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Product Description: Tolstoy's epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition from Penguin Classics. Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky...read more
By John Bayley (contributor), Richard Pevear (trans), Leo Tolstoy and Larissa Volokhonsky (trans)

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9780141199610 | Penguin Classics, September 30, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Tolstoy's epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition from Penguin Classics.

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Product Description: A new edition of one of the most popular stories by Pushkin also contains works which are not easily available in English, including the novel Dubrovsky  Beginning this collection of Pushkin's shorter fiction is "The Queen of Spades," perhaps the most celebrated short story in Russian literature...read more
By John Bayley (foreword by)

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9781847491817 | Trafalgar Square, October 1, 2011, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A new edition of one of the most popular stories by Pushkin also contains works which are not easily available in English, including the novel Dubrovsky  Beginning this collection of Pushkin's shorter fiction is "The Queen of Spades," perhaps the most celebrated short story in Russian literature.

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Product Description: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience...read more

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9781110210398 | Bibliolife, May 15, 2009, cover price $30.99 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.

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9781110210350 | Bibliolife, May 15, 2009, cover price $26.75 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.

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Product Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work...read more

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9781104046194 | Kessinger Pub Co, February 28, 2009, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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9788420633084 | Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2007, cover price $28.95

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A collection of prose and poetry that has travelled with John Bayley for most of his 75 years. Unlike many anthologies, Bayley's is highly personal He remembers favourite books from his childhood and teenage years, and considers the ways in which books can raise the spirits.

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9780349114965 | New edition (Abacus, November 1, 2002), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A collection of prose and poetry that has travelled with John Bayley for most of his 75 years.

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A survey of the range of the Oxford University professor's distinguished literary career features his treatments of classics, lesser-known works of merit, and modern writings, in a volume divided into such sections as 'English Literature,' 'Russian Novels,' and 'American Poetry.'

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9780393058406 | W W Norton & Co Inc, March 28, 2005, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A survey of the range of the Oxford University professor's distinguished literary career features his treatments of classics, lesser-known works of merit, and modern writings, in a volume divided into such sections as 'English Literature,' 'Russian Novels,' and 'American Poetry.

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Product Description: This is a historicist study constituting a significant departure from the New Historicist or "cultural" approach to Shakespeare. It examines the question of genre in relation to identity, time and power in the play against the backdrop of the Renaissance in Europe...read more
By John Bayley (foreword by) and Adrian A. Husain

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9780195979091 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 14, 2005, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This is a historicist study constituting a significant departure from the New Historicist or "cultural" approach to Shakespeare.

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A collection of essays on the benefits and challenges of being, or living with, a writer includes Nadine Gordimer's reflections on living with herself, Margaret Drabble on her relationship with Malcolm Holroyd, and Paul Theroux's experiences with V. S. Naipaul.
By John Bayley (contributor), Malcolm Bradbury (contributor), Margaret Drabble (contributor), Nadine Gordimer (contributor), Dale Salwak (editor) and John Updike (contributor)

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9781403904768 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 6, 2004, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: A collection of essays on the benefits and challenges of being, or living with, a writer includes Nadine Gordimer's reflections on living with herself, Margaret Drabble on her relationship with Malcolm Holroyd, and Paul Theroux's experiences with V.

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A trio of novels by the award-winning novelist includes, Offshore, about an eccentric group of misfits living on barges on the Thames in the 1960s; Human Voices, a behind-the-scenes look at the BBC during World War II; and The Beginning of Spring, about a struggling English printer living in Moscow just before the Revolution. 15,000 first printing.
By John Bayley (introduced by) and Penelope Fitzgerald

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9781400041251 | Everymans Library, September 1, 2003, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Includes three novels: 'Offshore,' about a group of misfits in 1960s London, 'Human Voices,' a look at the BBC during World War II, and 'The Beginning of Spring,' about a printer living in Moscow before the Revolution.

