1848 The Saint's Tragedy; or, The True Story of Elizabeth of Hungary, Landgravine of Thuringia, Saint of the Romish Calendar
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First Edition, Original Binding
The first edition.
Charles Kingsley's first published work, preceding his monumental novels 'The Water Babies' and 'Westward Ho!'.
A touching play about Elizabeth of Hungary, a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary and the landgravine of Thuringia, in Germany. Elizabeth married Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, when she was 14, being widowed when she was 20. After she was widowed she regained her dowry, and used the money to build a hospital, in which she helped the sick herself. She died at the age of 24 and was subsequently canonised.
Kingsley wrote this work whilst he was Rector of Eversley, he started writing it in 1842 when he was 23 in the form of a biography later turning it into a drama.
With a preface by Professor Maurice.
Four pages of adverts to the rear.
In the original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. A few light marks to the boards, spine is discoloured. Spine label is a bit worn. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just a few light spots.
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