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201 (Welty, Eudora). Marrs, Suzanne THE WELTY COLLECTION: A Guide to the Eudora Welty Manuscripts and Documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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202 (West, Nathanael). Long, Robert Emmet NATHANAEL WEST
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, (1985). 0804425434 / 9780804425438 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light shelf wear. 
An examination of every novel written by the 1930's satirist, focusing on his preoccupations with the theatrical and the grotesque. 202 pages including index. 
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203 (Wharton, Edith). Erlich, Gloria C. THE SEXUAL EDUCATION OF EDITH WHARTON
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1992). 0520075838 / 9780520075832 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Exploration of the effects of surrogate mothering on the life and work of Edith Wharton. 
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204 (Whitman, Walt). Knapp, Bettina L. WALT WHITMAN
New York: A Frederick Ungar Book/Continuum, (1993). 0826405665 / 9780826405661 First edition, first printing. In the Literature and Life: American Writers series. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bio-critical study of "the poet of city and country, the poet of time and space, the poet of American and the world." 240 pages, including index. 
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205 (Whitman, Walt). Loving, Jerome WALT WHITMAN: The Song of Himself
Berkeley, University Of Southern California Press, (1999). 05202141277 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In the first full-length critical biography of Whitman in more than forty years, Loving makes use of recently unearthed archival evidence and newspaper writings to fashion what many scholars are calling a milestone. Notes, index. 568 pp., illustrated. 
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206 (Whitman, Walt). Morris, Roy, Jr. THE BETTER ANGEL: Walt Whitman in the Civil War
(Oxford): Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
For three years, Whitman immersed himself in the devastation of his country's civil war, tending to legions of sick and wounded soldiers, and recording his experience with an immediacy and a compassion "unequalled in wartime literature." Notes, index. 
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207 (Williams, Tennesse). Falk, Signi L. TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1961). B0006AXBDC First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Inscribee's name to the front endpaper, else very good plus; in a very good plus price-clipped and lightly rubbed dust jacket with tiny edge chips and short tears to the shelf edges. Twayne's United States Authors Series #10. 
An excellent literary biography that shows some of Williams sources for character and play development. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 224 pages; chronology; notes and references; primary and secondary bibliography; and index. 
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208 (Wilson, Edmund). Meyers, Jeffrey EDMUND WILSON: A Biography
Boston/New York: A Peter Davison Book/Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. 0395689937 / 9780395689936 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered blue cloth shelfback over blue boards; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
"A fascinating exploration of a period and the man who probably personified its critical intelligence and--most of the time--its artistic conscience."--Arthur Miller. 554 pages, including index. 
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209 (Wilson, Edmund). Wain, John, editor AN EDMUND WILSON CELEBRATION
(Oxford): Phaidon, (1978). 0714818453 / 9780714818450 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 182 pages; indexed. 
Contributors include David Flusser, Andrew Harvey, Clive James, Alfred Kazin, Bette Crouse Mele, Helen Muchnic, Edith Oliver, Peter Sharratt, John Updike, John Wain, Angus Wilson, Larzer Ziff. Includes a checklist of Edmund Wilson's books. 
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210 (Wilson, Edmund). Wilson, Rosalind Baker NEAR THE MAGICIAN: A Memoir of My Father, Edmund Wilson
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, (1989). 1555843425 / 9781555843427 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs on coated stock. 
Intimate portrait of the critical giant which, in addition to limning one of the most influential intellectual figures of our time, evokes a uniquely American literary set, and offers an affectionate, thoughtful homage from a loving daughter. 
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211 (Wister, Owen; Remington, Frederic). Vorpahl, Ben Merchant; foreword by Wallace Stegner MY DEAR WISTER: The Frederic Remington-Owen Wister Letters
Palo Alto, California: American West Publishing Company, (1972). 0910118248 / 9780910118248 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, with a tiny dot of stain to upper page edges, in terra cotta cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a lightly rubbed, mildly soiled dust jacket. 343 pages, including index. 
Illustrated with photos, reproductions of Remington art, and facsimiles of his illustrated letters, an examination of the unusual friendship between these two cultural giants of the American West. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by author Vorpahl. 
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212 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Connolly, Joseph P.G. WODEHOUSE
(London): Thames and Hudson, (1987). 0500274665 / 9780500274668 First edition thus with revisions. Fine in glossy color-pictorial wraps. Quarto. 160 pages; indexed. 
