THE MONK'S WEDDING. A Novel. by MEYER, Conrad Ferdinand, 1825-98


Edition: First Canadian Edition

Montreal: J. Theo. Robinson, Publisher, 1889. Octavo, greyish non-pictorial card covers printed in red and black. [2], 169, [5, ads] pp. Printed cover price of 30 cents, with "10c" rubber stamped to top margin of front cover; lacking the rear cover entirely; cheap text paper lightly yellowed; else a VG+ clean and unworn copy. Translated from the German by S.H. Adams. A rare edition of this novel by an important Swiss author, first published in German in 1884. This translation was first published Boston: Cup ples & Hurd, 1887. "THE MONK'S MARRIAGE is one of Meyer's most intricate and subtle creations, the story of a devoted monk who is persuaded to forsake his vows in order to marry his brother's widow and thus perpetuate the family name. Astorre, the monk, goes out into the world and then falls deeply in love with someone else. Related as a tale narrated by Dante for the entertainment of a 14th century royal court, THE MONK'S MARRIAGE reflects its author's intense awareness of the eternal tensio n between reason and feeling, body and spirit, justice and mercy, as well as the immense power of creative love." - jacket of the 1965 Ungar edition. No copies of this edition located on AMICUS,

Book ID: 17350
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