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Modern Prose Style

By: Bonamy Dupree

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003767

Condition: Good


Study of writing styles, quoting modern writers as examples. 252pp with index. Bumping to spine and corners, bottom edges rough-cut, top edges dusty, some creased corners, nick to cloth on top edge and some marking to boards, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Studies in Classical American Literature

By: D H Lawrence and M L Skinner

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Penguin Books Ltd: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006018

ISBN: 0-14-018377-9

Condition: Very Good


Series of individual essays on the writing of Benjamin Franklin, Hector St John de Crevecoeur, Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dana, Herman Melville and Whitman. Cover shows detail from "Old Companions" by John F Peto. 187pp. Minimal wear to cover and edges sunned, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Literary Criticism of T S Eliot - New Essays

By: David Newton-de Molina (Editor)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, The Athlone Press, University of London: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008051

ISBN: 0-485-11167-5

Condition: Very Good


Collection of specially commissioned essays o n T H Eliot's literary criticism collected by the editor. 216pp with index. Gilt lettering to spine. Surface scratch to front board, slight bumping to spine, some marking to page edges and one turned corner, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ is unclipped and laminated, with slight fading and bumping to spine, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Gothic Tradition

By: David Stevens and Adrian Barlow

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 000601

ISBN: 0-521-77732-1

Condition: Near Fine


Part of the series Cambridge Contexts in Literature, designed for students at advanced level. 128pp. Light shelf-wear to cover, otherwise unmarked copy. View more info

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The Ordinary Universe - Soundings in Modern Literature

By: Denis Donoghue

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003820

Condition: Very Good


An attempt to show that the middle range of experience is relevant, as expressed in modern literature. 320pp with index. Gilt lettering to spine. Some turned corners, top edges dusty and former owner's name to front endpaper, otherwise very good copy. Unclipped DJ has some marking on back and flyleaves and slight edgewear, otherwise good. View more info

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Stendhal - A Study of His Novels

By: F W J Hemmings

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008184

Condition: Good


Examination of the novels of Henri Beyle (Stendhal), with a short biography of the writer. 232pp with index and bibliography. Gilt lettering to spine. Some bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, foxing and browning to edges, marking to boards and some margins, and ticks to margins in bibliography, otherwise good copy. View more info

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John Webster - A Critical Anthology

By: G K & S K Hunter (Editors)

Price: £2.75

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003424

ISBN: 14-080135-0

Condition: Good


Penguin Critical Anthologies series. 328pp with index. Edges sunned, spine creased, cover marked, previous owners' names to front endpaper and notes inside rear cover, otherwise good tight copy. View more info

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The Influence of Baudelaire in France and England

By: G Turquet-Milnes

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Constable & Co Ltd: 1913

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 005821

Condition: Good


Analysis of the phenomenon dubbed "Baudelairism" by critics and the public. 300pp with index. Boards bumped and badly marked, edges rough-cut and dusty and front endpaper browned, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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A Short History of English Literature

By: George Saintsbury

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1929

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007471

Condition: Good


First published in 1898, reprint with corrections. 818pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Slight bumping to spine and corners, top edges dusty, left hinge showing and minor marking to fore-edges. otherwise good copy. From the collection of writer Storm Jameson, whose signature appears on the front endpaper. View more info

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Who's Who in D H Lawrence

By: Graham Holderness

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Elm Tree Books Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008251

ISBN: 241-89355-0

Condition: Very Good


Description of over 400 characters created by Lawrence in his novels and novellas, arranged alphabetically.136pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor bumping to spine, otherwise very good/near fine copy with no marks or inscriptions. Dustwrapper is price-clipped, with slight edgewear and finger marking, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Art of T S Eliot

By: Helen Gardner

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd: 1968

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007575

Condition: Good


Study of 'Four Quartets' and Eliot's poems and plays leading up to this work. 185pp. Slight creasing to spine and corners, former owner's name to inside cover, trace of short pencil note to final page and faint cup ring to cover, otherwise good copy. View more info