A celebration of the creator of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster with liberal quotations from his letters and short extracts from his novels, augmented by 104 photographic illustrations. This literary biography contains a complete annotated bibliography of PGW. 
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213 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Day, Barry & Tony Ring P.G. WODEHOUSE: In His Own Words
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2003). 1585673935 / 9781585673933 Reprint. A volume in Overlook's splendid The Collector's Wodehouse. Hardcover. Fine, a new book; in a fine, new, illustrated dust jacket, with the distinctive jacket art of Andrzej Klimowski. 
Beautifully illustrated and full of the brilliant wordplay and hilarity that characterize Wodehouse's novels, stories, letters, and nonfiction, this is the perfect companion to Overlook's sumptuous Wodehouse collection. Octavo. 300 pages. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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214 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Gould, Charles E., Jr. THE TOAD AT HARROW: P.G. Wodehouse in Perspective
London: (James H. Heineman), 1982. 0870081020 / 9780870081026 First edition. One of 500 copies printed. Fine in printed, stapled wraps. 10-page chapbook. Quarto. 
Number Three in a series of monographs on P.G. Wodehouse. 
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215 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Green, Benny P.G. WODEHOUSE: A Literary Biography
New York, New York: The Rutledge Press, (1981). 0831768630 / 9780831768638 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to endsheets, else fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows mild age-toning, light edgewear. 256 pages, including index. 
"Green chronicles the events that influenced his life, as well as the likes and dislikes that characterized Wodehouse, by exploring his stories and explaining the various fictionalized characters in relation to their real life counterparts." 
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216 (Wodehouse, P.G.). Usborne, Richard PLUM SAUCE: A P.G. Wodehouse Companion
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2003). 1585674419 / 9781585674411 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in two-tone gray-over-black boards, with silver spine lettering and publisher's emblem blind embossed to front; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Short quarto. 
"An illuminating study for Wodehouse fans. The tone is light, the analysis at one with the comic spirit. Usborne, in literary terms, is a worthy manservant to his master."--The Scotsman. With 74 b&w illustrations. 232 pages. 
Price: 27.95 USD
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217 (Wodehouse, P.G.). Usborne, Richard THE PENGUIN WODEHOUSE COMPANION
(London): Penguin Books, (1988). 0140111654 / 9780140111651 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Short tear to lower front cover, repaired with cello-tape, owner's name to inside cover, mild spine crease, textblock lightly tanned: a very good plus copy in slick illustrated wraps with cartoon of Wodehouse by David Low. 
Comprises material from Usborne's WODEHOUSE AT WORK and A WODEHOUSE COMPANION. 273 pages, plus ads. Indexed. 
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218 (Wolfe, Thomas) Reeves, Paschal THOMAS WOLFE'S ALBATROSS: Race and Nationality in America
Athens: The University of Georgia Press, (1968). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in sapphire blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a very lightly worn, near fine dust jacket. 160 pages, including index, notes, bibliography. 
Using unpublished Wolfe material in the Houghton Library, Reeves explores the evolution of Wolfe's thinking on race, and posits a shift in the author's interests from a focus on the individual to a focus on the society that shapes the individual. 
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219 (Wolfe, Thomas). C. Hugh Holman THE LONELINESS AT THE CORE: Studies in Thomas Wolfe
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1975). 0807100854 / 9780807100851 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in lime green cloth, in a very good plus illustrated dust jacket that shows some rubbing as expected with this predominantly black jacket. 
Holman is Kenan Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has edited numerous Wolfe titles including THE THOMAS WOLFE READER. In THE LONELINESS, Holman looks at the contrary achievements and failures of Wolfe's writing. 
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220 (Wolfe, Thomas). Cargill, Oscar and Pollock, Thomas Clark, editors THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS WOLFE AND HOMER ANDREW WATT
Washington Square, New York: New York University Press, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in salmon cloth with embossed title in black and Washington Square arch device in maroon; in a very nearly fine dust jacket that shows minor age-toning. 
Letters compiled from 1924-1930 between the fledgling intructor, Wolfe and N.Y.U.'s Chairman of the Department of English, Watt. With an introduction by Pollock, Dean of Washington Square College of Arts and Sciences, New York University. 
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