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  • Herman Melville (Penguin Lives)

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670891580
    • Publisher: Lipper / Viking
    • Published: June 2000
    (Penguin Lives). A fine critical commentary on the nineteenty-century writer who rode into the pantheon of American literature on one whale of a novel. 'A rich analysis of the whole of Melville's work'.' 161p.
  • Intellectual Memoirs: New York, 1936-1938

    By Mary McCarthy

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156447874
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
    • Published: June 1993
    The author recounts her days in New York, discussing the breakup of her first marriage, her move to Greenwich Village, and the beginning of her literary career
  • Moby-Dick or, The Whale

    By Herman Melville

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679783275
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: October 2000
    (Modern Library Paperback Classics). Epic tale of Ahab's obsessive quest for the great white whale. This edition produces Kent's illustrations and page designs for the 1930 edition. 896p.
  • Morte D'Urban

    By J. F. Powers

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322233
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: April 2000
    Winner of The 1963 National Book Award for Fiction.The hero of J.F. Powers's comic masterpiece is Father Urban, a man of the cloth who is also a man of the world. Charming, with an expansive vision of the spiritual life and a high tolerance for moral ambiguity, Urban enjoys a national reputation as a speaker on the religious circuit and has big plans for the future. But then the provincial head of his dowdy religious order banishes him to a retreat house in the Minnesota hinterlands. Father Urban soon bounces back, carrying God's word with undaunted enthusiasm through the golf courses, fishing lodges, and backyard barbecues of his new turf. Yet even as he triumphs his tribulations mount, and in the end his greatest success proves a setback from which he cannot recover.First published in 1962, Morte D'Urban has been praised by writers as various as Gore Vidal, William Gass, Mary Gordon, and Philip Roth. This beautifully observed, often hilarious tale of a most unlikely Knight of Faith is among the finest achievements of an author whose singular vision assures him a permanent place in American literature.
  • Seduction and Betrayal

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780940322783
    • Publisher: NYRB
    • Published: September 2001
    The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America's most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism. A gallery of unforgettable portraits--of Virginia Woolf and Zelda Fitzgerald, Dorothy Wordsworth and Jane Carlyle--as well as a provocative reading of such works as Wuthering Heights, Hedda Gabler, and the poems of Sylvia Plath, Seduction and Betrayal is a virtuoso performance, a major writer's reckoning with the relations between men and women, women and writing, writing and life.
  • The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781681371542
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: October 2017
  • The Simple Truth

    By Elizabeth Hardwick

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499266573
    • Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
    • Published: 1955
    (1955). 8vo. 1st edition. Minor toning and fading to extremities of blue cloth. P.o. signature with bookseller's stamp on front pastedown. Fading to spine of d.j. Chipping to d.j. spine ends, with some tearing along joints. VG/VG.
  • White-Jacket or, The World in a Man-of-War

    By Herman Melville

    Our Price: $4.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812966176
    • Publisher: MODERN LIBRARY
    • Published: December 2002
    A nineteenth-century appeal to maintain a decent standard of food for sailors, to care for the sick, and to prevent the frequency of flogging in the United States Navy.
  • Zeno's Conscience (Everyman's Library, No. 249)

    By Italo Svevo

    Our Price: $20.70
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375413308
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2001
    Originally discovered and championed by James Joyce, the book is at once a comedy of errors, a sly testimonial to the joys of procrastination, and a surpassingly lucid vision of human nature. 496p.

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