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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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2 The Feminine Political Novel in Victorian England (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) Barbara Leah Harman
Charlottesville VA University of Virginia Press 1998 0813917727 / 9780813917726 Hardcover Near Fine Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Argues that there is an additional tradition in Victorian literature, feminine political fiction. This emerged as women authors (Bronte, Gaskell, Gissing, and more) imagined more involvement in the public political sphere during the Industrial Revolution. Book Condition : Near Fine; check marks to bibliography, no other marks; a few small marks to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; shelf wear along top edge; some rubbing creasing. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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3 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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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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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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. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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8 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). 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 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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10 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 Nature and Self (American University Studies) Vincent Yang
NewYork NY Peter Lang Publishing 1989 0820409391 / 9780820409399 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Cross cultural study of poets Su Dongpo (or Su Shi) and William Wordsworth as representatives of classical Chinese and Western Romantic traditions. Su Dongpo receives the majority of attention since he is not as well know in the West. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; a few small stains to text block; light cock to front board; rubbing to covers. No Dust Jacket, glossy covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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