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A complete collection of short fiction by the creator of Philip Marlowe includes stories from two prior anthologies--Trouble Is My Business and The Simple Art of Murder--as well as 'Blackmailers Don't Shoot,' 'The Pencil,' 'English Summer,' and more. 35,000 first printing.
By John Bayley (introduced by) and Raymond Chandler

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9780375415005 | Everymans Library, October 1, 2002, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A complete collection of short fiction by the creator of Philip Marlowe includes stories such as 'Blackmailers Don't Shoot,' 'The Pencil,' and 'English Summer.

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John Bayley completes his biographical trilogy, looking back on the years he and Iris spent together, and attempting to come to terms with her absence. Suffering equally solitude and the kindly harassment of well-wishers, he discovers, too, that a widower's life can contain moments of odd comedy.

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9780349114781 | New edition (Gardners Books, May 16, 2002), cover price $13.15 | About this edition: John Bayley completes his biographical trilogy, looking back on the years he and Iris spent together, and attempting to come to terms with her absence.

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Author and literary critic John Bayley was married to novelist Iris Murdoch until her death in February 1999. In this memoir he recounts their life together, up to and including their realization that Dame Iris was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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9780349114293 | New edition (Gardners Books, January 3, 2002), cover price $13.15 | About this edition: Author and literary critic John Bayley was married to novelist Iris Murdoch until her death in February 1999.

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The author describes life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease

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9780312253820 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, November 1, 1999), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: The author describes life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease
9780783885643 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, May 1, 1999), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: With remarkable tenderness, John Bayley recreates his passionate love affair with Iris Murdoch--world-renowned writer and philosopher, and his wife of forty-two years--and poignantly describes the dimming of her brilliance due to Alzheimer's disease.
9780756756413 | Diane Pub Co, April 1, 1999, cover price $23.00
9780312198640 | St Martins Pr, January 1, 1999, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: A moving memoir by the husband of the great contemporary writer Dame Iris Murdoch captures the ineffable mystery and fascination that she has exerted on both him and her readers and chronicles her recent sad struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

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9780312421113 | St Martins Pr Special, November 1, 2001, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: The author describes life with his wife, Iris Murdoch, and her struggle with Alzheimer's disease

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780736644723 | Unabridged edition (Books on Tape, July 1, 1999), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A melodious, affecting tribute to one of the greatest writers of her time--now stricken with Alzheimer's disease--by her devoted husband of over forty years "I was living in a fairy story--the kind with sinister overtones and not always a happy ending--in which a young man loves a beautiful maiden who returns his love but is always disappearing into some unknown and mysterious world, about which she will reveal nothing.

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Product Description: Bayley's characters are distinctly subtle, constructed from qualifications and convolutions, and propelled by the rapidity of their thoughts.R--Times Literary Supplement

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9780312186586 | St Martins Pr, May 1, 1998, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: A narrator whose gender is intentionally kept vague recounts how three friends travel to the Hague and end up embroiled in an international terrorist plot that involves a sensuous woman who may be a Mossad agent

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9781566491945 | Welcome Rain, November 1, 2001, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Bayley's characters are distinctly subtle, constructed from qualifications and convolutions, and propelled by the rapidity of their thoughts.

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Product Description: Iris Murdoch, who died in 1999, was the author of 26 novels, including The Bell, A Fairly Honourable Defeat, The Black Prince, and the Booker Prize-winning The Sea, The Sea. In The Saint and the Artist, now fully revised and updated, distinguished literary critic Peter J...read more

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9780007120192 | Harper Uk, October 1, 2001, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Iris Murdoch, who died in 1999, was the author of 26 novels, including The Bell, A Fairly Honourable Defeat, The Black Prince, and the Booker Prize-winning The Sea, The Sea.

