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Ines of My Soul

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $61.00

Publisher: Great Britain, HarperCollins: 2006

Edition: Publishers Uncorrected Proof Copy

Seller ID: 16080523


307 pages. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are lightly tanned. The vibrant new novel from Isabel Allende takes her back to her homeland of Chile, and tells the story of the first Spanish woman to arrive on its shores with the Conquistadors in the 1500s. A real historical figure, Ines Suarez came to Chile with the Conquistadors in 1540, helping to claim the territory for Spain and to found the first Spanish settlement in Santiago. In this remark... View more info

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The Blind Assassin

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Virago Press: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10100077


637 pages. Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the dead... View more info

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Empire of the Sun

By: Ballard, J. G.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Grafton: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 15040453


351 pages. Covers have light creasing. Edges of boards have moderate wear. Spine has minor lean and moderate reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned. The heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Based on J. G. Ballard's own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy's life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai - a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survi... View more info

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Another World

By: Barker, Pat

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Viking: 1998

Seller ID: 09124555


Lightly tanned pages. Ex-library with usual marks, stamps, stickers and/or pocket. Plagued by nightmarish memories of the trenches where he saw his brother die, Nick's grandfather Gordie lays dying as Nick struggles to keep the peace in his increasingly fractious home. As Nick's suburban family loses control over their world, Nick begins to learn his grandfather's buried secrets and comes to understand the power of old wounds to leak into the present. As a study of the p... View more info

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A Dry White Season

By: Brink, Andre

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Collins: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16080043


315 pages. Covers have light creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. Ben du Toit is an ordinary, decent, harmless man, unremarkable in every way - until his sense of justice is outraged by the death of a man he has known. His friend died at the hands of the police. In the beginning it appears a straightforward matter, an unfortunate error that can be explained and put right. But as Ben investigates further he find... View more info

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Jane Eyre

By: Bronte, Charlotte

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Scoresby, VIC, Australia, Penguin: 1984

Seller ID: 17110057


489 pages. Covers have moderate creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine has moderate reading creases and slight fading. Pages are reasonably tanned. Orphaned Jane Eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and cousins and then sent to comfortless Lowood School. But life there improves and Jane stays on as a teacher, though she still longs for love and friendship. At Mr Rochester's house, where she goes to work as a governess, she hopes she might ... View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Emily

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Arcturus: 2009

Seller ID: 10110195


272 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. This book is an unread copy. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the f... View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Emily

Price: $7.00

Publisher: USA, Scholastic: No date

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10120587


406 pages. Lightly tanned pages. Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is visited upon the next generation, their innoc... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps

By: Buchan, John

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1968

Seller ID: 10064343


138 pages. Covers have moderate creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine has minimal reading creases. Pages are considerably tanned. It's May, 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure - a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps

By: Buchan, John

Price: $5.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11110795


138 pages. Edgewear to covers. Tanned pages. Foxing on insides of covers. Moderate spine lean. It's May, 1914. Britain is on the eve of war with Germany. Richard Hannay is living a quiet life in London, but after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger he stumbles into a hair-raising adventure - a desperate hunt across the country and against the clock, pursued by the police and a cunning, ruthless enemy. Hannay's life and the security of Britain are in grave peril... View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son: No date

Seller ID: 09124163


previous owners name written on inside cover page In John Bunyan's hands, a pious tract is transformed into a work of imaginative literature, "The Pilgrim's Progress", whose influence - both on work that followed and on the English consciousness as a whole - has been immeasurable. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Roger Pooley. John Bunyan began "The Pilgrim's Progress" while he was in prison for conductin... View more info

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Tarzan of the Apes - Tarzan Series #1

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Flamingo: 1972

Seller ID: 13020012


223 pages. Tanned pages. Minor rubbing to covers. Abandoned to his fate when his English parents die in the African jungle, a baby boy is rescued and reared by a loving ape foster mother. Conquering the savage laws of the wilderness, Tarzan grows into a mighty warrior and becomes leader of his tribe of apes until he encounters, for the first time, his own kind - humans. An expedition of white treasure hunters has entered his jungle kingdom, accompanied by the beautiful J... View more info

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Tarzan of the Apes - Tarzan Series #1

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $11.00

Publisher: USA, Ballantine Books: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16080407


245 pages. Covers have no creasing. Spine has minimal reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned. Abandoned to his fate when his English parents die in the African jungle, a baby boy is rescued and reared by a loving ape foster mother. Conquering the savage laws of the wilderness, Tarzan grows into a mighty warrior and becomes leader of his tribe of apes until he encounters, for the first time, his own kind - humans. An expedition of white treasure hunters has entered ... View more info

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Erewhon: Over the Range

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin: 1954

Seller ID: 08080200


215 pages. Minor edgewear, rear cover has a clipped corner, pages are tanned, otherwise unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 08080200. Paperback View more info

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The Way of All Flesh

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 1960, Signet:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 17110018


384 pages. Covers have light creasing and slight soiling. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Page edges are lightly browned and slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Inventory No: 17110018. Paperback View more info

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Erewhon, or Over the Range

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Page & Company: 1923

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 17110146


324 pages. Covers have moderate rubbing/wear and mild soiling. Corners of boards are moderately bumped. Spine has slight fading. No dust jacket with this book. Edges of pages are slightly foxed. Pages are reasonably tanned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Inventory No: 17110146. Hardcover View more info

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Jack Maggs

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $28.00

Publisher: St. Lucia, QLD, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09124195


392 pages. Edges of boards have superficial wear. Pages are reasonably tanned. Edges of dust jacket have light bumping and there is a nick at the top of the rear flap fold. London,1837. Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such int... View more info

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Jack Maggs

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $9.00

Publisher: St. Lucia, QLD, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11070501


Binding is loose but fully intact. Lightly tanned pages. Clear, self-adhesive laminate to covers/boards. Minor spine lean. Ex-library with usual marks, stamps, stickers.. Edgewear to boards. London,1837. Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an ... View more info

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Memoirs of a Coxcomb : The Suppressed Sequel to Fanny Hill

By: Cleland, John

Price: $31.00

Publisher: USA, Lancer Books: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14080104


This is the first USA edition. 192 pages. Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. Published in 1751, John Cleland's second novel (after the notorious Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) is a witty and complex portrait of aristocratic British society in the mid-eighteenth century. Its young protagonist, Sir William Delamore, meets, falls in love with, and pursues the mysteriou... View more info

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Veronika Decides to Die

By: Coelho, Paulo

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 17030195


185 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that her heart is da... View more info