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  • DEATH AND MR. PICKWICK. by Jarvis, Stephen
    Jarvis, Stephen
    DEATH AND MR. PICKWICK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2015). Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - one which demonstrates that "the accepted origins of the Pickwick Papers is a lie." Nicholas Dames in The Atlantic states "So dramatically convincing that it is all the more surprising how much of it is historically verifiable . . . Jarvis's novel is ostensibly about the origins of 'Pickwick' the gin-soaked precincts of the London press where it was shaped; the milieu of theatricals, boxing matches, and stagecoach houses from which its shapers took inspiration; and not least, the artists and writers Dickens would surpass. But look more closely, and it becomes clear that Jarvis has another aim: to tell…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2015). Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - one which demonstrates that "the accepted origins of the Pickwick Papers is a lie." Nicholas Dames in The Atlantic states "So dramatically convincing that it is all the more surprising how much of it is historically verifiable . . . Jarvis's novel is ostensibly about the origins of 'Pickwick' the gin-soaked precincts of the London press where it was shaped; the milieu of theatricals, boxing matches, and stagecoach houses from which its shapers took inspiration; and not least, the artists and writers Dickens would surpass. But look more closely, and it becomes clear that Jarvis has another aim: to tell the story of the mass culture that 'Pickwick' created. He has written a novel that reflects upon the world-altering effects of novel-reading." At 802 pp this has the breadth and spread of Dickens' own novels. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0374139667.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 79623
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  • MURDER MAKES AN ENTREE. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER MAKES AN ENTREE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, set in Edwardian England and the first in the series to published in the US. A bibliomystery with murder occuring at a dinner at Broadstairs, the seaside haunt of Charles Dickens . A Victorian whodunit. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-312-143761.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61780
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  • THE LAST DICKENS. by Pearl, Matthew.
    Pearl, Matthew.
    THE LAST DICKENS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - His third novel, set in 1870, both literary history - regarding Charles Dicken's final unfinished novel - and an absorbing mystery. Historical note. 383 pp. ISBN: 9781400066568.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59105
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  • THE LAST DICKENS. by Pearl, Matthew.
    Pearl, Matthew.
    THE LAST DICKENS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2009). Hardcover first edition - His third novel, set in 1870, both literary history - regarding Charles Dicken's final unfinished novel - and an absorbing mystery. Historical note. 381 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed wrappers with a blue and white geometric border.

    Book ID: 66960
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  • PARALLEL LIVES, Five Victorian Marriages. by Rose, Phyliis.
    Rose, Phyliis.
    PARALLEL LIVES, Five Victorian Marriages.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1984.). Each of the couples in this study included one famous writer - John Ruskin, Thomas Carlyle, John Stuart Mills, Charles Dickens and George Eliot (nee Marian Evans), whose scandalous marriage was the sole happy one. Notes, bibliography, index. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-394-725808.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 45495
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  • PARALLEL LIVES: Five Victorian Marriages. by Rose, Phyliis.
    Rose, Phyliis.
    PARALLEL LIVES: Five Victorian Marriages.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1984.). Each of the couples in this study included one famous writer - John Ruskin, Thomas Carlyle, John Stuart Mills, Charles Dickens and George Eliot (nee Marian Evans), whose scandalous marriage was the sole happy one. Notes, bibliography, index. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-394-725808.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 82271
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  • DROOD. by Simmons, Dan.
    Simmons, Dan.
    DROOD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009). First edition - A massive historical thriller, based on historical details of Charles Dicken's life, and narrated by Wilkie-Collins, Dickens's friend and fellow writer, which explores the still unsolved mysteries of the author's last years. 773 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 63882
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  • (Smith, Jessie Wilcox, illustrator) Crothers, Samuel McChord
    THE CHILDREN OF DICKENS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1945. dj. A lovely book with 10 full color plates by Wilcox. The cover illustration is of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit on Christmas Day.

    Condition: Good only in black cloth with an illustrated pasted on the front cover - corners bumped, general shelf wear - in a fair dustjacket with discoloration, edgewear.

    Book ID: 45117
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