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Collects Tolstoy's shorter fiction, offering insight into his life as a soldier, married life, interest in peasantry, belief in truth and simplicity, and interest in religion. (view table of contents)

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9780375411724 | Everymans Library, August 1, 2001, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Collects Tolstoy's shorter fiction, offering insight into his life as a soldier, married life, interest in peasantry, belief in truth and simplicity, and interest in religion.

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Product Description: Book by Bayley, John (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780826454546 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, July 1, 2001, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Book by Bayley, John

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A retired professor and widowed husband of Iris Murdoch describes his struggle to build a new life for himself after the death of his wife of forty-four years, his fate as a man in his mid-seventies beginning life anew, and the dozens of well-meaning women offering comfort--and more.

Hardcover:

9780393025613 | W W Norton & Co Inc, June 1, 2001, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A retired professor and widowed husband of Iris Murdoch describes his struggle to build a new life for himself after the death of his wife of forty-four years, his fate as a man in his mid-seventies beginning life anew, and the dozens of well-meaning women offering comfort--and more.

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The husband of Iris Murdoch and author of Elegy for Iris, follows up his moving memoir of his wife's struggle with memory loss by recalling his own past, describing vivid scenes of his childhood in colonial India, his vacations on the English coast, his early love of literature, and his romance with Iris. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9780754014249 | Large print edition (Chivers, June 1, 2000), cover price $55.01
9780786224739 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, May 1, 2000), cover price $30.95 | About this edition: A timeless work that will bring healing to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.
9780393048568 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 1999, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The husband of Iris Murdoch and author of Elegy for Iris, follows up his moving memoir of his wife's struggle with memory loss by recalling his own past, describing vivid scenes of his childhood in colonial India, his vacations on the English coast, his early love of literature, and his romance with Iris.

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9780393320794 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2000, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The husband of Iris Murdoch and author of Elegy for Iris, follows up his moving memoir of his wife's struggle with memory loss by recalling his own past, describing vivid scenes of his childhood in colonial India, his vacations on the English coast, his early love of literature, and his romance with Iris.

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The last year or so of Iris Murdoch's life provides the framework for this book, but within this structure, John Bayley returns to memories of his own earlier life, and of more than 40 years of marriage to Iris. He describes how he coped with her illness by using memory as a friend and consolation.

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9780349113104 | New edition (Gardners Books, September 7, 2000), cover price $12.90 | About this edition: The last year or so of Iris Murdoch's life provides the framework for this book, but within this structure, John Bayley returns to memories of his own earlier life, and of more than 40 years of marriage to Iris.

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Product Description: A melodious, affecting tribute to one of the greatest writers of her time--now stricken with Alzheimer's disease--by her devoted husband of over forty years "I was living in a fairy story--the kind with sinister overtones and not always a happy ending--in which a young man loves a beautiful maiden who returns his love but is always disappearing into some unknown and mysterious world, about which she will reveal nothing...read more

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780743800150 | Natl Book Network, July 1, 2000, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A melodious, affecting tribute to one of the greatest writers of her time--now stricken with Alzheimer's disease--by her devoted husband of over forty years "I was living in a fairy story--the kind with sinister overtones and not always a happy ending--in which a young man loves a beautiful maiden who returns his love but is always disappearing into some unknown and mysterious world, about which she will reveal nothing.

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Presents a collection of both familiar and many unfamiliar short stories, including 'The Private Life,' 'A Round of Visits,' and 'The Turn of the Screw.' (view table of contents)
By John Bayley (introduced by) and Henry James

Hardcover:

9780375409363 | Everymans Library, March 1, 2000, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of both familiar and many unfamiliar short stories, including 'The Private Life,' 'A Round of Visits,' and 'The Turn of the Screw.

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Presents a collection of both familiar and many unfamiliar short stories, including 'The Private Life,' 'A Round of Visits,' and 'The Turn of the Screw.' (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780375409356 | Everymans Library, March 1, 2000, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of both familiar and many unfamiliar short stories, including 'The Private Life,' 'A Round of Visits,' and 'The Turn of the Screw.

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