Publisher: Grove Press/Cresset Press
Publication Date: 1948
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York/London. 1948. Grove Press/Cresset Press. 1st Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Translated from the French by Edward Marsh. 250 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Roy Kuhlman. keywords: Literature Translated France. inventory # 20829. FROM THE PUBLISHER - ‘Eugene Fromentin was a painter of the school of Delacroix, remembered now for the few books he found time to write, and particularly for his autobiographical novel, Dominique. The story of his first love is told by Dominique himself, looking back from long retirement on his estate in Brittany to his youth in the Paris of the Second Empire. This perspective is the triumph of the book: the contrast between Dominique’s hectic, unhappy youth in the brilliant city and the present wise contentment of his country life (with beautiful descriptions of landscape and the sea) achieves the elegiac note of melancholy which is Dominique’s peculiar charm.’ – New Republic. ‘What is the uniquenesss of Dominique? Unique does not mean rare, exceptional, unusual; it means, by the dictionary: ‘of which there is only one; one and only; single, sole, solitary.’ In that strict sense of the word Fromentin’s novel is unique. There are greater novels, but there is none in the same kind with it.’ - Charles Morgan, Atlantic Monthly Press. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 20829
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