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A Set of Six.

A Set of Six.

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A Set of Six.

by Conrad, Joseph

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About This Item

London, Methuen & Co., 1908, first edition, first printing.. Original slate-blue cloth with title, author, publisher, and decorations in gilt, front cover in burgundy, with 40-page publisher's catalogue of books for sale at the end dated June 1908, one of 1,500 copies, these short stories originally appear serially, the stories are Gaspar Ruiz, The Informer, The Brute, An Anarchist, The Duel, and Il Conde, Smith 14, Cagle A13a(2), Keating 81. Front cover lettering dulled, some age, else a nearly fine copy.

Synopsis

The six stories in this volume are the result of some three or four years of occasional work. The dates of their writing are far apart, their origins are various. None of them are connected directly with personal experiences. In all of them the facts are inherently true, by which I mean that they are not only possible but that they have actually happened. For instance, the last story in the volume, the one I call Pathetic, whose first title is Il Conde (misspelt by-the-by) is an almost verbatim transcript of the tale told me by a very charming old gentleman whom I met in Italy. I don't mean to say it is only that. Anybody can see that it is something more than a verbatim report, but where he left off and where I began must be left to the acute discrimination of the reader who may be interested in the problem.

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Bookseller
James M. Dourgarian, Bookman US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
JD31478
Title
A Set of Six.
Author
Conrad, Joseph
Book Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London, Methuen & Co., 1908, first edition, first printing.

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