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61 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Muscatine, Charles POETRY AND CRISIS IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER
Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press, (1972). 0268004595 / 9780268004590 First edition. With folded publisher's advertisement laid in. Hardcover. Mild fading to the spine, and a tiny nick to upper shelf edge cloth, else near fine in fushia cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. Notes, index. 
A collection of four essays from lectures given by Professors Ward and Phillips in 1969 at the University of Notre Dame, that dealt with the issue of the relevance of the study of medieval works, utilizing specific texts to reveal their significance. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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62 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Pearcy, Roy J., editor STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER: Volume 4 1982
(Norman, Oklahoma): The New Chaucer Society, 1982. 0933784031 / 9780933784031 First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, spots of soil to the fore-edge of the text block, and mild lean, else a near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt illustration and lettering to cover, and gilt lettering to spine; no dust jacket. 
Articles and reviews from the New Chaucer Society, including pieces on Chaucer's use of punctuation and language, Theban history in TROILUS, and approaches to teaching his works. Bibliography, author index, general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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63 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Rigby, S.H. CHAUCER IN CONTEXT: Society, Allegory and Gender
Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, (1996). 0719042364 / 9780719042362 First edition, first printing: Trade paperbound issue. Fine, as new, in color illustrated wraps. 
A study that surveys and assesses competing critical approaches to Chaucer's work. Rigby also focuses on the context of the thought, social issues and political controversies in Chaucer's time. 205 pages; select bibliography; references; and index. 
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64 (Chaucer, Geoffrey). Speirs, John CHAUCER THE MAKER
London: Faber and Faber, (1962). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket with soiling to the rear panel, and mild wear to the extremities. 
An introduction to Chaucer's life and works, which examines the social background behind his writings, revealing the skill, humor, and humanity contained within the poems. Speirs argues Chaucer is an essential forerunner to later literature. Index. 
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Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the page edges, else a bright fine copy; in a dust jacket with small tears and nicks to the edges, a small chip to the upper spine panel, and age-toning to the spine panel and edges. Illustrated frontispiece, notes, bibliography. 
A study of Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" with an emphasis on the satiric elements of the poem. Thurston argues that as opposed to praising the ideals of the age of chivalry, the poem is meant as satire, and questions those cherished traditions. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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66 (Chesnutt, Charles Waddell). Keller, Frances Richardson AN AMERICAN CRUSADE: The Life of Charles Waddell Chesnutt
(Provo, Utah): Brigham Young University Press, (1978). 0842408376 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in maroon cloth with gilt lettering; in a near fine, lightly rubbed photo-pictorial dust jacket. 304 pages. 
"A thorough, well-documented study that should counter the underestimation and neglect of this important figure in American literature and race relations."--Sterling A. Brown. Illustrated with photographs. Bibliographical references and index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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67 (Christie, Agatha). Toye, Randall, compiled by THE AGATHA CHRISTIE WHO'S WHO
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1980). 0030575885 / 9780030575884 First edition. A Jonathan-James Book. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered brown textured cloth shelfback over tan boards; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with portrait of Christie by Tom Adams. Laid in, printed on heavy cardstock is ''The Agatha Christie Who's Who Crossword Puzzle.'' 
More than 2000 cross-referenced character entries, most supplemented with descriptive quotes from Dame Agatha's texts. With over 50 original b&w intext illustrations by Ron Berg. Bibliography of Christie's stories and novels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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68 (Cocteau, Jean). Knapp, Bettina L. JEAN COCTEAU: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805782397 / 9780805782394 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of Cocteau and his avant-garde influence through his poetry, plays, novels, films, and graphic arts. Knapp uses information culled from interviews with Cocteau and her knowledge of his works and life to describe this very original artist. 
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69 (Coleride, Samuel Taylor). Watson, Jeanie RISKING ENCHANTMENT: Coleridge's Symbolic World of Faery
Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The first extended study of Coleridge's use of fairy tale elements in his poetry. 
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70 (Coleridge, Samuel Taylor). Orr, Leonard, edited by CRITICAL ESSAYS ON SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., (1994). 081618867X / 9780816188673 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small bump to upper edge of front cover, else fine in maroon cloth lettered and ruled in gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. 194 pages, including index. 
