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Journal des Goncourt; - Edmond and Jules Goncourt - 1887. 
- Paris- Bibliotheque Charpentier, 1887 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The comprehensive journals of the Goncourt brothers, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, both French naturalism writers and collaborative sibling authors, complete in nine volumes. The Goncourt brothers formed a partnership that is often viewed as unique in literary history. The brothers wrote their books together and did not spend time apart during their adult lives. They were only parted by the death of Jules in 1870. They are known for their literary work and for their diaries, which offer an intimate view into the French literary society of the later 19th century. The Goncourt brothers' career as writers began with an account of a sketching holiday together. They published books on aspects of 19th century French art and society, dismissing the vulgarity of the Second Empire in favour of a more refined age. They also published six novels of which one was based on the true case of their own maidservant, Rose Malinger, whose lived a double life. On his death, Edmond de Goncourt bequeathed his entire state for the foundation and maintenance of the Academie Goncourt which still awards one of the most important literary prizes in French Literature. This is the first edition of the small paper general issue. Collated: complete. Condition: In quarter morocco with marbled boards, with gilt detailing and titles to the spines. Externally a little worn, particularly around the spines. The titles, however, have suffered no loss. Internally, volumes one, two,and four areage toned towards the edges andfoxed, with some spotting here and there as well. Volumes three, five, six, seven, eight, are heavily age toned, but are otherwise generally clean. Firmly bound. Overall: GOOD.
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