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Prelude to the Enlightenment: French Literature 1690-1740

By: Atkinson, Geoffroy; Keller, Abraham C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, UK, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: LITHIS1

ISBN: 0048400017

Condition: Good


Hard cover, first edition, 432g, 221pgs. A study of the attitudes of French writers during the transition from the Classical Age to the Enlightenment. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Wicked Wit of Jane Austen, The

By: Austen, Jane; and Enright, Dominique (compiled by(

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, England, Michael O'Mara Books Limited: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: LITHIS4

ISBN: 1854796526

Condition: Good


Hardcover with laminated blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 338g, 162pgs, blue endpapers. This is an absorbing collection of Jane Austen's sharpest, most profound and amusing observations on human nature, money, marriage, life and society. Book is in good condition with only mild general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are also in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

By: Bayley, John

Price: $5.50

Publisher: London, England, Time Warner Books UK: 2002

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: BIOUK296

ISBN: 0349114293

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first thus, 326gms, 294 pages. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Dylan Thomas in America

By: Brinnin, John Malcolm

Price: $4.50

Publisher: London, England, Ace Books: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOUSA174

Condition: Good


Paperback, reprint, 150gms, 219pgs. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader

By: Eagleton, Mary (ed)

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Oxford, UK, Blackwell Publishers: 1997

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: LITHIS5

ISBN: 0631197346

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, reprint of second edition, 756g, 438pgs. Is there a distinctive women's tradition in literature? Do women write differently from men? These are among the many questions addressed, debated and illuminated in this new edition of Mary Eagleton's classic Reader in feminist literary theory. Book is in very good condition with only mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Yeats: The Man and the Masks

By: Ellmann, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, England, Penguin Books: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOUK287

ISBN: 0140113649

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 288gms, 336 pages. This Richard Ellmann's classic study of the life of Yeats which presents an extraordinary mixture of the public and personal. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is also some creasing to the spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Dab of Dickens & A Touch of Twain, A: Literary Lives From Shakespeare's Old England to Frost's New England

By: Engel, Elliot

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, USA, Pocket Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: LITHIS3

ISBN: 0743448979

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 346g, 349pgs. Dr Elliot Engel, a foremost suthority on the lives of great authors, illuminates the fascinating and flawed men and women of literature's elite. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Mysterious World of Agatha Christie, The

By: Feinman, Jeffrey

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, USA, Award Books: 1975

Edition: First Award Printing

Seller ID: BIOUK280

ISBN: 04261489175

Condition: Good


Paperback, first award printing, 104gms, 190 pages. This book looks behind Agatha Christie's veil of privacy and discovers a woman even more remarkable than her public suspects. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and heavy page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Angel at My Table, An (Autobiography 2)

By: Frame, Janet

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, England, Flamingo: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIONZ2

ISBN: 0586085866

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint edition, 180gms, 190 pages. In this second volume of award-winning New Zealand novelist Janet Frame's autobiography she tells the story of her leaving the family home, only to find that her hard-won independence is as much a burden as a blessing. Cracking under the strain, she is mistakenly pronounced schizophrenic, and spends the next 8 years in mental institutions. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discoloura... View more info

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Poet Kendall: His Romantic History (From the Cradle to the Humeneal Altar)

By: Hamilton-Grey, Mrs A. M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, John Sands Limited: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS404

Condition: Good


Hardcover with cloth boards, no dust jacket, first edition, 768gms, 334 pages. This is the first of a two volume biography of the Australian poet Henry Kendall. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book is ex-library and shows the associated stampings and markings. Boards are in good condition with moderate shelf wear and chipping. Spine has a library code written on the cloth, otherwise no... View more info

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Kendall: Our "God-Made Chief" - "A Singer of the Dawn" - A Continuation of Poet Kendall, Making a Complete History from Cradle to Grave

By: Hamilton-Grey, Mrs A. M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, 1940

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: BIOAUS405

Condition: Good


Hardcover with cloth boards, no dust jacket, edition not stated, 552gms, 185 pages. This is the second of a two volume biography of the Australian poet Henry Kendall. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book is ex-library and shows the associated stampings and markings. Boards are in good condition with moderate shelf wear and chipping. Spine has a library code written on the cloth, otherw... View more info

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Agatha Christie: First Lady of Crime

By: Keating, H. R. F. (ed)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, England, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOUK295

ISBN: 0297772953

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 836gms, 224 pages. This book is a compilation of pieces by distinguished writers about the first lady of crime, Agatha Christie. What results is perhaps the fullest account of her life yet published. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. This is an ex-library book and shows the associated stampings and markings. Book has been covered in cle... View more info

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Epic and Romance: Essays on Medieval Literature

By: Ker, W. P.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, USA, Dover Publications:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: LITHIS10

ISBN: 0486203557

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 484g, 398pgs. The essays gathered together in this volume constitute one of the major classic in the study of literature of the Middle Ages. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book has been covered in clear plastic and stuck to inside card for protection, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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"O Beloved Kids": Rudyard Kipling's Letters to His Children

By: Kipling, Rudyard; and Gilbert, Elliot L. (ed)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, England, Zenith Books: 1984

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: BIOUK298

ISBN: 0099350009

Condition: Good


Softcover, first thus, 412gms, 225 pages. This book features a selection of the letters written by Rudyard Kipling to his two younger children, John and Elsie, between 1906 and 1915. It includes over 50 illustrations in pen and ink from Kipling himself, plus a handful of photographs. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Shakespeare Book of Lists, The

By: LoMonico, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, UK, Bounty Books: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: LITHIS2

ISBN: 0753713640

Condition: Good


Soft cover, reprint, 462g, 232pgs. The ultimate guide to the bard, his plays and how they've been interpreted (and misinterpreted) through the ages. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Was It Yesterday? The Autobiography of Pixie O'Harris

By: O'Harris, Pixie

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Rigby Publishers: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS189

ISBN: 0727018140

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 626gms, 119 pages, light green endpapers. This is the autobiography of Australia's best-known and well-loved children's book illustrator, Pixie O'Harris. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Playing With Ideas: Australian Women Playwrights from the Suffragettes to the Sixties

By: Pfisterer, Susan; and Pickett, Carolyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia, Currency Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: LITHIS8

ISBN: 0868195650

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 332g, 262pgs. This book reveals the dynamic female tradition of Australian women's playwriting from the suffrage era to the 1960s. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created Tarzan (Volumes 1 & 2 in Slip Case)

By: Porges, Irwin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Ballantine Books: 1976

Edition: First Ballantine Edition

Seller ID: BIOUSA191

ISBN: 03452513181000

Condition: Good


Softcovers presented in Slip Case, first Ballantine Books edition, 1820g, 1310 pages over two volumes. The complete chronicle of the life and works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, including an introduction by Ray Bradbury. Books are in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Slip case is in fair condition with heavy shelf wear and scuffing particularly to corners and edges though still well in tact, otherwise no other pre-loved m... View more info

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Murderess Ink: The Better Half of the Mystery

By: Winn, Dilys

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, Bell Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: LITHIS7

ISBN: 0517360578

Condition: Good


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, 1981 edition, 1180g, 304pgs. This book pays tribute to the female murderer throughout literary history and includes work from 50 contributors, over 100 statements, essays, lectures and pieces of fiction. Book is in good condition with only mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration. Boards and dust jacket is in good condition with only minor shelf wear and chipping, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info