Good Condition in Fair jacket. Ex-library with typical marks, light wear and discoloring; missing the front endpaper; half title page cut; a good reading copy. The jacket has some creasing and discoloring; wrapped; taped to the covers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0374232121. ISBN/EAN: 9780374232122. Inventory No: 144004.
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New York. 1982. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 30. 213 pages. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Hermann Hesse. Jacket typography by Milton Glaser. 0374232121. keywords: July 2. inventory # 4535. FROM THE PUBLISHER-In the spring of 1922, several months after completing SIDDHARTHA, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife, ‘Pictor's Metamorphoses' is the centerpiece of this new collection of nineteen fantasies and fairy tales by the Nobel Prize-winning author, It tells the story of a young man who, on entering the garden of paradise, longs to become part of the continual transformations that he sees all nature undergoing: a bird turning into a flower, the flower into a butterfly, the butterfly into a colored crystal with magic powers. Pictor wishes to become a tree, and his wish is granted, but it is not until he meets a young woman that he is able to participate fully in the process of change. ‘Pictor's Metamorphoses, ' here for the first time in an authorized English translation, is presented with a facsimile of Hesse's original handwritten edition of the story and his own watercolor illustrations. The other eighteen stories in this volume display the full range of Hesse's fascination with fantasy-as folktale, literary fairy tale, dream, satire, rumination, In ‘Lulu, ' by far the longest story in the collection, a group of friends all fall in love with the same woman, the innkeeper's niece; fantasy mingles with reality, so that the story occurs on two levels, ‘Two Brothers, ' a fairy tale written when Hesse was ten years old, is here as part of ‘Christmas with Two Children's Stories, ' A later story, ‘Bird, ' harks back to the bird from ‘Pictor's Metamorphoses, ' but is also Hesse's allegorical portrayal of himself.
Fine Condition in Near Fine jacket. Dust Jacket w/ small tear. Fine/Near Fine. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear-contains no tears or chips or other damage. Quantity Available: 1. Category: literature; ISBN: 0374232121. ISBN/EAN: 9780374232122. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14368.
Very Good. 0374232121 1982 Jonathan Cape (UK) hard cover-1st edition 1st printing-owner's name and stamp inside front cover-wear on inside front cover due to removal of stamp sized label-minor staining to page edge-otherwise dust jacket and cover fine binding strong contents clean-an overall solid collectible now in mylar cover-enjoy.
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