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OSCAR WILDE

By: Ellmann, Richard

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000047545

ISBN: 0140096612

Condition: Very Good


In this long-awaited bioraphy, Wilde the legendary Victorian - brilliant wr iter and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventio ns - is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. B ased on fresh material from many hitherto-untapped sources, Ellmann depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. His Irish background, the actresses to whom he paid court, his unfortunate wife and lovers, his clothes, coiffures, and the decor o... View more info

NAMEDROPPING: MOSTLY LITERARY MEMOIRS

By: Elman, Richard

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: State University of New York: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000040429

ISBN: 0791438805

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Candid snapshots in prose of literary and other figures-ranging from Aldous Huxley and Isaac Bashevis Singer to Faye Dunaway and Hunter S. Thompson-wh om the author encountered during four decades as a working writer and journ alist. In the course of the same old race I find myself writing about knowing some people-how fame seems to set some people apart from us, once known: I was astonished by Ernest Hemingway's small, weak handshake when we were i... View more info

BOOK BUSINESS: PUBLISHING: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

By: Epstein, Jason

Price: ¥1,300.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2001

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008504

ISBN: 0393049841

Condition: F/F


A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. As editor-publisher to some of the 20th-century's greatest writers (Edmund Wilson, Vladimir Nabokov, Jane Jacobs) as well as the virtual inventor of the trade paperback (meaning the "quality" type, as opposed to the drugstore mass-market), Jason Epstein is one of those rare publishing-world types who is as invested in the editorial creation of a good book as in its marketing and sales. It is that dual perspective that has guided his hal... View more info

ISLAND WIFE: LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WILD

By: Fairbairns, Judy

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Two Roads: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000036485

ISBN: 1444759604

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. A memoir of a woman's life on a remote Scottish island: from young girl to wife to mother of five, hotelier, and domestic miracle worker. Funny and tender, this is a book of endless horizons and a breath of fresh air. Island Wife tells the story of Judy who, at 19, met her Wild Pioneer. He whisked her off into an adventure, a marriage of forty years, and a life on a remote Hebridean island. Along the way she bears five children, learns how to run a rocky hill farm, a hotel, a record... View more info

DAUGHTER OF PERSIA: A WOMAN'S JOURNEY FROM HER FATHER'S HAREM THROUGH THE I SLAMIC REVOLUTION

By: Farman-Farmaian, Sattareh

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Corgi: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000042412

ISBN: 0552139289

Condition: Good


Sattareh Farman Farmaian, the daughter of a once-powerful and wealthy Irani an prince, was raised and educated in the 1920s and 1930s in a Persian hare m compound, along with numerous mothers and more than 30 brothers and siste rs. As a young woman, she broke with Muslim tradition and travelled to Amer ica, where she became the first Persian to study at the University of South ern California. Her new life in the West fired a vision to lift her own peo ple out of backwardness and poverty, and she returned to Iran to found the Tehran School of Social Work. For more than 20 years, Sattareh and he... View more info

HITLER

By: Fest, Joachim

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Harcourt: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000035129

ISBN: 0151416508

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A best-seller in its original German edition and subsequently translated in to more than a dozen languages, Joachim Fest's Hitler has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era. View more info

HITLER

By: Fest, Joachim C.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000048034

ISBN: 0140059504

Condition: Very Good


This masterful biography by one of Germany's best known journalists was the leading nonfiction best seller in Germany. Fest shows Hitler as the recept acle of the dreads and resentments of a shaken social order, gifted with an uncanny instinct for all that was hollow behind the appearance of power, a t home and abroad. Though a warped human being, he was neither clown nor pu ppet, as many liked to think; Hitler appears here as an enormously astute p olitician, impressing and hypnotizing Germans and foreigners alike with the scope of his projects and the theatricality of their presentation. In ... View more info

MY NAME IS ROSS: AN ALCOHOLIC'S JOURNEY

By: Fitzgerald, Ross

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: University of New South Wale: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000032642

ISBN: 1742231020

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Brutally honest and inspiring, this narrative tells the story of a well-known writer's life as an alcoholic and his struggle to become-and stay-sober. Beginning with his first drink at the age of 14, this unique account traces the author's relationship with alcohol, taking readers on a journey from substance abuse and despair to hope and courage. Both heart-wrenching and enlightening, this chronicle is a strong personal story of triumph over substance... View more info

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MOTHERHOOD DEFERRED

By: Fleming, Anne Taylor

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Putnam Adult: 1994

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000021664

ISBN: 0399137408

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


When journalist Fleming finally felt ready to have a baby at the age of 37, she discovered that she was unable to conceive. Her desire to become pregn ant was strong, so she ultimately tried the various fixes modern fertility experts offer. As she pursued this elusive quest, she found herself reviewi ng the events of her life that had led her to postpone childbearing until i t was too late. Each chapter alternates between Fleming's earlier years, wh ich were shaped by the feminist writings of the 1960s, and her later experi ences with various medical procedures. Although the author's stream-of... View more info

