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Nada

By: Laforet, Carmen

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Seller ID: 9780812975833D

ISBN: 9780812975833D

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Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (

By: Larson, Edward J

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 2/20/2017

Seller ID: 9780812975178

ISBN: 0812975170

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In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed. A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats-without becoming as overbearing as England. So thirty-six-year-old James Madison believed. That summer, the Virginian was instrumental in organizing the Constitutional Convention, in which one of the world's greatest documents would be debated, creat... View more info

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Of Human Bondage

By: Maugham, W. Somerset

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 12/14/2014

Seller ID: 037575315X

ISBN: 037575315X

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Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History

By: Mideast/Lewis, Bernard

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Publisher: MODERN LIB: 8/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780375758379

ISBN: 0375758372

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Rage to Live (Modern Library Classics)

By: O'Hara, John

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Seller ID: 9780812971354

ISBN: 0812971353

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A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949, John O'Hara's sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength and tenderness. These memorable characters and their vital stories add up to a large-scale social chronicle of America, in what is perhaps the most ambitious work of O'Hara's career. "The range of O'Hara's knowledge of how Americans live was incomparably greater than that of any other ?ction writer of his time," judged "The New Yorker." "One would... View more info

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BUtterfield 8

By: O'Hara, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/27/2014

Seller ID: 9780812966985

ISBN: 0812966988

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A bestseller upon its publication in 1935, "BUtterfield 8" was inspired by a news account of the discovery of the body of a beautiful young woman washed up on a Long Island beach. Was it an accident, a murder, a suicide? The circumstances of her death were never resolved, but O'Hara seized upon the tragedy to imagine the woman's down-and-out life in New York City in the early 1930s. "O'Hara understood better than any other American writer how class can both reveal and shape character," Fran Lebowitz writes in her Introduction. With brash honesty and a flair for the unconventional, "BUtterf... View more info

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Plutarch's Lives, Vol. 1

By: Plutarch

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 9/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780375756764

ISBN: 0375756760

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Travels of Marco Polo (Modern Library Classics)

By: Polo, Marco

Price: $5.00

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Seller ID: 9780375758188

ISBN: 0375758186

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Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time Vol. II)

By: Proust, Marcel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 9/14/2013

Seller ID: 9780375752193

ISBN: 0375752196

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First published in 1919, "Within a Budding Grove" was awarded the Prix Goncourt, bringing the author immediate fame. In this second volume of "In Search of Lost Time," the narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of "Swann's Way" to memories of his adolescence. Having gradually become indifferent to Swann's daughter Gilberte, the narrator visits the seaside resort of Balbec with his grandmother and meets a new object of attention--Albertine, "a girl with brilliant, laughing eyes and plump, matt cheeks." For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the l... View more info

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1 Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time)

By: Proust, Marcel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 1/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780375751547

ISBN: 0375751548

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In "Swann's Way," the themes of Proust's masterpiece are introduced, and the narrator's childhood in Paris and Combray is recalled, most memorably in the evocation of the famous maternal good-night kiss. The recollection of the narrator's love for Swann's daughter Gilberte leads to an account of Swann's passion for Odette and the rise of the nouveaux riches Verdurins. For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of "A ... View more info

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Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002

By: Rushdie, Salman

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780679783497

ISBN: 0679783490

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For all their permeability, the borders snaking across the world have never been of greater importance. This is the dance of history in our age: slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, back and forth and from side to side, we step across these fixed and shifting lines. --from Part IV With astonishing range and depth, the essays, speeches, and opinion pieces assembled in this book chronicle a ten-year intellectual odyssey by one of the most important, creative, and respected minds of our time. "Step Across This Line" concentrates in one volume Salman Rushdie's fierce intelligence, uncanny social co... View more info

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Crossing to Safety

By: Stegner, Wallace

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Publisher: MODERN LIB: 11/23/2014

Seller ID: 9780375759314

ISBN: 037575931X

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Introduction by Terry Tempest WilliamsAfterword by T. H. Watkins Called a "magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom" by Howard Frank Mosher in "The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety" has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage. View more info

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Red and the Black

By: Stendhal

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 11/10/2012

Seller ID: 9780812972078

ISBN: 0812972074

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A Major New Translation The Red and the Black, Stendhal's masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel's quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters along the way, are delineated with an unprecedented psychological depth and realism. At the same time, Stendhal weaves together the social life and fraught political intrigues of post-Napoleonic France, bringing that world to unforgettable, full-color life. His portrait of Julien ... View more info

Red and the Black (Modern Library)

By: Stendhal

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Seller ID: 9780679601623

ISBN: 0679601627

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A Major New Translation The Red and the Black, Stendhal's masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel's quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters along the way, are delineated with an unprecedented psychological depth and realism. At the same time, Stendhal weaves together the social life and fraught political intrigues of post-Napoleonic France, bringing that world to unforgettable, full-color life. His portrait of Julien ... View more info

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Charterhouse of Parma

By: Stendhal/Howard, Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 1/18/2017

Seller ID: 9780679783183

ISBN: 0679783180

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Richard Howard's exuberant and definitive rendition of Stendhal's stirring tale has brought about the rediscovery of this classic by modern readers. Stendhal narrates a young aristocrat's adventures in Napoleon's army and in the court of Parma, illuminating in the process the whole cloth of European history. As Balzac wrote, " Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this...one sees perfection in every detail." With beautiful illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker. View more info

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Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Modern Library Classics)

By: Sterne, Laurence

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Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375761195

ISBN: 0375761195

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Introduction and Notes by Robert Folkenflik Rich in playful double entendres, digressions, formal oddities, and typographical experiments, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman "provoked a literary sensation when it first appeared in England in a series of volumes from 1759 to 1767. An ingeniously structured novel (about writing a novel) that fascinates like a verbal game of chess, "Tristram Shandy "is the most protean and playful English novel of the eighteenth century and a celebration of the art of fiction; its inventiveness anticipates the work of Joyce, Rushdie, and Fuen... View more info

Erogenous Zones

By: Stewart, Lucretia

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Seller ID: P780679603238

ISBN: P780679603238

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Waste Land and Other Writings

By: T.S. Eliot

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 10/29/2011

Edition: 2002

Seller ID: 9780375759345

ISBN: 0375759344

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Also includes "Prufrock and Other Observations, Poems "(1920), and "The Sacred Wood"Introduction by Mary Karr First published in 1922, "The Waste Land," T. S. Eliot's masterpiece, is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a potent new poetic language. As Kenneth Rexroth wrote, Eliot "articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its... View more info

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Vanity Fair

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $3.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 4/22/2013

Seller ID: 9780375757266

ISBN: 0375757260

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A marvelous, incisive social satire that gleefully exposes the greed and corruption raging in England during the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars through its tracing of the changing fortunes of two unforgettable women. It is a comic masterpiece that still resonates today. "Re-reading "Vanity Fair, " one realises what a brilliant innovation this was in the English novel," remarked V. S. Pritchett. "Thackeray is like the modern novelists who derive from James and Proust, in his power of dissecting (and of desiccating ) character." Generally considered to be his masterpiece, "Vanity Fair" i... View more info

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Fear and Loating in Las Vegas and Other American Stories

By: Thompson, Hunter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 4/19/2015

Seller ID: 9780679602989

ISBN: 0679602984

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