Editorial: The Folio Society (1950s), London
Año de publicación: 1950
Ilustrador: Illustrated by Alistair Grant
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good-
Edición: Early facsimile Edition
Illustrated cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is edge-wear, chipping and tears to the dustjacket extremities. There is light fading to the dustjacket spine, altough the lettering is still bright and clear. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. (v) + 303 pp. Illustrated with colour lithographs by Alistair Grant. Translated by Eric Sutton. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Tight and Secure, Near 'Very Good' copy. "Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his friends as Bel-Ami, is offered a job as a journalist on La Vie francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he also comes face to face with the realities of the corrupt society in which he lives - the sleazy colleagues, the manipulative mistresses and wily financiers - and swiftly learns to become an arch-seducer, blackmailer and social climber in a world where love is only a means to an end. Written when Maupassant was at the height of his powers, Bel-Ami is a novel of great frankness and cynicism, but it is also infused with the sheer joy of life - depicting the scenes and characters of Paris in the belle epoque with wit, sensitivity and humanity." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 112501
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