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  • A Very Easy Death

    By Simone de Beauvoir

    Our Price: $10.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394728995
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: March 1985
    A Very Easy Death has long been considered one of Simone de Beauvoir's masterpieces. The profoundly moving, day-by-day recounting of her mother's death, it is a deeply personal story that reveals a new side of the author and adds a dimension to the self-portrait that her other books have created. But it stands by itself, too, as a classic account of an all-too-familiar yet unknown experience. Powerful and touching-and sometimes shocking-it is a story no reader is likely to forget.
  • A Very Easy Death

    By Simon de Beauvoir

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110589858
    • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Published: 1966
    (1965). 8vo. 1st American edition. Fading due to dampsatin at spine and margins of boards. Some edgewear with short tears and small chips to d.j., dampstain to spine more apparent at verso. VG/VG.
  • Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre

    By Simone de Beauvoir

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394728988
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: February 1985
    Sartre's closest friend examines the last years of his life and presents a conversation between herself and Sartre which touches upon subjects including the origins of his philosophy, the conviction behind his activism, and the inspiration for his fiction
  • Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon

    By Henri Charriere

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780688002183
    • Publisher: William Morrow & Company, Inc.
    • Published: January 1973
  • Coming of Age

    By Simone de Beauvoir

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393314434
    • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
    • Published: June 1996
    Here, writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir seeks greater understanding of our treatment of elders by answering pertinent questions regarding the perception and impact of ageing. Tenaciously and ruthlessly honest, she guides readers on a study spanning a thousand years and a variety of nations and cultures to provide a clear and alarming picture of 'society's secret shame' - the separation and distance from our communities that the old must suffer and endure. By breaking down what she calls a 'conspiracy of silence,' Beauvoir transforms old age from a forbidden subject to an issue immediately pertinent to all generations. Appendices; Index. 585p.
  • Daily Life of the Aztecs

    By Jacques Soustelle

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486424859
    • Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS
    • Published: November 2002
    Translated from the French.
  • Joseph Banks: A Life

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226616285
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: December 1997
    One of our greatest writers about the sea has written an engrossing story of one of history's most legendary maritime explorers. Patrick O'Brian's biography of naturalist, explorer and co-founder of Australia, Joseph Banks, is narrative history at its finest. Published to rave reviews, it reveals Banks to be a man of enduring importance, and establishes itself as a classic of exploration."It is in his description of that arduous three-year voyage [on the ship Endeavor] that Mr. O'Brian is at his most brilliant. . . . He makes us understand what life within this wooden world was like, with its 94 male souls, two dogs, a cat and a goat."—Linda Colley, New York Times"An absorbing, finely written overview, meant for the general reader, of a major figure in the history of natural science."—Frank Stewart, Los Angeles Times"[This book is] the definitive biography of an extraordinary subject."—Robert Taylor, Boston Globe"His skill at narrative and his extensive knowledge of the maritime history . . . give him a definite leg up in telling this . . . story."—Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Joseph Banks: A Life

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780879239305
    • Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
    • Published: March 1993
    Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), was a naturalist, explorer, president for more than forty years of the Royal Society, Britain's oldest scientific institution, and one of Australia's founding fathers. He first rose to fame when, as a young botanist, he accompanied Captain Cook on his epic circumnavigation that resulted in the discovery of Australia. He was a central figure in a generation that transformed an insular monarchy into a modern industrial powerhouse. Yet a complete picture of Banks's long life has never emerged from the vast archive left at his death.The young Banks sailed on expeditions to North America and Iceland as well as the Pacific; he was also instrumental in establishing Kew Gardens as one of the world's greatest botanical centers. An indefatigable correspondent, he had a wide circle of friends and associates, including Cuvier, Watt, Samuel Johnson, and Edward Gibbon.Patrick O'Brian's masterful biography, which makes full use of Banks's letters and journals (some hitherto unknown), brings from the shadows a man of enduring importance. Banks emerges as a cheerful, forthright, and hospitable man whose true genius lay in promoting the enthusiasms of others. His legacy survives not only in his magnificent Florilegium, the record of his botanical studies in the South Seas, but in the development of the Australian continent and the tenor and tradition of subsequent scientific enterprise. Joseph Banks: A Life, gracefully written by one of England's prose masters, provides a fascinating overview of a full and important life.
  • Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin: Book 2)

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393037029
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: November 1994
    Aubrey Maturin Series
  • The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin: Book 17)

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393314595
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: April 1996
    Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are sent on a decoy mission to the lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave trade, and ultimately head to Ireland, where the French are building an invasion force
  • The Far Side of the World (Aubrey/Maturin: Book 10)

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393037104
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: November 1994
    (The Aubrey/Maturin Series). The War of 1812 continues, andJack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission to intercept an American frigate sailing to play havoc with the British whaling traded. Meanwhile, Maturin is fryinghis own fish in the world of secret intelligence. 366p.
  • The Far Side of the World (Aubrey/Maturin: Book 10)

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393308624
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: April 1992
    The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity. 416p.
  • The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin: Book 8)

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393037081
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: November 1994
    (The Aubrey/Maturin Series). Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the waters where they first sailed as shipmates when a sudden turn of events takes the 'Holmes/Watson duo of thehigh seas' on a dangerous mission to the Greek Islands. 367p.
  • The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin: Book 12)

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $5.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393309058
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 1992
    Jack Aubrey, a former sea-officer in the British Navy and still bitter about his court-martial, agrees to take command of his old ship, the Surprise, which was sold to Dr. Stephen Maturin, who obtained a letter of marque to the use the ship as a privateer
  • Treason's Harbour (Aubrey/Maturin: Book 9)

    By Patrick O'Brian

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780007255917
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: August 2007
    Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback by Harper Perennial with stunning new jackets.

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