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THE ROSE AND THE KEY

By: Fanu, Joseph Sheridan Le

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: History Press Limited, The: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000044276

ISBN: 0750906707

Condition: Very Good


A beautiful young heroine-A cruel and unfeeling mother-A one-eyed spy-A mes merist-A lunatic asylum. These are the perfect components for a Victorian s ensation novel, and in The Rose and the Key, J. Sheridan Le Fanu weaves the m into a thrilling Gothic mystery. The terror builds slowly, as young Maud Vernon and her old cousin Maximilla enjoy a sketching tour through Wales. Ominously, they find themselves shad owed by a sinister one-eyed man. And when they return to Roydon Hall, Maud' s home, things become yet worse. Her mother, the imperious Lady Vernon, see ms to loathe her, and there are o... View more info

MADAME BOVARY

By: Flaubert, Gustave

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK): 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000045736

ISBN: 0140621792

Condition: Very Good


Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre d octor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of s entimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of h igh romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even h er affairs bring her disappointment and the consequences are devastating. F laubert's erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bo vary caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857. It was deemed so lif elike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine; b... View more info

THE PARADISE MYSTERY

By: Fletcher, J.S.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publ: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000031948

ISBN: 1499256582

Condition: Like New


J.S. Fletcher was a British author who wrote over 200 books, and though he wrote on many subjects, his most famous works were in the genre of detectiv e fiction. For that reason, he has long been considered one of the best in the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction" View more info

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LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD

By: Flora;Massingham, H. J. Thompson

Price: ¥250.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000024089

ISBN: 0140036725

Condition: Very Good


Shows some wear, no markings throughout, Not an ex-lib book:. View more info

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SUCH IS LIFE / TOM COLLINS

By: Furphy, Joseph

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Eden Paperbacks: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000003218

ISBN: 0207158193

Condition: Very Good


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THE COUNTRY HOUSE

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000025235

ISBN: 0862993520

Condition: Very Good


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: John Galsworthy OM (1867-1933) was an English novelist and playwright. He is viewed as one of the first writers of the Edwardian era; challenging in his works some of the ideals of society depicted in the preceeding literature of Victorian England. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. From the Four Winds was Galsworthy's first published work in 1897, a collection of short stories. These, and several subsequent works, were publis... View more info

MODERN CLASSICS #3 FORSYTE SAGA

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin Classic: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000028701

ISBN: 0141186844

Condition: Very Good


A read copy, but an unblemished spine, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-li brary edition: In this final volume of The Forsyte Saga Galsworthy writes about the lives and loves of the Cherrell family, cousins of the Forsytes. For centuries, the Cherrell sons have left their home of Condaford Grange to serve the state as soldiers, clergymen and administrators, but the 1930s bring uncertainty in a world of rapidly altering morals and unemployment. Galsworthy's portrayal of the effect of political change on individuals show him as a great social novelist as well as the author of one of the most gr... View more info

FAUST

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

Price: ¥5,000.00

Publisher: Easton Press: 1980

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009747

Condition: Fine


A highly collectible Easton Press Limited First Edition, bound in burgundy leather with gold gilt pattern to front and back boards, and gilt print on spine; gilt page edges; and a ribbon placemarker. Illustrated by Eugene Del acroix. View more info

DEAD SOULS

By: Gogol, Nikolai

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1961

Seller ID: RWARE0000045430

ISBN: 0140441131

Condition: Very Good


Gogol's 1842 novel Dead Souls, a comic masterpiece about a mysterious con m an and his grotesque victims, is one of the major works of Russian literatu re. It was translated into English in 1942 by Bernard Guilbert Guerney; the translation was hailed by Vladimir Nabokov as "an extraordinarily fine pie ce of work" and is still considered the best translation of Dead Souls ever published. Long out of print, the Guerney translation of Dead Souls is now reissued. The text has been made more faithful to Gogol's original by remo ving passages that Guerney inserted from earlier drafts of Dead... View more info

THE GOLD OF THEIR BODIES

By: Gorham, Charles

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1955

Seller ID: RWARE0000009967

Condition: Very GoodVery Good


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper,one small chip to DJ,o/w in very good condition. View more info

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000003108

ISBN: 014062029X

Condition: Near Fine


Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fa ir and impulsively sells his wife Susan and baby daughter. Eighteen years l ater Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has beco me the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relat ionships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commerci al world, his story is also a journey towards love. This edition is th... View more info

TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA): 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000040339

ISBN: 0140620206

Condition: Very Good


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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000044305

ISBN: 0140431268

Condition: Good


Hardy's first masterpiece, this 1874 novel received wide acclaim upon publi cation and remains among the author's best-loved works. The tale of a passi onate, independent woman and her three suitors, it explores Hardy's tradema rk themes: thwarted love, the inevitability of fate, and the encroachment o f industrial society on rural life. View more info

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WASHINGTON SQUARE. EDITED BY GERALD WILLEN

By: James, Henry

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Crowell: 1970

Seller ID: RWARE0000003650

Condition: Good


Washington Square.--Notebook entry.--Criticism and commentary: From the int roduction to The American novels and stories of Henry James, by F. O. Matth iessen.--From The method of Henry James, by J. W. Beach.--From The early de velopment of Henry James, by C. P. Kelley.--From Turn west, turn east, by H . S. Canby.--From Henry James, by F. W. Dupee.--From The themes of Henry Ja mes by E. T. Bowden.--From The comic sense of Henry James, by R. Poirier.-- From Henry James: the conquest of London, by L. Edel.--From Henry James and the Jacobites by M. Geismar.--The negative gesture in Henry James, b... View more info

THE WINGS OF THE DOVE

By: James, Henry

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000043699

ISBN: 0140432639

Condition: Good


Of the three late masterpieces that crown the extraordinary literary achiev ement of Henry James, The Wings of the Dove (1902) is at once the most pers onal and the most elemental. James drew on the memory of a beloved cousin w ho died young to create one of the three central characters, Milly Theale, an heiress with a short time to live and a passion for experiencing life to its fullest. To the creation of the other two, Merton Densher and the magn ificent, predatory Kate Croy, who conspire in an act of deceit and betrayal , he brought a lifetime's distilled wisdom about the frailty of the hu... View more info

MODERN CLASSICS PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

By: Joyce, James

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin Classic: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000043698

ISBN: 0141182660

Condition: Very Good


Playful and experimental, James Joyce's autobiographical A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a vivid portrayal of emotional and intellectual de velopment. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited with an introduct ion and notes by Seamus Deane. The portrayal of Stephen Dedalus's Dublin ch ildhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emanc ipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist's 'eternal imagination'. Both an insight into Joyce's life ... View more info

MODERN CLASSICS ULYSSES STUDENT EDITION

By: Joyce, James

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000045694

ISBN: 0140084274

Condition: Good


James Joyce was born in Dublin on 2 February 1882, the eldest of ten childr en in a family which, after brief prosperity, collapsed into poverty. He wa s none the less educated at the best Jesuit schools and then at University College, Dublin, and displayed considerable academic and literary ability. Although he spent most of his adult life outside Ireland, Joyce's psycholog ical and fictional universe is firmly rooted in his native Dublin, the city which provides the settings and much of the subject matter for all his fic tion. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922) and its co... View more info

SONS AND LOVERS

By: Lawrence, D. H.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA): 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000044314

ISBN: 0140066829

Condition: Good


D.H. Lawrence's great autobiographical novel is a provocative portrait of a n artist torn between love for his possessive mother and desire for two you ng beautiful women. Set in the Nottinghamshire coal fields of Lawrence's ow n boyhood, the story of young Paul Morel's growing into manhood in a Britis h working-class family rife with conflict reveals both an inner and an oute r world seething with intense emotions. Gertrude is Paul's puritanical moth er who concentrates all her love and attention on her son Paul. She nurture s his talents as a painter - and when she broods that he might marry... View more info

SONS AND LOVERS

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 1969

Seller ID: RWARE0000003301

ISBN: 0140006680

Condition: Very Good


D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885. His father was a coal miner and Lawrence grew up in a mining town in England. He always hat ed the mines, however, and frequently used them in his writing to represent both darkness and industrialism, which he despised because he felt it was scarring the English countryside. Lawrence attended high school and college in Nottingham and, after graduation, became a school teacher in Croyden in 1908. Although his first two novels had been unsuccessful, he turned to wr iting full time when a serious illness forced him to stop teaching. Lawre... View more info

WOMEN IN LOVE

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: ¥350.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 1969

Seller ID: RWARE0000010335

ISBN: 0140014853

Condition: Very Good


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