The Sorrows of Satan was the first modern bestseller and was influential in establishing some of the major trends in twentieth-century bestselling fiction. The setting is London, 1895, and the Devil is on the loose. He is searching for someone morally strong enough to resist temptation, but there seems little chance he will succeed. Britain is all ...Read MoreThe Sorrows of Satan was the first modern bestseller and was influential in establishing some of the major trends in twentieth-century bestselling fiction. The setting is London, 1895, and the Devil is on the loose. He is searching for someone morally strong enough to resist temptation, but there seems little chance he will succeed. Britain is all but totally corrupt. The aristocracy is financially and spiritually bankrupt; church leaders no longer believe in God; Victorian idealism has been banished from literature and life; and sexual morality is being undermined by the pernicious doctrines of the "New Woman." Everything and everyone is up for sale, and it takes a special kind of moral courage to resist the Devil's seductions.Read Less
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Fair. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 471 pages with several pages of ads for other books by publisher in rear of book. 42 chapters. Pages tight; previous owner name inked on front inside cover. moderate page wear. Dark red hard covers with silver lettering, border and illustration on front cover. Some rubbing, fading, smudges, and discoloration areas on cover. Spine has small tear near middle area; Front and rear Inner spine creases split and weakened but pages intact Frontispiece scene of women kneeling in front of man with cross. VERY RARE VINTAGE COPY.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1896. 487 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth hardcover, with titling on front and spine. Lightly tanned pages with fair tanning on fore-edge, end papers and paste downs. Hinges are lightly cracked, yet pages remain tight. Top corner of ffep has been clipped. Boards are fair, slight rubbing on rear, with fair bumping and surface war to spine.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1896. 487 pages. No dust jacket. Green decorative boards. Front hinge is cracked exposing the binding netting but text block still firm. Cream pages with moderate tanning and foxing to text block edge and endpapers. Moderate foxing and fingerprint marks throughout. Moderately soiled boards with scuffing and surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Moderate split and creasing to the bottom edge of the spine.
Good. Actual cover may differ from stock image. No dust jacket. Moderate rubbing and wear on boards. Pages unmarked but toning. Tulsa's best used bookstore. Located on South Mingo Road since 1991. No-hassle return policy if not completely satisfied.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1898. 38th Edition. 487 pages. No dust jacket. Burgundy cloth hardcover, with gilt titling on front and spine. Lightly tanned pages with fair tanning on fore-edge and end papers. Hinges are slightly cracked, yet pages remain tight. Boards are fair, light bumping and surface wear on corners and spine ends, fair sunning and slight staining to spine, with light rub and scuff markings on front and back.
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