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The Stone Angel

By: Margaret Laurence

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The New Canadian Library: 1993

Seller ID: 0002090

ISBN: 0771099894

Condition: Good


In her best-loved novel, "The Stone Angel," Margaret Laurence introduces Hagar Shipley, one of the most memorable characters in Canadian fiction. Stubborn, querulous, self-reliant - and, at ninety, with her life nearly behind her - Hagar Shipley makes a bold last step towards freedom and independence. As her story unfolds, we are drawn into her past. We meet Hagar as a young girl growing up in a black prairie town; as the wife of a virile but unsuccessful farmer with whom her marriage was stormy; as a mother who dominates her younger son; and, finally, as an old woman isolated by an uncomp... View more info

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A Jest Of God

By: Margaret Laurence

Price: $4.00

Publisher: M&S: 1988

Seller ID: 0134545

ISBN: 0771099886

Condition: Good


In this celebrated novel, Margaret Laurence writes with grace, power, and deep compassion about Rachel Cameron, a woman struggling to come to terms with love, with death, with herself and her world. Trapped in a milieu of deceit and pettiness - her own and that of others - Rachel longs for love, and contact with another human being who shares her rebellious spirit. Through her summer affair with Nick Kazlik, a schoolmate from earlier years, she learns at last to reach out to another person and to make herself vulnerable. "A Jest of God" won the Governor General's Award for 1966 and was... View more info

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The Stone Angel (Oprah's Book Club)

By: Margaret Laurence

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Emblem: 2004

Edition: 40

Seller ID: 0113039

ISBN: 0771047088

Condition: Good


The film adaptation of Margaret Laurence's "The Stone Angel," starring acclaimed actresses Ellen Burstyn and Ellen Page, and introducing Christine Horne, opens in theatres May 9, 2008. This special fortieth-anniversary edition of Margaret Laurence's most celebrated novel will introduce readers again to one of the most memorable characters in Canadian fiction. Hagar Shipley is stubborn, querulous, self-reliant, and, at ninety, with her life nearly behind her, she makes a bold last step towards freedom and independence. As her story unfolds, we are drawn into her past. We meet Hagar as a... View more info

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A Bird in the House

By: Margaret Laurence

Price: $9.48

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart: 2010

Seller ID: 0105903

ISBN: 077104626X

Condition: Very good


One of Canada's most accomplished authors combines the best qualities of both the short story and the novel to create a lyrical evocation of the beauty, pain, and wonder of growing up. In eight interconnected, finely wrought stories, Margaret Laurence recreates the world of Vanessa MacLeod - a world of scrub-oak, willow, and chokecherry bushes; of family love and conflict; and of a girl's growing awareness of and passage into womanhood. The stories blend into one masterly and moving whole: poignant, compassionate, and profound in emotional impact. In this fourth book of the five-volume... View more info

Reveille In Washington 1860-1865

By: Margaret Leech

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Time Life Books: 1980

Seller ID: 0061893

Condition: As New


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Patronage

By: Maria Edgeworth

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Pandora: 1986

Seller ID: 0082197

ISBN: 0863581064

Condition: Good


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Life on the Mississippi

By: Mark Twain

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Airmont: 0000

Seller ID: 0131424

Condition: Good


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Letters From The Earth

By: Mark Twain

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Crest Books: 1963

Seller ID: 0136337

Condition: Fair


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A Tramp Abroad

By: Mark Twain

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Dover: 2002

Seller ID: 0139295

ISBN: 0486424456

Condition: Good


Successor to Twain's first collection of travel memoirs takes a second look at Europe. In "A Tramp Abroad, " Twain's abundant humor waxes as freely as ever; this time, however, his amusement bears a more cynical cast, as he regards the grand tourist sights of Innocents through his now older and more experienced eyes. View more info

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Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

By: Mark Twain

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Wordsworth: 2001

Seller ID: 0141531

ISBN: 1853260118

Condition: Fair


Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles. View more info

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

By: Mark Twain

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bantam Classic: 1988

Seller ID: 0048540

ISBN: 0553210793

Condition: Good


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Wild Geese

By: Martha Ostenso

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New Canadian Library: 1985

Seller ID: 0063288

ISBN: 0771091184

Condition: Very good


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Wild Geese

By: Martha Ostenso

Price: $4.98

Publisher: McClelland And Stewart: 1989

Seller ID: 0071568

ISBN: 0771099940

Condition: Good


"Wild Geese" caused a sensation when it was first published in 1925. To a generation bred on sentimental escapist literature, the idea of a heroine as wild as a bronco and as fiery as a tigress was nothing short of revolutionary. In the character of Judith Gare, Martha Ostenso had painted so naked and uncompromising a portrait of human passion and need that it crossed all bounds of propriety and convention. Today, "Wild Geese" is widely recognized as a milestone in the development of modern realist fiction. Set on the windswept prairies, it is a story of love and tyranny, of destruction an... View more info

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Lady Audley's Secret

By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Oxford: 2012

Seller ID: 0132986

ISBN: 019957703X

Condition: Good


When beautiful young Lucy Graham accepts the hand of Sir Michael Audley, her fortune and her future look secure. But Lady Audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and Sir Michael's nephew Robert has vague forebodings. When Robert's good friend George Talboys suddenly disappears, he is determined to find him, and to unearth the truth. His quest reveals a tangled story of lies and deception, crime and intrigue, whose sensational twists turn the conventional picture of Victorian womanhood on its head. Can Robert's darkest suspicions really be true? A publishing sensation in its day, Lady Audley'... View more info

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A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

By: Mary Wollstonecraft

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2004

Seller ID: 0134994

ISBN: 0141018917

Condition: Very good


Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 1797) published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792. It was written in reaction to Rousseau's Emile (1762), which argued that the purpose of a girl's education was to make her useful to a man. Wollstonecraft offered a defence of woman's ability to reason, given appropriate education. She argued that the limited education given to women made them docile and empty-headed playthings whose supposed fragility and coquetry were constructions that damaged not only the individual but society as a whole. Her radical prescription was for girls to be educated alongside ... View more info

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The Misanthrope and Other Plays

By: Moliere

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1959

Seller ID: 0102956

ISBN: 0140440895

Condition: Good


The Misanthrope, Moliere's richly sophisticated comic drama is accompanied in this volume by The Would-be Gentleman, another tale of a dangerously deluded and obsessive hero. Tartuffe dares to take on the subject of religious hypocrisy. Also included are Such Foolish Affected Ladies and Those Learned Ladies, both newly translated for this edition. Finally, The Doctor Despite Himself is a hilarious example of Moliere's long-standing vendetta against the medical profession. View more info

Dear Doctor Lily

By: Monica Dickens

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1989

Seller ID: 0088655

ISBN: 0140102957

Condition: Good


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The House Of Seven Gables

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 1968

Seller ID: 0068680

Condition: Good


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The House Of The Seven Gables

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Dover: 1999

Seller ID: 0136977

ISBN: 0486408825

Condition: Fair


Greedy, piratical Colonel Pyncheon builds his mansion on ill-gotten ground, setting the stage for generations of suffering. Years later, a country cousin and an enigmatic young boarder attempt to reverse the tide of misfortunes surrounding the house in Hawthorne's evocative blend of mystery and romance. View more info

The Scarlet Letter

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 1961

Seller ID: 0058025

ISBN: 0590090755

Condition: Good


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