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Robert Graves

By: J M Cohen

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Oliver and Boyd: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007629

Condition: Very Good


Writers and Critics Series. Full length study of the poetry and prose of Robert Graves. 118pp. Slight surface marking to cover and minor creasing to corners, spine a little faced and old price sticker to front panel, otheriwse very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Pisarze Swiata Mickiewiczowi / Les Ecrivains Du Monde En Hommage a Mickiewicz

By: Jan Parandowski (Editor)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Czytelnik: 1962

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 008446

Condition: Good


Rare volume from 1962, comprising a collection of tributes to the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz from writers around the world, members oif the PEN Club, including the English novelist, Storm Jameson, from whose collection this copy was obtained. The texts appear in English/Polish, French/Polish, German/Polish, as appropriate. 237pp plus index, illustrated with black and white photographs of the writers. Bumping to corners and edges and some marking to the boards, otherwise... View more info

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The French New Novel: Claude Simon, Michel Butor, Alain Robbe-Griller

By: John Sturrock

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, New York & Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007452

ISBN: 19-212178-2

Condition: Good


Examination of the novels of three leading writers of the French 'nouveau roman'. 244pp with index. Gilt lettering to spine. Library withdrawal stamp to verso of title page, front endpaper has been removed, top edges dusty and foxing to top and fore edges, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ faded to spine and somewhat rubbed and worn to edges, otherwise good. View more info

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The Modern American Novel

By: Malcolm Bradbury

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005870

ISBN: 0-19-289044-1

Condition: Very Good


Critical account of the development of American literature, emphasizing its links with European fiction. 209pp with index. Pages sunned and slight reading crease to spine, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Literature of the United States of America (Macmillan History of Literature)

By: Marshall Walker

Price: £5.50

Publisher: The Macmillan Press Ltd: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005845

ISBN: 0-333-32298-3

Condition: Very Good


Study of 400 years of American literature. 236pp with index, illustrated with 18 black and white plates. Gilt lettering to spine, which is pale cream in colour although the lettering is not faded. The unclipped DJ also has a cream coloured spine, with some rubbing at the top edges, otherwise very good. View more info

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The Lady Investigates - Women Detectives and Spies in Fiction

By: Patricia Craig and Mary Cadogan

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1986

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 004239

ISBN: 0-19-281938-0

Condition: Good


Comprehensive survey of women in the detective story and spy thriller, from Anna Katharine Green at the end of the 19th century, to P D James. 252pp illustrated with 13 black and white drawings. Spine slanted, edges sunned, spine and corners creased and label on back cover, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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British Women Writers of World War II - Battlegrounds of Their Own

By: Phyllis Lassner

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Press Ltd: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 007340

ISBN: 0-333-72195-0

Condition: Near Fine


Analysis of British women's literature of the 1930s and 1940s, in which they debated the justness of a second world war. Explores the war writing of Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, Stevie Smith, Naomi Mitchison, Olivia Manning and others, as well as rediscovered women writers like Phyllis Bottome and Storm Jameson, from whose collection this copy was obtained. Minimal marking to top edges, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minor shelfwear, ... View more info

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Norman Douglas

By: R M Dawkins

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1952

Edition: Enlarged and Revised Edition

Seller ID: 007679

Condition: Good


Appraisal of the work of Norman Douglas, who died in 1952, written by his close friend. 88pp. Red lettering to cover, edges yapped. Some wear to cover, with 1" closed tear at base of spine, top edges dusty and slight darkening to edges of cover, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Fourfold Tradition - Notes on the French and English Literatures, with Some Ethnological and Historical Asides

By: Rayner Heppenstall

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Barrie & Rockliff: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003739

Condition: Good


280pp with index.Gilt lettering to spine. Boards slightly bowed and top edges dusty. Library label to front pastedown with typed notes "The Gift of the Author". A few neat annotationsin pencil to margins, otherwise good copy. View more info