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Jean-Christophe: The Market Place - Antoinette - The House by  Romain Rolland - First US Edition - 1911 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

Jean-Christophe: The Market Place - Antoinette - The House

by Rolland, Romain

Condition: Good/No Jacket


New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911. First US Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Seventeenth Printing of Henry Holt 1911 Edition. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No Jacket. 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 second volume of the three volume trilogy. 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 book is bound in navy cloth, intricate gilt decoration and title on front is sharp and bright; gilt titles on spine are rubbed. Whisper of wear to edges. Inner hinges cracked. Tight and solid sewn binding, square. Interior is quite clean and completely unmarked, pages lightly toned. 473 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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