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Nobody Lives Forever

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7433

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderate edgewear, slight fraying of cloth at top of spine, spine cloth darkened, small red mark on bottom page edges]. View more info

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Pale Moon

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1957

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 21413

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, faint soiling to top of text block; jacket shows a little wear along top and bottom edges, tiny tears and miniscule paper loss at several corners, small internal tape repair at top of spine]. "A novel of the South-west," a sequel to Burnett's 1953 novel "Adobe Walls," set in the same town, "San Miguel." This story tells about "a new element from the East [which] is beginning to challenge the conservatism of the 'old-timers,'" and about a murder that "touches off a bitter election feud that threatens to wreck the whole commu... View more info

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Nobody Lives Forever

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21909

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[attractive copy with light shelfwear to bottom edge, vintage price sticker on rear pastedown; jacket shows some wear at spine ends, short closed tear and associated diagonal crease at bottom of rear panel]. "The adventures of a big-time swindler, who starts a carefully organized campaign to swindle a rich, unworldly widow and becomes entangled in a tragic situation impossible to foresee." Basis for the 1946 Warner Bros. film of the same name, starring John Garfield and Geraldine Fitzgerald. The film had a long gestation period: an original Burnett story by that title (although it's n... View more info

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The Silver Eagle

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20188

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, front board slightly exposed at corner, a bit of surface deterioration to cloth at spine ends, light rubbing to silver spine lettering (still easily readable), ffep removed, colorful vintage bookplate on half-title page]. Burnett's fourth published novel, by far the most obscure and hard-to-find of his early books -- and a classic example of how a work by a notable and successful author (and Burnett had become notable and successful right away, with the publication of his first book, "Little Caesar," in 1929) can fade into obscurity ... View more info

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Nobody Lives Forever

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21867

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[light soiling to top and bottom edges of covers, flowery gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep, bookplate on front pastedown; jacket is trimmed roughly 1/8"-1/4" along top and bottom edges, small stain at upper right corner of rear panel]. "The adventures of a big-time swindler, who starts a carefully organized campaign to swindle a rich, unworldly widow and becomes entangled in a tragic situation impossible to foresee." Basis for the 1946 Warner Bros. film of the same name, starring John Garfield and Geraldine Fitzgerald. The film had a long gestation period: an origina... View more info

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Romelle

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21391

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[a little soiling to bottom edges of covers, prior ownership information on front pastedown, signs of erasure on ffep; jacket is worn, with various tiny/shallow chips, some paper loss surrounding top of spine, and a 1-inch piece missing from base of spine]. A second-rate chanteuse in a third-rate Hollywood dive marries a charming stranger, a refined yet moody young Southern gentleman with (it turns out) a somewhat cloudy and troublesome past. Despite the geography, though, it's not a "Hollywood novel" in any sense -- the author never penned a contribution to that genre, despite long e... View more info