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|Title:||WORMWOOD: A Drama of Paris|
|Category:||Rare & Collectible (Pre 1950)|
|New / Used:||Used|
|Book Type:||Small Hardcover|
|Published By:||Richard Bently & Son|
Excellent original condition for age, wear on cloth board covers, light foxing and spotting, binding tight and intact. Images depict all need to know detail.
Marie Corelli was one of the most popular novelists of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Wormwood (1890) is a lurid tale of unrequited love, betrayal, vengeance, murder, suicide, and addiction. The novel recounts the degeneration of Gaston Beauvais, a promising young Parisian man who, betrayed by his fiancee and his best friend, falls prey to the seductive powers of absinthe. The impact of Gaston's debauchery and addiction on himself, his family, and his friends is graphically recounted in this important contribution to the literature of fin de siecle decadence.
Decorated end papers.