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  • Tom Swift and His Wireless Messageby Victor Appleton

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.95

    Tom Swift and His Wireless Message is the sixth book in the original Tom Swift series. "Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading." "These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and... more...

  • Tender Buttonsby Gertrude Stein

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 4.99

    Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms from 1914 is a poetic exploration of words - clustered, juxtaposed, redefined and played off one another - to subterfuge their common meanings, which Stein felt had become watered down, and to re-infuse them with expressive force. more...

  • The House of Mirthby Edith Wharton; Martha Banta

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 8.99

    Since its publication in 1905 The House of Mirth has commanded attention for the sharpness of Wharton's observations and the power of her style. Its heroine, Lily Bart, is beautiful, poor, and unmarried at 29. In her search for a husband with money and position she betrays her own heart and sows the seeds of the tragedy that finally overwhelms... more...

  • The Forerunnerby Kahlil Gibran

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Readers who found meaning and beauty in Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet will appreciate this engaging volume of the author's poetry, aphorisms, thoughts, and observations. Published a few years before The Prophet, The Forerunner traces the trajectory of Gibran's development as an artist and thinker. more...

  • The Seven Ages of Manby Ralph Bergengren

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    This delightful series of essays and observations has been structured around the cycle of life, moving from infancy and early childhood to the golden years, and touching on every phase in between. With dry wit and keen insight, author Ralph Bergengren offers up an engaging and thought-provoking look at what life is all about. more...

  • Dashiell Hammett and the Moviesby William H. Mooney

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    As the father of the hardboiled detective genre, Dashiell Hammett had a huge influence on Hollywood. Yet, it is easy to forget how adaptable Hammett?s work was, fitting into a variety of genres and inspiring generations of filmmakers. Dashiell Hammett and the Movies offers the first comprehensive look at Hammett?s broad oeuvre and how it was adapted... more...

  • At the End of the Roadby Jorge García-Robles; Daniel C. Schechter

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    ?We had finally found the magic land at the end of the road and we never dreamed the extent of the magic.? Mexico, an escape route, inspiration, and ecstatic terminus of the celebrated novel On the Road , was crucial to Jack Kerouac?s creative development. In this dramatic and highly compelling account, Jorge García-Robles, leading authority on... more...

  • Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyannaby Roxanne Harde; Lydia Kokkola

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling more...

  • Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiorsby Gary Totten; Emily J. Orlando; Jamie Barlowe; Jacqueline Wilson-Jordan; Karin Roffman; J. Michael Duvall; Linda S. Watts; Deborah Zak; Lyn Bennett; Jennifer Shepherd; Carol Sapora

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In Edith Wharton?s works, references to architecture, interior decoration, painting, sculpture, and fashion abound. As these essays demonstrate, art and objects are for Wharton evidence of cultural belief and reflect the values, assumptions, and customs of the burgeoning consumer culture in which she lived and about which she wrote. Furthermore,... more...

  • Author Under Sailby James (Jay) W. Williams

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 90.00

    In Author Under Sail , Jay Williams offers the first complete literary biography of Jack London as a professional writer engaged in the labor of writing. It examines the authorial imagination in London?s work, the use of imagination in both his fiction and nonfiction, and the ways he defined imagination in the creative process in his business dealings... more...