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The Book of Virtues  a treasury of great moral stories, Bennett, William J. (edited, with Commentary)
1 Bennett, William J. (edited, with Commentary) The Book of Virtues a treasury of great moral stories
New York Simon & Schuster 1993 0671683063 / 9780671683061 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Inscription in front in ink: "Merry Christmas from Peggy & Bob 1994"

Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples of good and bad, right and wrong. And the best places to find them are in great works of literature and exemplary stories from history.

William J. Bennett has collected hundreds of stories in "The Book of Virtues, " an instructive and inspiring anthology that will help children understand and develop character -- and help adults teach them. From the Bible to American history, from Greek mythology to English poetry, from fairy tales to modern fiction, these stories are a rich mine of moral literacy, a reliable moral reference point that will help anchor our children and ourselves in our culture, our history, and our traditions -- the sources of the ideals by which we wish to live our lives. Complete with instructive introductions and notes, "The Book of Virtues" is a book the whole family can read and enjoy -- and learn from -- together. 
Price: 1108.00 USD

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A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on why We Read Jane Austen, Carson, Susannah; Bloom, Harold
2 Carson, Susannah; Bloom, Harold A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on why We Read Jane Austen
Random House 2009 1400068053 / 9781400068050 Hardcover 
320 pages; A erudite collection of essays considers Jane Austen's lasting influence and popularity in literary circles as well as her work's reflection of humanity, in an anthology that includes pieces by such writers as Virginia Woolf, C. S. Lewis and E. M. Forster. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Iliad, Homer
3 Homer Iliad
New York Barnes & Noble 1995 1566195950 / 9781566195959 Paperback Good 
"The Iliad" is a classical epic poem about the events during the last year of the Trojan War and the fall of Troy. The tale revolves around the Greek warrior Achilles, and his anger toward the king of Mycenae, Agamemnon. While the poem shows evidence of a long oral tradition and thus most likely multiple authors, the ancient Greek poet Homer is generally attributed as its author. "The Iliad", which is thought to be the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, is considered one of the most important literary works of classical antiquity. Presented here in this edition is the prose translation of Samuel Butler. 
Price: 4.49 USD
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Writing Magic: creating stories that fly, Levine, Gail Carson
4 Levine, Gail Carson Writing Magic: creating stories that fly
New York Collins c2006. 0060519606 / 9780060519605 Paperback Very Good 
Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted, as touching as Dave at Night, as captivating as Fairest?

Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.

With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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5 Putnam, Samuel Marvelous Journey: a survey of four centuries of Brazilian writing
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1948 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 

Price: 5.00 USD
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Shakespeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night or What You Will, Shakespeare, William
6 Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night or What You Will
United Kingdom Hodder & Stoughton 1920 Hardcover Good Illustrated by Robinson, W. Heath 
A rare edition of Shakespeare's play with 16 tipped in color illustrations. Pages are yellowed with age, but binding is still firm and there are no markings on pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Old songs in a new café  selected essays, Waller, Robert James
7 Waller, Robert James Old songs in a new café selected essays
New York Warner Books 1994 0446517984 / 9780446517980 First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
The author of the phenomenal #1 national bestsellers The Bridges of Madison County and Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend now presents a collection of his reflections on life, love, loss, and longing--a timely treatise on the emotions of the heart, the powers of the imagination, and the infinite possibilities of being. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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