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The Bedside Tales - a Gay Collection

By: Arno, Peter (Introduction by)

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Wm. Penn Publishing Corp.: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000129


An interesting selection of short stories and other writings of such authors as Dorothy Parker, H. L. Mencken, Robert Benchley, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Dorothy L. Sayers. The spine is tight; the binding has some wear, with slightly bent and worn corners, bottom edges have slight wear, the bottom and top spine ends are worn. The dark green cover has a few light spots on it, as well as wear on the vertical spine edges. 569 pages, clean and bright; one page ha... View more info

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Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, Linden Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001269


This is a collection of the author's short stories, including the title story.. Some have been previously printed in the New Yorker, some have never been printed. Included are fifteen stories. "Ann Beattie has been telling our stories for over a decade, but Where You'll Find Me takes us by surprise again and again. In these narratives familiar surfaces suddenly give way to breathtaking inner landscapes. Lyrical and compact, heartbreaking and wise, this is the music o... View more info

The Hot Spots: the Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction

By: Blair, J. H. (edited by)

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Berkley Pub Group: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002149


Drawn from the works of America's greatest contemporary writers, The Hot Spots is an erotic anthology as richly diverse as it is original. From the warmly sensual to the explosively cutting-edge, from the playfully amoral to the profoundly moving, this unabashadly carnal collection delivers the good stuff, and more. Nathan Englander enlists the services of a prostitute to release an Orthodox Jew from his oppressive sexual urges; Lydia Lunch tailgates two violent lovers o... View more info

I Know Your Heart, Marco Polo (Stories)

By: Bromell, Henry

Price: $13.84

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH-01175


Bottom outside of pages has two stamped marks. 132 pages, all fine. DJ is fine, a few minor scuffs at the edges. Binding is fine, dark grey and navy blue. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Willa Cather : Three Complete Novels

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Random House: 1992

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001080


This volume contains O Pioneers! , The Song of the Lark, and Alexander's Bridge. O Pioneers! Is the classic, moving tale of the frontier; when Alexandra Bergson's father dies she is left in charge of his unsuccessful farm and her younger brothers. The unyielding land of the Nebraska Divide would be challenge enough, but a violent passion shakes this courageous woman to her core, changing her life forever. In The Song of the Lark, Thea Kronborg, an ambitious young singer,... View more info

The Man That Corrupated Hadleyburg and Other Essays and Stories

By: Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain)

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers:

Seller ID: LI-20009


Copyright 1899, likely a later edition. Author's National Edition. Vol. XXIII. Dark red binding, slight bends at spines. Inside cover prior owners name is written. Cover is fine. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Jules Verne Steam Balloon

By: Davenport, Guy

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U. S. A., North Point Pr: 1987

Seller ID: 001466


This is a collection of nine stories written by the author. Including the title story, others include The Meadow, We Often Think of Lenin at the Clothespin Factory, The Bicycle Rider, The Ringdove Sign, and others. The New York Times called Davenport "on of our most givted and versatile man of letters. " This latest collection of his stories are a harmonious synthesis of subjects and forms. He creates fiction that is complex but unified, mature, balanced and reso... View more info

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Land of Nod and Other Stories

By: Green, Paul

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Nc, U. S. A., University Of North Carolina Press: 1978

Seller ID: 000100


These 13 stories, focusing principally on black characters in rural N. Carolina in the early 1900's, are as affecting as they are earthy. They follow the authors favorite themes: the white man's injustice to his black neighbor, the horror of capital punishment, the power of poverty to negate hard work and good intentions. The jacket is quite scuffed but sound. It also has two tiny closed tears near the spine, as though two fingernails went through at that point. ; Octavo... View more info

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Great Irish Tales of Horror

By: Haining, Peter (edited and Introduced by)

Price: $10.12

Publisher: London, England, Souvenir Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001226


A Treasury of Fear" accosts you when first you hold this book. Full of Irish tales, Satanic figures grope in the shadows, people long dead return to haunt the scenes of their lifetime, and victims fly shrieking from a doom they cannot escape. These chilling Irish takes are drawn from 200 years of short story writing and include some of the most powerful examples of horror ever conceived, more terrifying because the looming dread is felt, but understated or unseen, fo... View more info

Treasures of the Kingdom: Stories of Faith, Hope and Love

By: Harre, T. Everett (edited by)

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company, Inc.: 1947

Seller ID: 001986


This is a wonderful collection of stories based on love, hope and faith. Twenty-nine stories are included in this volume, such as: The Story of the Other Wise Man, A Great Rushing of Wings, Passing of the Third Floor Back, The Woodcarver of Tyrol, Secret Saint, Brother Leo, Black Rock, The Stranger's Pew, Our Lady's Juggler, Jesus Christ in Flanders, The Resurrection (from Barabbas) and so forth. And although the introduction was written over 50 years ago, it is still re... View more info

