Literary World Volume 31-32

Literary World Volume 31-32

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... first of the trio is what no Khayydmite who makes any pretension to a proper outfit can afford to be without. We may call it an Omar hexapla, or polyglot, or variorum, or compound triple expansion edition, or whatever else one may think will best convey the idea, the grand and glorious idea, that the book contains within one pair of covers and in one consecutive paging no fewer than three--think of it! no fewer than three versions of the Rubdiyat--the Whinfield version in verse, the McCarthy version in plain prose, and the Fitzgerald fifth version again in verse. In addition to these stores for the edification of the critical reader are Fitzgerald's notes to his version, and a list of the variations in the text of the first, second and third editions of his version, a biographical and critical introduction, a table of the comparative stanzas of the three versions, and a bibliography. The publishers have made of the volume, what it may well claim to be, a very attractive and well-furnished embodiment of the best and most important materials for that study of the poem which is one of the fashions of the hour. How long it will last remains to be seen. The next volume upon the present list is an artistic curiosity rather than a literary treasure. Its form is peculiar in that it is printed on the exposed pages only of folded leaves which are not intended to be cut, thus swelling the book's bulk and giving its interior an expression of luxurious extravagance quite in keeping with its intent and quality. It has been a long time in preparation, and the public has been led to expect much of Miss Lundborg's illustrations. They are probably suited to the theme, being wierd, mystical, fantastic, unconventional, a blending of the Egyptian and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,043g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963156
  • 9781236963154