Taras Bulba.

Gogol (Nikolai Vasilievich)

Taras Bulba.

Translated from the Russian by Isabel F. Hapgood.

Description: with a portrait frontispiece, pp. 295, including initial leaf (blank, not a half-title), [32, ads], 8vo, original burgundy cloth, Russian Imperial arms in gilt on the upper cover, also lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, spine faded, good

Publication Details: John and Robert Maxwell, [1887]

Notes: The first English language appearance was in 1860 as Cossack Tales, followed by this American standalone edition in 1886 . The sheets from the American edition were sent to England for the first British edition in 1887. All early English translations are rare. 'An understanding of Gogol's point of view gives the key to "Taras Bulba." For in this panoramic canvas of the Setch, the military brotherhood of the Cossacks, living under open skies, picturesquely and heroically, he has drawn a picture of his romantic ideal, which if far from perfect at any rate seemed to him preferable to the grey ted...more

Bibliography: (not in Wolff)

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Price: £325

Subject: Literature

Published Date: [1887]

Stock Number: 67031

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