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Chance by  Joseph Conrad - First Edition - 1914 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 160329004)

Chance

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Chance

by Conrad, Joseph

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About This Item

New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing; later issue with 1914 and double rule border on copyright page. Very Good. Light rubbing to cloth at extremities, slight dulling to gilt on spine. Foxing to edge of page block and occasionally to toned pages. A very lovely copy.

Synopsis

It is a mighty force that of mere chance, absolutely irresistible yet manifesting itself often in delicate forms such for instance as the charm, true or illusory, of a human being' In Flora de Barral, the slender, dreamy, morbidly charming daughter of a parvenu financier, Conrad creates his most complex heroine and one of his most unrelenting, but not unhopeful, novels of emotional isolation. Neglected by her bankrupt father and rejected by her governess, drifting into abstraction and despair, Flora takes refuge at sea on Captain Anthony's ship, where tragedy and her transformation begin. When published in 1913, Chance was an immediate success. Arnold Bennett wrote that 'this is a discouraging book for a writer because he damn well knows he can't write as well as this'; while an anonymous reviewer in Punch declared that 'the whole thing is much nearer wizardry than workmanship'.

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bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
160329004
Title
Chance
Author
Conrad, Joseph
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Doubleday, Page & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1914
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

Glossary

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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [More]

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