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  • American Noir: 11 Classic Crime Novels of the 1930s, 40s, & 50s: A Library of America Boxed Set

    • ISBN: 1598531530
    • Brand: LIBRARY OF AMERICA
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    Collects: CRIME NOVELS: AMERICAN NOIR OF THE 1930s & 40sThe Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. CainThey Shoot Horses, Don’t They? by Horace McCoyThieves Like Us by Edward AndersonThe Big Clock by Kenneth FearingNightmare Alley by William Lindsay GreshamI Married a Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich990 pages • 978-1-883011-46-8 Library of America ... [read more]

  • David Goodis: Five Noir Novels of the 1940s & 50s (LOA #225): Dark Passage / Nightfall / The Burglar / The Moon in the Gutter / Street of No Return (Library of America Noir Collection)

    • ISBN: 1598531484
    • Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    In 1997 The Library of America's Crime Novels: American Noir gathered, in two volumes, eleven classic works of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s--among them David Goodis's moody and intensely lyrical masterpiece Down There, adapted by François Truffaut for his 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player. Now, The Library of America and editor Robert Polito team up aga... [read more]

  • Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s: The Killer Inside Me / The Talented Mr. Ripley / Pick-up / Down There / The Real Cool Killers (Library of America) (Vol 2)

    • ISBN: 1883011493
    • Brand: Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

  • The Big Sleep: A Novel (Philip Marlowe series Book 1)

    • Manufacturer: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

  • Jack Kerouac: Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Big Sur (LOA #262) (Library of America Jack Kerouac Edition)

    • ISBN: 1598533746
    • Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    An authoritative edition of three Beat novels by the legendary author of On the Road. The third volume in The Library of America’s edition of the writings of Jack Kerouac opens with Visions of Cody, the groundbreaking work originally written in the early 1950s and published posthumously in 1972, in which Kerouac first treats the material later im... [read more]

  • Dashiell Hammett: The Library of America Edition: (Two-volume boxed set)

    • ISBN: 1598532189
    • Brand: Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    Here, for the first time in a deluxe collector’s box, is the most comprehensive edition of the hard-boiled crime fiction of Dashiell Hammett ever published. Complete Novels, the first of two volumes gathered here, presents the five groundbreaking books whose gritty, lean prose won admiration from such contemporaries as Stein, Hemingway, and Faulk... [read more]

  • American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to Now: A Library of America Boxed Set

    • ISBN: 1598530593
    • Brand: Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    From its beginning, American literature teems with tales of horror, hauntings, terrifying obsessions and gruesome incursions, of the uncanny ways in which ordinary reality can be breached and subverted by the unknown and the irrational. In the tales of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and their literary successors, the bright prospects of the New World ... [read more]

  • Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 40s: The Postman Always Rings Twice / They Shoot Horses, Don't They? / Thieves Like Us / The Big Clock / ... a Dead Man (Library of America) (Vol 1)

    • ISBN: 9781883011468
    • Brand: Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

  • Thornton Wilder: The Eighth Day, Theophilus North, Autobiographical Writings (LOA #224) (Library of America Thornton Wider Edition)

    • ISBN: 9781598531466
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    "The best thing he ever wrote," observed Edmund Wilson of Thornton Wilder's National Book Award winner The Eighth Day (1967), an enthralling novel that shows Wilder revisiting the small-town America of Our Town to fashion a philosophical whodunit. A wrongful conviction for murder and a daring rescue lead to a meditation on justice, destiny, and "th... [read more]

  • Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (LOA #147): A new translation by Arthur Goldhammer (Library of America)

    • ISBN: 1931082545
    • Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in Democracy in America (1835–40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented socia... [read more]

  • Norris: Novels and Essays (Library of America)

    • ISBN: 0940450402
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    This Library of America volume presents three novels and the collected essays of the most promising of the American naturalist writers. Inspired by the “new novel” developed by Zola and Flaubert, Frank Norris adapted its methods to American settings, adding his own taste for exciting action and a fascination with the emergent sciences of econom... [read more]

  • Sins of the City: The Real Los Angeles Noir

    • ISBN: 0811823199
    • Brand: Brand: Chronicle Books
    • Manufacturer: Chronicle Books

  • Serena: A Novel (P.S.)

    • Manufacturer: HarperCollins e-books

  • Bummy Davis vs. Murder, Inc.: The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Mafia and an Ill-Fated Prizefighter

    • ISBN: 0312306385
    • Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press

    A tough kid with a heart of gold, Al "Bummy" Davis grew up in the streets of Brownsville, New York on the fringes of the Jewish mob during the 20's and 30's-thanks to his older brother, a feared racketeer. But as much as he resisted the underworld of Murder, Inc. by becoming a championship fighter and a Brownsville hero, he never did escape the Jew... [read more]

  • The Complete Crime Stories

    • Manufacturer: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road

    Seventeen hardboiled crime stories from the “poet of the tabloid murder” and author of Double Indemnity (Edmund Wilson). They call him Lucky—but he has never had a lucky day in his life. A nineteen-year-old hobo just starting to ride the rails, he is hiding in the coal car when the railroad detective comes through. They get into a scuffle, an... [read more]

  • The Best American Noir of the Century

    A treasure trove of a hundred years’ worth of the finest noir writing selected by James

    • UPC: 15699312

  • Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s & 40s (LOA #94) : The Postman Always Rings Twice / They Shoot Horses, Don't They? / Thieves Like Us / The Big Clock / Nightmare Alley / I Married a Dead Man

    The first collection in a two-volume set celebrating American crime fiction contains classic novels of the 1930s and 1940s, including The Postman Always Rings Twice, Thieves Like Us, Nightmare Alley,

    • UPC: 603449

  • The Best American Noir of the Century - eBook

    James Ellroy and Otto Penzler mined the past century to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir’s twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain’s “Pastorale,” and its

    • UPC: 975174425

  • The Top of His Game: The Best Sportswriting of W. C. Heinz : A Library of America Special Publication

    Collects writings of the famed sportswriter who invented the long-form sports story, covering such athletes as Joe Louis, Gordie Howe, and Babe

    • UPC: 40566305

  • Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s (LOA #95) : The Killer Inside Me / The Talented Mr. Ripley / Pick-Up / Down There / The Real Cool Killers

    "The Killer Inside Me; The Talented Mr. Ripley Pick-Up; Down There"; and "TheReal Cool

    • UPC: 603450