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Synopsis : There are two kinds of Englishmen--those who stay at home and those who go abroad. Douglas was one of the latter.
He was born in 1868, mid-Victorian, and received a classical education. To a lad of spirit and imagination, England was no place to stay.
So he shipped to Italy and there remained, steeped in the land and tradition, 100 years ahead of his time. In books such as SIREN LAND, he wrote of the timeless things that come to us from antiquity. His books are erudite and humane, rather like a seminar with a favorite professor.
But not dry! Douglas was a confirmed hedonist, and he milked the sensual pleasures for all they were worth. By 1952, the year in which he died he had his fill. Not suprisingly, he killed himself.
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Titre : Siren Land.
Éditeur : Secker & Warburg, Lndn / 1982. Introduction by Mark Holloway.
Reliure : Hardback.
Description du livre Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1982. Hardcover. État : Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. N° de réf. du libraire mon0002719649
Description du livre David & Charles, 1983. État : Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP63135892
Description du livre -. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Siren Land This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. N° de réf. du libraire 7719-9780436132049
Description du livre -. Hardcover. État : Good. Siren Land This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. N° de réf. du libraire 9053-9780436132049
Description du livre David & Charles, UK, 1983. Hardcover. État : Very Good. No jacket, Book plate attached to title page.Overall tight and clean. Book Description 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 Douglasâ€™s 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. N° de réf. du libraire 39115
Description du livre Secker & WarburgThe Arts Council of Great Britain, London England, 1982. Cloth. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. 1st Martin & Secker Edition. 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.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Hardback. N° de réf. du libraire 094550
Description du livre Secker & Warburg, 1983. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. 1982 Secker & Warburg Hardback 1st Edition 1st Impression thus . Near Fine clean tight binding in very good+ clipped dustjacket . N° de réf. du libraire ABE-8159315494
Description du livre Secker & Warburg, London, 1982 First Edition Thus. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1982. 8vo. pp vii, 198. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered gilt on spine. ISBN: 0436132044 Very good+ in very good+ dust jacket. Decent copy. N° de réf. du libraire C36519
Description du livre David & Charles. Hardcover. État : New. 0436132044 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.1145471
Description du livre David & Charles. Hardcover. État : Fine. 0436132044 Like New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire LN6.1145471