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Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Emily; Bronte, Charlotte (Preface by)

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 003885


This is a beautifully bound special edition in deep blue leatherette with gold patterns on all sides. The spine has three raised bands. The preface is very interesting; each of the Bronte sisters took on other names to preserve secrecy and avoid preferential treatment. The preface, therefore, is signed by Currer Bell; each took the last name of Bell when dealing with the public. The pages are gilt on all sides, with a blank bookplate laid in the front. Illustrated in bla... View more info

Greatest Plays

By: Chekov, Anton; Fen, Elisaveta (translated by)

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 003884


This is a beautifully bound special edition in deep red leatherette with gold patterns on all sides. The spine has four raised bands. The four plays he wrote are included: The Cherry Orchard, The Sea Gull, The Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya. The pages are gilt on all sides, with a blank bookplate laid in the front. Illustrated in color; the end papers repeat a wall design of small flourishes in one of the illustrations. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Scribnerl's Sons: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004069


Hemingway was a foreign correspondent for many years, and this book, his third, was not published until 1940. In between he did have a short story published. This book is part of a series, of which others are available. The binding is covered in a deep blue fabric, with gold and silver lettering and a silver stamp of a quill pen. Very light wear on this book (shelf wear) is found on the spine top and bottom and the corners. The front board has a few places where the fabr... View more info

The Abbot

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $18.46

Publisher: Charles Schriber's Sons: 1898

Seller ID: N-19015


2 volumes. # 20 and 21 in the series. Ex-library, binding is very good with slight wear on edges. The pages are in good condition, no marks, but yellowed with age. 632 pages, not including notes and glossery; pages are gilded on top. A red ribbon bookmark is included. Other volumes are available in this set. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" Tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature::Classics; FICTION::Classics. Pictures of this item not already displayed her... View more info

The Red and the Black

By: Stendhal; Tergie, Charles (translated by)

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 003883


This is a beautifully bound book in red leatherette with gold patterns on all sides. The spine has four raised bands. Stendhal was the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle. A historical psychological novel, it chronicles a young provincial man's attempts to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing. He employs a combination of talent and hard work, deception and hypocrisy, but in the end he allows his passions to betray him. Originally published as two volumes, both are includ... View more info

Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero

By: Thackery, William Makepeace

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 003887


This is a beautifully bound special edition book in deep brown leatherette with gold patterns on all sides. The spine has five raised bands. This is a wild novel filled to the brim with intrigue and love attachments, it satirizes society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. In that work, "Vanity Fair" refers... View more info

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Roundabout Papers; the Second Funeral of Napoleon; Critical Reviews

By: Thackery, William Makepeace

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Boston, Ma, U. S. A., Houghton Mifflin & Co.: 1892

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003938


Illustrated Library Edition of The Complete Works of W. M. Thackery. Volume 19 of 22. The Roundabout Papers grew out of Thackery's connection with The Cornhill Magazine in which they first appeared, in the years 1860-1863, being afterward collected in book form. As the first of the Roundabout Papers intimates, Thackery, as editor, made use of a form to put himself in close communication with his readers. Humor and satire are prevalent throughout his writings. Includes 79... View more info

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Contributions to Punch Not Previously Reprinted

By: Thackery, William Makepeace

Price: $36.80

Publisher: Boston, Ma, U. S. A., Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press Cambridge: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003940


Illustrated Library Edition, The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackery, Volume XXI of Twenty Two Volumes. The first contributions to Punch by Thackery appears to have been Miss Tickletoby's Lectures on English History. This was published, with 23 illustrations by the author, in the third volume of Punch. His last contribution was Letters from the East by our own Bashi-Bazouk, in 1854. During these twelve years he wrote for the weekly jester, as well as writing a g... View more info