Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bargain Book Bonanza (20): Buck Hope Edition

 Welcome to Bargain Book Bonanza!

A book haul linky party for bargain loving bookworms!

BBB is the place to showcase all the great books (new, used, vintage, electronic, audio) that you have scored on sale, dirt cheap or even free. 

Each Monday through Thursday, all book lovers are invited to carouse, make merry and revel with bargain book abandon!

Want to join the party? Just visit the Bargain Book Bonanza page for the particulars.

Lesa is hosting this week!

Found a trio of goodies at the never-ending library book sale...

Other Gods by Pearl S. Buck (1940 edition)
Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck (1956 edition)
The Prisoner of Zenda and the sequel Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope (Reader's Digest 2008)

Have you read any Pearl S. Buck? 

 When I was a kid, I read The Good Earth after liking the movie adaptation. I remember really enjoying the novel but never sought out any of Buck's other works--- odd since I had a thing for novels about China in my teen years.  

Anyway, I'm looking forward to renewing my acquaintance with Pearl S. Buck.  (By the way, the 's' stands for wonder she used an initial.) 

Vintage books have such character and I particularly love this edition of Other Gods.

But as an equal opportunity booklover, I appreciate shiny new books too...

This book is in pristine never read condition. Actually, it is so stiff that I doubt it has ever been opened.

And it came with lagniappes...

Are you familiar with Anthony Hope?

I've heard of the Prisoner of Zenda, of course, (probably because of the film adaptations) but didn't know of the author.

The insert bio is very interesting and I'll share more about Hope when I get around to reading this book. 

For now, I will leave you with this charming tidbit...

Isn't it a lovely little letter. Reminds me a bit of Jane Austen. 

But what exactly is a hereditary acquaintance? And I'd love to know why the parson was the parson... Wouldn't you?

If you have a bargain book, please share. We love to brag on bargains!


  1. Very cool finds!
    I remember reading this BBB while I was at the Comal River in New Braunfels. Unfortunately, the internet was wishy washy and I didn't comment, although I *was* impressed!
    I think I read a book by Buck in school, but not sure which. I should check out ole Sydenstricker's books again.

  2. Thanks for bragging, Leslie! I wondered if everyone was getting sick of my old vintage finds-- guess I should show more newish books but I do so love the musty old ones. (btw, You are definitely my favorite co-blogger! haha)

    I bet you read The Good Earth-- that seems to be the most famous Sydenstricker of them all.

  3. I couldn't tell you if that was it. That was 2 or 3 years ago.

    And you are my favorite too, especially in the category of co-bloggers whose name starts with "L"!


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