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Colin Hopkins


A Fringe of Leaves (First/First)
White, Patrick,
ISBN: 9780224012904
Jonathan Cape, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition (ex-library)/Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 405 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket has been protected by it's library plastic cover.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Library stamps etc only on endpapers, half-title page.. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Returning to England in 1840, the "Bristol Maid" is shipwrecked on the Queensland Coast and Mrs Roxburgh is taken prisoner by a tribe of Aborigines. In the course of her escape, she is torn by loyalties - to her dead husband, to her rescuer, to her own and to her adoptive class. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Australia; ISBN: 0224012908. ISBN/EAN: 9780224012904. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6719. Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6719  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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C.S. Lewis: A Biography
Wilson, A.N.,
ISBN: 9780002151375
Collins, London, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 334 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. There is a remainder mark on the base of text block.. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This acclaimed biography charts the progress of the brilliant, prolific writer, C. S. Lewis. C. S. Lewis was a deeply complex man, capable of inspiring both great devotion and great hostility. This acclaimed biography charts the progress of the clever child from the 'Little End Room' of his Ulster childhood and adult life, exploring Lewis's unwilling conversion to Christianity, the genesis of his writing, and the web of his relationships. Known details of the Christian apologist's life, a veritable Freudian case history, appear along with fresh insights about his Oxford circle, the Inklings, and his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien. "Wilson, though attuned to psychoanalytic theory, avoids reductionist psychobiography in this absorbing, intimate portrait of a secretive figure. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: 0002151375. ISBN/EAN: 9780002151375. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6893. Very Good Condition
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6893  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Collins Collector's Choice: Five Complete Novels Lolita, The Gift, Invitation to a Beheading, King Queen Knave & Glory
Nabokov, Vladimir,
ISBN: 9780002435628
William Collins Sons, London, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 1084 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Minor water damage to covers, text unaffected. Introduced by Peter Quennell Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Russia; Fiction. ISBN: 0002435624. ISBN/EAN: 9780002435628. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6485. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6485  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Death of a River Guide
Flanagan, Richard,
ISBN: 9780140257854
Penguin, Melbourne, 1996. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Fifth Impression or later. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 326 pages. This book is in Fine condition, by which we mean almost as if in its original new condition, but containing very slight marks of age and/or wear from light handling. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Trapped within a waterfall on the wild Franklin River, Tasmanian river guide, Aljaz Cosini, lies drowning. As the tourists he has been guiding down the river seek to save him, Aljaz is beset by visions horrible and fabulous. As the rapids rise, Aljaz relives not just his own life but also his country’s dreaming. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Australia; Fiction. ISBN: 0140257853. ISBN/EAN: 9780140257854. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6491. Fine Condition
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6491  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Dylan Thomas : Collected Poems 1934-39
Thomas, Dylan,
ISBN: 9780753810668
Pheonix, London, United Kingdom, 2000. Reprint
 Soft cover Soft cover. Very Good/. Reprint. 268 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. The definitive edition of Dylan Thomas's five published volumes of poems: 18 POEMS, TWENTY-FIVE POEMS, THE MAP OF LOVE, DEATHS AND ENTRANCES and IN COUNTRY SLEEP. Dylan Thomas wrote passionately about life in all its moods and moments: from the first thrilling moments of childbirth to the darker moments of death and loss. COLLECTED POEMS is introduced by the poet himself with a passionate seashore 'Prologue', in which the self-styled Noah of poetry builds his ark against ruin. This edition includes his last, unfinished poem 'Elegy', and the opening of 'In Country Heaven' - an ambitious project conceived after the dropping of the atom bomb. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Wales; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780753810668. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002768. Very Good
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0002768  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Dylan Thomas : Collected Poems 1934-53
Thomas, Dylan,
ISBN: 9780753810583
Pheonix, London, United Kingdom, 2001. First Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. Very Good/. First Edition. Second impression . Size: 12mo Small. 130 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. The definitive edition of Dylan Thomas's five published volumes of poems: 18 POEMS, TWENTY-FIVE POEMS, THE MAP OF LOVE, DEATHS AND ENTRANCES and IN COUNTRY SLEEP. Dylan Thomas wrote passionately about life in all its moods and moments: from the first thrilling moments of childbirth to the darker moments of death and loss. COLLECTED POEMS is introduced by the poet himself with a passionate seashore 'Prologue', in which the self-styled Noah of poetry builds his ark against ruin. This edition includes his last, unfinished poem 'Elegy', and the opening of 'In Country Heaven' - an ambitious project conceived after the dropping of the atom bomb. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Poetry; Wales; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: 0753810581. ISBN/EAN: 9780753810583. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6532. Very Good
Price: $5.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6532  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny
Lapierre, Alexandra,
ISBN: 9780786701278
Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 556 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Robert Louis Stevenson's biographers are sharply divided over his American wife Frances (Fanny) Van de Grift (1840-1914), depicting her either as a muse, a saintly martyr or a dominating shrew. In this spellbinding biography, which is written like a romance novel, French novelist Lapierre portrays the Indiana-born farmer's daughter as an intrepid woman of rash energy, courage, violent emotion and charisma who sublimated her career as a painter in her possessive love for the tubercular Scottish novelist, children's writer and poet. They met in a French artists' colony when RLS was 25. Fanny, 10 years his senior and the mother of three, was separated from her first husband, Sam Osbourne, a gambler and womanizer whom she had blindly followed from a Nevada silver mining camp to San Francisco. Fanny's 14-year quest to restore the frail Robert's health, a quest which took them from London to Switzerland and Monterey, Calif., then to Hawaii and Samoa, makes this an intensely moving, colorful epic. Though some readers may demur at the highly novelistic approach and effusive prose, Lapierre provides ballast by creating dialogue from lines taken from the couple's letters and Robert's essays. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; United States; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: 0786701277. ISBN/EAN: 9780786701278. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6791. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Near Fine Condition
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6791  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Fathers and Sons
Turgenev, Ivan,
Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover (Embossed Cloth) Hardcover (Embossed Cloth). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Konstantin Rudakov. First Edition. First impression. Size: Large Octavo. 213 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Embossed cloth, covers and spine, somewhat worn. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. When Arkady Petrovich comes home from college, his father finds his eager, naive son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend accompanying him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father by criticizing the landowning way of life and by his outspoken determination to sweep away the traditional values of contemporary Russian society. Turgenev's depiction of the conflict between generations and their ideals stunned readers when "Fathers and Sons" was first published in 1862. But many could sympathize with Arkady's fascination with the nihilistic hero whose story vividly captures the hopes and regrets of a changing Russia. Illustrator: Konstantin Rudakov. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Russia; 19th century; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6604. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Very Good Condition
Price: $60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6604  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Flaws in the Glass: A self-portrait
White, Patrick,
ISBN: 9780224029247
Jonathan Cape, London, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 260 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of wear to top and bottom edges, corners etc. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. A collage of memories of childhood, significant moments, and relationships with family, friends and enemies, this autobiographical memoir provides a frank insight into the life of one of the greatest novelists Australia has ever produced. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: 022402924x. ISBN/EAN: 9780224029247. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6956. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6956  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Looking ... Seeing: Poems and Song Lyrics by Harry Chapin (Signed by Harry Chapin)
Chapin, Harry,
Story Songs Ltd, Connecticut, USA, 1975. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Rob White. First Edition. Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). unpaginated. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. One of the 20th Century's finest storytellers unleashes the poetry written before and after his commercial success, reprints some of his finest song lyrics and even includes one of his finest, never-released songs, "Pigeon Run." Illustrator: Rob White. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; United States; 1970s; Music. Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6695. Very Good Condition
Price: $180.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6695  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Lord of the Flies
William Golding,
ISBN: 9780571084838
Faber & Faber, London, 1977. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 12mo Small. 223 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages lightly tanned throughout. Edges browned slightly. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Golding's iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: 0571084834. ISBN/EAN: 9780571084838. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6753. Good Condition
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6753  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
Orwell, George,
ISBN: 9780140009729
Penguin Books, United Kingdom, 1975. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 12mo Small. 251 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Edges browned slightly. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him. The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell's nightmare vision of the world we were becoming in 1949 is still the great modern classic portrait of a negative Utopia. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Britain/UK; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: 0140009728. ISBN/EAN: 9780140009729. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6737. Good Condition
Price: $6.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6737  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Pickering's Salute to the Sentimental Bloke
Dennis, C. J. ,
ISBN: 9780207137389
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Larry Pickering. First Edition. First impression. Size: Quarto. 96 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Rubbing to edge of boards and some chips. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Illustrator: Larry Pickering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry; Australia; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: 0207137382. ISBN/EAN: 9780207137389. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6688. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 6688  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Prometheus: The Life of Balzac
