George Norman Douglas (1868-1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind. His first book publication, Unprofessional Tales (1901) was written under the pseudonym Normyx. He moved to Capri, spending time there and in London, and became a more committed writer. South Wind (1917) remains Douglasas most famous work; however ...
George Norman Douglas (1868-1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind. His first book publication, Unprofessional Tales (1901) was written under the pseudonym Normyx. He moved to Capri, spending time there and in London, and became a more committed writer. South Wind (1917) remains Douglasas most famous work; however it has been argued that his best work was in his travel books which combine erudition, insight, whimsicality and some fine prose. These works include Siren Land (1911), Fountains in the Sand, described as arambles amongst the oases of Tunisiaa (1912), Old Calabria (1915), Together (Austria) (1923) and Alone (Italy) (1921). In the 1920s, perhaps piqued by D. H. Lawrenceas success with Lady Chatterley, Douglas published Some Limericks, an anthology of more-or-less obscene limericks with a mock-scholarly critical apparatus. This classic (of its kind) has been frequently republished, often without acknowledgement in pirate editions. His other works include London Street Games (1916), They Went (1920), Nerinda (1929), One Day (1929), and Birds and Beasts of the Greek Anthology (1927).
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Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 338pp. incl. index; HB brwn. w/gilt; rubbed w/bleed-thru on endpapers&pastedwns.; bleed-thru on title from velum; some pencil, otherwise clean, tight pgs. The Sirens of Greek Mythology.
Very good. Martin Secker, London, UK, 1927. VG-, Hard Cover, Size=5"x7", 315pgs. The New Adephi Library edition. Green cloth moderately faded on spine, front cover slightly rubbed, ink owner name, date, ink owner name, address on front endpaper, o.w. clean, bright and tight. Text in Near Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Octavo Size. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a plastic sleeve. Uncommon edition.198 pages Originally published in 1911. An unsurpassed travel tale of the region around Naples, especially the Sorrentine Peninsula and Capri.
Very Good/Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall Octavo 0436132044 Hardback Hardback. Siren Land. Wear and tear to edges of D/J. Introduction by Mark Holloway. Siren Land-Norman Douglas's first book-was published in 1911 and has remained unsurpassed. He takes as his subject the region around Naples, especially the Sorrentine Peninsula and Capril. On these 'odorous Siren heights far removed from the duty's sacred call' he 'mediterraneanises' himself during a leisurely summer visit, readjusting his outlook and 'indulging his genius' for the enjoyment of life, in which the reader gratefull participates. Wit, erudition, c; larity, elegance of style-all the qualities which made Douglas the ideal writer of travel books-are displayed in this work. 198 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books, and all types of Academic Literature. )
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1923. 337 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth boards. Tightly bound bright pages with light tanning to text block edge and endpapers. Lightly soiled boards with light surface wear. Light edge wear with light corner bumping. Light sunning to spine.
Fair. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Number of pages: 337. Reading copy ONLY **New Adelphi Library vol 26. Reprinted 1927** Inscription on inside page, some foxing. Cover faded & stained-possibly water damage.
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