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Patrick White: A Life
Marr, David,
ISBN: 9781741667578
Vintage, Sydney, 2008. New Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/. New Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 680 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. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. Patrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of more than a dozen novels and plays - including Voss, The Vivisector - lived an extraordinary life. Gracefully written and exhaustively researched, this book is a biography of classic excellence - sympathetic, objective, penetrating and as blunt, when necessary, as White himself. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781741667578. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3205. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $11.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 3205  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Pulitzer Prize Plays: The First Fifty Years 1917-1967, A Dramatic Reflection of American Life
Firestone, Paul,
ISBN: 9780879103552
Limelight Editions,  2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Near Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 341 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 will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Insightful and inspiring analysis of the plays that won the Pulitzer Prize during the first 50 years of its existence (1917-1967). In a series of accessible and straightforward essays, Paul Firestone provides insight into how these dramas reflect America's cultural values and mores, organizing them by their major themes: family life, social protest, political heroes, the spiritual condition of man, and morality in a materialistic society. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Theatre & Plays; United States; Literature & Literary. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780879103552. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5112. Near Fine Condition
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5112  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Reading & Responding to Literature
Cole, Suzanne,
ISBN: 9780155755017
Harcourt Brace, USA, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 328 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. All my books are available and are shipped from our Australian address.. This book is highly recommended for any lover of literature and/or student. "This book is incredible. I was a student of Lindeman's several years ago and this book was on the optional list for textbooks. It is a priceless resource in writing literature papers." Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0155755013. ISBN/EAN: 9780155755017. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3307. Fine Condition
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3307  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Selected Tales
Poe, Edgar Allan; Graham, Kenneth (editor),
Book Club Associates, London, 1972. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. Book Club Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 378 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. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Since their first publication in the 1830s and 1840s, Edgar Allan Poe's extraordinary Gothic tales have established themselves as classics of horror fiction and have also created many of the conventions which still dominate the genre of detective fiction. As well as being highly enjoyable, Poe's tales are works of very real intellectual exploration. Attentive to the historical and political dimensions of these very American tales, this new selection places the most popular -- `The Fall of the House of Usher', `The Masque of the Red Death', `The Murders in the Rue Morgue; and `The Purloined Letter' -- alongside less well-known travel narratives, metaphysical essays and political satires. Ochre coloured boards with gold lettering. Dust jacket a little sunned and rubbed at edges but overall very sound. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3975. Fine Condition
Price: $31.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3975  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Single & Single
Le Carre, John ,
ISBN: 9780684859262
Scribner, New York, 1999. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 345 pages. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . In Single & Single the writer who both epitomizes and transcends the novel of espionage opens with a haunting set piece, then establishes a sequence of events whose connections are mysterious, complex and compelling. This is a story of corrupt liaisons between criminal elements in the new Russian states and the world of legitimate finance in the West. Le Carré's finest novel in years, it is also an intimate portrait of two families: one Russian, the other English; one trading illicit goods, the other laundering the profits; one betrayed by a son-in-law, the other betrayed, and redeemed, by a son. This is territory le Carré knows better than anyone. Masterful and prescient, he is writing at the height of his creative powers, and Oliver Single, the central protagonist, is one of his most fascinating characters. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0684859262. ISBN/EAN: 9780684859262. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5302. Fine Condition
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5302  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Stories
Jolley, Elizabeth,
ISBN: 9780670821136
Viking Penguin Inc, New York, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. This is the first USA edition. Size: Octavo 8vo 22.80 to 15.25cm tall. 312 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. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . In these 21 stories, prize-winning Australian author Jolley reveals to us the quiet lives of ordinary people at conflict with their environment, delinquent children, older relatives, marriage partners, and even squatters, as painfully aware of their failures as their dreams. Her characters range from single mothers to traveling salesmen, wood cutters, immigrants, and charwomen, all of whose lives overlap like patchwork quilting. The background to these stories is always Australia, but the conflicts are universal, and they are communicated to us with a sparseness of language that could be Chekov's, with the pleasing gentleness of a Barbara Pym. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Australia; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0670821136. ISBN/EAN: 9780670821136. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3048. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3048  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Tha Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life
