Marbot - Wolfgang HildesheimerLondon & Melbourne: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrappe which has a little toning the margins. Promotional sticker to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Wolfgang Hildesheimer’s fictional biography of Andrew Marbot, highly acclaimed since its first appearance in the original German edition in 1981, is a remarkable piece of writing in an unusual genre. The subject of the biography never existed, but his life is cleverly and plausibly set in the first part of the nineteenth century. Marbot is at once a convincing biography and an original novel. The narrative and context cohere and the story leads excitingly and inexorably to a fateful end. "