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MORDECAI: THE LIFE AND TIMES BY CHARLES FORAN (2010, HARDCOVER): THE LIFE A ND TIMES

By: Foran, Charles

Price: ¥2,800.00

Publisher: Knopf Canada: 2010

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020657

ISBN: 0676979637

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated)no markings throughout, not an ex-li b. View more info

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DAPHNE DU MAURIER

By: Forster, Margaret

Price: ¥1,600.00

Publisher: Chatto and Windus: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000010466

ISBN: 0701136995

Condition: Near Fine


A behind-the-scenes look at Daphne du Maurier, author of "Rebecca", "French man's Creek" and "My Cousin Rachel". This biography explores, amongst other things, her stifling relationship with her father, actor-manager Gerald du Maurier, her troubled marriage and her secret wartime love affair. View more info

LUCKY MAN: A MEMOIR

By: Fox, Michael J.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008830

ISBN: 0786867647

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper; Michael J. Fox begins his memoir by talking about the first signs of what he would discover to be Parkinson's disease. In a direct, conversational style Fox gives listeners a glimpse of his heady Hollywood life, starting with his early success of "Family Ties" and Back to the Future. The self-indulgent days as a young star through his denial and hiding of his illness to his final acceptance and then advocacy for Parkinson's sufferers make a fascinating story. His narrative and sentiment are heartfelt, although Fox ... View more info

THE ENVOI FROM MIRROR CITY

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1985

Seller ID: RWARE0000005641

ISBN: 0091648017

Condition: Very Good+


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TO THE IS-LAND : AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY / JANET FRAME

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: The Women's Press in associa: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000008393

ISBN: 0091568919

Condition: Very Good+


New Zealand's pre-eminent writer Janet Frame brings the skill of an extraor dinary novelist and poet to these vivid and haunting recollections. A child hood and adolescence spent in a poor but intellectually vibrant railway fam ily, life as a student, and years of incarceration in mental hospitals, are eventually followed by her entry into the saving world of writers. Frame's journey of self-discovery, from New Zealand to London, Paris, and Barcelon a, and then home again, is a heartfelt and courageous account of a writer's beginnings as well as one woman's personal struggle to survive. To the... View more info

AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE

By: Frame, Janet

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Century Hutchinson: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000009973

ISBN: 0091569117

Condition: Very Good+


The second volume of an autobiographical trilogy by the New Zealand novelis t. View more info

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AMERICAN SOLDIER

By: Franks, Tommy

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Regan Books: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009099

ISBN: 0060731583

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command from July 2000 through July 2003, Tommy Franks led the American and Coalition forces to victory in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Unsurprisingly, the portions of American Soldier covering these wars are the most interesting because they combine military maneuvers, political wrangling, and lots of action and commentary. This does not mean, however, that the rest of his autobiography is dull. General F... View more info

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FAMILY

By: Frazier, Ian

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Picador: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000009046

ISBN: 0312420595

Condition: Fine


Frazier, author of the best-selling Great Plains (Farrar, 1989), illuminate s the recent history of this country by crisscrossing the nation to track d own the names and stories of relatives as far back as his great-grandparent s. Though at first the past seems as orderly as the listing of such simple details as births, marriages, and occupations, we soon move past now-peacef ul graveyards to the roiled accounts of what real life was like for the peo ple who joined the westward migration, fought in the Civil War, prospered i n the oil boom, and suffered the untoward effects of progress. By wea... View more info

MY FRIEND LEONARD

By: Frey, James

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000029329

ISBN: 1573223158

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring. The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) w ho helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of crack and alcoh ol addiction-and by more than a few cruel tricks of fate. James embarks on his post-rehab ex... View more info

RISING STAR: THE MAKING OF BARACK OBAMA

By: Garrow, David J.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000040260

ISBN: 0008229406

Condition: Very Good


Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years tha t made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United Stat es-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four yea rs later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work about the life of Barack Obama, creating a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. Rising Sta... View more info

IN THE GREAT GREEN ROOM: THE BRILLIANT AND BOLD LIFE OF MARGARET WISE BROWN

By: Gary, Amy

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Flatiron Books: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000040903

ISBN: 1250065364

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. For decades children and their parents around the world have cuddled togeth er to read Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. While the lulling words of the se stories have formed nighttime rituals for millions, few know that these classic works were part of a publishing revolution led by Margaret Wise Bro wn, who was renowned not only for her prolific writing and creative genius, but also for her stunning beauty and thirst for adventure. In 1990, author... View more info