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  • A Writer's Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf

    By Virginia Woolf

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156027915
    • Publisher: Harvest / Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: March 2003
    The book, consisting of an uninterrupted chronological period of twenty-seven years (in 26 volumes), throws light upon Virginia Woolf's intentions, objects, and methods as a writer.it gives an unusual psychological picture of artistic production from within. Its value and interest depend to a great extent upon the value and interest of the product of Virginia Woolf's art. She does not always indicate in the diarywhere she is when she is writing it & it is rarely of much importance that the reader should know. The first entry is dated 1918; the last, three weeks before her death in 1941. Between these points: the private world of Virginia Woolf.
  • All the Names

    By Jose Saramago

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156010597
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: 2000
    A low-grade bachelor clerk in a city's Central Registry comes across the birth certificate of an anonymous young woman. Deciding it is not mere chance, he sets off to follow the thread that leads himto her, and to knowing more about himself than he would be pleased to discover. Includes a Reading Group Guide. 245p.
  • Blindness

    By Jose Saramago

    Our Price: $7.50 - $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156007757
    • Publisher: Harvest
    • Published: October 1999
    This stunning parable of loss and disorientation tells of a city hit by an epidemic of 'white blindness' that spares no one. One eyewitness to this nightmare guides seven strangers - among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears - through the empty, harrowing streets in an uncanny procession. From the 1998 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. 352p.
  • Just So Stories: for Little Children (Oxford World's Classics)

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199538607
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: March 2009
    How did the camel get his hump? Why won't cats do as they are told? How did an inquisitive little elephant change the lives of elephants everywhere? Kipling's imagined answers to such questions draw on the beast fables of India, and they are full of jokes, subtexts, and exotic references. This fully illustrated edition includes two extra stories and Kipling's own explanation of the title.
  • Kim

    By Rudyard Kipling

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486445083
    • Publisher: N/A
    • Published: December 2005
    Kim, the poor orphaned son of an Irish soldier stationed in India, searches for his identity and learns to move between the two cultures, becoming the disciple of a Tibetan monk while training as a spy for the British secret service.
  • Letters of Virginia Woolf : 1936-1941

    By Virginia Woolf

    Our Price: $38.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156508872
    • Publisher: HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH INC
    • Published: September 1982
    The unabridged texts of virtually all of the English novelist's extant correspondence, recording her personality, activities, relationships, spells of madness, and growth as a writer from the age of six to shortly before her death
  • Letters of Virginia Woolf: 1929-1931

    By Virginia Woolf

    Our Price: $33.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156508841
    • Publisher: HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH INC
    • Published: May 1981
    These years were dominated by one woman and one book. The woman was Ethel Smyth; the book was The Waves. This volume's "unerringly human and confessional tone makes Woolf, at last, a real person" (San Francisco Chronicle). Edited by Nigel Nicolson and Joanne Trautmann; Introduction by Nigel Nicolson; Index; photographs.
  • Life on the Mississippi

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486414263
    • Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS
    • Published: December 2000
  • Little Big Man

    By Thomas Berger

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385298292
    • Publisher: Dial Press Trade
    • Published: September 1989
    The astonishing reminiscences of an ancient and immodest Indian frontiersman form a witty, lusty, and highly impressive epic, a panoramic enlargement of the way of life in the Old West
  • Little Dorrit

    By Charles Dickens

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141439969
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2004
    Presents the story of the daughter of an imprisoned debtor, who works to free her family from their circumstances as she suffers the injustices of nineteenth-century English society.
  • Northanger Abbey

    By Jane Austen

    Our Price: $5.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853260438
    • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
    • Published: January 1998
    This clever satire of Gothic romance tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland, who leavers her sheltered rural hom to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humor the interaction between Catherine and the various characters who she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world around her. The author's first full-length novel. 198p.
  • Our Mutual Friend

    By Charles Dickens

    Our Price: $11.70
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140434972
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: February 1998
    'Has a dead man any use for money? … What world does money belong to? This world. How can money be a corpse's?' Our Mutual Friend centres on an inheritance – Old Harmon's profitable dust heaps – and its legatees, young John Harmon, presumed drowned when a body is pulled out of the River Thames, and kindly dustman Mr Boffin, to whom the fortune defaults. With brilliant satire, Dickens portrays a dark, macabre London, inhabited by such disparate characters as Gaffer Hexam, scavenging the river for corpses; enchanting, mercenary Bella Wilfer; the social climbing Veneerings; and the unscrupulous street-trader Silas Wegg. Dickens's last completed novel is richly symbolic in its vision of death and renewal in a city dominated by the fetid Thames, and of the corrupting power of money. This edition uses the text of the first volume edition of 1865, and includes the original illustrations, a chronology, a list for further reading, and appendices on the illustrations and serial plans. Adrian Poole's introduction examines biblical allusions and the central themes of Our Mutual Friend.
  • Robert Frost's Poems

    By Robert Frost

    Our Price: $7.19
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780312983321
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: March 2002
    A selection of more than one hundred of the great American poet's most popular works includes "The Road Not Taken," "Two Tramps in Mud Time," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Birches,"and "The Gift Outright." Reprint.
  • Roughing It (Signet Classics)

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Mass Market Paperbound
    • ISBN-13: 9780451531100
    • Publisher: Signet Classics
    • Published: November 2008
    A classic tour of the wild west In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West?and Roughing It is his hilarious record of his travels come to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales.
  • Seeing

    By Jose Saramago

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156032735
    • Publisher: Harvest / Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: April 2007
    Election day in the capital and it rains so hard that no one bothers to come out to vote. When the rain finally stops, voters rush to the polling station as if ordered to appear.When the ballots are counted, more than 70% are blank. The citizens are rebellious; a state of emergency is declared. What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister. The author won the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. 307p.

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