Search

Criteria:
  • Keyword = academia
Page:1Modify search
Showing 1 to 13 of 13
  • THE HISTORY MAN. by Bradbury, Malcolm.
    Bradbury, Malcolm.
    THE HISTORY MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bradbury's classic satirical look at academia - a "brilliant and wickedly funny novel about contemporary liberal mores." 230 pp. ISBN: 0-395-240859.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59292
    View cart More details Price: $25.00
  • THE LAST ANALYSIS. by Cross, Amanda (pseudonym of Carolyn Heilbrun)
    Cross, Amanda (pseudonym of Carolyn Heilbrun)
    THE LAST ANALYSIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book under this pseudonym, a literate mystery introducing Professor Kate Fansler, who finds herself under suspicion when a young female student is found murdered. A Cock Robin Mystery. 187 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (original price of 3.95 on dj flap, some short tears and rubbing to the back cover of the dj, slight fading to the dj)

    Book ID: 76707
    View cart More details Price: $50.00
  • POETIC JUSTICE. by Cross, Amanda (pseudonym of Carolyn Heilbrun)
    Cross, Amanda (pseudonym of Carolyn Heilbrun)
    POETIC JUSTICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third literary murder mystery featuring Professor Kate Fansler, and her fiance Reed Amhearst of the District Attorney's office. This one finds her in thrall to the poetry of W. H. Auden. 177 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74403
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • FOUR DREAMERS AND EMILY. by Davies, Stevie.
    Davies, Stevie.
    FOUR DREAMERS AND EMILY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book published in the US by this novelist - "a sharply observed, hilarious, and bittersweet send-up of academic pretentiousness and literary obsession. . . Academics and Wuthering Heights fans are descending on the Bronte family homestead for an Emily Bronte conference. Among their ranks are a single, over-sixty, self-professed expert on the Brontes; an overworked wife, mother, and university lecturer; a widower sustained by nocturnal visits from Emily's ghost; and a young waitress suddenly drawn into the curious orbit of academia." Each finds the weekend life-changing, but not in the ways they expected. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-312168446.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73064
    View cart More details Price: $17.50
  • THE LECTURER'S TALE. by Hynes, James.
    Hynes, James.
    THE LECTURER'S TALE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third book, a "pitch-perfect blend of satire and horror, a Faustian tale of the terrors of academe." 388 pp. ISBN: 0-312203322.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65768
    View cart More details Price: $18.00
  • PUBLISH AND PERISH: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror. by Hynes, James.
    Hynes, James.
    PUBLISH AND PERISH: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Three witty novellas about academic life - lots of fun to read. 358 pp. ISBN: 0-312-15628-6.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16568
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • Hynes, James.
    PUBLISH AND PERISH: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Picador, 1997. dj. Hardcover - Three witty novellas about academic life - lots of fun to read. 358 pp. ISBN: 0-312-15628-6.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 25542
    View cart More details Price: $12.00
  • Hynes, James.
    PUBLISH AND PERISH: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Three witty novellas about academic life - lots of fun to read. 358 pp. ISBN: 0-312-15628-6.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37173
    View cart More details Price: $18.00
  • FOOLSCAP. by Malone, Michael.
    Malone, Michael.
    FOOLSCAP.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1991). Hardcover first edition - The seventh novel by this Southern author: "A high-spirited romp through the lower depths of academe, as repressed theatrical scion/drama prof Theodore Ryan-- taking inspiration from his sozzled friend Joshua `'Ford'' Rexford, the distinguished playwright whose biography Theo is writing--seizes the day and finds a daring, joyous, illegal way to get his own play on the boards. Theo's play, Foolscap, a historical fantasy about Sir Walter Raleigh's attempt to write a play about himself just before his execution, has been ignored by the few people who've seen it as dated and unplayable," (Kirkus) 392 pp. ISBN: 0-316-545279.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70465
    View cart More details Price: $17.50
  • THE FAR TIME INCIDENT. by Maslakovic, Neve.
    Maslakovic, Neve.
    THE FAR TIME INCIDENT.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    Seattle: 47North, (2012). SIGNED - The author's second novel, one which combines time-travel, a murder investigation and academia. SIGNED on the half title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 9781611099096.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy) Promotional bookmark laid in.

    Book ID: 64385
    View cart More details Price: $21.50
  • LADY OF THE SNAKES. by Pastan, Rachel,
    Pastan, Rachel,
    LADY OF THE SNAKES.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2008). First edition - The author's second novel, both a clever academic novel and a literary detective story. 308 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated gray wrappers (a very different cover than the final version)

    Book ID: 59424
    View cart More details Price: $20.00
  • THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS: A Nick Hoffman Mystery. by Raphael, Lev.
    Raphael, Lev.
    THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS: A Nick Hoffman Mystery.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999). A satire of academic pretensions - academia at its worst when murder occurs at a convention on Edith Wharton at a thinly disguised Michigan State University. A title in the Stonewall Inn Mysteries series. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-312-198639.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58720
    View cart More details Price: $10.00
  • Walker, Margaret. (edited by Maryemma Graham.)
    HOW I WROTE 'JUBILEE' AND OTHER ESSAYS ON LIFE AND LITERATURE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: The Feminist Press, 1990. First edition - Other essays include rediscovering black women writers, Faulkner and race, and more. Includes a preface by the editor. 153 pp. ISBN: 1-55861-0049.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 23701
    View cart More details Price: $18.50