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3 Volumes by Daudet
Paris - C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 1887. Paris - C. Marpon et E. Flammarion, 1887 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Three leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines, marble paper covered boards, and marble paper pastedowns. Tartarin de Tarascon and L'Obstacle are beautifully illustrated throughout. Alphonse Daudet (13 May 1840 16 December 1897) was a French novelist. He was the father of Lon Daudet and Lucien Daudet. Tartarin of Tarascon (French: Tartarin de Tarascon) is an 1872 novel written by the French author Alphonse Daudet. It tells the burlesque adventures of Tartarin, a local hero of Tarascon, a small town in southern France, whose invented adventures and reputation as a swashbuckler finally force him to travel to a very prosaic Algiers in search of lions. Instead of finding a romantic, mysterious Oriental fantasy land, he finds a sordid world suspended between Europe and the Middle East. And worst of all, there are no lions left. An intimate friend of Edmond de Goncourt (who died in his house), of Flaubert, of Zola, Daudet belonged essentially to naturalism. His own experiences, his surroundings, the men with whom he had been brought into contact, various persons who had played a part, more or less public, in Paris life, all passed into his art. But he vivified the material supplied by his memory. His world has the great gift of life. L'Immortel is a bitter attack on the Acadmie franaise, to which august body Daudet never belonged. This book previously belonged to Elizabeth Sherman. She was the youngest child of Charles Taylor Sherman and Eliza Williams. She was also the neice of the American Civil War General, William Tecumseh Sherman and Senator John Sherman. Considered one of the most beautiful and intelligent women in the Washington of the late 1870s to early 1880s Elizabeth was romantically linked with the American novelist, journalist and historian Henry Adams. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm except for L'Obstacle in which the front inner hinge has failed and is in need of repair. There is some wear to the extremities including slight bumping to the corners, some rubbin to the boards and spines, discolouration to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with a few handling marks and the odd spot. There are bookplates to the front pastedowns. Overall the volumes are in good only condition..
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