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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

Condition: USED


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

Condition: USED


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

Condition: USED


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Cossacks (Modern Library Classics)

By: Tolstoy, Leo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 4/4/2017

Seller ID: 9780812975048

ISBN: 0812975049

Condition: USED


This 1862 novel, in a vibrant new translation by Peter Constantine, is Tolstoy's semiautobiographical story of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. While striving to adopt the rough and ready lifestyle of the local Cossacks, Olenin falls in love with a free-spirited girl whose fiance turns out to be a formidable opponent. Showcasing the philosophical insight that would characterize Tolstoy's later masterpieces, this long overdue translation is a revelation. View more info

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Anna Karenina

By: Tolstoy, Leo

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 8/30/2014

Seller ID: 9780679783305

ISBN: 067978330X

Condition: USED


Considered by some to be the greatest novel ever written, "Anna Karenina" is Tolstoy's classic tale of love and adultery set against the backdrop of high society in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. A rich and complex masterpiece, the novel charts the disastrous course of a love affair between Anna, a beautiful married woman, and Count Vronsky, a wealthy army officer. Tolstoy seamlessly weaves together the lives of dozens of characters, and in doing so captures a breathtaking tapestry of late-nineteenth-century Russian society. As Matthew Arnold wrote in his celebrated essay on Tolstoy, "We are not... View more info

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Living Well is the Best Revenge

By: Tomkins, Calvin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 10/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780679603085

ISBN: 0679603085

Condition: USED


In this enchanting memoir, New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins re-creates the privileged world of Gerald and Sara Murphy, two American originals who found themselves at the center of a charmed circle of artists and expatriate writers in France in the 1920s. Their home in Antibes, Villa America, served as a gathering place for Picasso and Leger as well as Hemingway and Fitzgerald, who used the glamorous couple as models for Dick and Nicole Diver in Tender Is the Night. A bestseller when it first appeared in 1971, Living Well Is the Best Revenge features sixty-nine intimate photographs collecte... View more info

Cane (Modern Library)

By: Toomer, Jean

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780679601098

ISBN: 0679601090

Condition: USED


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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 2/18/2012

Seller ID: 9780375757372

ISBN: 0375757376

Condition: USED


Introduction by George SaundersCommentary by Thomas Perry Sergeant, Bernard DeVoto, Clifton Fadiman, T. S. Eliot, and Leo Marx "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called "Huckleberry Finn,"" Ernest Hemingway wrote. "It's the best book we've had." A complex masterpiece that spawned controversy right from the start (it was banished from the Concord library shelves in 1885), it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft through treacherous waters, s... View more info

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Innocents Abroad

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 8/9/2013

Seller ID: 9780812967050

ISBN: 0812967054

Condition: USED


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Diary of Adam and Eve

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $0.50

Edition: 1996

Seller ID: 9780679771012

ISBN: 0679771018

Condition: USED


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King Kong

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $3.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 10/5/2015

Seller ID: 9780812974935

ISBN: 081297493X

Condition: USED


Introduction by Greg BearPreface by Mark Cotta Vaz The giant prehistoric gorilla King Kong is one of the most recognized images in our culture. So great is the mighty Kong's hold on the popular imagination that his story-a gripping yarn of man versus nature, coupled with a fantastical update of the Beauty and the Beast legend-has been thrice made into a motion picture (most recently in 2005) and referenced endlessly in every medium, from books to prime-time sitcoms. Beneath King Kong's cultural significance, however, is a tense and surprisingly tender story. One cannot help but be ... View more info

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When the Sleeper Wakes (Modern Library Classics)

By: Wells, H.G.

Price: $4.50

Seller ID: 9780812970005

ISBN: 0812970004

Condition: USED


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Return of the Soldier

By: West, Rebecca

Price: $2.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 5/14/2016

Seller ID: 9780812971224

ISBN: 0812971221

Condition: USED


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Age of Innocence

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 5/13/2014

Edition: 1999

Seller ID: 9780375753206

ISBN: 0375753206

Condition: USED


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Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subje

By: Wollstonecraft, Mary

Price: $4.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375757228

ISBN: 0375757228

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Voyage Out

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 6/5/2011

Seller ID: 9780375757273

ISBN: 0375757279

Condition: USED


The Modern Library is proud to include Virginia Woolf's first novel, The Voyage Out--together with a new Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham. Published to acclaim in England in 1915 and in America five years later, The Voyage Out marks Woolf's beginning as one of the twentieth century's most brilliant and prolific writers. Less formally experimental than her later novels, The Voyage Out none-theless clearly lays bare the poetic style and innovative technique--with its multiple figures of consciousness, its detailed portraits of characters' inner lives, and it... View more info

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Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth (Modern Library Classics)

By: Wordsworth, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375759413

ISBN: 0375759417

Condition: USED


"Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth" represents Wordsworth's prolific output, from the poems first published in "Lyrical Ballads" in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the late "Yarrow Revisited." Wordsworth's poetry is celebrated for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, the love of nature it expresses, and its representation of commonplace things and events. As Matthew Arnold notes, " Wordsworth's poetry] is great because of the extraordinary power with which he] feels the joy offered to us in nature, the joy offered to us in the simple elementary affections and duti... View more info