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Black Narcissus - First Edition

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Product description

Dust cover is badly torn but still intact, with slightly tanned staining on the outside. Pages are in good condition with spine and cover in good condition with minor staining. Red boards with black and gilt detail. Dust jacket features a mountain and palace scene.

Blurb: In the few years since Black Narcissus was published, Rumer Godden at first enjoyed the distinction of being considered a real discovery and then with each new book, a novelist of growing stature and importance.

The originality of her writing, its enchantment and subtlety and vividness, won for her hundreds of thousands of devoted readers. Black Narcissus, hailed by the critics of England and America with unqualified praise, soon became and international best-seller, and now in the modern library series it achieves the permanence it so richly deserves.

In the days when it was the General’s ‘harem’ palace, ladies with their retinues and rich clothes could be seen walking on the high windy terraces. At night, music floated out over villages and gorges far into the early hours. Now the General’s son has bestowed it upon the disciplined Sisters of Mary. Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the mountain people, the small band of Sisters are depended for help on the English agent, Mr Dean. But his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. When he says bluntly ‘This is no place for a nunnery’, it is as if he already knows their destiny . . . ‘Black Narcissus . . . bears comparison with A Passage to India ’ Arthur Koestler ‘A very remarkable novel indeed. One in a thousand’ Observer ‘The writing is lovely, subtle, gentle, humorous and apprehensive’ Hugh Walpole ‘A genius for storytelling’ Evening Standard

Item details

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H 18.5, W 12.5cm, D 2.5cm
Author(s):
Rumer Godden
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Modern Library Book

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Dust cover is badly torn but still intact, with slightly tanned staining on the outside. Pages are in good condition with spine and cover in good condition with minor staining. Red boards with black and gilt detail. Dust jacket features a mountain and palace scene.

Blurb: In the few years since Black Narcissus was published, Rumer Godden at first enjoyed the distinction of being considered a real discovery and then with each new book, a novelist of growing stature and importance.

The originality of her writing, its enchantment and subtlety and vividness, won for her hundreds of thousands of devoted readers. Black Narcissus, hailed by the critics of England and America with unqualified praise, soon became and international best-seller, and now in the modern library series it achieves the permanence it so richly deserves.

In the days when it was the General’s ‘harem’ palace, ladies with their retinues and rich clothes could be seen walking on the high windy terraces. At night, music floated out over villages and gorges far into the early hours. Now the General’s son has bestowed it upon the disciplined Sisters of Mary. Beginning work in the orchards and opening a school and a dispensary for the mountain people, the small band of Sisters are depended for help on the English agent, Mr Dean. But his charm and insolent candour are disconcerting. When he says bluntly ‘This is no place for a nunnery’, it is as if he already knows their destiny . . . ‘Black Narcissus . . . bears comparison with A Passage to India ’ Arthur Koestler ‘A very remarkable novel indeed. One in a thousand’ Observer ‘The writing is lovely, subtle, gentle, humorous and apprehensive’ Hugh Walpole ‘A genius for storytelling’ Evening Standard

Added value:
H 18.5, W 12.5cm, D 2.5cm
Author(s):
Rumer Godden
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
294
Publisher:
Modern Library Book

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