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Literary Criticism

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1 Christianity and Literature (Volume 58, No. 3 Spring 2009) 
Malibu CA Pepperdine University 2009 Soft cover Very Good Journal 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Quarterly journal on Christianity and Literature, this is the Spring 2009 issue (Vol. 58 No. 3). Articles include examinations of Elizabeth Barrett's devotional poetry, Therese of Lisieux, Religious language and practice in Edith Wharton's Summer, and George Eliot's early fiction, and more. Also includes a Memoriam for John Updike (who passed away in 2009). A great issue ! Book Condition : Good+; curling to cover corners; some light creasing at edges to first few pages; no internal markings. 
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2 Narrative Innovation and Incoherence: Ideology in Defoe, Goldsmith, Austen, Eliot, and Hemingway Boardman, Michael M.
Durham NC Duke University Press 1992 0822312395 / 9780822312390 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Examines narrative theory as it relates to the later works of some well known authors to see how their prior structures are discarded due to changes in the authors' lives. Works surveyed include The Vicar of Wakefield, Persuasion, To Have and Have Not, and more. Book Condition : Fine; no text marks; binding tight; appears unread; slight bump to bottom spine end. Dust Jacket Condition : Near Fine; slight wear to top edge. 
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3 The Mysterious Parable : A Literary Study (The Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 6) Boucher, Madeleine
Washington DC The Catholic Biblical Association of America 1977 0915170051 / 9780915170050 Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Examines the Parables as a literary class, various themes (e.g. Mystery) in the Gospel of Mark are also explored. Julicher's theory is also discussed. Book Condition : Fair; highlighting and underlining in 50% of book; spotting and sunlight discoloration to covers; some foxing to text block. 
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4 Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature (Suny Series, the Body in Culture, History, and Religion) Davis, Lloyd (editor)
Albany NY State University of New York Press 1993 0791412849 / 9780791412848 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This work examines the symbol of the virgin in a variety of Victorian literary works : Frankenstein, The Woman in White, Dracula, Tess of the Durbervilles. It also examines virginity in the poetry of Coventry Patmore, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Christina Rossetti. Additionally commentary is provided on the social and sexual background of the Victorian period and links gender, discourse, the body, and language. Book Condition : Very Good; press stamp of former owner on title page; no other interior markings; very slight corner cover and edge wear. 
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5 Harriet Beecher Stowe and American Literature Ellen Moers
Hartford CT Stowe-Day Foundation 1978 0917482158 / 9780917482151 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
With a Note on Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. 16 b&w photos and illustrations. Attempts to place Stowe and Uncle Tom's Cabin in the American literary tradition, focusing on the literary (rather than the historical) implications of her best known work. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light wear to covers; small tear to rear cover from price sticker removal. 
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6 Studies in Tennyson, (The works of Henry Van Dyke. Avalon ed., vol. XII. Indoor essays II) Henry Van Dyke
NewYork NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1921 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Collection of Van Dyke's poetic criticism of Tennyson. Subjects include Milton and Tennyson; The Bible in Tennyson; and more. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; sunlight fading to spine; binding slightly relaxed; light scuffing to rear cover. No Dust jacket as issued. 
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The Bronze Horses : A Comment on the Prose Poem of Amy Lowell, Hoskier, H. C.
7 The Bronze Horses : A Comment on the Prose Poem of Amy Lowell Hoskier, H. C.
Portland, ME The Mosher Press 1930 Limited Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo up to 7" tall 
Size: 12mo up to 7" tall. 18 pages. Book Condioton : Good+; pages are lightly aged, clean, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has a litlle light aging around the edges, bump to bottom of spine and bottom corners, small dent to top edge of spine. Limited edition of 500 copies. 
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8 Tolkien and the Critics : Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Isaacs, Neil D. and Rose A. Zimbardo (editors)
Notre Dame IN University of Notre Dame Press 1969 Hardcover (Library Binding) Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a collection of 15 essays on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Essayists include C.S. Lewis and W.H. Auden. Topics include : The Dethronement of Power (Lewis); Moral vision in The Lord of the Rings; Men, Halflings, and Hero-Worship; The Poetry of Fantasy : Verse in the Lord of the Rings; and more. This is a library binding of a paperback issue, the back cover of the paperback has been attached to the front free end paper. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; text unmarked; library bookplate inside front cover; rubber stamp applied to each text block; cataloging information on title page; pocket remnant inside rear cover; some rubbing to covers. 
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9 THOMAS MANN: The World as Will and Representation Kaufmann, Fritz
Boston MA Beacon Press 1957 Hardcover Very Good Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First full length review of Mann's philosophy and its role in his literary work. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, former owner's rubber stamp inside front cover; light age toning inside covers; light bumping to spine ends; a few creases at end of index. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; chipping along edges; slight darkening to rear; age toning to reverse. 
