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A Guide to Chaucer's Pronunciation, Kokeritz, Helge
1 A Guide to Chaucer's Pronunciation Kokeritz, Helge
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover booklet with stapled binding 1954 Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm / Whitlock's Inc., New Haven, CT. No additional printings indicated. White area shows on front cover from removed label. Small chip to cover near spine. Light soiling and age-tanning to covers. Text very clean; no marks or ceases; pages bright; binding tight. 32 pages. Language: English. Printed in Sweden. Does NOT come with vinyl record. '[P]rovides teachers and students of Chaucer with a simple and dependable guide to his pronunciation without involving them in the intricacies of Middle English phonology. To this end, the rules given here have been based exclusively on the relationship between the Chaucerian sounds and their modern equivalents (both British and American)....'--from the Preface. Keywords: pronounce, phonetic, poetry, verse, reading, aloud, spoken word, Canterbury Tales, Middle Ages, medieval. No ISBN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Peculiar Gift: Nineteenth Century Writings on Books for Children, Salway, Lance (editor)
2 A Peculiar Gift: Nineteenth Century Writings on Books for Children Salway, Lance (editor)
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1st U.K. edition? 1976 Kestrel/Penguin. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. HEAVY EDGEWEAR to jacket. Language: English. 40 essays, e.g. Ruskin on Kate Greenaway; Dickens on fairy tales. B/W illustr. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority--Surface or Airmail only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 After the Revolution: Studies in the Contemporary Jewish American Imagination 
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket, review copy 1987 Indiana Univ. Very clean; no marks; some shelfwear/rubbing. 261pp, Index, Notes. Language: English. 
Price: 17.25 USD
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4 An Introduction to Poetry Korg, Jacob
Good. 
Paperback. Paperback stapled booklet 1962 Holt, Rinehart. Previous owner's last name written on cover and half-title page. Text unmarked. 72pp, Index. Language: English. Discusses sound, imagery, form, structure, etc. Keyword: poem. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Booktalk: Occasional Writing on Literature and Children, Chambers, Aidan
5 Booktalk: Occasional Writing on Literature and Children Chambers, Aidan
New. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1985 HarperCollins. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Gift-giving condition. 184 pages; Index; Notes; References. Language: English. 'In this collection of lectures, articles, and essays, distinguished children's book author Aidan Chambers discusses literature, children, and the role adults play in bringing the two together. Included are discussions of such well-known authors as Paul Zindel, Betsy Byars, Robert Cormier, E. B. White, Arnold Lobel, and Maurice Sendak. ... Booktalk will be of immeasurable value to teachers, librarians, and everyone interested in education and in fine literature for children.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: juvenile, books, reading, literary criticism, kids. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Cliffs Notes on Golding's Lord of the Flies, Calandra, Denis M.
6 Cliffs Notes on Golding's Lord of the Flies Calandra, Denis M.
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover stapled booklet 1998 Cliffs Notes. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Average wear. 69pp. Language: English. Keywords: study, aids, guides, review, literary, commentary, commentaries, analysis, analyses, summary, summaries, plot, characters. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Cliffs Notes on Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Sova, Dawn
7 Cliffs Notes on Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird Sova, Dawn
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover stapled booklet 1997 Cliffs Notes. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 71pp. Language: English. Keywords: study, aids, guides, review, literary, commentary, commentaries, analysis, analyses, summary, summaries, plot, characters. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Vickers, James
8 Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Vickers, James
Acceptable. 
Paperback. Softcover stapled booklet 1998 Cliffs Notes. Faint UNDERLINING on a few pages. Very clean; no creases; looks new. 73pp. Language: English. Includes a brief life of Shakespeare, brief synopsis of the play, list of characters, summary, commentary, character analyses, questions for review, and selected bibliography. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Roberts, James L.
9 Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Roberts, James L.
New. 
Paperback. Brand-new softcover stapled booklet 1998 Cliffs Notes. Superclean; no marks or creases; never used. 61pp. Language: English. Includes a brief life of Shakespeare, brief synopsis of the play, list of characters, summary, commentary, character analyses, questions for review, and selected bibliography. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Cliffs Notes on Williams' Glass Menagerie and Streetcar Named Desire, Roberts, James L.
