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Poesies et Nouvelles de Madame d'Arbouville

By Madame d'Arbouville

1855 - Paris - Libraire d'Amyot

i, xv, 378pp; ii, 441pp; iii, 421pp

 
 

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A handsomely bound set of collected poetry and novels by Sophie d'Arbouville.

Sophie d'Arbouville (1810-1850) was a French poet and novelist who held salons where she discussed politics and poetry with guests such as Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, a noted literary critic of French literature at the time. Sainte-Beuve remarked of d'Arbouville: 'She had imagination! She had faith and genius... Her real suffering was her ugliness: she covered it with a dazzling veil of spirit, kindness, pleasure [...] Sentimental and sensible soul, by turns playful and melancholy, to whom one could say anything and who had an answer for everything'.

Volume I contains the works 'Le Manuscript de ma Grand'Tante', 'Le Brigand des Pyrenees', 'Stella' and 'N'est pas Sagesse'.

Volume II contains 'Marie-Madeleine', 'Une Histoire Hollandaise' and 'Le Medecin du Village'.

Volume III contains 'Luiginna', 'Une Vie Heureuse' and 'Resignation'.

Collated complete.

CONDITION

In half calf bindings with marbled boards and textblock edges. Externally, sound with some shelfwear and rubbing to spines and boards, particularly to Volume III. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright with some very light ocassional spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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