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A Modern Telemachus

Yonge, Charlotte M

Edité par Macmillan & Co, London, 1889
ISBN 10: 159224954X / ISBN 13: 9781592249541
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Titre : A Modern Telemachus

Éditeur : Macmillan & Co, London

Date d'édition : 1889

Reliure : Hardcover

Edition : Reprint.

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pp254. illustrated by W J Hennessy. Bookplate as bookprize. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. Binding loose with cracking Half-leather cover and marbled boards. N° de réf. du libraire yon100

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Synopsis : The idea of this tale was taken from The Mariners? Chronicle, compiled by a person named Scott early in the last century?a curious book of narratives of maritime adventures, with exceedingly quaint illustrations. Nothing has ever shown me more plainly that truth is stranger than fiction, for all that is most improbable here is the actual fact. The Comte de Bourke was really an Irish Jacobite, naturalised in France, and married to the daughter of the Marquis de Varennes, as well as in high favour with the Marshal Duke of Berwick. In 1719, just when the ambition of Elizabeth Farnese, the second wife of Philip V. of Spain, had involved that country in a war with England, France, and Austria, the Count was transferred from the Spanish Embassy to that of Sweden, and sent for his wife and two elder children to join him at a Spanish port.

A propos de l'auteur: Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823 - 1901) was an English novelist born into a religious family. Her first book was published in 1838, the revenues of which went toward the founding of a girls school. Yongewas a prolific author who wrote religious books, text books, novels, memoirs, and short stories. Her writings were influenced by her secluded upbringing and her intense love for her family. She is best known for her masterwork, The Heir of Redclyffe (1853).

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