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ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10

By: N/A

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Ormond College, University of Melbourne: 1993

Seller ID: 009821


xiv, + 205pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has no noticeable damage. The academic journal of Ormond College, Melbourne University, which showcased the best academic work from the college community. Includes essays, articles and literary criticism. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

POSTMODERN CONDITIONS

By: Andrew Milner, et al (Edited by)

Price: $36.43

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom (and elsewhere), Berg Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 009450


xv, + 208pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over trivially bumped spine. Plain buff boards and text-block pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped as spine, else near fine. This collection of essays, edited by Andrew Milner, Philip Thomson and Chris Worth, were originally presented as a series of research seminars organised in 1986-87 by the Centre for General and Comparative Literature at Monash University, Melbourne, Austral... View more info

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1001 BOOKS You Must Read Before You Die

By: Boxall, Peter (General Editor)

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, Quintet/New Burlington Books: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007547


960pp., over 600 full-colour illustrations of book covers and frontispieces, posters and other contextual images, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft vertical crease to a small section at front of book. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Preface by Peter Ackroyd. "A comprehensive reference source, chronicling the history of the novel . . . offers concise, critical insight into the books and the writers that have excited the ... View more info

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LITERARY BLASPHEMIES

By: Boyd, Ernest

Price: $28.20

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011781


265pp., plus (iii). Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth hardcover. Complete title label over lightly bumped buckram spine. Plain green boards undamaged. A former owner's details (dated 1928) and old price indentation on ffep., tinted top edge, laid paper, untrimmed foredge and foot, else text-block clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, jagged nips and tears, plus closed tear and several small biopredation spots on front panel and spine. A ser... View more info

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INSIDE NARNIA: A Guide to Exploring the Lion, the Witch And the Wardrobe

By: Brown, Devin

Price: $13.62

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A., Baker Books: 2005

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005949


255pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has negligible edgewear only. A riveting analysis of C.S.Lewis' magical world of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which explores symbols, hidden meanings, and many easily missed details . Contents include: Preface, Intro., 17 chapters, plus Reference List. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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CHRISTINA STEAD

By: Brydon, Diana

Price: $22.77

Publisher: Hampshire, England, Macmillan Education: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010537


188pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally surface-scuffed, mild tanning to reverse edges. A stand-alone title in the Macmillan Women Writers series. "This study is the first to provide a feminist reading of the life and work of the Australian-born writer Christina Stead . . . Intensity, sensuality and a refusal to draw boundaries where they would normall... View more info

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WOMAN AND CHINESE MODERNITY: The Politics of Reading Between West and East

By: Chow, Rey

Price: $25.50

Publisher: United States, University of Minnesota Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006074


xvii, + 197pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Volume 75 in the 'Theory and History of Literature' series. The author brings together "a variety of texts about modern China-from Bertolucci's 'Last Emporer', to popular "Mandarin Duck and Butterfly' stories, to writings by male and female authors of the May Fourth period and after-and organizes them along four critical paths, all of which involve 'wo... View more info

COUNTER-TRADITION: [A Reader in] The Literature of Dissent and Alternatives

By: Delany, Sheila [Edited by]

Price: $11.84

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003583


x, + 377pp. Text throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, edges nominally flecked. Monochrome, art-illustrated gloss card wrapper bumped, mildly splayed and edgeworn, with a soft crease and several indentations. With a foreword by Louis Kampf, this anthology presents some alternate and dissident writers, who present a variety of points of view...With an Intro., Biblio., and Index, and a large list of authors including: Amos, Muntzer, Milton, Swift, Pa... View more info

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A VOLTAIRE FOR RUSSIA. A.P. Sumarokov's Journey from Poet-Critic to Russian Philosophe

By: Ewington, Amanda

Price: $68.31

Publisher: Evanston, IL, U.S.A., Northwestern University Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011826


xiii, + 258pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over lightly bumped brown cloth boards and spine. An 'archive' stamp, partially filled out in pencil (date, text printer, cover printer details) on ffep., else text-block unmarked. Barcode sticker on rear board. No dustjacket. This title is a revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Chicago, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2001. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Author's Note, Introductio... View more info

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THOMSON AND THOMPSON

By: Farr, Michael

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, Egmont: 2007

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 011896


44pp., b/white and colour illustrations (copyright Hergé/Mouninsart) throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated boards mildly surface scuffed only. 'Thomson and Thompson' is a stand-alone volume in a series of books dedicated to Tintin characters. Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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CONRAD : The Moral World of the Novelist (Novelists and their world)