Bloom, Haraold,
ISBN: 9780300167603
Yale University Press, United States, 2011. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. As New/Near Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 357 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. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . For more than half a century, Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. The result is "a critical self-portrait," a sustained meditation on a life lived with and through the great works of the Western canon: Why has influence been my lifelong obsessive concern? Why have certain writers found me and not others? What is the end of a literary life? Featuring extended analyses of Bloom's most cherished poets-Shakespeare, Whitman, and Crane-as well as inspired appreciations of Emerson, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Ashbery, and others, The Anatomy of Influence adapts Bloom's classic work The Anxiety of Influence to show us what great literature is, how it comes to be, and why it matters. Each chapter maps startling new literary connections that suddenly seem inevitable once Bloom has shown us how to listen and to read. A fierce and intimate appreciation of the art of literature on a scale that the author will not again attempt, The Anatomy of Influence follows the sublime works it studies, inspiring the reader with a sense of something ever more about to be. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; United States; Philosophy. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780300167603. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6023. As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6023  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler
Close, Alan,
ISBN: 9780869143186
McPhee Gribble, Melbourne, 1995. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 388 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Mild tanning throughout. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. ?It has library stamps and markings, but very discreetly on the half-title and title pages. Otherwise unmarked.. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0869143182. ISBN/EAN: 9780869143186. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3487. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $11.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3487  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Best Intentions
Bergman, Ingmar,
ISBN: 9780002713535
Harvill Press, London, 1993. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo 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 detected in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The cover has some bumps and marks but is in excellent condition overall. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Tells the story of Ingmar Bergman's father and mother from their first meeting one spring day in 1909 until Ingmar was about to be born, in 1918. The basic facts of the story are all true. Henrik and Anna fall in love and, despite her domineering mother's opposition, eventually marry. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Sweden; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0002713535. ISBN/EAN: 9780002713535. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5562. Good Condition
Price: $11.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5562  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English
Ousby, Ian,
ISBN: 9780521440868
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1996. Reprint with corrections
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint with corrections. Size: Quarto. 1055 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 in very good condition except for a tiny peeling of the laminate on the top left edge.. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books . Substantially enlarged and updated for this new edition, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English is the definitive guide to the vast and extraordinarily rich heritage of literature written in English. It covers all the major novelists, poets and dramatists - from Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens to Conrad and to contemporary writers from all over the English-speaking world - Saul Bellow, Adrienne Rich, Les Murray, Wole Soyinka, and Janet Frame. More than 100 specialist contributors provide detailed biographical and critical articles not only on writers and their works. Substantial coverage is also given to such literary genres as popular fiction, science fiction, detective novels, and children's classics. All literary concepts and movements are described in detail. • Over 4,500 alphabetical entries, cross-referenced throughout • Includes all literature in English - British, Irish, American, Australian, African, Canadian, New Zealand, Indian and Caribbean • Illustrated throughout with over 115 photographs and line drawings Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain/UK; Reference. ISBN: 0521440866. ISBN/EAN: 9780521440868. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3041. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges.. Very Good Condition
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3041  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Cat's Table
Ondaatje, Michael,
ISBN: 9780099554424
Vintage Books, London, 2012. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 366 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 cover has some bumps and marks but is in excellent condion overall. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . What had there been before such a ship in my life? A dugout canoe on a river journey? A launch in Trincomalee harbour? There were always fishing boats on our horizon. But I could never imagine the grandeur of this castle that was to cross the sea'. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner in Colombo bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the lowly 'cat's table' - as far from the Captain's table as can be - with a ragtag group of adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean the boys tumble from one adventure to another,and at night they spy on a shackled prisoner - his crime and fate a mystery that will haunt them forever... Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780099554424. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5059. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5059  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Clown
Boll, Heinrich,
ISBN: 9780714501680
Calder & Boyars Ltd, London, 1974. Reprint
