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The Nun of Arrouca - Lord John Russell 1822

£125.00

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The Nun of Arrouca. A Tale

John Muray, Albemarle-Street

1822

1st Edition

Gift inscription dated 1838 to first page. Leather spine is damaged: top 2cm missing, bottom half detached at front edge. Some white dots to front cover. Pre-title pages split at hinge. Internally very good.

Scarce early novel by Lord John Russell, later grandfather to the philosopher Bertrand Russell. A radical liberal, Russell served two periods as Prime Minister in the mid 1800s. In this late-Gothic romantic novella Edward Pembroke, a young English officer serving in the Peninsular War, is wounded while heroically rescuing the nuns of a Portuguese convent from the inevitable depredations of a French squadron. He is nursed to health by one of the nuns, Catherine. They fall passionately in love : she determines to forsake her orders : divine punishment is, naturally enough, meted out when she rapidly succumbs to consumption.

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Author(s):
Russell, Lord John
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Used: good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
John Murray
Title:
The Nun of Arrouca

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The Nun of Arrouca. A Tale

John Muray, Albemarle-Street

1822

1st Edition

Gift inscription dated 1838 to first page. Leather spine is damaged: top 2cm missing, bottom half detached at front edge. Some white dots to front cover. Pre-title pages split at hinge. Internally very good.

Scarce early novel by Lord John Russell, later grandfather to the philosopher Bertrand Russell. A radical liberal, Russell served two periods as Prime Minister in the mid 1800s. In this late-Gothic romantic novella Edward Pembroke, a young English officer serving in the Peninsular War, is wounded while heroically rescuing the nuns of a Portuguese convent from the inevitable depredations of a French squadron. He is nursed to health by one of the nuns, Catherine. They fall passionately in love : she determines to forsake her orders : divine punishment is, naturally enough, meted out when she rapidly succumbs to consumption.

Author(s):
Russell, Lord John
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
John Murray
Title:
The Nun of Arrouca

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