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10 Milton Re-Viewed : Ten Essays Le Comte, Edward
New York NY Garland Publishing 1991 0815303068 / 9780815303060 First Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Collection of essays by noted historian of British poetry and literature offers scholarly and critical consideration of Milton. Essays include : Satan's heresies in "Paradise Regained", Sly Milton : The Meaning Lurking in the Contexts of His Quotations, Shakespeare's Emilia and Milton's : The Parameters of Research, Miltonic Echoes in Elegia VII, and more. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Library;cataloging labels to bottom left front cover and spine; library rubber stamps blacked out inside front and rear covers; date due slip on front free end paper; no markings to text. No Dust Jacket (likely as issued). 
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11 Fortunes of A Tale: The Philosophic Tale in France,- Bridging the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries McGhee, Dorothy M.
Menasha WI George Banta 1954 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Literary criticism of the French philosophic tale in the 18th century. Special attention is paid to Voltaire and Gracian. Book Condition : very Good; no text marks; age toning inside covers; top right corner creasing to first few pages; fading to title on front cover. 
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12 Selections from the Symbolical Poems of William Blake (by) Frederick E. Pierce Pierce, Frederick E. (editor)
New Haven CT Yale University Press 1915 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
1915 1st Edition. While critical of Blake's tendency to create too many allegorical characters (influenced as he was by Jacob Boehme and Swedenborg), Pierce attempts to arrange selections from Blake's minor prophetic writings into a relatively coherent narrative. Book Condition : Good; no text marks, former owner's name on front free end paper; some chipping and tearing to spine, wear to cover corners; light age toning around page edges. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
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13 The Gothic Fiction in the American Magazines (1764-1800). A dissertation Redden, Sister Mary Mauritia, A.M.
Washington DC Catholic University of America Press 1939 1st Edition Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Submitted for a doctoral degree in philosophy. The author explores the meaning of 'gothic" and discusses various motifs present in the syle: Castle, Keep or Dungeon/ Magic/ Ghosts/ Clerical and conventional milieu/ and Natural phenomena. Tan original wraps, bound in library stiff paper, 184 pp., unillustrated, indexed. Condition: Good: a clean, sound, readable book - ex-seminary library with typical markings and a rectangle cut out of title page but key information remains. Pages are clean, halo of light toning around edges. 
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14 The Transcendental Saunterer: Thoreau and the Search for Self Smith, David Clyde
Savannah GA Frederic C Beil 1997 0913720747 / 9780913720745 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A real treat for the Thoreau afficianado ! The author focuses on Thoreau's walks and how they shaped his experience - his writing, his love of nature, and Transcendentalism. Book Condition : Near Fine; binding tight; no text markings; 2 small spots on text block. Dust Jacket Condition :Very Good; light shelf wear to edges. 
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15 Walter Bagehot (Writers and Their Work No. 160) St. John-Stevas, Norman
London, England Longmans, Green & Co. 1963 Probable First Edition Pamphlet Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This pamphlet, part of the British Council's series "Writers and Their Work", is a brief biography of noted Victorian essayist Walter Bagehot. Editior-In-Chief of The Economist, Bagehot wrote extensively on economic, government, and society as well as literary and poetic criticism. Import. Book Condition : Very Good; slight age discoloration; small crease at right bottom front cover; no internal markings. 
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16 Antwerp The New Spring Suykens, F. and G.De Brabander, J.F. Buyck, M. Somers, A. Bollen, A. De Vos
Antwerp Belgium MIM Publishing Co 1991 9034104702 / 9789034104700 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
This oversize hardcover is a history of the city of Antwerp in the twentieth century, especially between the World Wars. The focus is on the visual arts as well as demographics, urbanization, industrialization, and the development of the port. Modernism in art and literature are also featured. Book Condition : Very Good; slight discoloration along page edges; no internal markings. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear to edges; rubbing to rear DJ; one inch tear to top left rear. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage will be required due to the weight of this volume. 
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17 Studies in the Literary Imagination Spring 1985 (Interconnections between Religious and Literary Visions) Various
Atlanta GA Georgia State University 1985 Soft cover Very Good Journal 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Volume XVIII, No. 1. Spring 1985. 7 articles explore the need for dialogue between theologians and literary critics. Entries include : The Spiritual Significance of the French Symbolists in the Aesthetics of Jacques Maritain; Theodore Roethke as Meditative Poet; Hagiography and Imagination; The Relations of Literature and Religion in the Wake of Deconstruction; and more. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal marks; ink writing on spine; light cover corner curling; mild creasing to top rear cover. 
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