Good. No dust jacket as issued. Pages crisp and clean, not a mark, NEAR VERY GOOD (small edge wear and fade to pages) AS SHOWN PHOTO THIS PHOTO. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. ix, 320 p. 22 cm. "A collection of [the author's]...short stories, plays, and miscellaneous essays."
Very Good. B000NQC3DS Aside from previous owner's name written on inside cover, it's a clean, unmarked copy. In great shape! I can send expedited rate if you chose; otherwise it will promptly be sent via media rate. Got any questions? Email me; I'm happy to help! We recommend selecting Expedited Shipping to get your book as fast as possible.
Good. As issued No Jacket. Book Collection of occaisonal pieces. Includes: "The Lost Art of Swearing, " "Imperial Incest, " "The Ancestors of Colonel Blimp, " and others. Spine curl, pages badly browning, and moderate to heavy shopwear.
Good. Solid retired library book with usual library markings; else VG. Text free of underlining, writing and highlighting. Professionally bound in cloth. OCCUPATION: WRITER is not a how-to-write manual. It is more like a roller-coaster ride through one of the most astonishing minds of our times. But the title is accurate as far as it goes: Robert Graves has established himself at the top of his profession with a solid body of achievement in all literary forms over more than three decades. The general public knows him for his best-selling novels, which, though they deal with history, bear about the same relation to the genre of the "historical novel" as the "Iliad" might to the "Bobbsey Twins." Scholars know him as one of the most penetrating searchers and fecund interpreters of man's past. Graves regards himself as a poet. Lesser poets may well regard him as a magician, for he seems to have an almost eerie familiarity with the Muse herself. In this collection of shorter pieces are lusty humor, as in "The Lost Art of Swearing, " erudition combined with wit, as in "Imperial Incest, " light satire, as in "The Ancestors of Colonel Blimp, " and "a selected number of theatrical pieces, short stories, and other elegant trifles calculated to delight the most discriminating of ladies and gentlemen." 320 pages.
First edition. Hardcover. First printing. 276 pages. A collection of essays on writing from the author of "I, Claudius." An about fair copy with a moisture stain to the base of the spine but internally a clean copy in an about very good price clipped dust jacket with a small moisture stain to the base of the spine as well. A solid reading copy.
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