Ion; A Tragedy, in Five Acts
Talfourd, Thomas Noon

New York: George Dearborn & Co., 1837. x + 109 pages = (10) page publisher's catalog at back; the very popular and influential play by Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795 - 1854) British writer, judge, and politician, "...Ion caused a sensation and remained popular for many years. Written in blank verse, it is an idiosyncratic combination of Romantic utopian Hellenism derived from Shelley with nonconformist religiosity, especially articulated in the hero Ion's extreme altruism. Talfourd's advocacy of social reform was grounded in religious principles and presupposed moral and spiritual reform..." (Edith Hall in the DNB); approx. 4 5/8" x 7 3/8" size; original pale ivory printed paper wraps; some soiling, edgewear; spine paper about gone; in good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 22669)


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