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 247 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. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges browned slightly. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Heinrich Boll was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972.The face of a clown is the face of innocence, and innocence goes to the wall in German society after the Second World War, when double-dealing and double standards became a way of life. Heinrich Boll's clown is a professional entertainer in his late twenties who has reached the end of his tether: an unhappy drunk abandoned by the woman he loves, too honest and disillusioned to compromise, he sits in his lonely furnished flat and calls for help or consolation of any kind. For this is a study in hypocrisy - emotional, sexual, religious and political - where the majority are smugly blinkered and the rest are caught in a trap they fail to understand, let alone escape. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Germany; ISBN: 0714501689. ISBN/EAN: 9780714501680. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6299. Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6299  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Eye of the Storm
White, Patrick,
ISBN: 9780140039634
Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1975. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 589 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages are very lightly tanned throughout. Edges browned slightly. The cover has some bumps and marks but is in excellent condition overall. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . In White's 1973 classic, terrifying matriarch Elizabeth Hunter is facing death while her impatient children-Sir Basil, the celebrated actor, and Princess de Lascabane, an adoptive French aristocrat-wait. It is the dying mother who will command attention, and who in the midst of disaster will look into the eye of the storm. "An antipodean King Lear writ gentle and tragicomic, almost Chekhovian . . . The Eye of the Storm [is] an intensely dramatic masterpiece" (The Australian). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; Fiction. ISBN: 0140039635. ISBN/EAN: 9780140039634. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5413. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5413  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The First Third
Cassady, Neil,
ISBN: 9780872860056
City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1981. Revised Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Revised Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 222 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 veneer on the cover has started to lift a little.. The cover has some crease marks . This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse within two working days.. Immortalized as Dean Moriarty by Jack Kerouac in his epic novel, On the Road, Neal Cassady was infamous for his unstoppable energy and his overwhelming charm, his savvy hustle and his devil-may-care attitude. A treasured friend and traveling companion of Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Ken Kesey, to name just some of his cohorts of the Beat generation, Cassady lived life to the fullest, ready for inspiration at any turn. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; United States; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0872860051. ISBN/EAN: 9780872860056. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6045. Good Condition
Price: $10.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 6045  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Genesis Of Shakespeare's Art: A Study Of His Sonnets And Poems
Dunning, Edwin James,
Kessinger Publishing, United States, 1897. Facsimile Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. As New/. Facsimile Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 336 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; United States; Poetry. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6262. As New
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6262  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Great Fire
Hazzard, Shirley,
ISBN: 9781844081394
Virago Book, London, 2004. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 314 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing detected in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The cover has some bumps and marks but is in excellent condition overall. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Shirley Hazzard's acclaimed novel of the effects of World War II, with an emphasis on the atomic bombing of Japan. Winner of the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction and a Miles Franklin literary award. and considered one of the finest novels of the decade. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction. ISBN: 1844081397. ISBN/EAN: 9781844081394. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5372. Very Good Condition
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5372  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe
Poe, Edgar Allan,
ISBN: 9781850790013
New Orchard Editions, United Kingdom, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 237 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Heavy foxing throughout. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges foxed and browned. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. A selection of the tales together with a poem edited and with an introduction by Roy Gasson. It features many illustrations that have accompanied Poe's works including some by Edouard Manet. Poe was without doubt, one of America's greatest poets and writers. A very nice copy but badly tanned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Horror. ISBN: 1850790019. ISBN/EAN: 9781850790013. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3458. Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3458  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Kid on the Karaoke Stage & Other Stories
Richter, Georgia (ed),
ISBN: 9781921696831
Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 2011. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 272 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. All my books are available and are shipped from our Australian address.. Featuring both established and emerging Western Australian writers, this short story anthology includes both fiction and creative nonfiction. A quirky and memorable collection, it centers on ?who we are and what we want to be"-ideas that will resonate globally despite the regional origin of the contributors. The distinctive voices highlighted here present joy and pain in equal measure with humor and feeling. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781921696831. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3313. Fine Condition
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
