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"Other Boleyn Girl, The"

By: Gregory, Philippa

Price: $8.00


Seller ID: 9780743227445

ISBN: 0743227441

Condition: GOOD

Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a king When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her familys ambitious plots as the kings interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands. A rich and co... View more info

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Virgin's Lover

By: Gregory, Philippa

Price: $8.00


Seller ID: 9780743269261

ISBN: 0743269268

Condition: GOOD

The National Bestseller In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth's ambitious leap to the throne will draw her husband back to the center of the glamorous Tudor court, where he was born to be. Elizabeth's excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is rampant and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisor William Cecil warns her that she will survive only if she ... View more info

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Constant Princess

By: Gregory, Philippa

Price: $8.00


Seller ID: 9780743272490

ISBN: 0743272498

Condition: GOOD

""I am Catalina, Princess of Spain, daughter of the two greatest monarchs the world has ever known...and I will be Queen of England."" Thus, bestselling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Known to history as the Queen who was pushed off her throne by Anne Boleyn, here is a Katherine the world has forgotten: the enchanting princess that all England loved. First married to Henry VIII's older brother, Arthur, Katherine's passion turns their arranged marriage into a love match; but when Arthur dies, the merciless English court and h... View more info

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The Paris Wife: A Novel

By: McLain, Paula

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345521316

ISBN: 0345521315

Condition: GOOD

"A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s--as a wife and as one's own woman."--"Entertainment Weekly"" "A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, "The Paris Wife" captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fa... View more info

The Last King or the New France being a History from the Birth of Louis Philippe in 1773 to the Revolution of 1848

By: " Dumas, Alexandre (R.S. Garnett, trans.)"

Price: $188.95

Publisher: NY, The Hubbell Publishing Company: 1915

Seller ID: 8-6H001

Condition: GOOD -

"Two volume set. No edition stated, date is taken from the introduction which describes it as the first English edition. Green cloth binding, gilded top edge. Endpapers are cracked at hinge on both volumes . Vol. I frontispiece of Dumas is loose from binding. Clean interior pages with black and white illustration. Some wear to edges and a few creased corners. Ex-library from hotel library Mills House No. 3 in New York. (the third and largest of the three model residential hotels for single working men erected by Darius Ogden Mills at the turn of the 20th century.) Each book measures 8.7... View more info


By: "Adams, Richard"

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Dell:

Seller ID: 9780440204930

ISBN: 0440204933

Condition: GOOD

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Daughter of Fortune

By: "Allende, Isabel"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060932756

ISBN: 0060932759

Condition: GOOD

An Orphan raised in Valparaiso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, young, vivacious Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. She enters a rough-and-tumble world whose newly arrived inhabitants are driven mad by gold with the help of her good friend and savior, the Chinese doctor Tao Chien-California opens the door to a new life of freedom and independence for the young Chilean. Her search for the elusive lover gradually turns into another kind of journey, and by the time she finally hears news of him, Eliza must decide who her true love ... View more info

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Portrait in Sepia: A Novel

By: "Allende, Isabel"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780060898489

ISBN: 0060898488

Condition: GOOD

In nineteenth-century Chile, Aurora del Valle suffers a brutal trauma that erases all recollections of the first five years of her life. Raised by her regal and ambitious grandmother Paulina del Valle, Aurora grows up in a privileged environment but is tormented by horrible nightmares. When she is forced to recognize her betrayal at the hands of the man she loves, and to cope with the resulting solitude, she explores the mystery of her past. View more info

Retrato en Sepia

By: "Allende, Isabel"

Price: $26.95

Publisher: "Barcelona, Spain", Plaza y Janes: 2000

Edition: (Primera edicion)

Seller ID: 17H007

ISBN: 968110448X

Condition: FINE

"As new - gift quality! ""Narrada en la voz de una joven mujer, esta es una magnifica novela historica, situada a finales del siglo XIX en Chile, y un portentosa saga familiar en la que reencontramos algunos persoonajes de Hija de la Fortuna y d La casa de Los Espiritues..."" 345 pages. Text in Spanish." View more info

El Zarco: Episodio de la Vida Mexicana en 1861-63

By: "Altamirano, Ignacio Manuel (Prologo de Francisco Sosa)"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Mexico, Collecion Austral (#108)/ Espasa-Calpe: ©1940

Edition: (Sexta Edicion-1964)

Seller ID: 9DT034

Condition: VERY GOOD+/ Good DJ

"Tight, tanned pages, clean, slight curl. DJ is intact but has light age soil and chipped and ripped edges. ""esta obre de ambiente vivaz, en que se iluminan con el sol fuerte de aquellos paisajes. episodios de la vida mexicanos acaecidos entre 1861 y 1863...Yautepec es una poblacion de la tierra caliente, cuyo caserio se esconde en el bosque de verdura…"" Melodrama...a triangle of an the honorable Indian, a haughty village maiden and a blue-eyed bandit with wonderful descriptions of Mexico in the 1860s. Text in Spanish. 147 pages, 7x4.5""(18x11.4cm)." View more info

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Paths of Glory

By: "Archer, Jeffrey"

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks:

Seller ID: 9780312539528

ISBN: 0312539525

Condition: very good

Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. But what if one man had such a dream...and once he'd fulfilled it, there was no proof that he had achieved his ambition?This is the story of such a man: George Mallory. He once told an American reporter that he wanted to climb Mt. Everest "because it's there." On his third attempt in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was last seen six hundred feet from the top. His body was found in 1999. And it still remains a mystery whether he ever reached the summit View more info

The Apostle

By: "Asch, Sholem. "

Price: $8.06

Publisher: NY, Pocket/Cardinal Giant: 1957

Seller ID: 48P035

Condition: GOOD reading copy

Vintage Paperback. St. Paul. View more info

Bonvouloir. Ein Roman aus den Vendeekriegen.

