204 pages. 1st Citadel trade paperback edition. Introduction by by Clifton Fadiman. Very Good+ but for light spine fading. Clean and tight throughout. ISBN: 0806505516 Surprisingly scarce first paperback edition. 'Bitter Bierce' - American newspaper columnist, satirist, essayist, short-story writer and novelist, mysteriously disappeared in the Mexican Revolution. Presumably died in the siege of Ojinega, January 1914. Strongly influenced by Edgar Allan Poe. His experiences in the Civil War marked him for life. Author of 'The Devil's Dictionary' ('LAND: n. A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure. Carried to its logical conclusion, it means that some have the right to prevent others from living; for the right to own implies the right exclusively to occupy; and in fact laws of trespass are enacted wherever property in land is recognized. It follows that if the whole area of terra firma is owned by A, B and C, there will be no place for D, E, F and G to be born, or, born as trespassers, to exist.') 'Bierce would bury his best friend with a sigh of relief, and express satisfaction that he was done with him.' - Jack London 'To put an end to my days, I joined the troops of Pancho Villa and chose one of those many stray bullets zooming through the Mexican skies these days. This method proved more practical than hanging, cheaper than poison, more conventional than firing with my own finger, and more dignified than waiting for disease or old age.' - Eduardo Galeano, 'Century of the Wind' A Saint in the online Daily Bleed Calendar for January 2. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: IN THE MIDST OF LIFE: Tales of Soldiers and ...
Verlag: Secaucus: Citadel Press, 1974.
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Penguin, London, 1941. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good+. Reprint. Penguin 1941 (reprint) ; Good to very good in paperback; 157 pages. Artikel-Nr. 13730
Buchbeschreibung Chatto & Windus, London, 1964. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Reprint. Good to very good in dust jacket -clean copy -no markings ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages. Artikel-Nr. 43099
Buchbeschreibung New York and London, Putnam's, The Knickerbocker Press., 1898. First enlarged edition, with three additional stories added to the 1891 edition. vi, 362, (4) as publisher's adv. Maroon clooth, gilt lettered and ornamented. Very fine. Artikel-Nr. 44103