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Tobacco Road, Caldwell, Erskine
1 Caldwell, Erskine Tobacco Road
Shelton, CT First Edition Library 1959 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Reproduction of the first edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons 1932.

Unsentimentally realistic, this classic novel is a reflection of the effects of poverty on tenant farmers in the South during the Great Depression. It focuses on the Lester family, former cotton farmers who continue to live on their ancestors' plantation even though it has long ceased to be prosperous. Jeeter and Ada Lester have 17 children, two of whom still live at home: Ellie May, their only unmarried daughter who has a cleft lip, and Dude, their youngest son who is mentally handicapped. The family's antics, while at times vile and perverse, depict the racism and moral ambiguity that existed among some impoverished Southerners at that time and represent Erskine Caldwell's critique of the failed economic system and its consequences. 
Price: 24.99 USD

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Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky, Fyodor
2 Dostoevsky, Fyodor Crime and Punishment
Barnes and Noble Inc 1994 1566194326 / 9781566194327 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Barnes and Noble Classics; One of the world’s greatest novels, Crime and Punishment is the story of a murder and its consequences—an unparalleled tale of suspense set in the midst of nineteenth-century Russia’s troubled transition to the modern age.

In the slums of czarist St. Petersburg lives young Raskolnikov, a sensitive, intellectual student. The poverty he has always known drives him to believe that he is exempt from moral law. But when he puts this belief to the test, he suffers unbearably. Crime and punishment, the novel reminds us, grow from the same seed. 
Price: 5.99 USD

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Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories from the Sketch Book, Irving, Washington
3 Irving, Washington Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories from the Sketch Book
Signet Classics 1961 0451524950 / 9780451524959 Paperback 
384 pages; With sage and wit, storyteller Washington Irving earned his preeminence in early American literature with stories of romance, travel, and literary musing. This collection of his finest works include his novel "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Specter Bridegroom", essays of his travels, and more. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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Dubliners, Joyce, James
4 Joyce, James Dubliners
Signet Classics 1991 0451525434 / 9780451525437 Paperback Good 
In these masterful stories, steeped in realism, Joyce creates an exacting portrait of his native city, showing how it reflects the general decline of Irish culture and civilization. Joyce compels attention by the power of its unique vision of the world, its controlling sense of the truths of human experience. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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A Separate Peace, Knowles, John
5 Knowles, John A Separate Peace
New York Bantam Books 1966 0553280414 / 9780553280418 Paperback Good 
The volatile world of male adolescence provides the backdrop for John Knowles' engrossing tale of love, hate, war, and peace. Sharing a room at Devon, an exclusive New England prep school, in the summer prior to World War II, Gene and Phineas form a complex bond of friendship that draws out both the best and worst characteristics of each boy and leads ultimately to violence, a confession, and the betrayal of trust. Narrator Scott Snively's ability to switch seamlessly from the perspective of a teenager tormented by feelings he doesn't want to understand to the reflective musing of a man looking back at the formative experience of his youth provide both the story and the setting with an immediacy that quickly engages listeners. Not only does Snively give a distinctive voice to each of the main characters, he also delineates the mannerisms and personalities of the other boys and the teachers surrounding them. Intense, mesmerizing, and compelling, this rendition of a classic coming-of-age tale belongs in all public library collections, and will be especially helpful to high school students as an accompaniment to the written text. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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White Fang, London, Jack
6 London, Jack White Fang
New York MacMillan Publishing Co. , Inc. 1979 0025747509 / 9780025747500 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex-Library; In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, White Fang, a part-dog, part-wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of a litter of five. In his lonely world, he soon learned to follow the harsh law of the North—kill or be killed.

But nothing in his young life prepared him for the cruelty of the bully Beauty Smith, who buys White Fang from his Indian master and turns him into a vicious killer—a pit dog forced to fight for money.

Will White Fang ever know the kindness of a gentle master or will he die a fierce deadly killer?

A classic adventure novel detailing the savagery of life in the northern wilds. Its central character is a ferocious and magnificent creature, through whose experiences we feel the harsh rhythms and patterns of wilderness life among animals and men. 
Price: 4.25 USD

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Lolita, Nabokov, Vladimir
7 Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita
New York Berkley Publishing Corp. 1977 Twenty-Second Printing Paperback Fair 
Small tear on inside cover page. Cover shows normal wear. Pages are yellowed.

Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hyper-civilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation. 
Price: 2.00 USD

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Walden Two, Skinner, Burrhus Frederic
8 Skinner, Burrhus Frederic Walden Two
New York MacMillan Publishing Company 1976 0024115118 / 9780024115119 Paperback Good 
A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition.

This fictional outline of a modern utopia has been a center of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientific technology of human conduct. 
Price: 2.00 USD

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East of Eden, Steinbeck, John
9 Steinbeck, John East of Eden
Penguin (Non-Classics) 1979 0140049975 / 9780140049978 Paperback Good 
Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families -- the Trasks and the Hamiltons -- whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Anna Karenina, Tolstoy, Leo
10 Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina
Warsaw, Poland National Institue of Publishing 1963 Tenth Edition Hardcover Fair 
Very old. Pages are yellowed. Binding still secure. ; Printed in Polish. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, Williams, Tennessee
11 Williams, Tennessee The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
New York New Directions 1993 0811212491 / 9780811212496 Second Printing Paperback Very Good 

The story of a wealthy, fiftyish American widow recently a famous stage beauty, but now "drifting." The novel opens soon after her husband's death and her retirement from the theatre, as Mrs. Stone tries to adjust to her aimless new life in Rome. She is adjusting, too, to aging. ("The knowledge that her beauty was lost had come upon her recently and it was still occasionally forgotten.") With poignant wit and his own particular brand of relish, Williams charts her drift into an affair with a cruel young gigolo. 
Price: 5.00 USD

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