Brief sketch of Coleridge's life, the origins and characteristics of the major schools of Coleridge criticism, followed by a selection of essays on Coleridge's poetry, politics, and criticism, with two pieces specially commissioned for this volume. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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71 (Collins, Wilkie). Andrew, R.V. WILKIE COLLINS: A Critical Survey of His Prose Fiction With A Bibliography
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979. 0824096673 / 9780824096670 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lower corner of pages damp-stained leaving mild page-waves, lower corners of rear cover soil-stained, else good and tight in red linen with black titles and rules to the spine; no dust jacket. Quarto. 358 pages; detailed bibliography; references. 
One of 24 volumes in Garland's Fiction Of Popular Culture series selected by E.F. Bleiler. This fascimile of a quality thesis offers an well-researched, in-depth, analytical study of Collins prose writings and with influences (Dickens) and techniques. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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72 (Compton-Burnett, Ivy). Gentile, Kathy Justice IVY COMPTON-BURNETT
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312060572 / 9780312060572 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
This feminist reassessment focuses on the Victorian/Edwardian family as a struggle among sexes, generations, and classes. An entry in the "Women Writers" series. 
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73 (Conrad, Joseph). Murfin, Ross C. LORD JIM: After the Truth
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805780947 / 9780805780949 First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Palm Leaf, Tangier'' by Henri Matisse. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Mr. Murfin analyzes Joseph Conrad's 1900 novel about the struggle between civilization and the primitive world. The book contains an historical background, the critical response, and a complete reading of the text. 
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74 (Coward, Noel). Levin, Milton NOEL COWARD: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805769781 / 9780805769784 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Twayne English Authors series #73. Update of the 1968 study adds analysis of posthumous publications and new biographical information about this fascinating playwright, actor, composer and celebrated wit. 
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75 (Cowley, Malcolm). Young, Thomas Daniel, editor CONVERSATIONS WITH MALCOLM COWLEY
Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, (1986). 0878052909 / 9780878052905 First edition. In the Literary Conversations Series. Hardcover. Fine in pale terra cotta cloth; in a fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Collection of twenty-one unabridged conversations with the revered editor, poet, literary historian, and critic, conducted by a variety of interviewers. Four interviews are published here for the first time. Indexed. 
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76 (Crane, Hart). Brunner, Edward J. SPLENDID FAILURE: Hart Crane and the Making of "The Bridge"
Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Provocative new perspective on Crane's intense struggle to complete his epic poem of America. 
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77 (Crane, Hart). Hanley, Alfred HART CRANE'S HOLY VISION: "White Buildings"
(Pittsburgh, PA): Duquesne University Press, (1981). 0820701513 / 9780820701516 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 194 pages; bibliography. 

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78 (Crane, Stephen). Holton, Milne CYLINDER OF VISION: The Fiction and Journalistic Writings of Stephen Crane
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1972). 0807100455 / 9780807100455 First edition. Hardcover. About near fine, in red cloth stamped in silver to the spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket that is edgeworn, rubbed, nicked at the edges (with attendant minor creasing), and shows a small chip to rear panel, some fading to spine panel. 
Comprehensive overview of Crane's short but intense career, with an extended consideration of Crane's masterwork, THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE. Notes, references, index. 353pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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79 (Crane, Stephen). Wolford, Chester L. STEPHEN CRANE: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston and New York: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805783156 / 9780805783155 First edition. In Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction series. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Chronology, bibliography, index. 
"Wolford's succinct and insightful commentaries trace with unusual clarity the development of Crane's style and thought in the intellectual and literary climate of the 1890s."--James Colver. "A splendid introduction to Crane's works." 
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80 (Dante Alighieri). Collins, James PILGRIM IN LOVE: An Introduction to Dante and His Spirituality
Chicago: Loyola University Press/A Campion Book, (1984). 0829404538 / 9780829404531 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's blind embossed stamp to endsheet and half-title, else near fine, in natural cloth lettered in gilt; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 287 pages, including bibliography. 
Brief summary of Dante's life and times followed by an exploration of his writings with commentary on many cantos of DIVINE COMEDY focusing on the themes of love and pilgrimage into God. 
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