Sterne, Laurence,
ISBN: 9780140430196
Penguin, London, 1987. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 12mo small. 659 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 very slightly spotted or marked. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. No one description will fit this strange, eccentric, endlessly complex masterpiece. It is a fiction about fiction-writing in which the invented world is as much infused with wit and genius as the theme of inventing it. It is a joyful celebration of the infinite possibilities of the art of fiction, and a wry demonstration of its limitations. This Penguin Classic contains Christopher Ricks's introductory essay, itself a classic of English literary criticism, together with a new introduction on the recent critical history and influence of Tristram Shandy by Melvyn New. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; 18th century; Fiction. ISBN: 0140430199. ISBN/EAN: 9780140430196. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6193. Good Condition
Price: $6.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6193  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Plays of Oscar Wilde
Wilde, Oscar,
ISBN: 9780394757889
Vintage, New York, 1988. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. As New/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 440 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket price-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. There is a small remainder mark. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature. Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism. In his best work, the subversive insights embedded in his wit continue to challenge our common assumptions. Wilde's ability to unsettle and startle us anew with his radical vision of the artifice inherent in the self's construction makes him our contemporary. This edition is introduced by John Lahr, author of Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton. The plays included are Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0394757882. ISBN/EAN: 9780394757889. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3578. As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
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The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde: The First Uncensored Transcript of The Trial of Oscar Wilde vs. John Douglas (Marquess of Queensberry), 1895
Holland, Merlin,
ISBN: 9780007156641
Harper Collins, New York, 2003. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. This is the first USA edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 340 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. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Deckled edges (rough cut). Front endpapers and title pages marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. The dust jacket has been protected by a removable plastic cover. n 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard labor for "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons." Wilde's story became a cautionary tale for homosexuals in Victorian England; in the century since, he has come to be celebrated as a martyr of the gay struggle for recognition. This volume, with an introduction and commentary by Wilde's grandson, Holland, publishes for the first time the unabridged transcript of the first of the three infamous trials that resulted in Wilde's destruction. The irony, as Holland's introduction makes abundantly clear, is that Wilde courted his imprisonment, suing his inamorata's father, the Marquess Queensberry, John Douglass, for libel when Queensberry left a card for him at the Albemarle Club that read, "For Oscar Wilde, posing sodomite." Wilde might have been best served by tearing up the card and forgetting it; instead, he pressed charges. But Wilde's riskiest step was treating the witness stand as a theatrical stage. When a prosecutor asked him if he had kissed a certain young man, Wilde joked, "Oh no, never in my life. He was a peculiarly plain boy." With that one flippant comment, Holland's text suggests, the die was cast. But the transcript and Holland's judicious notes also reveal how ill-served Wilde was by his counsel. Some of the same letters that were later used to convict Wilde were introduced by his own lawyers in this first trial as evidence. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0007156642. ISBN/EAN: 9780007156641. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3214. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
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The Reivers
Faulkner, William,
ISBN: 9780679741923
Vintage Books, New York, 1992. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 305 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 cover has some bumps and marks but is in excellent condition overall. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . This grand misadventure is the story of three unlikely thieves, or reivers: 11-year-old Lucius Priest and two of his family's retainers. In 1905, these three set out from Mississippi for Memphis in a stolen motorcar. The astonishing and complicated results reveal Faulkner as a master of the picaresque. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; United States; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0679741925. ISBN/EAN: 9780679741923. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5246. Good Condition
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The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
Hastings, Selina,
ISBN: 9780719565540
John Murray, London, 2009. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Third impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 614 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. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The fascinating biography of one of the 20th century's greatest writers. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; Literature & Literary. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780719565540. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3030. Very Good Condition
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The White Tiger
Adiga, Aravind,
ISBN: 9781843547228
Atlantic Books, London, 2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 321 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing detected in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008. The White Tiger presents a raw and unromanticised India, both thrilling and shocking - from the desperate, almost lawless villages along the Ganges, to the booming Wild South of Bangalore and its technology and outsourcing centres. The first-person confession of a murderer, The White Tiger is as compelling for its subject matter as for the voice of its narrator - amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; India; Fiction. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781843547228. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5375. Very Good Condition