By: Gekoski, R. A

Price: $16.39

Publisher: London, Elek Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011971


ix, + 208pp., a medium amount of ball-point pen text underlining and like, margin highlighting (approx. 15 pages - not too distracting). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards nominally bumped on foredge corners. Text-block (other than fore-noted), unmarked. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, with some colour-fading on spine, else slight edgewear, and unobtrusive dampstaining on verso. A... View more info

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RECIPES FOR CRIME

By: Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny

Price: $84.60

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, McPhee Gribble: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012060


xiii, + 220pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, lightly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper has a short soft crease, minor indentations. From the rear panel: "In this delightful pastiche, Kerry Greenwood and Jenny Pausacker take nine crime-fiction writers who wrote with flair about food and create a short story in the style of each. Ghosting the pens of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, among others, they lead their sleuths through g... View more info

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MAKING STORIES : How Eleven Australian Novels Were Written

By: Grenville, Kate and Woolfe, Sue

Price: $54.65

Publisher: St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1993

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 011910


xv, + 293pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Michael Killalea) card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Good writers make writing look easy - but is it? Anyone learning to write should be encouraged by 'Making Stories' - it shows that even our greatest novelists come to their books by a long and uncertain process. 'Making Stories' shows ten acclaimed Australian authors at work, painstakingly constructing their ... View more info

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THE SCIENCE OF JAMES BOND : From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films

By: Gresh, Lois H. And Weinberg, Robert

Price: $14.57

Publisher: New Jersey, U.S.A., John Wiley & Sons: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009774


xii, + 212pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tiny spot to half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented. " . . . takes you on a fascinating excursion through the true science that underlies Bond's most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements. The authors provide a highly entertaining, informative look at the real-world achievements and brilliant imaginations behind such singular Bond gadgets as the buzz-saw Rolex, the car that tur... View more info

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IDEAS OF THE RESTORATION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1660-71

By: Jose, Nicholas

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012623


xvi, + 205pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain burgundy boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (engraving of Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, by D. Loggan), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped only. "The Restoration of Charles II was an event of great moment . . . The impact of the king's return on literature of the 1660s is the subject of this book . . . "... View more info

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APOCALYPSE (The Cambridge Edition)

By: Lawrence, D. H. (Edited By: Mara Kalnins)

Price: $24.44

Publisher: London, Granada Publishing: 1983

Edition: First Thus (Reprint)

Seller ID: 006280


xii, + 178pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Vivid silver title and publisher's device over deep blue faux leather. Grey-tint endpapers and unmarked text-block. Art-illustrated (Michael Johnson), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Intro. to this 'critical' edition by Melvyn Bragg. 'Apocalypse', D.H. Lawrence's last book, was written as his life was rapidly fading, and his failing health contributed to his overlooking and correcting typist err... View more info

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LETTERS IN CRITICISM

By: Leavis, F.R.

Price: $16.39

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011744


(viii), 160pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards very lightly corner-bumped on front panel. Faint foxing to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small open tear to head of spine, negligible tanning. From the rear panel: "This book is a collection, as complete as it has been possible to make it, of the letters written by Dr. Leavis to newspapers and periodicals over the past forty ... View more info

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DON'T TELL THE GROWN-UPS : Subversive Children's Literature

By: Lurie, Alison

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 011183


xv, + 229pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Posy Simmonds), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edge-creased and indented. From the jacket flap: "'Winnie the Pooh' isn't usually thought of as being subversive, nor are 'The Enchanted Castle', 'The Secret Garden', 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', or 'Peter Pan'. Yet these 'safe' classics endure partly because they sati... View more info

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LAWRENCE'S MEN AND WOMEN

By: MacLeod, Sheila

Price: $10.93

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009679


231pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain maroon boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "Sheila MacLeod examines the conflicts and contradictions in Lawrence's attitudes towards the sexes, the origins of those conflicts in his early life, and his efforts to resolve them in his work . . . Offering a modern woman's viewpoint on 'the priest of love', her book is both invigorat... View more info

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THE LITERARY COMPANION TO FASHION

By: McDowell, Colin

Price: $24.44

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006946


xi, + 452pp., pattern-print endpapers. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over nominally bumped spine. Leaves mildly browned, remainder strip (black felt pen) on foot of textblock. Plain black boards undamaged. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. An anthology on the theme of fashion in literature. "Using letters, journals and memoirs, as well as novels, poetry and plays, covering over 400 years of writing, includi... View more info