10 Cliffs Notes on Williams' Glass Menagerie and Streetcar Named Desire Roberts, James L.
Acceptable. 
Paperback. Softcover stapled booklet 1998 reprint Cliffs Notes. Pink HIGHLIGHTING on 1 page only. Intact; clean; uncreased. Language: English. Includes a brief life of Tennessee Williams, brief plot summaries, character analyses, commentary, study questions, suggested theme topics, selected bibliography, more. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Conflict in the Novels of D. H. Lawrence, Yudhishtar
11 Conflict in the Novels of D. H. Lawrence Yudhishtar
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1st U.S. edition 1969 Barnes and Noble. Average jacket wear: scuffs; scratches; rubbed edges. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 309 pages; Index; Bibliography. Language: English. Publisher's Review Copy slip laid in. Biography and Criticism series. 'This stimulating and thought-provoking study represents an entirely new critical approach to the interpretation of D. H. Lawrence's writings. ... Dr Yudhishtar considers each of Lawrence's novels in turn and discovers the underlying philosophy on which all of them in fact are based.'--from front flap. Keywords: literary, literature, 20th, twentieth, century, England, Britain, British, author, novelist, Sons and Lovers, Lady Chatterly's Lover, Women in Love. No ISBN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England's Great Victorian Novelists, Pool, Daniel
12 Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England's Great Victorian Novelists Pool, Daniel
0060183659 / 9780060183653 Like New. 
Hardcover. Brand-new 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket, published 1997 by HarperCollins. Only light store shelfwear. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; unread. Gift-giving condition. 282 pages; Index; Bibliography, black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'Another informal, delightfully entertaining foray into the world of the Victorian novel by the author of What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew (1993). ... It is with a puckish sense of humor and a sharp ear for gossip that Pool puts a human face on his account of the progress of English publishing. In his hands, subjects such as the constraints and demands of serial writing, the power of lending libraries, and the challenges of satisfying an increasingly straitlaced public morality become plot twists with which his characters must contend. And what characters! Charlotte Bronte innocently setting off rumors by dedicating the second edition of Jane Eyre to Thackeray, whose wife was insane. Thackeray and Dickens squabbling publicly, ostensibly over a magazine article about the author of Vanity Fair (Urged to make peace, Thackeray said, It is a quarrel, I wish it to be a quarrel, and it will always be a quarrel.). Dickens haunted by memories of working in a blacking factory: I often forget in my dreams that I have a dear wife and children . . . and wander desolately back to that time. Elizabeth Gaskell enthusiastically producing a biography of her friend Charlotte Bronte that turns out to be far more colorful than accurate. Great Books meets celebrity gossip: a rare, literate entertainment.'-- Kirkus Reviews, 1997. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Gravesiana: The Journal of the Robert Graves Society. December 1997, Volume I, Number IV, Quinn, Patrick (editor)
13 Gravesiana: The Journal of the Robert Graves Society. December 1997, Volume I, Number IV Quinn, Patrick (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover published 1997 by Robert Graves Society, Glasgow and Buffalo, NY. Heavy wear to cover: abrasion/discoloration from removed sticker; crease to front and spine. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading / research copy. 102 pages. Language: English. Twice-yearly publication. Contents include Donald Davies and Robert Graves: Some Notes and a Letter - Patrick McGuinness; 'A Fine Milesian Tale': Exploring Robert Graves's 'The Shout' - Grevel Lindop; 'Sullen Moods': Extant Drafts to Completed Poem - Frank Kersnowski; Alfred Perceval Graves and the Poetry of World War I - John Woodrow Presley; Archives of a Muse Poet: Keith Banes (1924-1984) - Alice Hughes; Avoiding the Psychoanalytic Confession-Box: Robert Graves and W.H.R. Rivers - Michel Pharand; Biography, Professional Integrity, and 'Life on the Edge' - Richard Rerceval Graves; Reviews; News. Keywords: literary criticism, critical studies, poetry, poet, The White Goddess, scholar, scholarly. No ISBN. [code J] 
Price: 18.00 USD
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How to Read a Poem--And Start a Poetry Circle, Peacock, Molly
14 How to Read a Poem--And Start a Poetry Circle Peacock, Molly
New. 
