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1 Gay and Lesbian Literature (2 Volumes) 
Detroit MI St. James Press 1994 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Two volume reference set, 939 pp. Each volume features over 150 different authors and scholars including such well known writers as James Baldwin, Michel Foucault, Alice Walker, Evelyn Waugh, Havelock Ellis, and many more. Inclusion was based on the homosexual thematic content, rather than personal sexual orientation. The entries are biographical, bibliographical, and critical. General introductions to gay and lesbian literature and cross-referenced indices are included. Book Conditions : Very Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks; bookplates inside front covers; catalog label at bottom spine; bar code label and rubber stamp on rear free end paper; very slight wear to cover edges and spine ends. No Dust Jackets, leatherette boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 J.-K. Huysmans(1848-1907) L'homme et l'oeuvre Bibliotheque Nationale
Paris France Bibliotheque Nationale 1948 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In French. Ex-College Library in library binding. 1948 introduction and text catalog for a retrospective exhibition at the French National Library on noted Decadent author Joris Karl Huysmans. 2 b&w photos. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; vertical crease to all pages; no text marks; light age toning to end papers; bookplate inside front cover; checkout slip and pocket at rear; catalog label at bottom right front. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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4 The Island: A Journey to Sakhalin Chekhov, Anton
New York NY Washington Square Press 1967 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Part of the publisher's Russian Library series. This work is both a literary reflection and a narrative account on life on Sakhalin Island in the late 19th century. The site of five penal colonies, upon release the prisoners remained living in exile there. An account of government brutality and the need for prison reform. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; minimal wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; light chipping to spine; fingerprint smudges to rear; light shelf wear to edges; age toning to reverse; price unclipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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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. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Balor with the Evil Eye: Studies in Celtic and French Literature Krappe, Alexander Haggerty
New York NY Institut des Etudes Francaises, Columbia University 1927 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Scarce antiquarian book,1st edition, 1927. Cream paper wraps, many pages uncut, 227 pp., unillustrated. Discusses a variety of myths, seeking to understand their origins and the possibilities of cross-cultural influences. Several chapters are devoted to Arthurian and grail related legends and characters such as Percival; also, St. Patrick's Last Vision; Tristan; the Hymne de la Mort, and others. Book Condition: Very Good; no text marks; smudging to rear cover; tear to front free end paper; light age toning to page edges. Recovered from the original printer's building. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 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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