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Man's Fate [1984, Random House]

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English translation, published in 1984 by Random House. Man's Fate, in the original French, La Condition Humaine, or The Human Condition. Translated by Haakon M Chevalier with a foreword by John Leonard and illustrations by Madeline Sorel.

One of the recognised masterpieces of the twentieth century. Set in Shanghai in 1927 it is tense account of the early days of the Chinese revolution. It dramatises existentialism better than many works by Camus and Satre. Includes eight illustrations by Madeline Sorel. Translated by Haakon M Chevalier with a foreword by John Leonard.

The novel covers a 22-day period mostly in Shanghai, China, and concerns mainly the socialist insurrectionists and others involved in the conflict. The four primary protagonists are Chen Ta Erh, Kyoshi Gisors, the Soviet emissary Katow, and Baron Clappique. Their individual plights are intertwined throughout the book.

Complete with original dust jacket which has not been price-clipped., it does have some fairly light edge wear, and is now protected by a detachable plastic sleeve. In pretty clean condition throughout with a fairly tight binding. Good to Very Good condition overall.

Item details

Added value:
A fascinating novel
Author(s):
Andre Malraux
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.5 cm by 21.7 cm
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0394543793
ISBN-13:
9780394543796
Number of pages:
359
Publisher:
Random House
Title:
Man's Fate

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English translation, published in 1984 by Random House. Man's Fate, in the original French, La Condition Humaine, or The Human Condition. Translated by Haakon M Chevalier with a foreword by John Leonard and illustrations by Madeline Sorel.

One of the recognised masterpieces of the twentieth century. Set in Shanghai in 1927 it is tense account of the early days of the Chinese revolution. It dramatises existentialism better than many works by Camus and Satre. Includes eight illustrations by Madeline Sorel. Translated by Haakon M Chevalier with a foreword by John Leonard.

The novel covers a 22-day period mostly in Shanghai, China, and concerns mainly the socialist insurrectionists and others involved in the conflict. The four primary protagonists are Chen Ta Erh, Kyoshi Gisors, the Soviet emissary Katow, and Baron Clappique. Their individual plights are intertwined throughout the book.

Complete with original dust jacket which has not been price-clipped., it does have some fairly light edge wear, and is now protected by a detachable plastic sleeve. In pretty clean condition throughout with a fairly tight binding. Good to Very Good condition overall.

Added value:
A fascinating novel
Author(s):
Andre Malraux
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.5 cm by 21.7 cm
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0394543793
ISBN-13:
9780394543796
Number of pages:
359
Publisher:
Random House
Title:
Man's Fate

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