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41 (Cabell, James Branch). Davis, Joe Lee JAMES BRANCH CABELL
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1962). 0805701206 / 9780805701203 Reprint. Twayne United States Author Series: TUSAS 21. With listing of Twayne titles on reverse of dust jacket. Hardcover. Hint of discoloration to the dark blue endsheets (as usual), mild age-toning to pages, light rubbing to front cover eagle device, else fine, in blue binding with gilt stamping; in a price-clipped, lightly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 
Objective in method and impartial in tone, this study of the eccentric Virginia fantasist reveals Cabell to be a writer of great versatility and originality. 174 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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42 (Cabell, James Branch). Van Doren, Carl JAMES BRANCH CABELL
New York: The Literary Guild, 1932. Reprint of the new and revised edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in cloth-backed patterned boards; no dust jacket. 
This early study, from the Modern American Writers series, includes discussions of Cabell Minor, Cabell Major, and Scholia. 89 pages including a bibliography. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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43 (Carroll, Lewis). Bloom, Harold, editor LEWIS CARROLL
New York/New Haven/Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, (1987). 0877546894 / 9780877546894 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in slate-gray linen with silver titles to the spine; lacking the dust jacket. 8vo. 172 pages; editor's notes; introduction; Carroll chronology; contributors; bibliography; acknowledgments; and index. 
A collection of the creme de la creme of literary criticism and analysis devoted to Lewis Carroll's works. From discussions on metaphors of victorian childhood to Alice philosophy, to Snark laughter/despair, these 11 lively essays are a mind's delight. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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44 (Carver, Raymond). Stull, William L. & Carroll, Maureen P. REMEMBERING RAY: A Composite Biography of Raymond Carver
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, (1993). 0884963705 / 9780884963707 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Faint corner crease to front cover and first few leaves, else fine in color-illustrated wraps. Trade-sized paperback. 
"Forty contributors chart the tortuous course of Carver's two lives: the first all but destroyed by poverty and alcoholism, the second redeemed by love and growing fame." Contributors include Joyce Carol Oates, William Kitteredge, Jay McInerney. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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45 (Cather, Willa). McFarland, Dorothy Tuck WILLA CATHER
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1984). 0804464804 / 9780804464802 First paperback edition. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
Small trade paperback. 154 pages; notes, biblography, and an index. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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46 (Cather, Willa). Murphy, John J. MY ANTONIA: The Road Home
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805779868 / 9780805779868 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''A New Land'' by John Blake Bergers. Chronology of Cather's life and works, bibliography, index. 
Textual analysis and comprehensive critical survey of Cather's best-known work. Includes a previously unpublished letter by Annie Pavelka, the model for Antonia. With bibliography & notes. #31 in Twayne's "Masterwork" series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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47 (Cervantes, Miguel de). France, Miranda DON QUIXOTE'S DELUSIONS: Travels in Castilian Spain
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2002). 1585672920 / 9781585672929 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Ms. France compares her year-long stay in Madrid in 1987 to her return a decade later, when prosperity had made great changes. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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48 (Cervantes, Miguel de). Johnson, Carroll B. MADNESS AND LUST: A Psychoanalytical Approach to Don Quixote
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1983). 0520047524 / 9780520047525 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the page edges, nearly fine in black linen with glit titles to the spine; in a nearly fine dust jacket with a mild crease to the inner rear flap. Octavo. 230 pages; notes; and index. 
Johnson offers a radically different approach to the knight's character and the origin and evolution of his madness. Quixote is analyzed as though he were a real member of the hidalgo class struggling to make ends meet in rural Spain in 1600. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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49 (Cezanne, Paul). Twitchell, Beverly H. CEZANNE AND FORMALISM IN BLOOMSBURY
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1987). 0835717372 / 9780835717373 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, unread in tan cloth; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 315 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Studies in Fine Arts: Criticism, No. 20. A revised edition of the author's thesis (Phd.). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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50 (Chandler, Raymond). Gross, Miriam, edited by THE WORLD OF RAYMOND CHANDLER
New York: A & W Publishers, Inc., (1978). 0894790161 / 9780894790164 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new; in a fine, as new, publisher price-clipped dust jacket with the new price sticker added. 
