Sylvie & Bruno – Lewis Carroll (1889) (1st ed)

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Sylvie & Bruno – Lewis Carroll (1889) (1st ed)

S$98.00

Title: Sylvie & Bruno

Author: Lewis Carroll, Harry Furniss (illus)

Publisher: Macmillan & Co, 1889. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, red cloth. Wear, bumping and rubbing all around, but generally good. Binding shaken but firm, previous owner’s sticker on inner front board and inscription on half-title, otherwise good.

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About the book:

Sylvie and Bruno, first published in 1889, and its second volume Sylvie and Bruno Concluded published in 1893, form the last novel by Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. Both volumes were illustrated by Harry Furniss.

The novel has two main plots: one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll’s Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality. (from wikipedia)