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The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

£12.50

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Based largely upon Henri Murger's own experiences and those of his fellow artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter was originally produced as a play in 1849 and first appeared in book form in 1851. The novel consists of a series of interrelated episodes in the lives of a group of poor friends - a musician, a poet, a philosopher, a sculptor, and a painter - who attempt to maintain their artistic ideals while struggling for food, shelter, and sex. Set in the ancient Latin Quarter, a vibrant and cosmopolitan area near the University of Paris, the novel is a masterful portrait of nineteenth-century Parisian artistic life. "Bohemian" soon became synonymous with "artist," and it is from Murger's novel that the word and concept entered the English language. Drawn from real-life characters and events, the themes of love, sacrifice, and "selling out" are immediately recognizable to the modern reader. Capturing the heart, spirit, and bittersweet humor of the world of struggling artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter is the universal story of one's attempt to leave a mark on the world.
The cloth-covered hardback is worn and discoloured with a letter stencilled on the spine. The binding is skewed and loose at the junctions of the page sections. The pages are unmarked apart from occasional spots, a library stamp on the back of the front cover and a name on the pre-title page.
Published 1895.

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Author(s):
Murger, Henri
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
5 x 19.5 x 2.6 cm
Edition:
1895
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
Gibbings & Company
Title:
The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

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Based largely upon Henri Murger's own experiences and those of his fellow artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter was originally produced as a play in 1849 and first appeared in book form in 1851. The novel consists of a series of interrelated episodes in the lives of a group of poor friends - a musician, a poet, a philosopher, a sculptor, and a painter - who attempt to maintain their artistic ideals while struggling for food, shelter, and sex. Set in the ancient Latin Quarter, a vibrant and cosmopolitan area near the University of Paris, the novel is a masterful portrait of nineteenth-century Parisian artistic life. "Bohemian" soon became synonymous with "artist," and it is from Murger's novel that the word and concept entered the English language. Drawn from real-life characters and events, the themes of love, sacrifice, and "selling out" are immediately recognizable to the modern reader. Capturing the heart, spirit, and bittersweet humor of the world of struggling artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter is the universal story of one's attempt to leave a mark on the world.
The cloth-covered hardback is worn and discoloured with a letter stencilled on the spine. The binding is skewed and loose at the junctions of the page sections. The pages are unmarked apart from occasional spots, a library stamp on the back of the front cover and a name on the pre-title page.
Published 1895.

Author(s):
Murger, Henri
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
5 x 19.5 x 2.6 cm
Edition:
1895
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
Gibbings & Company
Title:
The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

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