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Play : Murder in the Cathedral ( 1ST EDITION )

Eliot, T. S.

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ISBN 10: 0571069770 / ISBN 13: 9780571069774
Published by London, United Kingdom: Faber & Faber, Limited, 1935
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1st EDITION. Inscription dated "2nd August, 1935" to FFEP . "Phyllis (Wragge?) from R.H." Rudyard Hipling? Royal Highness? Was there a scandal? Who knows? Apprx 6 x 9", 87 pp, purple cloth HB w/bright gilt spine lettering, slight wear to head of spine and tips a little curled. Overall, very good w/out d/j. Old bookseller's pencil notation on rear pastedown, "1st complete edition.". Bookseller Inventory # GMSC01E

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Title: Play : Murder in the Cathedral ( 1ST EDITION...

Publisher: London, United Kingdom: Faber & Faber, Limited

Publication Date: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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, first 3 titles being plays written by Eliot, fouth title being essays on various poets and poetry, second title with a black and white newspaper photograph in front, tipped in by previous owner

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1888. He was educated at Harvard, at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at Merton College, Oxford. His early poetry was profoundly influenced by the French symbolists, especially Baudelaire and Laforgue. In his academic studies he specialised in philosophy and logic. His doctoral thesis was on F. H. Bradley. He settled in England in 1915, the year in which he married Vivienne Haigh-Wood and also met his contemporary Ezra Pound for the first time. After teaching for a year or so he joined Lloyds Bank in the City of London in 1917, the year in which he published his first volume, Prufrock and Other Observations. In 1919 Poems was hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. His first collection of essays, The Sacred Wood, appeared in 1920. His most famous work, The Waste Land, was published in 1922, the same year as James Joyce's Ulysses. The poem was included in the first issue of his jou

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