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Tobacco Road

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $24.99

Publisher: Shelton, CT, First Edition Library: 1959

Seller ID: 1796

Reproduction of the first edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons 1932. Unsentimentally realistic, this classic novel is a reflection of the effects of poverty on tenant farmers in the South during the Great Depression. It focuses on the Lester family, former cotton farmers who continue to live on their ancestors' plantation even though it has long ceased to be prosperous. Jeeter and Ada Lester have 17 children, two of whom still live at home: Ellie May, their on... View more info

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Crime and Punishment

By: Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Barnes and Noble Inc: 1994

Seller ID: 1068

Barnes and Noble Classics; One of the world’s greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences—an unparalleled tale of suspense set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia’s troubled transition to the modern age. In the slums of czarist St. Petersburg lives young Raskolnikov, a sensitive, intellectual student. The poverty he has always known drives him to believe that he is exempt from moral law. But when he puts this belief ... View more info

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Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories from the Sketch Book

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet Classics: 1961

Seller ID: 157

384 pages; With sage and wit, storyteller Washington Irving earned his preeminence in early American literature with stories of romance, travel, and literary musing. This collection of his finest works include his novel "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Specter Bridegroom", essays of his travels, and more. View more info

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By: Joyce, James

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet Classics: 1991

Seller ID: 132

In these masterful stories, steeped in realism, Joyce creates an exacting portrait of his native city, showing how it reflects the general decline of Irish culture and civilization. Joyce compels attention by the power of its unique vision of the world, its controlling sense of the truths of human experience. View more info

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A Separate Peace

By: Knowles, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1966

Seller ID: 19

The volatile world of male adolescence provides the backdrop for John Knowles' engrossing tale of love, hate, war, and peace. Sharing a room at Devon, an exclusive New England prep school, in the summer prior to World War II, Gene and Phineas form a complex bond of friendship that draws out both the best and worst characteristics of each boy and leads ultimately to violence, a confession, and the betrayal of trust. Narrator Scott Snively's ability to switch seamlessly fr... View more info

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White Fang

By: London, Jack

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Publishing Co. , Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 110

Ex-Library; In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, White Fang, a part-dog, part-wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of a litter of five. In his lonely world, he soon learned to follow the harsh law of the North—kill or be killed. But nothing in his young life prepared him for the cruelty of the bully Beauty Smith, who buys White Fang from his Indian master and turns him into a vicious killer—a pit dog forced to fight for money. Will White ... View more info

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By: Nabokov, Vladimir

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Publishing Corp.: 1977

Edition: Twenty-Second Printing

Seller ID: 892

Small tear on inside cover page. Cover shows normal wear. Pages are yellowed.Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hyper-civilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation. View more info

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Walden Two

By: Skinner, Burrhus Frederic

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Publishing Company: 1976

Seller ID: 315

A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition. This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct. View more info

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East of Eden

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics): 1979

Seller ID: 312

Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families -- the Trasks and the Hamiltons -- whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. View more info

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Anna Karenina

By: Tolstoy, Leo

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Warsaw, Poland, National Institue of Publishing: 1963

Edition: Tenth Edition

Seller ID: 984

Very old. Pages are yellowed. Binding still secure. ; Printed in Polish. View more info

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1993

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 769

Ex-LibraryThe story of a wealthy, fiftyish American widow recently a famous stage beauty, but now "drifting." The novel opens soon after her husband's death and her retirement from the theatre, as Mrs. Stone tries to adjust to her aimless new life in Rome. She is adjusting, too, to aging. ("The knowledge that her beauty was lost had come upon her recently and it was still occasionally forgotten.") With poignant wit and his own particular brand of relish, Williams char... View more info