By: "Auer, Grethe"

Price: $24.95

Publisher: "Stuttgart, Germany", Deutsche Verlag: 1930

Seller ID: 32T003

Condition: FAIR

"Tight, clean interior with faintest age tanning of pages, light age soil to cream-colored cloth covers has produced foxing, slight tilt. No dust jacket. Original promotional bookmark for this book included. Text in Old German (Fraktur). ""A novel from the Vendeekriegen. (Battle of the royalist-minded Catholic peasants of the Vendée and neighboring departments against the republican revolutionary troops in the years 1793 to 1796)."" 442 pages, 7.5x5"" (19.2x12.3cm) " View more info

Rosapenna (Norwegian edition)

By: "Bauer, Ola"

Price: $23.95

Publisher: "Oslo, Norway", Nye bøker / Gyldendal Norsk Forlag: 1983

Edition: (BCE)

Seller ID: 2NT017

ISBN: 8254701986

Condition: VERY GOOD+ / Fair

"As new except for faint age tanning of pages and owners name inside front (blacked out) and back covers. Dust jacket is intact but has rubbing, faintest age soil, light scratches and small rip (taped repaired on inside) along top edge. ""En Belfast-roman med rystende detaljer, hjertelag og klar anti-imperialistisk profil - toff, klar og om pa samme tid og med overbevisende innsikt i hva konflikten i Nord-Irland innebaerer."" Text in Norwegian. 235 pages.5.25x8.25x.75 (13.7x21.4x2cm)." View more info

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The Aviator's Wife: A Novel

By: "Benjamin, Melanie"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: 9780345528681

ISBN: 0345528689

Condition: GOOD

In the spirit of "Loving Frank" and "The Paris Wife, " acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America's most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. "The history is] exhilarating. . . . "The Aviator's Wife" soars."--"USA Today" "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles's a... View more info

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Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues

By: "Berdoll, Linda"

Price: $8.45

Publisher: Landmark:

Seller ID: 9781402202735

ISBN: 1402202733

Condition: GOOD

What readers are saying "Whoa, Darcy " "Some parts are hilarious and some a walk on the wild side for Austen characters. Curl up and enjoy " "Tells the tale I always wanted to the Darcys lived happily ever after..." "The only fault I found with this book was that it ended." Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy-beautiful, gracious, universally admired, strong, daring and outspoken-a thoroughly modern woman in crinolines. And every woman will fall madly in love with Mr. Darcy-tall, dark and handsome, a nobleman and a heartthrob whose virility is match... View more info

La Corona del Mundo (Los hijos del Grial #3)

By: "Berling, Peter (Helga Pawlowsky, trans.)"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Barcelona, Spain", Plaza & Janes: 1996

Edition: (1st Spanish edition)

Seller ID: 5-2H017

ISBN: 840100991X

Condition: FINE

"As new - gift quality! ""continuation de las aventuras narradas en ""Los hijos del Grial"" y ""Sangre de Reyes""… Original title ""De Krone der Welt"" " View more info

Danse avec les loups (Original title: Dances with Wolves)

By: "Blake, Michael (Gilles Bergal, trans.)"

Price: $10.95

Publisher: "Paris, France", Editions J'ai lu: 1991

Seller ID: 88P002

ISBN: 227722958X

Condition: NEAR FINE

"As new except for small, faint surface crease on front cover. Cover photo of Kevin Costner from movie. Text in French." View more info

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By: "Blissett, Luther"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Mariner Books:

Seller ID: 9780156031967

ISBN: 0156031965

Condition: GOOD

In 1517, Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to the door of Wittenburg Cathedral, and a dance of death begins between a radical Anabaptist with many names and a loyal papal spy known mysteriously as "Q." In this brilliantly conceived literary thriller set in the chaos of the Reformation-an age devastated by wars of religion-a young theology student adopts the cause of heretics and the disinherited and finds himself pursued by a relentless papal informer and heretic hunter. What begins as a personal struggle to reveal each other's identity becomes a mission that can only end in death. View more info

A Son of His Country: An Imaginative Novel Dealing with George Washington's Youth

By: "Bloem, Walter"

Price: $10.95

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1928

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 6-1T010

Condition: VERY GOOD

"Tight, faint age toning and occasional faint foxing to pages, clean and faint tilt to spine. Black cloth with green lettering. Rough cut edges to bottom and side of text block. No dust jacket. Bookplate with no name on it inside front cover. Softened spine end and rubbed cover edges. Starts with Washington's first encounter with settlers who realize someone is now claiming the land they settled. " View more info