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The Posthumous Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne

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From the preface:
"The poems which, with the help of Mr. Thos. J. Wise, I have endeavoured in the following pages to present, as far as possible, in chronological sequence, belong to the whole range of Swinburne's career as an author. The earliest was composed in 1857, the latest is dated 1907, and accordingly they cover, in their rapid and fluctuating passage, exactly half a century. Various circumstances, some of which will presently be told, though the majority have doubtless ceased to be discoverable, led to their being suppressed or forgotten, but none of them were destroyed by the poet, and of none of them have we found any evidence that he wished for their destruction. The only exception is the unsuccessful prize poem of 1858. This, there is reason to believe, Swinburne did wish, in the exasperation of disappointment, to wipe out of existence."

Book has deckle-edged pages and those in the latter half of the book remain 'unopened' at the top edge. Some pages shorter than the rest of the book. Please see photos for details. There is no dust-jacket and the cover has some marks and staining. It also has shelf-wear to edges and corners. The spine has a smoother, shiny texture. There is a small book-seller's sticker inside the front cover. End pages with quite heavy tanning. Some foxing throughout book. Binding sound. Print clear throughout with no inscription or markings.

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Author(s):
Edmund Gosse (Editor)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1917
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
William Heinemann
Title:
The Posthumous Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne

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From the preface:
"The poems which, with the help of Mr. Thos. J. Wise, I have endeavoured in the following pages to present, as far as possible, in chronological sequence, belong to the whole range of Swinburne's career as an author. The earliest was composed in 1857, the latest is dated 1907, and accordingly they cover, in their rapid and fluctuating passage, exactly half a century. Various circumstances, some of which will presently be told, though the majority have doubtless ceased to be discoverable, led to their being suppressed or forgotten, but none of them were destroyed by the poet, and of none of them have we found any evidence that he wished for their destruction. The only exception is the unsuccessful prize poem of 1858. This, there is reason to believe, Swinburne did wish, in the exasperation of disappointment, to wipe out of existence."

Book has deckle-edged pages and those in the latter half of the book remain 'unopened' at the top edge. Some pages shorter than the rest of the book. Please see photos for details. There is no dust-jacket and the cover has some marks and staining. It also has shelf-wear to edges and corners. The spine has a smoother, shiny texture. There is a small book-seller's sticker inside the front cover. End pages with quite heavy tanning. Some foxing throughout book. Binding sound. Print clear throughout with no inscription or markings.

Author(s):
Edmund Gosse (Editor)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1917
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
William Heinemann
Title:
The Posthumous Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne

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