Portraits From Life

GOSSE, Edmund

Published by Scolar Press, London, 1991
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Title: Portraits From Life

Publisher: Scolar Press, London

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: pictorial dust jacket

Edition: First edition.


Octavo. original red cloth, spine lettered in silver. Gosse "was an insidious biographer . and during his life he composed many portraits of well-known people he had known personally . (Robert Louis) Stevenson once said to Gosse: ÔSee as many people as you can and make a book of them before you die. That will be a living book, upon my word.' Gosse never made that book, but this collection, compiled with full introduction and notes by Ann Thwaite, collects . a dozen of these portraits until now scattered in Gosse's biographies and in collections of his essays" (dust jacket blurb). Includes vivid life-studies of Stevenson, Christina Rosetti, Browning, Tennyson, Swinburne, Hardy, Walt Whitman, Henry James and others. [Not in Beinecke]. Bookseller Inventory # 17771

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