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Twice-Told Tales: An Anthology, Volume 1

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cafe Crashers: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201717


First edition. Fine. 2013 Trade Paperback. 177 pp. Volume 1: This collection of eighteen reimagined fairytales features new takes on such classic stories as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, and runs the genre spectrum from comedy and romance to horror and steampunk. Authors and artists include: Matt Anderson (aka Remi Anderson), Caleb Bouchard, Kathryn Ann Metzger, Laura Metzger, Ethan Monsour, Christina Lynn Pieretti, Sarh Wellman.Keywords: TWICE-TOLD TALES ANTHOLOGY SHO... View more info

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Molly's Dog

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1983

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201045


Signed by author without inscription. Numbered 49 of 64. Near fine. 1983 Soft Cover. 22 pp. A short story about Molly and a dog.Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor.Keywords: ALICE ADAMS AMERICAN LITERATURE MOLLY'S DOG SHORT STORIES CONTEMPORARY FICTION View more info

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Molly's Dog

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $125.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201046


Limited edition - copy H of 26 lettered copies. Signed by author without inscription. 1983 Hard Cover. 22 pp. A short story about Molly and a dog.Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American novelist, short story writer, and university professor.Keywords: ALICE ADAMS AMERICAN LITERATURE MOLLY'S DOG SHORT STORIES CONTEMPORARY FICTION View more info

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Spinning-Wheel Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1908

Seller ID: 2262049


Jacket flap crease torn three-quarters of the way along length, jacket edges rubbed with a few small tears and chip. A few light spots on boards, bottom corners of boards bumped, pages lightly toned. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. A collection of 12 short stories. View more info

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Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1929

Seller ID: 2262051


Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. A few light spots on spine, light stain on page base, pages lightly toned. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 354 pp. A collection of short stories. View more info

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Kitty's Class Day and Other Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1908

Seller ID: 2262052


Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket spine lightly foxed, ink marks on front jacket flap. Ink note on front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 334 pp. A collection of short stories, including Kitty's Class Day, Aunt Kipp and Psyche's Art. View more info

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A Garland for Girls

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1908

Seller ID: 2262053


Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly rubbed, jacket faintly foxed. A few light spots on rear board, pages lightly toned. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. A collection of seven stories. View more info

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The Last Carousel

By: Algren, Nelson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206152


First edition. A nice copy. Near fine.Jacket lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned. 1973 Hard Cover. 435 pp. The fiction and reportage included in The Last Carousel, one of the final collections published during Nelson Algren's lifetime, was written on ships and in ports of call around the world, and includes accounts of brothels in Vietnam and Mexico, stories of the boxing ring, and reminiscences of Algren's beloved Chicago White Sox, among other subjects. In this collec... View more info

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The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200690


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. The Stories of Eva Luna (Spanish: Cuentos de Eva Luna, 1989) is a collection of Spanish-language short stories by the Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende. It consists of stories told by the title character of Allende's earlier novel Eva Luna. The literary critic Barbara Mujica wrote: The Chilean author presents her stories... View more info

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Trash: Stories

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Firebrand: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1538310


First printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. 174 pp. Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as simply stunning... a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent. View more info

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Trash: Stories

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Firebrand Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200743


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. No jacket. Near fine. 1988 Hard Cover. 174 pp. Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent.First published in 1988, the award-winning Trash showcases Allison at her most fearlessly honest and startlingly ... View more info

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Bottle

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hay Festival Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200662


First edition. One of 1000 copies. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. 2004 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 54 pp. From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, inspiration for the Hulu original television adaptation.CONTENTS: Bottle -- It's not easy being half-divine -- King Log in exile -- Take charge -- Thylacine ragout -- Post-colonial -- Faster -- Nightingale -- Bottle II.Keywords: MARGARET ATWOOD BOTTLE CANADIAN LITERATURE SHO... View more info

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The Labrador Fiasco

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Quid: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200664


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. 1996 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 41 pp. From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, inspiration for the Hulu original television adaptation. ...incorporates two of Atwood's longstanding interests of Canadian history and the Canadian wilderness. Labrador refers to the Canadian place rather than the breed of dog. The story contains two stories, one within another. This poses... View more info

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Mountain Blood

By: Baker, Will

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon and Schuster: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1529953


First printing. Remainder mark on page base. 1988 Trade Paperback. 174 pp. Includes several photographs. In his introduction, the author wrestles with the distinction between fact and fiction, the real and the imaginary. Baker, an English professor at the University of California, is the first winner of the Associated Writing Program Award for Creative Non-Fiction, an award administered by a national union of universities. His seven pieces encompass reminiscence, persona... View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, January 1935 - All-Star Christmas Issue (No. 583)

By: Baldwin, Faith; Delmar, Vina; La Farge, Oliver; Carrel, Bart; Tuckerman, Arthur; Brown, Royal; Kantor, MacKinlay; Cronin, A.J.; Runyon, Damon; Kyne, Peter B.; Brush, Katharine; Douglas, Lloyd C.; Corcoran, William; Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Hanighen, Frank

Price: $60.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1935

Seller ID: 2036634


A few faint corner creases, closed tear on rear wrapper along spine base. 1935 Magazine. 170 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. John LaGatta illustration on front wrapper, Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's... View more info

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War Fever

By: Ballard, J.G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1991

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197540


Book club edition. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 176 pp. A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection, a tale in which a young street fighter inadvertently discovers how to bring an to the bloodshed only to find that his solution is all too effective as far as some supposedly neutral observers are concerned. Other stories feature an assassination plot against an American astronaut, the leader o... View more info

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Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2260902


1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Flexible leatherette binding. CONTENTS: Don Juan; Christ in Flanders; In the Time of the Terror; Madame de Dey's Last Reception; A Passion in the Desert; Lost by a Laugh; Gold; Doomed to Live; An Accursed House; The Atheist's Mass; A Tragedy by the Sea. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French lif... View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2171959


