A Search for New Life
Boston: Twayne Publishers/A Division of G.K. Hall, (1990). 0805794018 / 9780805794014 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket featuring ''Riverbank'' by Paul Cezanne. 121 pages, including index, notes, bibliography. 
Full-length study devoted to this once controversial novel, now widely hailed as one of Lawrence's masterpieces. Edwards discusses the novel's critical reception, its literary and historical context, and identifies it as a key 20th century work. 
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Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, (1990). 0826207421 / 9780826207425 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Bibliography, index. 116 pages. 
By examining Lawrence's finely orchestrated strategies with language, especially metaphor, Humma argues that a number of the longer works--from AARON'S ROD on and including the posthumously published THE VIRGIN AND THE GYPSY--are small masterpieces. 
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186 (Lawrence, D.H.) United States District Court Southern District of New York CIVIL 147-187 Opinion: GROVE PRESS, INC., AND READER'S SUBSCRIPTION --against-- ROBERT K. CHRISTENBERRY, individually and as Postmaster of the City of New York
(New York, 3, N.Y.): The Reader's Subscription, [no date]. Offprint issue: a chapbook. Very faint offsetting to covers, a nice, nearly fine copy, in printed, stapled wraps. 30 pages. 
Chapbook issue of the landmark judgement in the celebrated obscenity trial brought by Grove Press against the New York Postmaster for his refusal to allow the unexpurgated LADY CHATTERLY'S LOVER to be sent via the mails. The court found for the plaintiff. 
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187 (Lawrence, D.H.). Buckley, William K. LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER: Loss and Hope
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794328 / 9780805794328 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Girl with a Sheet'' by Sidney Goodman. Chronology of Lawrence's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
An analysis of Lawrence's controversial 1928 novel, that was banned in Great Britain and America for years. Buckley argues that the themes, fear of intimacy, denial of sexuality, and the loss of connection with the natural world are still relevant today. 
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188 (Lawrence, D.H.). Ross, Charles L. WOMEN IN LOVE: A Novel of Mythic Realism
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in illustrated dust jacket. With frontispiece portrait of Lawrence. 
The first full-length study of WOMEN IN LOVE to make use of Lawrence's manuscripts. With notes, bibliography and index. Number 65 in Twayne's Masterwork Studies. 
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University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1991). 0271006730 / 9780271006734 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a near fine dust jacket which shows a sticker shadow to lower front panel. 
Investigates the influence Lawrence's interest in medieval life and literature had on his attitudes toward life and--in content, theme, and diction--on his masterpiece, SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. 220 pages, including index. 
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190 (Le Carre, John). David Monaghan SMILEY'S CIRCUS: A Guide To the Secret World of John Le Carre
New York: A Thomas Dunne Book/St. Martin's Press, (1986). 0312730144 / 9780312730147 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Tall octavo. 207 pages; index. Illustrated with photographic plates and maps. 
With Who's Who biographical entries on major and minor characters and key locations involved, Monaghan captures the essence of Le Carre--digging deep into the psychology and motivation of the work. 
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191 (Lessing, Doris). Taylor, Jenny, edited by NOTEBOOKS / MEMOIRS / ARCHIVES: Reading and Rereading Doris Lessing
Boston, London, Melbourne and Henley: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1982). 0710090331 / 9780710090331 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in gilt-lettered black boards; in a fine, if age-toned, dust jacket. 251 pages, including bibliography, index. 
Critical essays by a number of different commentators, placed in political and biographical context by the editor's introduction, spanning Lessing's career up to CANOPUS IN ARGUS, including studies of A MAN AND TWO WOMEN, THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK, more. 
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192 (Levertov, Denise). Wagner-Martin, Linda CRITICAL ESSAYS ON DENISE LEVERTOV
Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall & Co., (1990). 0816188998 / 9780816188994 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of rubbing and a whisper of soiling, else a fine copy in blue shelfback over beige cloth covers; no dust jacket, as issued. 281 pages, including index. 
