Gitanjali / The Fugitive (1st ed) / Broken Ties (1st ed) – Tagore

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Gitanjali / The Fugitive (1st ed) / Broken Ties (1st ed) – Tagore

S$142.00

Three early editions of works by Rabindranath Tagore, sold as a set. Overseas shipping will cost extra.

Title: Gitanjali, intro by W. B. Yeats
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., 1914. Early printing of the first edition published in 1912.
Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Good. Slight wear to spine. Rough cut pages. Foxing to blank fly leaves. Text unmarked, binding tight.

Title: The Fugitive
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., 1921. First edition.
Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Fair. Some rubbing to spine and edges, resulting in small white patches. Uncut/rough cut pages. Severe tanning to blank fly leaves, else clean and binding is tight. Small sticker to back endpaper.

Title: Broken Ties and Other Stories
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., 1925. First edition.
Condition: Hardcover, plain cloth. Fair. Wear and rubbing to spine, with some damage to cloth on covers, including white patches. Foxing and tanning to edges, severe foxing and tanning to blank fly leaves, but text is clean and binding is tight.

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About Gitanjali (from Wikipedia):

Gitanjali (Bengali: গীতাঞ্জলি) is a collection of poems by the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. The original Bengali collection of 157 poems was published on August 14, 1910. The English Gitanjali or Song Offerings is a collection of 103 English poems of Tagore’s own English translations of his Bengali poems first published in November 1912.

In 1913, Tagore became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, largely for the English Gitanjali.

About The Fugitive (from Wikipedia):

Palataka (Bengali: পলাতকা; English: “The Runaway” or “The Fugitive”) is a Bengali poetry book written by Rabindranath Tagore Tagore. It was published in 1918.It consists of 15 poems.

There were mainly two points behind the writing of the book “Palataka”. These are: (a) the political tensions and (b) the serious social conditions of the Indian women. The book shows Tagore’s rebellious nature and reflects his sensitivity about social life.

About Broken Ties (from Wikipedia):

Chaturanga (Bengali: চতুরঙ্গ; English: Quartet) is a novel by Rabindranath Tagore, widely considered a landmark in Bengali literature. The novel was published in 1916. The story of the novel follows the journey of a young man named Sreebilas (the narrator), his meeting with his best friend, philosopher and guide Sachis, the story of Damini a widow and Jyathamoshai, an idealist person.

The novel consists of four chapters, each named for these main characters of the novel. Thus named Chaturanga, which in Sanskrit means “four parts”, a “quartet”.

In 2008, Chaturanga film was released, based on this novel.