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|Ambler, Eric. The Ability to Kill: True Tales of Bloody Murder. Limited Edition. New York / London, The Mysterious Press, 1987. 14 cm x 21.5 cm. XXI, 214 pages. Original hardcover with original slipcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Signed by the author.
Includes for example the following essays and stories: The Reporter / Dr. Finch and Miss Tregoff / James Hanratty / The Lizzie Borden Memorial Lectures / Spy Haunts of the world / The Legend of the rue Royale / The Novelist and the Film-Maker etc.
Keywords: American Literature, Crime, English Literature, Mystery, Novel
|[Amis, Kingsley] Leader, Zachary. The Life of Kingsley Amis. London, Jonathan Cape, 2006. 16 cm x 24 cm. XII, 996 pages. With many photographs. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective collector’s – Mylar. Excellent condition.
Includes the following chapters: Introduction / Family / Reading and Writing / City of London / CLS at Marlborough / Wartime Oxford / The War / Post-war Oxford / Newly Married: Oxford and Enysham / Swansea / Making Lucky Jim / Fame and Friendship / Uncertain Feelings / “Fun” / Abroad / Widening Horizons / Princeton / Patrick and Dai / Cambridge / Waking Beauty / Break-up / Divisions / Lefties, Toffs and Bigots / Lemmons / Dissolution / Nadir / Return / Ending Up / Afterlife etc.
Keywords: Amis, Kingsley, Biography, English Literature, Post-war Britain, Twentieth Century
|Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Edited with an Introduction by Tony Tanner. Middlesex, Penguin Books, 1983. 11 x 18cm. 399 pages. Original softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear and age darkening to edges. From the library of swiss – american – irish poet Chuck Kruger. [The Penguin English Library].
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. [Penguin Books]
Keywords: Chuck Kruger Cape Clear Collection, English Authors, English Literature, Literature, Literature of the 19th Century
|[Austen, Jane] Halperin, John. The Life of Jane Austen. Sussex, The Harvester Press, 1986. 16 cm x 24 cm. 400 pages with several illustrations and photographs. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Clean inside with solid binding.
Includes for example the following: A Partial Pedigree of Jane Austin / Steventon, 1775-1787 / The Juvenilia and Beyond, 1787-1795 / The Years of the First “Trilogy”, 1796-1799: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey / The Treacherous Years, 1800-1806 / The Years of the Second “Trilogy”, 1811-1816: Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion etc.
Keywords: 18th Century, 18th Century Literature, Biography, English Literature, Jane Austin
|[Austen, Jane] Kaplan, Deborah. Jane Austen among Women. Baltimore and London, The John Hopkins University Press, 1994. 15.5 cm x 22.5 cm. X, 245 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Clean inside with solid binding.
Includes for example the following chapters: The Women’s Culture / Circles of Support / The Juvenilia: Convenient Ambiguities / The “Middle” Fictions: Visible Conflicts / Pride and Prejudice: Cultural Duality and Feminist Literary Criticism etc.
Keywords: 19th Century, Biography, English Literature, English Novelists, Feminist Literary Studies, Literary Studies, Novelist, Women and Literature
|Barrie, J. M. Mary Rose. “The Cheapest Edition of this Famous Play” (Dustjacket title) London, Hodder and Stoughton, No date . 12 x 18 cm. 192 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Hodder & Stoughton’s Black Jacket Books included 50 or so titles of current fiction and non fiction with an emphasis on travel and exploration in addition to the publisher’s back catalog titles.
Keywords: English Literature, Play, Plays, Playwrights
|Bennett, Arnold. The Human Machine. London, New York and Toronto, Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. 13 cm x 19 cm. 151 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Spotting on initial and final pages. Clean inside with solid binding.
Includes the following chapters: Taking Oneself for Granted / Amateurs in the Art of Living / The Brain as a Gentleman-At-Large / The First Practical Step / What ‘Living’ Chiefly is / The Daily Friction / Mischievously Overworking it / Success and Failure / L.S.D. / Reason, Reason! etc.
Keywords: 20th century, English Literature, Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Self Help
|Bennett, Arnold / Hepburn, James (editor). Sketches for Autobiography. London / Boston / Sydney, George Allen & Unwin, 1979. 14 cm x 22 cm. XVII, 182 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following essays: Earliest Dealings with Literature / How I Was Educated / A Visit from Mr Hurley / Editing a Woman’s Paper / In Watling Street / A Tale of Tyranny / Finishing a Book / The Secret of Content / Marriage / The Hanbridge Empire / Paris Streets / Graphic Art in Paris / My Religious Experience etc.
Keywords: Autobiography, English Literature
|Benson, E. F. (Edward Frederic). The Freaks of Mayfair. With illustrations by George Plank. London, The Folio Society, 2009. 15 x 23 cm. vii, 148 pages. Original Hardcover with protective slip-in case. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Keywords: 19th Century Literature, 20th Century Literature, English Literature
|Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Edited by Margaret Smith, with an introduction and revised notes by Sally Shuttleworth. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000. 13 x 19.5cm. (51), 488 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. [Oxford World’s Classics].
Includes: Introduction / Textual Note / Bibliography / Chronology / Appendix: Opinions of the Press / Explanatory Notes
Keywords: 19th Century Literature, British Author, British Literature, classics, English Authors, English Literature, Victorian Literature
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