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This book is in Very Good condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some lightish bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's printed name and address (in ink) in large letters on the front pastedown page, along with a previous owner's address label. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing, several tears, nicks and chips missing. "At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages, living with his grandfather in England, attending school in Portugal, and, as a teenager, in Switzerland. By the time he was 17, when he returned to England to live permanently, he had become proficient in five languages. He quickly added a sixth language – English – to his linguistic collection. He consciously chose to write in his adopted language, because, he said, "all the best stories are written in English". After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a writer. He wrote short stories in the 1890s, and his first novel came out in 1902. In 1905, he married Ruth Goad Dixon, the daughter of a Liverpool merchant. It took Sabatini roughly a quarter of a century of hard work before he attained success with Scaramouche in 1921. The novel, an historical romance set during the French Revolution, became an international bestseller. It was followed by the equally successful Captain Blood (1922). All of his earlier books were rushed into reprints, the most popular of which was The Sea Hawk (1915). Sabatini was a prolific writer; he produced a new book approximately every year and maintained a great deal of popularity with the reading public through the decades that followed."
Title: The Carolinian 414p.
Categories: Modern Fiction First,
Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing
Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton and Mifflin Company: 1925
Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: A37403