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Plimpton Press

Overview
Works: 280 works in 507 publications in 1 language and 24,771 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Illustrated works  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Printer, Binder, Compositor, Publisher, Book producer
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
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Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapphira Colbert, a bitter but privileged white woman, begins to persecute a young slave named Nancy, whom she unjustly suspects of seducing her husband
The old beauty and others by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old beauty tells the story of a woman's life. The best years tells the story of a young Nebraskan school teacher. Before breakfast tells of a man who once a year escapes from his success to stay on a remote Canadian island
A lost lady by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written from the perspective of a male narrator, Willa Cather's classic novel is an American version of "Madame Bovary". It is a portrait of a talented woman trapped in the conventions and economic restraints of a marriage. It is the story of a woman who defies expectations, and whose personal changes coincide with the transforming American Frontier. In this work, Willa Cather expressed her profoundly modern feminist views in the life of an ordinary and gifted woman who is stifled by marriage."--Ingram
More poems by A. E Housman( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The necessary angel : essays on reality and the imagination by Wallace Stevens( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Necessary Angel by Wallace Stevens "In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft." 'Perspective'U.S.A. "These are rich essays, simply constructed yet richly and elegantly written." 'Hayden Carruth, The Nation "The most welcome attribute of the book is its humane good sense, equally manifest whether Stevens is discussing a desolate Pennsylvania churchyard. Plato's images or the personalities of those who prefer a drizzle in Venice to a hard rain in Hartford.' 'New Republic "It is a rare pleasure to breathe the atmosphere of confidence and wholeness which distinguishes the world of Wallace Stevens. Here we are refreshed by certainty without fragmentariness, by joyous possibilities without dishonesty. Here we find a moral and philosophical center through which reality may be repossessed and re-created with each new poetic act." 'C. Roland Wagner, The Hudson Revie
Swords & roses by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of the South during the Civil War
Balisand by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia in Jeffersonian days and the tragic story of drinking, dicing, and fox-hunting gentry
Selected poems by John Crowe Ransom( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tables of the law by Thomas Mann( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the life of Moses the prophet
The bright shawl by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Java Head by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The way of Ecben : a comedietta involving a gentleman by James Branch Cabell( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cytherea by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American socialite Lee Randon flees to Cuba to escape boredom amongst his loving family. The climax of his torrid romance with Savina Grove, also running away from her obligations, leads to self-realization and a new appreciation of his wife Fanny. This 1922 novel, scandalous for its time, showcases the author's eye for description of the wealthy and decadent
Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lengthy novel of family life, a drama of guilt and shame based on the forged codicil to a will
The limestone tree by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West-running Brook by Robert Frost( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galley proofs with printer's and proof-reader's notations
More about words by Margaret S Ernst( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiet cities by Joseph Hergesheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tattooed countess : a romantic novel with a happy ending by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Countess Nattatorrini, nee Ella Poore, has returned home to Iowa after twenty tempestuous years on the Continent. Time has stood still in Maple Valley--a Cedar Rapids look-alike whose residents are seen as little more than animated rocking chairs who chew gum, gossip on their front porches, enjoy euchre parties and buckwheat griddle cakes, and brag endlessly of the new waterworks. Into this complacent town bursts the Countess, a full-blown, impulsive widow who dares to dye her hair, smokes cigarettes in public, wears her gowns cut low and her jewels in layers, and admits that after her lips are made up she can say things she could never have said before. Needless to say, the good folks of Maple Valley are awestruck--but not struck silent--by this exotic vision. Just as the Countess finds herself bored beyond endurance, she meets the one boy in Maple Valley who deserves a good education"--Back cover
Peter Whiffle : his life and works by Carl Van Vechten( Book )

2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon his death, Peter Whiffle requests that Carl write the story of his life even though Peter himself considered writing as "constant definition, although it is apparent as anything can be that life, nature, art, whatever one writes about, are fluid and mutable things." Ultimately, Carl settles on writing "a sort of losoe biographical form, a free fantasia in the manner of a Liszt Rhapsody."--Preface, p.3, 8
 
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Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass.

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