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First Edition Society

Overview
Works: 43 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 1,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Spy stories  Military history  Satire 
Classifications: DC97.5, 813.54
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Most widely held works by First Edition Society
War and remembrance : a novel by Herman Wouk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Middle East, to Moscow, to Hitler's death camps, the members of the Henry family face grave danger as they fight in the Second World War
Selected poems, 1923-1975 by Robert Penn Warren ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Robert Penn Warren's poetry, including ten new poems that have never appeared in book form and the works in previous volumes: "Selected Poems: 1923-1966," "Or else," "Incarnations," and "Audubon."
Good as Gold by Joseph Heller ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gold accepts a government post in Washington, considers leaving his wife, and all the while he is also searching for material to write his book on the Jewish experience in America, without realizing he is going through that experience
A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history of fourteenthcentury Europe as background to the life of Enguerrand de Coucy VII, one of the most prominent French knights of that time
The human factor by Graham Greene ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Officials of a British intelligence agency decide to kill an agent they suspect has been betraying them, unaware that another agent is a more likely suspect
Black night, white snow : Russia's Revolutions 1905-1917 by Harrison E Salisbury ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the revolutions in Russia from 1905 to 1917 that resulted in the overthrow of the Romanov dynasty and the establishment of a new form of government
Proteus : a novel by Morris West ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictional investigation of the dilemma faced by modern man when confronted with increasing social violence
Selected letters of William Faulkner by William Faulkner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of letters written by William Faulkner over a period extending from 1918 to 1962
Collected poems by W. H Auden ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by W.H. Auden (1907- ), an English poet and dramatist whose most influential work was written during the 1930s. He was the best known of a group of British writers of Marxist sympathies who hoped that socialism might be the answer to the economic and political problems of the period. In 1939, he immigrated to America and later became a U.S. citizen, and Christianity (specifically the influence of Kierkegaard and the modern Protestant theologians) took the place of socialism as Auden's central preoccupation
Whistle by James Jones ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This third volume of a trilogy about World War II deals with the effects of the war on the lives of four soldiers
Smiley's people by John Le Carré ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In London at dead of night, George Smiley, sometime acting Chief of the Circus (aka the British Secret Service), is summoned from his lonely bed by news of the murder of an ex-agent. Lured back to active service, Smiley skillfully maneuvers his people -- "the no-men of no-man's land"--Into crisscrossing Paris, London, Germany, and Switzerland as he prepares for his own final, inevitable duel on the Berlin border with his Soviet counterpart and archenemy, Karla
History : a novel by Elsa Morante ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"History was written nearly three decades after Elsa Morante spent a year hiding from the Germans in remote farming villages in the mountains south of Rome. There she witnessed the full impact of the war and first formed the ambition to write an account of what History--the great political events driven by men of power, wealth, and ambition--does when it reaches the realm of ordinary people struggling for life and bread. The central character in this powerful and unforgiving novel is Ida Mancuso, a schoolteacher whose husband has died and whose feckless teenage son treats the war as his playground. A German soldier on his way to North Africa rapes her and leaves her pregnant with a boy whose survival becomes Ida's passion, and her source of joy and meaning amid universal catastrophe."--BOOK JACKET
Beggarman, thief by Irwin Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This novel continues the story of the Jordache family started in "Rich Man, Poor Man". Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into danger; and Gretchen experiences a remarkable twist in her life
An American prophet by Gerald Green ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly scholar devotes his remaining years to the preservation of the great Sonoran desert
Dubin's lives by Bernard Malamud ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prize-winning biographer, in late middle age, becomes obsessed with seeking love, youth, adventure, greater accomplishment, and his secret self to the determinant of his career and family
Jailbird : a novel by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harvard, the New Deal, the Holocaust, World War II, Watergate, two prison terms, and a giant conglomerate - Walter Starbuck, who tries to live by the Sermon on the Mount, experiences them all. Shall the meek inherit the earth? Perhaps on a short-term basis
Women of crisis : lives of struggle and hope by Robert Coles ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the lives of 5 women, including Lorna, an Eskimo woman from a coastal village in Alaska
The life I really lived : a novel by Jessamyn West ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recapitulation by Wallace Stegner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this moving sequel to "Big Rock Candy Mountain", Bruce Mason returns to Salt Lake City for a family funeral and instead encounters the ghosts of his past
Zuckerman unbound by Philip Roth ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zuckerman, dogged by personal neuroses and ill-health, has to contend with a tough television celebrity, who accuses him of plagiarising his personal life, whilst watching his father's terminal illness move towards its sad conclusion
 
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