Essential examination of Chandler's oeuvre by critics, colleagues and collaborators. Illustrated with dozens of photographs printed on glossy stock. Introduction by Patricia Highsmith. Contributors include Billy Wilder, John Houseman, Julian Symons. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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51 (Chandler, Raymond). Marling, William RAYMOND CHANDLER
Boston: Twayne Publishers/A Division of G.K. Hall, (1986). 0805774726 / 9780805774726 First edition, first printing. TUSAS 508. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a price-clipped, else fine dust jacket with a hint of edge wear. Nice! 
Study centered on Chandler's style, tracing the relation between style and era for each of the 7 full-length books; sections on metaphor and simile, on Los Angeles period references and California history, on traditional themes and mythic sources. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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52 (Chandler, Raymond). Spier, Jerry RAYMOND CHANDLER
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1981). 0804428263 / 9780804428262 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cream linen with black titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Unusually fresh and clean. Octavo. 166 pages; bibliography; notes; and index. 
Following the acclaimed biography of Ross MacDonald, Spier again draws on his extensive knowledge of the detective novel in Los Angeles. This critical work sheds light on the source for the novels by examining Chandler's life, styles and philosophies. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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53 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Bennett, H.S. CHAUCER AND THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
(London): Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Mild wear to spine ends, shelf wear to lower edges, particularly corners, name and date written in ink to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Part one of Volume II of THE OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. This volume analyzes Chaucer and surveys 15th Century literature in the light of modern scholarship. Chronological tables, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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54 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Frantzen, Allen J. TROILUS AND CRISEYDE: The Poem and the Frame
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805794271 / 9780805794274 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Dancers'' by Max Weber. Chronology of Chaucer's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
A study of Chaucer's famous poem, with a description of many of the interpretations of the text since medieval times. Frantzen argues that the poem is best viewed through "frames," and utilizes various frames to analyze the complex aspects of the work. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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55 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Giffin, Mary STUDIES ON CHAUCER AND HIS AUDIENCE
Hull, Quebec, Canada: Les Editions L'Eclair 1956. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. Illustrated with seven photographic reproductions (two in color) on coated stock, including frontispiece. 
A detailed study of four poems which Chaucer appears to have written for particular audiences. Two of the poems are meant to be read aloud, and two written for readers, three for groups and one for the king. 127 pages, index, notes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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56 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 5 1983
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1983. 0937664642 / 9780937664643 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 280pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of articles and reviews about the medieval poet, including pieces on medieval narrative, chivalry, and comedy in allegory. Includes the Society's Presidential address, bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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57 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 7 1985
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1985. 0933784066 / 9780933784062 First edition. Hardcover. Mild bump to lower edge of the front cover, else a very nearly fine copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 350pp. 
The New Chaucer Society's annual collection of scholarly articles and reviews, including pieces on the spirituality of the High Middle Ages, astrology in English literature, and the structure of THE CANTERBURY TALES. Bibliography, author index, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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58 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Heffernan, Thomas J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 8 1986
Knoxville, Tennessee: The New Chaucer Society, 1986. 0933784090 / 9780933784093 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews about medieval literature from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on poetic symbolism, medicine in Chaucer's time, and women writers of the Middle Ages. Annotated bibliography, author index, index. 353pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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59 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Meech, Sanford B. DESIGN IN CHAUCER'S TROILUS
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, (1959). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in decorative cloth and dark blue top-edge coloring; in a dust jacket that shows some minor edge tears, pale discoloration, an internal chip and related snags at upper spine. 529pp. 
A study of the transformation of Boccaccio's FILOSTRATO into Chaucer's love poem TROILUS AND CRISEYDE. Meech examines the text to reveal the similarities and the departures from the original to clarify Chaucer's poetic design. Notes, index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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60 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles CHAUCER AND THE FRENCH TRADITION: A Study in Style and Meaning
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1960) Second printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, else near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket with shelfwear, tanning to the spine, scattered pencil-marks to front panel, and internal nicks to the spine. 282pp. 
A study of Chaucer's poetic style, analyzed from a modern perspective, with an emphasis on form and style rather than content. Muscatine creates a new outlook on Chaucer's poetic development, and new interpretations of his major poems. Notes, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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