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Based on the earliest authoritative edition, this copy of the first of the three parts of Sir Charles Grandison is one of the clearest and manageable modern copies available. Like new condition.
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Samuel Richardson's massive seven volume history appeared in 1754, and even Jane Austen could not resist the charms of Sir Charles Grandison. Jane Austen historians are well familiar with her fascination of Sir Charles Grandison. She wrote dramatic versions for her family and friends, while having her book characters mock Richardson's work.
Now, in the 21st century, The History of Charles Grandison has once again been edited, revised, and modernized, and perhaps most importantly, condensed.
This edition, based on research into Richardson's intention, is highly readable and preserves the original language, and captures Richardson's playful power.From the Author:
The 1754 editor has readily undertaken to publish this series of letters because he thinks human nature has been shewn in a light too degrading. He hopes that his prolixity will be forgiven.
The 2004 editor, while appreciating prolixity, also appreciates the basic happiness achieved by reading a book in one sitting. This edition attempts to decrease repetitive ideas and phrases, increase readability through structural modifications, and bring the exemplary writing of Samuel Richardson to a modern audience.
To demonstrate our deep respect and admiration of the original editions, we present you with reviews from authors of the canon.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008095574
Book Description Oxford University Press, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Scarce First Edition Hard Covers In Good Condition. (3 Volume Set In SlipCase) Cover Boards are navy with gold text to the spine, books have rubbing and browning to the edges & spines. Bindings are tight & strong. Inscription on the front end-paper of each book in black marker. Books have browning and minimal foxing to the pages. Slip Case is age-browned but has no damage. Photos are supplied upon request. Due to weight a postal adjustment may be required. Seller Inventory # 06071