The King of the Mountains 1897 Edmond About ~ Novel of bandit gang around Athens Greece ~ Le Roi des montagnes


Title: The King of the Mountains

Author: Edmond About. Translated from the French by Mrs. C. [Carlton] A. Kingsbury.

Description: Rand McNally edition of 1897 with the translation by Mrs. Carlton A. Kingsbury. Publisher's binding with a dramatic pictorials on the spine and front cover, stamped in gilt, white, green and black (cover illustration shows a crowned and pistol wielding bandit with a long flowing mustache looming over the Parthenon and Athens). Top edge gilt (dulled). White on front cover rubbed; some general grubbiness to rear cover; spine a bit darkened. Foxing to edges of textblock. Interior is clean and unmarked. 246 pages.

A novel set in Greece during the mid 1800s in which a German botanist is kidnapped by a notorious band of thieves active in and around Athens, whose chief is nicknamed ''The King of the Mountains.'' Written by the French author Edmond About (1828-1885) and first published in 1857. In 1964, it was adapted into the French film, Le Roi des montagnes, directed by Willy Rozier.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company
Place: Chicago and New York
Year: 1897

Keywords: Le Roi des montagnes, novels about Greece, novels about Athens, fiction,

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