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Thomas Mann
Hayman, Ronald,
ISBN: 9780747525318
Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, London, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 672 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 it's plastic cover intact which has left this library book in very good condition.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. Thomas Mann, author of "Death in Venice", "The Magic Mountain", and "Buddenbrooks" was a man with secrets. This biography offers a portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning German novelist, drawing on Mann's unexpurgated diaries. It uncovers a brilliant writer's mask to reveal the private man: his bisexuality, his obsession with preserving appearances and the deep guilt which plagued him for nearly fifty years. The sanitized self-image Mann strove to maintain is revealed as a fragile veneer. Drawing on the diaries that he stipulated should remain under seal for twenty years after his death, and on interviews with Mann's children, the author depicts a man subject to nervous trembling, convulsive sobbing and moments of sexual embarrassment. When his novels are reread from this perspective, new meanings emerge and interconnections between the problems of the author and his characters become apparent. As Mann wrote to a friend, he devised "novelistic forms and masks which can be displayed in public as a means of relaying my love, my hatred, my sympathy, my contempt, my pride, my scorn and the accusations I want to make". The author is the biographer of Proust, Sartre, Kafka, Nietzche, Brecht and Sylvia Plath. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0747525315. ISBN/EAN: 9780747525318. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6125. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
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Toby's Room
Barker, Pat,
ISBN: 9780241144572
Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London, 2012. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. New Book/New. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 265 pages. This book is available and will be shipped from our Australian address within two business days. Toby and Elinor, brother and sister, friends and confidants, are sharers of a dark secret, carried from the summer of 1912 into the battlefields of France and wartime London in 1917. When Toby is reported 'Missing, Believed Killed', another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor's world: how exactly did Toby die - and why? Elinor's fellow student Kit Neville was there in the fox-hole when Toby met his fate, but has secrets of his own to keep. Enlisting the help of former lover Paul Tarrant, Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby's room. Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary's Hospital, where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the shattered faces of the wounded, Toby's Room is a riveting drama of identity, damage, intimacy and loss. It is Pat Barker's most powerful novel yet. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain/UK; 1900-1920; Fiction. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780241144572. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5963. New Book
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Tolkien: A Biography
White, Michael J.,
ISBN: 9780451212429
New American Library, USA, 2003. New Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Near Fine Condition/. New Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 292 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 IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Tolkien: A Biography by Michael White is a comprehensive, in-depth, and entertaining biography of one of the greatest and most influential fantasy authors of modern time, J.R.R. Tolkien. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0451212428. ISBN/EAN: 9780451212429. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3232. Near Fine Condition
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Treasury of Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol
Dickens, Charles,
Guild Publishing, London, 1985. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover (Full Leather) Hardcover (Full Leather). Fine Condition/. Book Club Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 624 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. All edges gilt - bright, rich condition. A very nice collection in full leather, decorative endpapers and gilt edges in fine condition. It includes Dickens' most famous novels in Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4008. Fine Condition
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Under Milk Wood
Thomas, Dylan,
ISBN: 9780460873208
Everyman, London, 1993. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 12mo small. 94 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 very slightly spotted or marked. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Theatre & Plays; Wales; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0460873202. ISBN/EAN: 9780460873208. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5688. Very Good Condition
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Writer, Reader, Critic
Green, Dorothy,
ISBN: 9781875368013
Primavera Press, Sydney, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression . Size: 12mo small. 190 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 cover has a small crease. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. The essays in this book provide a critical look at the role of readers, critics and writers in contemporary Australian society. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 1875368019. ISBN/EAN: 9781875368013. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6186. Very Good Condition
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Writer, Reader, Critic
Green, Dorothy,
ISBN: 9781875368013
Primavera Press, Sydney, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression . Size: 12mo small. 190 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 cover has a small crease. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. The essays in this book provide a critical look at the role of readers, critics and writers in contemporary Australian society. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 1875368019. ISBN/EAN: 9781875368013. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6186. Very Good Condition
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