(Bird & Bull Press.) DE DURFORT (Claire) & John Fowles (Translator)


Translated into English, with an Introduction and Epilogue, by John Fowles.

Description: ONE OF 500 COPIES printed on Green's Hayle handmade paper and signed by Fowles, pp. 65, [2], 4to, original quarter blue morocco, gilt ruled with swirled pastepaper boards by Gray Parrot at Hancock, Maine, fine

Publication Details: Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1977

Notes: The first French text, first published in 1823, narrated by an insightful and educated black female character, with a significant introduction and epilogue by Fowles, in which he acknowledges his unconscious debt to the novel when writing The French Lieutenant's Woman, and highlights the topicality of the text particularly in regard to race and nationality, citing the treatment of the theme of freedom as a precursor to Sartre and Camus.

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Price: £125

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 1977

Stock Number: 69683

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