Hardcover. Brand-new 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1999 Riverhead Books. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Gift-giving condition. 210pp. Language: English. 'Part poetry explication and part memoir, Peacock's charming book includes 18 favorite poems that she has collected and cherished over the years. Offering sensitive interpretations of each work, Peacock tends to favor modern and contemporary poets such as May Swenson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Yusef Komunyakaa. Like Hirsch, Peacock is a popular and critically acclaimed poet; she is also a founder of the Poetry in Motion program that puts poetry in America's buses and subways. Peacock encourages the shared enjoyment of poetry through reading groups and provides practical advice for organizing a poetry circle.'--Ellen Sullivan, Library Journal, 1999. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics, Adams, Robert Martin
15 Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics Adams, Robert Martin
Acceptable. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1955 Cornell University Press. UNDERLINING and NOTES throughout. Previous owner's name on 1st blank page. Price clipped from jacket flap. Average wear and rubbing to jacket; tiny rips. Pages bright; binding tight. Good reading / research copy. 231 pages; Index. Language: English. 'Amusing as he can be, the author is serious enough in scoring the basic foolishness of the whole impressive apparatus of crypto-scholarship. The overloaded allegory, the endless probing into the background of Milton's imagery, the wearying concern with tangential aspect of the poet's work [are] . . . the types of Milton criticism that have threatened to obscure more than they elucidate. ... [A] good-natured expose of the new criticism....'--from jacket flap. Keywords: literary criticism, Miltonian scholar, Paradise Lost, Comus, Richard Bentley, William Empson, 1950s, 50s, Fifties. No ISBN. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Language Variety and the Art of the Everyday Shepherd, Valerie
Good. 
Hardcover. Clean text; INKSTAMPED STARS on 1st page and at bottom. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket. Language: English. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Latin Literature: From the Beginnings to the Close of the Second Century A. D., Copley, Frank O.
17 Latin Literature: From the Beginnings to the Close of the Second Century A. D. Copley, Frank O.
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket published 1969 by University of Michigan Press. Light edgewear to jacket: small rips; crumpling. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 372 pages; Index; Bibliography. Language: English. 'This lucid and comprehensive history offers a critical account of five centuries of Latin literature--a literature remarkable both in itself and in its influence on the content and form of subsequent Western literature. Writing for the general reader, the distinguished scholar Frank O. Copley presents a distillation of his years of wide experience and reading in the field.'--from jacket flap. Includes Plautus, Terence, Catallus, Cicero, Caesar, Horace, Vergil, Ovid, Livy, Seneca, Petronius, Pliny, Juvenal. Keywords: literary criticism, ancient Roman classics. No ISBN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Laurence Sterne: A Collection of Critical Essays, Traugott, John
18 Laurence Sterne: A Collection of Critical Essays Traugott, John
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1968 Prentice Hall. Clean and unmarked. NOTICEABLE AVERAGE WEAR. 183pp, 8 essays, Bibliography, Sterne chronology. Language: English. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Milton and the Miltonic Dryden, Ferry, Anne Davidson
19 Milton and the Miltonic Dryden Ferry, Anne Davidson
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1968 Harvard University Press. Average edgewear to jacket: light crumpling; tiny rip. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. 238 pages; Index; Notes. Language: English. 'Choosing four works by Milton and Dryden for comparative analysis, Anne Davidson Ferry sets out to show that the Restoration period in English literature ... produced a more complex body of poetry than traditional definitions suggest. Mrs. Ferry argues that by emphasizing those aspects of Dryden's verse which point to new developments in literature, and by ignoring other qualities which link his poetry to Milton's, critics have oversimplified our image of later seventeenth-century literature.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: John Milton, John Dryden, Paradise Lost, Absalom and Achitophel, Samson Agonistes, All for Love, literary, criticism, 17th century. No ISBN. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Milton's Legacy in the Arts, Labriola, Albert C.; Sichi, Edward, Jr.
20 Milton's Legacy in the Arts Labriola, Albert C.; Sichi, Edward, Jr.
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1988 Pennsylvania State University Press. Nonglossy jacket has some smudges. Text superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. 9 essays by Lieb, Revard, Gagen, Goslee and more. 239pp, Notes, B/W illustrations. Language: English. Keywords: literary, influence, poetry, English, Paradise Lost, Adam, Eve, 17th, seventeenth, century. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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