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Confession Of A Child Of The Century

Alfred de Musset

"A REMARKABLE EARLY NOVEL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS BY MUSSET"

DE MUSSET, Alfred. The Confession of a Child of the Century. Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, (1899). Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark pink morocco gilt, top edge gilt, uncut. $250.

Limited illustrated edition, number 970 of 1000 copies printed on Japanese vellum, with frontispiece and nine black-and-white etchings in double suite, with one of each mounted.

Musset's La Confession d'un Enfant du Si├Ęcle was first published in French in 1836. Musset "represents youthful romanticism in his passion, independence, and melancholy" (Dolbow, 220). "A remarkable early novel of psychological analysis by Musset; partly autobiographical, in that it was inspired by his unhappy liaison with George Sand" (Harvey & Heseltine, 150).

Light rubbing to spine. A near-fine copy.

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