First edition. Front hinge starting, light stain to top margin, spine toned, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. v, [3], 179, [1] pp. 16mo. One of two story collections written by Bangs as follow-ups to E.W. Hornung's popular series featuring anti-hero Arthur J. Raffles, a safe cracker. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Raffles series was second only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during his lifetime. View more info

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Love Your Enemies

By: Barker, Nicola

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539546


First edition. Includes original jacket.Very Good. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 184 pp. These dozen stories are part fantasy, part gritty realism. View more info

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Servants of the Map: Stories

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200707


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.Top edge of jacket spine very lightly bumped. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 270 pp. Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. A mapper of the highest mountain peaks realizes his true obsession. A young woman afire with scien... View more info

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Great Days

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus Giroux: 1979

Seller ID: 2202547


A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1979 Hard Cover. 172 pp. Barthelme's new book of stories is perhaps most notable for the presence of seven formally related dialogues, which introduce a new aspect of his work.CONTENTS: The Crisis; The Apology; The New Music; Cortes and Montezuma; The King of Jazz; The Question Party; Belief: Tales of the Swedish Army; The Abduction from the Seraglio; The Death of Edward Lear; Concerning the Bodyguard; The Zombies; Morning; On the Steps of the... View more info

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Fireman's Wife and Other Stories

By: Bausch, Richard

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Norton: 1991

Seller ID: 1295701


Remainder mark on page base, pages lightly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. The epigraph for this collection of ten stories is a brief quotation from Keats -- 'Happy love, more happy, happy love.' Bausch does indeed portray the joys of marriage and family life, but he also reveals the pain lurking just below the surface. In 'Wedlock' the levity of a honeymoon night suddenly turns mean. In 'Equity' three adult daughters must cope with a senile mother who previously su... View more info

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Distortions

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200708


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned.Jacket toned. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 283 pp. A collection of 19 short stories, many of which previously appeared in print, mostly in The New Yorker. The author's list of characters is diverse: a lifeguard who wants to introspect, a suburban couple and a spaceman, a wife who stops talking to her husband but gets up in the middle of the night to mail letters to him.The... View more info

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Jacklighting

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Metacom Press: 1981

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200924


Signed by author without inscription. #34 of 250. Prospectus laid in. Near fine. 1981 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 20 pp. Nicholas has died sometime during the past year from injuries incurred while he was taking a midnight ride on his Harley and a drunk, driving a van, hit him head-on. Last year, on his birthday, he was alive but in the hospital, brain-damaged from the accident. This year, on his birthday, he is dead, and the narrator and he... View more info

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Ficciones (Everyman's Library, No. 166)

By: Borges, Jorge Luis; Sturrock, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 1993

Seller ID: 2264259


Former library copy--usual marks. No jacket. 1993 Hard Cover. xliii, 142 pp. Ficciones is the most popular collection of short stories by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges, often considered the best introduction to his work. Ficciones should not be confused with Labyrinths, although they have much in common. Labyrinths is a separate translation of Borges's material into English, by James E. Irby. The translation of Ficciones into English appeared in 1962, the s... View more info

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After the Plague, and Other Stories

By: Boyle, T.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199485


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Faint smell of smoke, top page edges lightly foxed.Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. Few authors in America write with such sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle, and nowhere is that passion more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and widely praised short stories. In After the Plague, his sixth collection of stories, Boyle exhibits his... View more info

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Copy: Today's Better Fiction, Volume 1, No. 1, Spring 1950

By: Bradbury, Ray; Crossen, Ken; Moholy-Nagy, Sybil; Alan, Louis; Siry, Peter; Boutell, Cleve; Toron, Steve; Rider, Ernest; Spaulding, Leonard; Longstreet, Stephen; Stebel, Sid L.; Edwards, Harvey L.; Burton, Russ J.; Garfinkle, Louis A.; Lubin, Edward; Mori

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Bards: 1950

Seller ID: 2262789


Edges lightly rubbed. 1950 Stapled Binding. 92 pp. Stapled binding. Ads precede and follow text. A mid-twentieth century collection of stories, including an early appearance by Ray Bradbury: he published stories in various magazines and journals beginning in 1938; but Fahrenheit 451, his first book not compiled from previously published stories, was not released until 1953 (The Martian Chronicles was a fix-up novel cobbled together from earlier stories, while Fahrenheit ... View more info

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Greetings from Earth: New and Collected Stories

By: Bradfield, Scott

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Picador: 1996

Seller ID: 2200600


Edges rubbed, pages lightly foxed. 1996 Trade Paperback. 296 pp. Contains 21 stories including Dream of the Wolf, in which a man dreams of himself as an Arctic wolf, Unmistakebly the Finest in which a woman is lured by promises of wealth and self-fulfillment to join a church and the title story, a haunting, humorous and poetic exploration of dreams.Keywords: SCOTT BRADFIELD GREETINGS FROM EARTH NEW COLLECTED STORIES SHORT STORIES LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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Small Craft Warnings: Stories

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Nevada Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201015


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. The indigo skies and lush vegetation of the contemporary West Coast belie the damaged souls and desperate alienation that lurk behind fading stucco walls and off the endless highways. The lives of women on the edge and beyond the margins have seldom been explored with as much power or insight as in these brilliant stories... View more info

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Facing the Music (Bright Leaf Short Fiction VI [6])

By: Brown, Larry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199926


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 167 pp. 8vo. Facing the Music, Larry Brown’s first book, was originally published in 1988 to wide critical acclaim. As the St. Petersburg Times review pointed out, the central theme of these ten stories “is the ageless collision of man with woman, woman with man--with the frequent introduction of that o... View more info