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Women in Wodehouse [Plum's Peaches], WODEHOUSE, P. G. [ed. and preface by D.R. Bensen]
176 2978 WODEHOUSE, P. G. [ed. and preface by D.R. Bensen] Women in Wodehouse [Plum's Peaches]
Hardcover Barnes & Noble: NY; c1991,1995; 324 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Quarter cloth binding lightly bumped at faintly sunned spine tail. Previous owner address label on front free endpaper pages 278 to rear endpaper have a single long crease as if pages bent at one time; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper with creased flaps very lightly edgeworn.; This collection of 14 short stories (publication dates range from 1912-1950) was originally published as "Plum's Peaches". From the dust wrapper: "Think of Wodehouse and you think of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, of Lord Emsworth, of Psmith, of Ukridge, of Mr. Mulliner, true enough. But, when you come down to it, what motivates these worthies (and unworthies)? Running after them, running from them, wooing them, placating them, rescuing them, being rescued by them-whenever a Wodhouse male goes into high gear, it almost always has something to do with a woman, and probably on too good for him at that.

The work of Pelhem Grenvill ("Plum") Wodehouse displays both a high respect and keen relish for women-from demure damsels to frenzied flappers, his female characters are usually saner than his men (which isn't saying much). Here is an orchard of Wodehouse peaches (and a lemon or two): fourteen short stories featuring the outrageous Bobbie Wickham, the three ex-wives of millionare Vincent Jopp, the extortionate Vera Prebble, the near lethal Celia Tennant, the abundantly ripe Maudie Wilberforce, Cleopatra herself reincarnate in Cora McGuffy Spottsworth, and a basketful more. For those for whom romance is not enough, the stories provide useful instruction on how to avoid dealing with fiery dragons, the consequences of multiple concurrent engagements, weight-loss and beauty tips, how to train a fiance, the perils of ambience, a surefire method for establishing a film career and detailed instructions on imitating a hen laying an egg (a personal fowl). Who could ask for more-if indeed as much?"; Image is actual copy on offer. 
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177 934 WOOLF, Virginia Orlando
Softcover; Trade PB Wordsworth Editions: Ware, England; (1928)1992; 162 pages Very Good 
Cover creases and a bit of edgewear, no spine creases, pages clean and bright.; This is Woolf's biography/fantasy of Vita Sackville-West and her beloved ancestral home, Knole. Orlando lives for 300 years, beginning in the 16th century, as a boy and then magically awakes one day as a woman. Basis for movie of the same name.  
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178 5234 WOOLF, Virginia To the Lighthouse
Softcover; Trade PB Harcourt Brace & Company: San Diego; c1927,1989; Very Good  
209 pages; Faint cover creases, light edgewear and rubbing. A nice copy.This edition has a foreword by Eudora Welty.; This novel established Virginia Woolf as a leading writer of the twentieth century. It 'is made up of three powerfully charged visions', that take place between 1910 and 1920, 'into the life of one English family living in a summer house on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. As time winds its way through their lives, the Ramseys face, alone and simultaneously, the greatest of human challenges and its greatest triumph-the human capacity for change.' This novel was recently selected by 'Time Magazine' as one of the one hundred best English-language novels written from 1923 to the present. Basis for the 1983 television film of the same name.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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179 5503 YERGIN, Daniel Prize, The : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
Softcover; Trade PB Simon And Schuster: NY; c1991, 1992; Reprint Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 885,xxxii pages; No spine creases, covers have light edgewear and creases, a touch of soil on page edges. A nice copy. ; Basis for PBS series and winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize."A timely, information-packed, authoritative history of the petroleum industry, tracing its ramifications, national and geopolitical, to the present day" - Publisher's Weekly  
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Miss Mole, YOUNG, E. H. [Emily Hilda]
180 7329 YOUNG, E. H. [Emily Hilda] Miss Mole
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Press: London; c1930, 1984; First Edition Thus 288 pages Very Good 
This Virago Modern Classics edition has an introduction by Sally Beauman. Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear. Pages pale brown with darker edges as seen often in Virago titles. Faint soil to bottom textblock edge. ; This novel, considered to be the author's masterpiece won the James Tait Memorial Prize when it was first published in 1930. It was the basis for the 1980s BBC miniseries titled "Hannah". Miss Mole has lived in other people's homes as a companion, governess, and housekeeper for many years. Her observations about people, including herself, are often witty as well as fanciful. Her latest family, a nonconformist minister and his children and extended relatives will all become part of what she sees as her latest adventure.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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