LIFE OF GENERAL GORDON: Gordon General Charles George)


Gordon General Charles George)

Published by London Walter Scott n.d. (c. 1885), 1885
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First edition. 62 full page engravings. royal 8vo, original dark teal cloth highly decorated with gilt and black pictorial vignettes on the upper cover, gilt and black designs on the spine, a.e.g. x, 468,12 ads. A well preserved and tight copy in a beautifully decorated Victorian cloth binding An attractive example of Victorian biography. General Gordon became a national hero during the siege of Khartoum. During the siege, Gordon led the holding of the city for over three-hundred days. He watched daily as his compatriots died in battle and of disease. Left without aid or reinforcements for most of the siege, he was the last Englishman to die there. This volume chronicles the life of Gordon and his tragic death. In typical Victorian fashion, chapters on his personal life and lessons to be learned from his experiences are included as an epilogue. Bookseller Inventory # 25858

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Publisher: London Walter Scott n.d. (c. 1885)

Publication Date: 1885

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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