Dancing with the Witchdoctor: One Woman's Stories of Mystery and Adventure in Africa

By: James, Kelly

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., William Morrow & Company: 2001

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 001322


In this autobiographical series of seven moving short stories based on her experiences in Africa, Kelly James draws us into the mystery and adventure that she experienced. She navigates among warring political factions, poachers, tribesmen, witchdoctors, prostitutes, the poverty stricken, and the sick. In these pages she exposes us to a world where truth is ephemeral, where compassion, though frail, still seeps through the grit and dust. "Witchdoctor" captures a ... View more info

The Chinese Storyteller's Book: Supernatural Tales

By: Kwan, Michael David

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Boston, MA, Tuttle Pub: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002333


Imagine a universe constructed in layers: At the top is Heaven - where the gods live. Beneath is the Earth, where people dwell. And beneath the Earth lies a magical realm of witches, vampires, ghosts and immortal foxes capable of assuming human form. This is the universe of Chinese folktales. The nine tales in this book show what happens when the worlds of earth and the supernatural collide. The cast of characters, both humble and fantastic, include: A young man willing ... View more info

Off the Mangrove Coast

By: L'Amour, Louis

Price: $6.46

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Bantam Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000941


This volme collects for the first time in one volume nine of the writer's extraordinary stories - some long out of print and unavailable anywhere else, some never before published. From the jungles of Borneo to the hidden canyons of the American West, from small-town fight clubs to a Parisian cafe at the end of World War II, these are tales of betrayal and revenge, courage and cowardice, glory and greed, as only Louis l'Amour can tell them. Nine stories are incuded: The ... View more info

The Mystic Adventures of Roxie Stoner

By: Morgan, Berry

Price: $7.38

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1974

Seller ID: 001076


Winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. This book contains all of the stories of Roxie Stoner that have previously, for the most part, been printed in the New Yorker for several years. Through a unique use of language and extraordinary insight, Berry Morgan succeeds in illuminating the small world of an old, near saintly colored woman (the word "black" had not entered Roxie's vocabulary) and in making that world fascinating and significant. It is ... View more info

Donald Has a Difficulty

By: Neumeyer, Peter F. ; Gorey, Edward

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Lebanon, Indiana, U. S. A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001576


Donald has a mother who is both kind and resourceful. When Donald has a painful encounter with a tree, his mother knows just what to do. This is #1 of a planned series of Donald books. At the end Petere Neumeyer talks of the creative process undertaken with Gorey, and their friendship. Unpaginated, this book has a reinforced binding. Fully illustrated in black & white. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. View more info

A Glimpse of Scarlet : and Other Stories

By: Robinson, Roxana

Price: $13.84

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Harpercollins: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000861


In this collection of short stories, the author probes the pain and joy of raising children, the allure of illicit love, the ordeal of divore, as well as more subtle events - the small but often exquisitely painful betrayals that litter the course of a life. But in her world, grace too can be near at hand, and Robinson balances harrowing portraits with stories that discover the possibility of reunion and renewel, and moments of transcendent loveliness that promise, and d... View more info

Sixteen Short Novels

By: Sheed, Wilfrid (Selected and Introduced by)

Price: $6.46

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Dutton Books: 1986

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 000173


Beautiful anthology of novels by great writers, such as John Steinbeck, Anton Chekhov, Albert Camus, Willa Cather and many more. This book appears never to have been read; there is no blemish or tear on the jacket or binding. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Gentleman from Indianapolis

By: Tarkington, Booth

Price: $6.90

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran And Company, Inc.: 1957

Seller ID: N-02009


1957; HB with DJ. Edited by John Beecroft. Jacket has several chips and small tears along top and bottom. Binding itself is very good, one small dent mark at bottom. Comprised of three complete novels (Alice Adams, Penrod, The Magnificent Ambersons) as well as 7 short stories and 3 portions from other novels. 732 pages, lightly yellowed from age. 5.75" x 8.5" high. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Mandala - Spring 1979

By: Various

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New England, Scholastic Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001371


This issue of Mandala was winner of the 1979 Scholastic Press Forum's Pegasus Award for Best Magazine. Twenty schools from the New England-New York-New Jersey region competed for the top prize at American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts on March 12, 1979. They also won the small schools division for Poetry, Layout and Design, and Best Magazine. 152 pages of short stories, poetry, artwork, and other literary work are presented in this magazine. An intere... View more info

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Nesting: Tales of Love, Life, and Real Estate

By: Wyse, Lois

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Simon And Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000571


With her trademark humor and insight, the author has written a moving collection of stories, anecdotes, and poems that remind us of the life lessons we learn as we repaint, refurnish, and redecorate in search of a place to settle down. Here are all the paths to our dream houses. And to the lives and loves we make there. It's been said that no woman ever met a man or a house she couldn't make over, but this wise little book shows us that what we are really making over is ... View more info