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The Napoleon of Notting Hill

£19.99

Product description

The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a 1904 classic novel by Gilbert K. Chesterton, published by John Lane. The novel is set in the London of 1984.Although the novel is set in the future, it is, in effect, set in an 'alternate reality' of Chesterton's own period, with no advances in technology or changes in the class system or attitudes. It postulates an impersonal government, not described in any detail, but apparently content to operate through a figurehead king, randomly chosen.

This particular copy is in very good condition considering its age. Its red cloth exterior does have the expected bumps to its corners as well as scuffs to its spine. This book was part of the Boots Booklovers Library and contains the company’s stamp, albeit faded, on its front cover. The binding is rather loose but all pages are still attached.

As for the interior, all pages are free of any writing, highlighting and markings. There is a small scribble in blue crayon in the inside front cover. There are signs of foxing throughout the book. The book contains 7 full-page coloured illustrations by W. Graham Robertson.

Overall, despite some signs of wear, The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a well-loved novel that has proved to be the inspiration for many fantasy writers over the years, including Neil Gaiman. We absolutely love it and truly commend Chesterton for his excellent style of writing.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0

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About this item

The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a 1904 classic novel by Gilbert K. Chesterton, published by John Lane. The novel is set in the London of 1984.Although the novel is set in the future, it is, in effect, set in an 'alternate reality' of Chesterton's own period, with no advances in technology or changes in the class system or attitudes. It postulates an impersonal government, not described in any detail, but apparently content to operate through a figurehead king, randomly chosen.

This particular copy is in very good condition considering its age. Its red cloth exterior does have the expected bumps to its corners as well as scuffs to its spine. This book was part of the Boots Booklovers Library and contains the company’s stamp, albeit faded, on its front cover. The binding is rather loose but all pages are still attached.

As for the interior, all pages are free of any writing, highlighting and markings. There is a small scribble in blue crayon in the inside front cover. There are signs of foxing throughout the book. The book contains 7 full-page coloured illustrations by W. Graham Robertson.

Overall, despite some signs of wear, The Napoleon of Notting Hill is a well-loved novel that has proved to be the inspiration for many fantasy writers over the years, including Neil Gaiman. We absolutely love it and truly commend Chesterton for his excellent style of writing.

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0

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