The Temptation of Saint Anthony
Flaubert, Gustave

New York and Seattle: The Alice Harriman Company, 1910. F 262 pages; this edition beingTranslated from the French by Lafcadio Hearn and with an "Argument" of the piece by him; with an introduction by Elizabeth Bisland; Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) French novelist, when barely past his student days he was afflicted by an obscure form of nervous disease, which may have been to some extent responsible for the morbidity and pessimism which characterized his work from the very beginning...Though regarded as a pioneer of Realism, mainly because of the minuteness of his observation, Flaubert was in fact a pure romanticist who came late and had engrafted on the earlier Romanticism characteristics stemming from Balzac and Stendahl...(Chambers); Front endpaper with the contemporary handwritten words "Review Copy price 1.25 net" (which is the printed price on the cover of the dustjacket); fragile dustjacket edgechipped, still good; some wear-away of cloth volume spine white titling; some light edge, tips wear to cloth; a nice clean copy; nice to see the dustjacket and a plus to be a (apparently) publisher's review copy; very good condition. Very Good H (Item ID: 17486)


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