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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

ISBN: 0007241178

Condition: Near Fine


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 remarkable novel, Isabel Allende - one of the world's most spellbinding storytellers - re-imagines Ines' life and that of the two m... View more info

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $33.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2002

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 19030431

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Near Fine


254 pages. Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Slipcase is in excellent condtion. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Inventory No: 19030431. Hardcover 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

ISBN: 1860498809

Condition: Very Good


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 Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describ... View more info

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Alias Grace

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Virago: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19050292

ISBN: 1860492592

Condition: Good


545 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are moderately bumped. Spine has minimal reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned. Previous owner's name in ink. Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s is wound this tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery. Was Grace Marks a female fiend? A femme fatale? Or a weak and unwilling victim? The accusation of murderess follows her "like a taffeta skirt along the floor". Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 1860492592.... View more info

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The Handmaid's Tale

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Australia, Vintage: 2017

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19070127

ISBN: 1784873187

Condition: Very Good


324 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Edges of pages are lightly browned. The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function- to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful vision of the future gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's irony, wit and astute perception. Quantity Available: 1. C... View more info

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Shorter Works

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19080058

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Very Good


314 pages. Edges of boards have superficial wear. Slipcase has superficial rubbing. Edges of slipcase have superficial wear. Pages are lightly tanned. Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Inventory No: 1908... 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

ISBN: 0586064303

Condition: Good


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 survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown u... View more info

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Another World

By: Barker, Pat

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Viking: 1998

Seller ID: 09124555

ISBN: 0670877166

Condition: Good (ex-library)


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 power of memory and loss, "Another World" conveys with extraordinary intensity the ways in which the violent past retu... 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

ISBN: 0006540147

Condition: Good


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 finds that his curiosity becomes labelled rebellion - and for a rebel there is no way back. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fict... View more info

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Jane Eyre

By: Bronte, Charlotte

Price: $7.00

Publisher: USA, Signet: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19110062

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


461 pages. Covers have moderate creasing, superficial rubbing/wear and slight soiling. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine has minimal reading creases. Pages are lightly tanned and lightly creased. 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 have found them. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read B... View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Emily

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Arcturus: 2009

Seller ID: 10110195

ISBN: 1848373201

Condition: As New


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 foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is visited upon... 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

ISBN: 0590460307

Condition: Good


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 innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read ... View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Emily

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Australia, Reader's Digest Association: 1985

Seller ID: 19110015

ISBN: 0895771594

Condition: Near Fine


303 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. No dust jacket as issued. Edges of pages are lightly browned. 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 innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps - Richard Hannay Series #1

By: Buchan, John

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10064343

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


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 life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps - Richard Hannay Series #1

By: Buchan, John

Price: $5.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11110795

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fair


138 pages. Foxing on end pages. 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, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigma: what are the thirty-nine steps? Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; Literature &... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps - Richard Hannay Series #1

By: Buchan, John

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1963

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 18110382

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good (ex-library)


138 pages. Ex-library with usual marks, stamps, stickers. Edges of boards have moderate wear. Spine has minor lean. Edges of dust jacket have moderate wear. The dust jacket has been price-clipped. Covers are protected in clear, plastic sleeve. Edges of pages are mildly foxed. Pages are reasonably 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... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps - Richard Hannay Series #1

By: Buchan, John

Price: $10.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19040104

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fair


138 pages. Covers have light creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Pages are considerably tanned. Previous owner's name in ink. 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, and everything rests on the solution to a b... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps - Richard Hannay Series #1

By: Buchan, John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19040105

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Fair


138 pages. Old price mark on front cover. Covers have moderate creasing. Edges of covers have superficial wear. Spine has minimal reading creases. Edges of pages are mildly foxed. 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 life and the security of Britain are in grave peril, and eve... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps - Richard Hannay Series #1

By: Buchan, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1965

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19040106

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


138 pages. Old price mark on front cover. Covers have moderate creasing. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine has moderate reading creases. Pages are considerably tanned. Previous owner's name ink-stamped. 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, and eve... View more info

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The Thirty-nine Steps - Richard Hannay Series #1

By: Buchan, John

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1947

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19040107

ISBN: No ISBN

Condition: Good


137 pages. Covers have moderate creasing. Edges of covers have moderate wear. Spine has minimal reading creases. Pages are reasonably tanned and lightly creased. 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, and everything rests on the solution to a baffling enigm... View more info