The Yoke of Pity (L'ordination) 1913 Julien Benda/Translated by Gilbert Cannan


Title: The Yoke of Pity (L'ordination)

Author: Julien Benda / Translated by Gilbert Cannan

Description: First American edition. Boards in scarlet cloth with black lettering. Light shelf-wear; some foxing to fore-edge of text block. Brief gift inscription in pencil on front free endpaper; soiled spots in margins on a few pages, else generally clean. Dust jacket chipped at spine ends and corners; some tearing on rear panel, tape repair on reverse; in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. 178, plus [8] ads. Scarce.

A very early work by Benda. The Yoke of Pity was his first novel, short-listed for the Prix Goncourt in 1912, and here translated by the British novelist, previously J.M. Barrie's secretary, Gilbert Cannan.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Place: New York
Year: 1913

Keywords: Prix Goncourt, novel,

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