Item #13385 How Lisa Loved the King. George Eliot.

How Lisa Loved the King

Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 1884.

Hardcover. 7 3/4" X 6 1/2". 48pp. Wear to green cloth over boards with rubbing, toning, and bumps to covers, corners, and edges. Light rubbing to all-edge gilt. Faint foxing to endpapers. Two small tears to top edge of front endpaper. Inked inscription to previous owner at front endpaper. Pages are free of marks and notation. Binding is sound. An overall solid copy of this 1884 love poem by George Eliot. With illustrated plates throughout.

Written between the inception of Middlemarch and the completion, seven years later, of Daniel Deronda this book is a charming treatment of a subject taken from Boccaccio; a poem interesting by virtue of its graceful form. George Eliot was the pseudonym of Marian Evans (1819-1880), and English novelist and poet. As editor of the Westminster Review she formed lasting friendships with Herbert Spencer and other distinguished literary men, among them George Henry Lewes, an enthusiastic disciple of Comte, whose positive philosophy was then attracting the attention of thoughtful Europe.(Publisher). Good. Item #13385

Price: $30.00

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