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Into the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles
Downing, David C.
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Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
Friend, Catherine
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A Literary Tour Guide to the United States: Northeast
Harting, Emilie C.
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1 Downing, David C. Into the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles
0787978906 / 9780787978907; In this engaging and insightful book, C. S. Lewis expert David C. Downing invites readers to join his vivid exploration of the Chronicles of Narnia, offering a detailed look at the enchanting stories themselves and also focusing on the extraordinary intellect and imagination of the man behind the Wardrobe. Published in the 1950s, C. S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia were proclaimed instant children's classics and have been hailed in The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature as "the most sustained achievement in fantasy for children by a 20th-century author. " Downing presents each Narnai book as its own little wardrobe - each tale an opportunity to discover a visionary owrld of bustling vitality, sparkling beauty, and spiritual clarity. Downing's examination of Lewis's personal life shows how the content of these classic children's books reflects his love of wonder and story, his affection for animals and homespun things. Iincludes bibliographical references and an index. There is a small wrinkle at the top of the dust jacket.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
San Francisco, California, U. S. A., 2005, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Downing, David C.; 
002517; 
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2 Friend, Catherine Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
Catherine Friend was happy being an author and writing instructor. She always wore clean clothes. She never had anything disagreeable stuck to the bottom of her shoes. That all changed the day she agreed to help her partner Melissa embark on a rural odyssey filled with sheep, goats, chickens, llamas, and a host of other natural disasters. As it turns out, farming isn't all it's cracked up to be! This is a sort of coming-of- (middle) -age story of a woman trying to close the divide between who she wants to be and who she really is. After helping Melissa realize her dream, Catherine eventually finds a way to recapture her own in this unforgettable crash course in living off - and living with - the land. 240 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Marlowe & Company
New York, 2006, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
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002504; 
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3 Harting, Emilie C. A Literary Tour Guide to the United States: Northeast
0688032818 / 9780688032814; Here is a handy guide to literary landmarks from Maine to Maryland. Included are the homes of Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, and Mark Twain, and New England towns with rich literry heritages like Concord and Cambridge in Massachusetts. Walking tours of Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia point out residences of writers, locales of literary works, gathering places for writers, and museums and libraries with important book exhibits. A combination of literary history and practical information make this indispensable for the traveler who wants to see American literature come alive, and a handy reference for the armchair traveler as well. On the ffep is a barcode, a stamp and a library pocket. The title page has a library stamp and a date stamp. There is alsoa stamp on the top edge of the pages. 218 pages including an index and ten pages of black and white photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
William Morrow & Company
Madison, NY, 1978, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001814; 
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4 Lovric, Michelle (compiled by) The Insult & Curse Book
1556525141 / 9781556525148; You mean those clothes of hers are intentional?" - Dorothy Parker, American Writer (1893-1967) . Includes 20 peelable stickers with wonderful insults and curses printed on them! This book is a celebration of the creative language of abuse, insinuation, defamation and damnation. It includes colorful and complicated insults and curses from around the world and through many ages. Even the endpapers are covered with these great words. George Bernard Shaw, Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Horace, Lord Byron, and many, many others quoted! Printed on heavy paper. The jacket has a very small dent on the front near the spine. ; 12mo over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4"; 80 pages
Chicago Review Press
Chicago, Illinois, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Drawings; 
002823; 
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Painted Shadow: the Life of Vivienne Eliot, First Wife of T. S. Eliot, Seymour-Jones, Carole
5 Seymour-Jones, Carole Painted Shadow: the Life of Vivienne Eliot, First Wife of T. S. Eliot
0385499922 / 9780385499927; A moving, powerful and sympathetic biography of a talented, frail woman who deserves to be rescued from the obscurity to which she was condemned. " - The Spectator. This book is about the long-suppressed truth about Vivienne Eliot's influence on T. S. Eliot's genius. By the time she was committed to an asylum in 1938, Vivienne Eliot was a lonely, distraught figure. Shunned by literary London, she was the "neurotic" wife whom Eliot had left behind. She had become a phantomlike shape on the fringe of Eliot's life, written out of his biography and literary history. This astonishing portrait of Vivienne Eliot gives a voice to the woman who, for seventeen years, had shared a unique literary partnership with Eliot. Vivienne longed to tell her whole story: She wrote in her diary "You who in later years will read these very words of mine will be able to trace a true history of the epoch. " She believed (as did Virginia Woolf) that she was Eliot's muse, the woman through whom he transmuted life into art. Yet Vivienne knew the secrets of his separate and secret life - which contributed to her final abandoment. The binding is maroon and grey, with deep blue end papers. 698 pages including notes, a bibliography, and index. The jacket has a bit of rubbing on the back. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday, Doran And Company, Inc.
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001435; 
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