The Garden of Kama: Laurence Hope The Garden of Kama: Laurence Hope The Garden of Kama: Laurence Hope The Garden of Kama: Laurence Hope

The Garden of Kama

Laurence Hope

Published by London - William Heinemann, 1919
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A later edition of The Garden of Kama by Laurence Hope, at a fraction of the cost of the original. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Bound by Hatchards, with a bookbinders ink stamp to the front pastedown. Adela Florence Nicolson, 1865 1904, was an English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope. Adela married Colonel Malcolm Hassels Nicolson, commandant of the 3rd Baluchi Regiment in April 1889. A talented linguist, he introduced her to his love of India and native customs and food, which she began to share. Her first volume of poetry, The Garden of Kama and other Love Lyrics from India, was published in 1901. Generally reviewed as the work of a man, it attracted enormous attention and was repeatedly reissued every year for the next fourteen years. While the substance of the poems is not drawn from any identifiable Indian source, the exotic settings emphasized a passionate intensity which was seen as oriental. The influence of Swinburne and the Pre-Raphaelites can also be discerned in this and later works -ODNB. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front hinge is cracked but still generally firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing, with sunning to the spine. Internally the pages are generally bright with occasional scattered spots. There is an ink signature on the front free-endpaper. Overall the condition is good, with a very good interior. Bookseller Inventory # 013093

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Title: The Garden of Kama

Publisher: London - William Heinemann

Publication Date: 1919

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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