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The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father and Son - George Meredith

Circa 1950New York - The Mayfair Edition
‘Of all nineteenth-century English novels, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel is the most self-consciously literary in its style and structure and the most sexually explicit in its plot and theme.’

First published in 1859, Meredith's first and most controversial novel concerns Sir Austin Feverel's misconceived attempts to educate his son Richard according to a system of his own devising - a system based on theories of sexual restraint.

Exploring generational and gender conflicts, the psychology of sexual jealousy and repression, and myths of Eden and Utopia,
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel shocked Victorian readers but gained for itself a cult following.

Now that it has been freed from its reputation, readers can discover again the tragic and ironic force, and the psychological and formal complexity that make
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel one of the most profound, subtle, and moving works of English fiction.’

[Description taken from the later Richard Mendelson,
Penguin Classics edition.] 
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Price HK$ 1,200



The Poetical Works of Oscar Wilde, Including Poems in Prose with Notes Bibliographical Introduction Index and Facsimiles of Title-Pages - Oscar Wilde

1908 - Thomas B Mosher, Portland - First Mosher Edition, Limited to 750 copies
A fine example of this beautiful edition that Oscar himself would have approved of. Without the usual fading to the spine and housed in a matching custom slipcase. One of 750 copies printed in September 1908 on Van Gelder hand-made paper.

Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece, and containing a bibliographical index, and facsimiles of title pages.
 
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Price HK$ 5,000