~Spine of dustwrapper faded. Top edges dust-spotted. Owner's stamp to front endpage. Size: xiv,537pp. With dw. Codice inventario libreria
Titolo: Gains and Losses: Novels of Faith and Doubt ...
Casa editrice: John Murray
Data di pubblicazione: 1977
Condizione libro: Very Good+
Descrizione libro John Murray, London, first edition, 1977, 1977. Cloth, blindstamped cross on front board, 8vo, 24 cm, xiv, 537 pp, 16 pp of plates, ills, ports. From the blurb - "During the Victorian age, passionate religious controversy became the stuff of everyday life. At the same time the novel became the characteristic form of literary expression, reflecting every preoccupation of its writers and readers. This study explores the Victorian religious world as revealed in the novels of the period. Believers fought believers and, as the century advanced, an increasing number of people suffered agonizing doubts as to whether they could believe at all. Gains and Losses passes in review the more interesting novels that espoused or attacked religious and anti-religious persuasions of every shade. From this careful critical reading of what at first seems like a bewildering variety of novels expressing apparently irreconcilable religious views, the author has perceived a gradual but decisive shift in emphasis as the century wore on. Believers and unbelievers alike, by the end of the Victorian era, had reached an unexpected unanimity of view on the predominant importance of philanthropy in human behavior." Name and date on front free endpaper, otherwise Near Fine in a heavily sunned dustwrapper. Codice libro della libreria ABE-28040
Descrizione libro John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. A very good hardback copy: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits, complete with a very good moderately faded and shelf-worn dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria 057704
Descrizione libro John Murray, London, 1977. Cloth. xiv,537pp. Spine of dust jacked faded. Minor foxing. Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 001380