At the time of its release, this volume was the most comprehensive collection of essays every published on this important contemporary American poet. With two original essays (by Jerome Mazzaro and Wager-Martin); introduction by Wagner-Martin. 
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193 (Lewis, Sinclair). Love, Glen A. BABBITT: An American Life
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794409 / 9780805794403 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Political Drama'' by Robert Delaunay. Chronology of Lewis' life and works, notes and references, bibliography, index. 
Lewis's attack on middle-class commercialism is analyzed in terms of its place in American literary realism and within a historical context. Love discusses the work's use of satire and symbolism to create a mocking, but profound, appeal to the nation. 
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194 (Lindsay, David). Wilson, Colin THE HAUNTED MAN: The Strange Genius of David Lindsay
San Bernardino, California: R. Reginald/The Borgo Press, 1979. 0893700037 / 9780893700034 First edition, limited issue: #40 of 50 numbered copies SIGNED by author Colin Wilson. An additional 12 copies were lettered. Hardcover. Fine, in red imitation leather with gilt stamping; in a fair dust jacket with substantial insect nibbling to rear panel, folds, extremities. Volume Twenty of the Milford Series of Popular Writers of Today. 
An expanded version of Wilson's essay, "Lindsay as Novelist and Mystic" originally seen in the anthology THE STRANGE GENIUS OF DAVID LINDSAY (1970). 63 pages. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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195 (Lively, Penelope). Moran, Mary Hurley. PENELOPE LIVELY
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Close readings of Lively's adult novels, such as 1987 Booker Prize winner MOON TIGER, and a survey of her children's fiction. Twayne's English Authors Series #503. Photographs of Lively on cover and frontispiece. 169 pages with index. 
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196 (Livesay, Dorothy). Thompson, Lee Briscoe DOROTHY LIVESAY
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1987) First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
The first published study of the Canadian author's life and works, addressing her early lyric poetry, her socially commited writings, and her prose. Cloth. 177 pages with a bibliography, chronology and index. 
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197 (Lobel, Arnold). Shannon, George ARNOLD LOBEL
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Jacket photo and frontispiece photo of Lobel. 
Definitive study of the Caldecott-winning author/illustrator, creator of the FROG AND TOAD series. Bibliography, notes, index. Twayne US Authors Series #552. 
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198 (London, Jack). Johnston, Carolyn JACK LONDON--An American Radical?
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1984). 0313244642 / 9780313244643 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth with titles in silver; no dust jacket issued. 
Octavo. 205 pages; bibliography and index. Frontispiece portrait. Contributions in Political Science, Number 117. "A well-researched overview of London's socialist thought and activities."--Clarice Stasz. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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199 (Lowry, Malcolm). Kilgallin, Tony LOWRY
(Erin, Ontario): (Press Porcepic), 1973. First edition. The glue affixing the tissue-guard to the frontispiece has browned, a few mild creases and dents to the covers, else a near fine copy in a padded leatherette binding with titles and decorations in white; decorative endpapers. 
A scholarly study. 211 pages; with bibliography, appendices, and an index. Errata sheet laid in. The frontispiece, a photograph of Malcolm Lowry with Margerie (at Lieben, Bowen Island, B.C.), was taken by Earle Birney. Illustrations by Manly P. Hall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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200 (Lowry, Malcolm). Mota, Miguel & Tiessen, Paul, editors THE CINEMA OF MALCOLM LOWRY: A Scholarly Edition of Lowry's "Tender is the Night"
Vancouver, British Columbia University of British Columbia Press, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Notes, works cited, index. 
The novelist's filmscript for Fitzgerald's novel is here presented almost in its entirety (the original ran to 455 pp.)--as a key to Lowry's own fiction (especially UNDER THE VOLCANO) as well as a study of Fitzgerald, and a creative work in its own right. 
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