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Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice. by  James Branch Cabell - First Edition - 1923 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 101682)

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice.

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Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice.

by Cabell, James Branch

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London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1923. Early printing of Cabell's famed fantasy novel. Octavo, original cloth, top edge red. In very good condition. Cabell's Jurgen gained notoriety almost immediately following publication in 1919. A humorous romp through a medieval cosmos, including a send-up of Arthurian legend, and excursions to Heaven and Hell as in The Divine Comedy, the work is now widely recognized as a landmark in the creation of the comic fantasy novel, influencing Robert A. Heinlein, Terry Pratchett and many others.

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"Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice," an entry in the Poictesme series, is an epic fantasy voyage as well as an erotic fable. Cabell himself wrote: "This fable is, as the world itself, a book wherein each man will find what his nature enables him to see; which gives us back each his own image; and which teaches us each the lesson that each of us desires to learn." Jurgen was banned for decades because of its explicit content. It was, and remains, a groundbreaking early fantasy novel and a worthy addition to the Wildside Fantasy Classics line.

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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
101682
Title
Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice.
Author
Cabell, James Branch
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Lane The Bodley Head Limited
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1923
Keywords
Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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