Maurois, Andre,
Bodley Head, London, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Second impression . Size: Octavo (standard book size). 573 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing present other than edges of the text block.. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without significant tears or chips or other damage. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This copy is in near fine condition bound in red cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. Maurois is a little like the wise ""friend of the family"" who tells the story with all the intimate speculations, small reproaches and loving (sometimes sentimental) praise one might expect. Names, places and figures abound, and while many of these particulars are only scantily examined, one doesn't mind. Such a French abundance of ""givens"" is in keeping with the rush and energy of Balzac's life. There are good but simple summaries of Balzac's thought but for the most part this close biography draws one headlong into a fantastic life. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; France; 19th century; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6852. Near Fine Condition
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6852  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments
Kinney, Arthur F.,
ISBN: 9780631208020
Blackwell Publishers, London, 2001. Reprint
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 744 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This pioneering collection of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama covers the full sweep of dramatic performances. Newly edited from manuscript and quarto, all the major playwrights are here as well as new dramatic scripts and plays published for the first time. No single period has been more complex and colourful than the Renaissance and this anthology shows the age recording itself in the most powerful body of dramatic works England has produced. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; ISBN: 063120802x. ISBN/EAN: 9780631208020. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6970. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Good Condition
Price: $60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6970  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Battlers
Tennant, Kylie,
ISBN: 9780207183676
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1994. New Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good Condition/. New Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 401 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges browned slightly. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. First published in 1941, this story is about a motley crowd of battlers travelling the roads, looking for work or avoiding it. Vagabonds, failures and criminals, these are the people refered to as "battlers". Tennant is the author of "Tiburon". "The Battlers" won the S.H. Prior Memorial Prize. Her work was known for its well-researched, realistic, yet positive portrayals of the lives of the underprivileged in Australia. In a video interview filmed in 1986, three years before her death for the Australia Council's Archival Film Series, Tennant told how she lived as the people she wrote about, travelling as an unemployed itinerant worker during the Depression years, living in Aboriginal communities and spending a short time in prison for research. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australia; 1930s; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN/EAN: 9780207183676. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6505. Good Condition
Price: $11.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6505  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Ackroyd, Peter,
ISBN: 9780701183509
Chatto & Windus, London, 2008. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 296 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. From the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries. Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-years at Oxford. Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and life--concepts that become an obsession for the young scientist. As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner. But these specimens prove imperfect for Victor's purposes... Filled with the literary lights of the day, including Percy Shelley, Godwin, Lord Byron, and Mary Shelley herself, and penned in period-perfect voice, The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is sure to become a classic of the twenty-first century. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780701183509. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6749. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6749  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Harp in the South (First Illustrated Edition)
Park, Ruth,
ISBN: 9780207170676
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Large Octavo. 252 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. An Australian classic, this is the story of the Darcy family who live in the Depression era tenements of Surry Hills, Sydney. Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops, and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy. Filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry, this Australian classic will take you straight back to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail, and great heart. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Australia; 1930s; Fiction. ISBN: 0207170673. ISBN/EAN: 9780207170676. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6706. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Very Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6706  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Heart of the Matter
Greene, Graham,
Penguin Books (Australia), Melbourne, 1962. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: 12mo Small. 264 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages lightly tanned throughout. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. In a British colony in West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious and righteous man of modest means enlisted with securing borders. But when he’s passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise. Already oppressed by the appalling climate, frustrated in a loveless marriage, and belittled by the wives of more privileged officers, Louise wants out. Feeling responsible for her unhappiness, Henry decides against his better judgment to accept a loan from a black marketeer to secure Louise’s passage. It’s just a single indiscretion, yet for Henry it precipitates a rapid fall from grace as one moral compromise after another leads him into a web of blackmail, adultery, and murder. And for a devout man like Henry, there may be nothing left but damnation. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Britain/UK; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6608. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6608  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature
Goodwin, Ken; Lawson, Alan (editors),
ISBN: 9780333501580
MacMillan, Melbourne, 1990. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 629 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages lightly tanned throughout. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Poems, stories, letters and extracts from novels, plays and journals present a great variety of responses to Australia and to the art of writing. Items have been arranged into 12 groupings that reflect different ways of seeing the material of Australian writing. Each section has its own introduction. Problems are explained, theories and contexts for a wider understanding are offered. The book includes biographical guides to all authors and a full chronological table of events in the literary history of Australia. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Australia; Australiana. ISBN: 0333501586. ISBN/EAN: 9780333501580. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6642. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6642  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters
Nicolson, Adam,
ISBN: 9780007335527
William Collins , London, 2014. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. Second impression . Size: Octavo (standard book size). 314 pages. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Adam Nicolson sees the Iliad and the Odyssey as the foundation myths of Greek—and our—consciousness, collapsing the passage of 4,000 years and making the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us as the events of our own time. Why Homer Matters is a magical journey of discovery across wide stretches of the past, sewn together by the poems themselves and their metaphors of life and trouble. Homer's poems occupy, as Adam Nicolson writes "a third space" in the way we relate to the past: not as memory, which lasts no more than three generations, nor as the objective accounts of history, but as epic, invented after memory but before history, poetry which aims "to bind the wounds that time inflicts." The Homeric poems are among the oldest stories we have, drawing on deep roots in the Eurasian steppes beyond the Black Sea, but emerging at a time around 2000 B.C. when the people who would become the Greeks came south and both clashed and fused with the more sophisticated inhabitants of the Eastern Mediterranean. The poems, which ask the eternal questions about the individual and the community, honor and service, love and war, tell us how we became who we are. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Books on Books; Britain/UK; Ancient (BC); Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. ISBN: 0007335520. ISBN/EAN: 9780007335527. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6915. Fine Condition
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The Museum of Innocence (First/First)
Pamuk, Orhan (Nobel Prize Winner 2006),
ISBN: 9780571236992
Faber & Faber,  2009. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 536 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Set in Istanbul between 1975 and today, The Museum of Innocence tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles the long love affair between Kemal and Fusun. Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes who find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. For the past ten years, Pamuk has been setting up a museum in the house in which his hero's fictional family lived, to display Kemal's strange collection of objects associated with Fusun and their relationship. The museum will be called The Museum of Innocence and it opens in 2010. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; Turkey; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780571236992. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6693. Near Fine Condition
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The Penguin Book of Jewish Short Stories
Litvinoff, Emanuel (editor),
ISBN: 9780140047288
Penguin Books, London, 1983. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 12mo Small. 352 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages lightly tanned throughout. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. These stories, deeply rooted in Jewish life and consciousness, reflect authentic, often funny, images of Jewish people in the modern world. Many literary figures are featured including I.L. Peretz, S.Y. Agnon, Saul Bellow, Isaac Badel and Muriel Spark. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama; 1970s; Fiction. ISBN: 014004728x. ISBN/EAN: 9780140047288. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6810. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6810  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The War of the Worlds
Wells, H.G.,
Penguin, United Kingdom, 1956. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 12mo Small. 192 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages lightly tanned throughout. Edges browned slightly. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. “For a time I believed that mankind had been swept out of existence, and that I stood there alone, the last man left alive.” When a strange, meteor-like object lands in the heart of England, the inhabitants of Earth find themselves victims of a terrible attack. A ruthless race of Martians, armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke, is intent on destroying everything that stands in its way. As the unnamed hero struggles to find his way across decimated wastelands, the fate of the planet hangs in the balance . . . H. G. Wells was a pioneer of modern science fiction. First serialised in the UK in 1897, The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories to depict conflict with an extraterrestrial race, and has influenced countless adaptations and sequels. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Britain/UK; Literature, Literary, Poetry & Drama. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6488. Good Condition
Price: $5.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6488  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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