1878 The Works of George Eliot Cabinet Edition
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Needs a bit of repair as some of the joints are weak and four and failing, however well worth the effort Blackwood's Cabinet Edition, published by John Blackwood at the suggestion of George Henry Lewes, Eliot's lifelong partner. In nineteen volumes - The Spanish Gypsy is missing. Including Romola (two volumes), Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob (in one volume), Adam Bede (in two volumes), Scenes of Clerical Life (in two volumes), The Mill on the Floss (in two volumes), Felix Holt (in two volumes), Middlemarch (in three volumes), Daniel Deronda (in three volumes), The Legend of Jubal and Other Poems Old and New (in one volume) and Impressions on Theophrastus Such. This set contains all of the author's prose and poetry, except for The Spanish Gypsy. An additional four volumes were published later, containing a biography, an essay and pieces from her notebook. With an ink inscription to front blank of the first volume of Middlemarch, "With Olive's love, Xmas 1886". Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, most of them set in provincial England and well known for their realism and psychological insight. She used a pen name to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances.
In tree calf bindings with gilt decoration to spines and marbled endpapers and textblock edges. Externally, twelve joint cracked, three joints are tender and two boards are held by cords only. Two boards have become detached and have been amateurly repaired with sellotape. Internally, firmly bound. Small closed tear to one page of Felix Holt, vol I and to a few pages of The Legend of Jubal, not affecting text. Generally bright and clean except for slight foxing to endpapers.
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