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1 Carson McCullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Mariner Books 2004 0618526412 / 9780618526413 Paperback As New; Gently read.  
Trade PB; 0.80 x 8.0 x 5.50; 359 pages; This reprint of Carson McCuller's book first published in 1930 is an Oprah Book Club recommended reading. McCullers was 23 years old when she wrote this book about moral isolation in a small town.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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2 Charles Dickens David Copperfield
Konemann Classics 2000 3829053851 / 9783829053853 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
2.28 x 7.19 x 5.16; 1027 pages; Charles Dickens wrote this in serial form between 1848 and 1850. It is thought to be the most autobiographical of his novels and deals with the theme of the disciplining of the heart. There are those who live a life of the discipined heart, those whose hearts are undisciplined and those who learn to discipline their hearts over time. Told in the first person point of view of David Copperfield, it follows his life from boyhood to adulthood and the transformation that occurs as he learns to discpiline his heart. This two volume boxed set is a great addition to any library. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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3 Charles Dickens Hard Times
Konemann Classics 1998 3895082295 / 9783895082290 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
0.79 x 6.54 x 4.88; 327 pages; Set in Victorian Britain in a fictitious town named Coketown, Charles Dickens sought to make a statement of the socioeconomic state of the times, when Britain was going through capitalistic growth and while the underprivileged working class labored in poverty. This was published in weekly serials from April to August 1854. Sissy is a child of circus parents. Her father encourages her to get an education and has to abandon her to the school founded by Thomas Gradgrind Senior. Sissy is a dreamer, unspoiled and hopeful who is given the chance to study in the school and live at Stone Lodge with the Gradgrind children Louisa and Thomas Jr. Josiah Bounderby, Gradgrind's friend, associate, and self-made man marries Louisa, 30 years his junior. Sissy endears herself to the household and cares for the ailing Mrs. Gradgrind. She later takes over the management of the household when the matriarch dies. The subsequent chapters follow the life of the Gradgrind children and Sissy. There is the contrast between Gradgrind's pragmatism and Sissy's imaginative nature, the difference between Louisa and Thomas, Jr, and the chasm between the capitalists and the have nots. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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4 Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses
Vintage Books 1993 0679744398 / 9780679744399 1st Vintage Books Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket; Gently read. 
Trade PB; 0.79 x 7.95 x 5.12; 320 pages; Cormac McCarthy won the National Book Award for this coming of age book about young cowboys, pretty horses, guns and romance. Sixteen year old John Grady Cole, last of generations of Texas ranchers travels across the Texas range into Mexico in a bitter sweet adventure. In 2000, the book was made into a movie starring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz. The Crossing was published in 1994 and Cities of the Plain in 1998. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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5 Cormac McCarthy The Road
Vintage Books 2006 0307277925 / 9780307277923 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket; Gently read. 
Trade PB; 5.20 x 0.90 x 8.0; 287 pages; America is burned, desolate, hopeless. A father and son walk a perilous journey across the country to the coast, braving cold, hunger, lawless marauders. They have nothing but love and each other. This book is the contrast between mankind's capability to wreak utter destruction and devastation and the love and tenderness that keep father and son living for each other in the face of hopelessness. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Edgar Allan Poe The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Stories
Konemann Classics 1998 389508090x / 9783895080906 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket; This book is actually new but there is a scratch on the back dust jacket and there is slight shelf wear. 
0.73 x 6.85 x 4.97; Edgar Allan Poe wrote many dark horror stories. This book contains 10 of such short stories. In The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Poe introduces C. Auguste Dupin, a Parisian man who sets to solve the brutal murders of two women in Paris after a suspect had been arrested. Dupin is the prototype of the contemporary detective character and Poe brings him back in subsequent short stories, The Purloined Letter and The Mystery of Marie Roget. 
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7 Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey A Woman of Independent Means
Dell 1990 0440205506 / 9780440205500 First Printing Paperback As New with no dust jacket; Gently read, almost new condition. 
Mass Market PB; 0.75 x 6.75 x 4.25; 288 pages; Bess Stead Garner was a woman ahead of her time, demanding equality in marriage, loving her family, and succeeding in business where few women even dared. The story unfolds as a series of letters in the 1900's and resonates with women of all time. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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8 Ernest Hemingway For Whom the Bell Tolls
Charles Scribner's Sons 1968 B000H98IPS Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Slightly soiled bottom, worn corners do not affect inside pages. 
1.60 x 8.50 x 6.00; 507 pages; Clearly one of Hemingway's best work, this book is the story of American explosives expert, Robert Jordan, who joined the International Brigades, fighting a fascist regime during the Spanish Civil War. In the midst of war, he finds love in young Maria whose life has been ravaged by war. Despite their love, Jordan chooses to sublimate his life to a higher purpose for the greater human good. Robert Jordan has been an ego ideal for many men including, by their admission, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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9 Henry Fielding The History of Tom Jones: a Founding
Konemann Classics 2000 3829061455 / 9783829061452 First Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
2.50 x 7.0 x 5.0; 1102 pages; Written in 1729, Tom Jones is considered to be Henry Fielding's greatest work. It is a story full of interesting and memorable characters. A wealthy gentleman, Mr. Allworthy finds an infant under the covers of his bed. One of the maids, Jenny Jones, admits to be the baby's mother and so begins Tom Jones' life and wanderings. It is a classic book, considered to be one of the best of British novels. This is a 2 volume set in a slipcase. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Jane Austen Northanger Abbey
Tally Hall Pres 1997 0681220678 / 9780681220676 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
5.0 x 0.75 x 7.5 in; 268 pages; "No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her to be born an heroine." So starts this satirical coming of age novel by the great writer Jane Austen. Seventeen year old Catherine is invited to Northanger Abbey where her wild imagination concocts a murder mystery. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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11 Leo Tolstoy translated by Constance Garnett Anna Karenina
Barnes & Noble 1993 1566190282 / 9781566190282 Hardcover Very Good+ 
2.00 x 8.30 x5.60; 743 pages; Leo Tolstoy's epic novel of privilege, passion and scandal was Oprah's Book Club summer 2004 reading recommendatio n. This is the Barnes and Noble edition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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12 Louisa May Alcott Jo's Boys From the Original Publisher
Little, Brown 1994 0316031038 / 9780316031035 Paperback New with no dust jacket 
Trade PB; 0.90 x 8.10 x 5.50; 336 pages; Louisa May Alcott wrote the Little Women trilogy in 1886. Jo's Boys is the last in the series brings together the boys and girls of Plumfield who have become young men and women. For children ages 9-12. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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13 Mary Shelley Frankenstein
Wordsworth Classics 1997 1853260231 / 9781853260230 Paperback As New with no dust jacket; Gently read in great condition. 
Trade PB; 0.63 x 7.64 x 4.80; 208 pages; Mary Shelley began this classic when she was 18 years old. This was first published in 1818 and has thrilled readers and endured through time. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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14 William Makepeace Thackeray The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family Vol I
Heritage Press N.D. Centenary Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; The black slipcase is worn with frayed edges. The book itself is in very good condition with tight binding and clean pages which are foxing slightly. Unknown year likely 1955 
9.10 x 1.75 x 6.25 in; 761 pages; The Newcomes is a Victorian novel follows the lives of the family of Thomas Newcomb. This novel was published after the best selling Vanity Fair. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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