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Lesage’s Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane - 5 vols, 1830 edition

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Lesage’s Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (1715–1735; The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane) is one of the earliest realistic novels. It concerns the education and adventures of an adaptable young valet as he progresses from one master to the next. In the service of the quack Dr. Sangrado, Gil Blas practices on the poorer patients and soon achieves a record equal to his master’s, i.e., 100 percent fatalities. In service to Don Mathias, a notorious seducer, he also learns to equal and surpass his master. The sunnier spirit of Gil Blas had a civilizing effect on the picaresque tradition. Unlike most novels of the genre, it ends happily, as Gil Blas retires to marriage and a quiet country life.

French language edition. 1830 edition
Fair condition - inscription dated 1846 in front cover of edition 5
Some spine damage to spine vol 1 & 4. Back cover missing vol 4

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Added value:
1830 edition
Author(s):
Lesage
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
16mo - 6-7
Edition:
1830 edition
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Librairie de Lecointe
Title:
Lesage’s Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane

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Lesage’s Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (1715–1735; The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane) is one of the earliest realistic novels. It concerns the education and adventures of an adaptable young valet as he progresses from one master to the next. In the service of the quack Dr. Sangrado, Gil Blas practices on the poorer patients and soon achieves a record equal to his master’s, i.e., 100 percent fatalities. In service to Don Mathias, a notorious seducer, he also learns to equal and surpass his master. The sunnier spirit of Gil Blas had a civilizing effect on the picaresque tradition. Unlike most novels of the genre, it ends happily, as Gil Blas retires to marriage and a quiet country life.

French language edition. 1830 edition
Fair condition - inscription dated 1846 in front cover of edition 5
Some spine damage to spine vol 1 & 4. Back cover missing vol 4

Added value:
1830 edition
Author(s):
Lesage
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
16mo - 6-7
Edition:
1830 edition
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Librairie de Lecointe
Title:
Lesage’s Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane

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