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The Urgent West: The American Dream and Modern Man

By: Allen, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06599


Shelf wear and light spotting to the top-edge. Jacket chipped at the head of the spine. 244 pages, with Bibliography, Other Books to Read, and Index. The book begins with a short history of the United States through Reconstruction of the South and industrial expansion in the North. The author next discusses major American literary figures who emerged out of this historical landscape in the 19th and 20th centuries. View more info

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A Primer of Ignorance

By: Blackmur, R.P. (Edited by Joesph Frank)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06537


Mild wear to book and previous owner name and address on front free endpaper. Jacket rubbed and a bit edge-worn. Blackmur's intended volume of essays to follow his Eleven Essays in the European Novel, edited by Joesph Frank and published posthumouosly (Blackmur died in 1965). Includes some essays never before collected in book form. All pieces deal with "themes and pathologies in American culture." 273 pages. View more info

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Milton's "Lycidas" Edited to Serve as an Introduction to Criticism

By: Elledge, Scott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1966

Seller ID: 06946


Very mild wear to booka and jacket. 330 pages with Notes, Bibliographies, and Index. Some pencil underlining and marginalia found on about 15 pages. Otherwise a nice, clean copy. View more info

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The Innocent Child in Dickens and Other Writers

By: Ellison, Eugenia Adams

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Burnet, Texas, Eakin Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 06322


Red leatherette with gilt title to spine. Several pin-point spots on the bottom edge, else fine. The jacket shows a moderate amount of rubbing, despite which, the book appears unread. 29 pages, with Bibliography. The first two chapters deal with the child in literature up to and since William Wordsworth's time. The rest of the book appears devoted to the child in Dickens' stories. The author has inscribed this copy to one of her students. The author has inscribed this co... View more info

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The Major Critics: The Development of English Literary Criticism

By: Holmes, Charles S, Edwin Fussell and Ray Frazer (Editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06936


Contents inlcude critical essays from Aristotle, Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and T.S. Eliot. 313 pages. View more info

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The Promised End: Essays and Reviews 1942-1962

By: Hyman, Stanley Edgar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The World Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06600


Light shelf wear. Jacket is chipped and rubbed, heavily so on the rear panel, where there is also a tear at the bottom edge. The author's selection of his previously published essays. 380 pages, no Bibliography, References, or Index. View more info

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Age of the Modern and Other Literary Essays

By: Moore, Harry T.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06538


Light shelf wear and potting to the fore-edge. Jacket lightly rubbed and has a bit of edge wear. The previous owner of the book has written his name on the fornt free endpaper--Warren Roberts, Austin 1971. Below that is pasted a card stating "With the compliments of Southern Illinois University Press." The signature on the card looks like "Vernon Stanky." Previous owner Roberts was an authority on D.H. Lawrence and collaborated with Harry T. Moore, an int... View more info

Evolution and Poetic Belief: A Study in Some Victorian and Modern Writers

By: Roppen, Georg

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oslo, Norway, Oslo University Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06948


475 pages with Bibliography and Index. Mild to moderate wear to covers, no serious defects. Light pencil underlining found on several pages. Number 5 in the Oslo Studies in English. Tennyson, Browning, Darwin, Hardy, Shaw, and more. A clean, sturdy copy. View more info

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Innocent Eye: On Modern Literature & the Arts

By: Shattuck, Roger

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1984

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 05938


Small bookstore/gift shop sticker at top of front flap. Critic and historian Shattuck writes in this volume primarily about the disputed contributions of French art and literature to contemporary culture. 362 pages with Index and illustrations. View more info

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Eight American Authors: A Review of Research and Criticism

By: Woodress, James [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1971

Edition: Revised Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 05941


Price-clipped jacket with a couple of small edge tears at the spine ends. 392 pages with Notes on the Contributors and Index. Completely revised from the 1956 first edition, this volume consider the scholarship of the ensuing 15 years. Essays about textual, biographical, and critical scholarship on the masters of American literature: Poe, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville, Twain, and Henry James. View more info