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George Du Maurier

Ormond, Leonee

Published by University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa, 1969
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xv, 516 pp, introduction, abbreviations, list of 142 b&w illustrations, list of 18 plates, 1. The Early Years; 2. Paris; 3. Malines and Dusseldorf; 4. London; 5. Punch; 6. Hampstead I. 7. The Aesthetic Movement; 8. The Social Cartoonist; 9. Hampstead II. 10. Henry James; 11. Peter Ibbetson; 12. Trilby; 13. 'Joe Sibley'; 14. Oxford Square; bibliography, index. First Edition, 1969. "George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (1834-1896) was a French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his novel Trilby. Here is a splendid canvas from the nineteenth century. A critical biography of the Victorian cartoonist, this volume traces his career, from a penurious and rootless childhood through to final success as the author of a best-seller. Along with a discussion of his friendships with both James A. Whistler and Henry James, the book devotes a section to a study of the social world of Du Maurier's Punch cartoons, and to his delightful "aesthetic' series parodying the lily-bearing followers of Oscar Wilde. Du Maurier is shown in his study against the background of the Victorian cultural milieu, and, with his concealed tensions, his sense of frustrated talent, his evasion of the social round in his retreat to Hampstead, he stands out as a courageous and often moving figure." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the slightest edge wear to dj else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with red title plate and gilt lettering to spine. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004109

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Title: George Du Maurier

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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