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Jean-Christophe: Dawn - Morning - Youth - Revolt by  Romain Rolland - Hardcover - 1925 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

Jean-Christophe: Dawn - Morning - Youth - Revolt

by Rolland, Romain

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback First published 1910. This is th 22nd Printing, 1925. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No Jacket, as issued. Translated from the French by Gilbert Cannan. Romain Rolland (1866-1944) began writing this novel in 1889 as he became disenchanted with the world he saw around him. Jean Christophe appears in France in ten volumes; the English translation is in three volumes. This is the first one. Each has its own interest and can be understood without reading the others. It is considered a great trilogy, the life story of a musician, with satirical criticism of the world around him. The English edition was published in December, 1910. The book is bound in clean and unmarked navy cloth, gilt attractive decoration of the rose and the harp (?) and lettering on front, titles on spine. On front, the gilt is quite sharp and bright. It is rubbed on the spine but easily readable.No edge-wear, which is amazing when looking at a book printed in 1925. Tight, solid, square sewn binding with square corners. Inner hinge cracked at title page. . Backstrap attached and tight. Internals amazingly clean and unmarked, pages lightly toned. 600 pages. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. Henry Holt and Company, New York, New York, USA
Multi-volume Set

Jean-Christophe is a novel sequence, written in the "bildungsroman" fashion, in ten volumes by Romain Rolland published between 1904 and 1912, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. It was translated into English by Gilbert Cannan. The first four volumes are sometimes grouped as Jean-Christophe, the next three as Jean-Christophe à Paris, and the last three as La fin du voyage ("Journey's End").




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