Farewell Nelle Harper Lee


 Harper Lee

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We mourn the passing of a great author. She created a work is that people hold close to their hearts.

You can find her fitting obituary on the New York Times: Farewell Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird signed by Harper and Alice Lee

Bren-Books.com is proud to offer her true and unique one-of-a-kind 1960 J.B. Lippincott First Book Club edition.

Here are the “points” that make this book a great find and superb addition to your collection:

  • It is signed and inscribed directly on the first front page ” To Jane Kansas with best wishes, Harper Lee.”
  • On the dedication page is the rare signature of her sister, the late Alice Lee.
  • The first state Book Club dust jacket has Truman Capote’s quote on the inside front and Jonathan Daniels’ quote on the rear inside cover.
  • Truman Capote took the photo of Harper Lee on the back of the dust jacket.

Now Available at Bren-Books.com

Bookseller Inventory # 008803To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Awakening and the Legacy of New Orleans: 10 Years After Katrina

As we mark the 10th anniversary since Hurricane Katrina, Bren-Books.com features one of the most pivotal Women’s Novels, a treasure from New Orleans:

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Publisher: Herbert S. Stone & Co., Chicago and New York, 1899
Used – Very Good Condition. 

Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women’s issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.

The novel’s blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern masterpieces of Faulkner, Flannery O’ConnorEudora WeltyKatherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams. (from Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1NciFBx)

Bren-Books.com offers a gorgeous copy in VERY GOOD+ condition. The boards still have the lovely bright designs with just a bit of darkening along the edges and spine ends. The interior is clean and tight with just a bit of browning to the end pages. there is gilt still bright along the top page ends and the pages themselves are rough cut so the outer and bottom ends are irregular.

Bren-Books.com Rare Book Trailer – Collectible and Rare Book Sellers (video)

Here at Bren-Books.com we take pride in finding those unique, collectible books that are so special they can be nearly impossible to find and that’s where Bren-Books.com comes in. We find them, so you don’t have to.  We are your resource for those hard-to-find, signed, first edition books.  Watch our rare book trailer below to see a sample of our rare books currently for sale.

Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, remember books make great holiday gifts and here at Bren-Books.com we always have that special treasure you can’t find anywhere else.  Happy reading and enjoy our book trailer.