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(LEWIS, Theresa, ed.) [EDEN, Emily.]

The Semi-Detached House.

London, Chapman and Hall, 1872 Stock Code: 141044
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New edition of Emily Eden's second novel. It "was published anonymously in 1859 with the help of her lifelong friend Lady Theresa Lewis, who negotiated Eden's termsno less than 300 and early publicationwith Richard Bentley, the publisher. In this lively satirical novel, the pregnant heroine Lady Blanche Chester, whose husband has been posted abroad, shares the middle-class home of the Hopkinsons with the nouveau riche Baron Sampson and his wife. Blanche revises her class prejudices after experiencing the warmth of the Hopkinson family" (ODNB).

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Octavo. Contemporary dark green half morocco, flat raised bands, titles to compartments gilt, decorations to bands gilt, marbled sides, edges sprinkled red, pale brown endpapers.

Condition

Ownership inscription to front pastedown. Spine faintly sunned, boards lightly rubbed, a few short splits along inner hinges, text block slightly strained in a couple of places. An excellent copy.

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