Vintage Fiction: South Wind (2 Volume Set) by Norman Douglas illustrated by John Austen Hardcover HC 1929 Argus Books


Title: South Wind (2 Volume Set)

Author: Norman Douglas

Illustrator: John Austen

Description: Two volume set has light wear to extremities. Very light wear & rubbing to surfaces. Bookplates on both front paste-downs. No other marks. Bindings are sound. Navy blue boards with gold gilt title and design on front and spine. Gold gilt top edge. An attractive set. Includes b&w illustrations by John Austen, as well as a gorgeous color frontispiece and fully color illustrated title page.

Originally published in March 1917, this novel by British author Norman Douglas is "set on an imaginary island called Nepenthe, located off the coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a thinly fictionalized description of Capri's residents and visitors. The narrative concerns twelve days during which Thomas Heard, a bishop returning to England from his diocese in Africa, yields his moral vigour to various influences. Philosophical hedonism pervades much of Douglas' writing, and the novel's discussion of moral and sexual issues caused considerable debate." - Wikipedia

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very good

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Argus Books

Place: Chicago, IL

Year: 1929

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Size: Each measures 6.5 x 9.5 inches.

Pages: 288 & 300 pages, respectively.

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