Title: Thelma. A society novel.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints ...
Title: Thelma. A society novel.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The FICTION & PROSE LITERATURE collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. The collection provides readers with a perspective of the world from some of the 18th and 19th century's most talented writers. Written for a range of audiences, these works are a treasure for any curious reader looking to see the world through the eyes of ages past. Beyond the main body of works the collection also includes song-books, comedy, and works of satire. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library Corelli, Marie; 1887. 3 vol.; 8 . 012639.i.21.
Fair. New York. Previous owner's inscription dated 1900. Green cloth covered boards with gold spine titles; mild wear to edges and covers; 12mo-over 6 3/4"-7 3/4" Tall; no jacket. Previous owner's name and markings on free front endpaper; pages are toned, interior is unmarked; gutter broken at page 482; 484 pages.
Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. No date, circa 1900. Green cloth boards w/cover design, some cover, edge wear. Pages good, toned. Marie Corelli (1, May 1855-21, April 1924) was a British novelist who emerged as a literary superstar from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I when her popularity waned. Corelli's novels sold more than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, despite the fact critics derided her work as "the favorite of the common multitude." Wonderfully fast-paced, engrossing and dramatic novel. Thelma begins in Norway, amidst the raw beauty of its fjords. The tempestous beginning never flounders-from Philip Errington's surreal meeting with the beautiful Thelma, a Norwegian princess, and later his quest for her that leads him and friend Lorimer to Thelma's home, which she shares with Britta, her loyal servant, Sigurd, a dwarf, and her brilliantly portrayed father, Olaf Guldmar. Scathing critique of English aristocracy and London manners of the time, seething in hypocrisy and subterfuge. 404 pages.
Very good. No dust jacket. 3 v.; 19 cm. Nice tight copy with firm binding, tiny fray on lwr. edge of spine, embossed black cloth with gilt lettering. 1 small tear to title page. The Authoress dedicated this book to her lifelong Friend and Companion, Bertha Van Der Vyver.
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