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A Degree of Prudery: A Biography of Fanny Burney

By: Hahn, Emily

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14607

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, light shelfwear, faint age-toning to page edges; jacket shows some wear at edges, minor tears/wrinkling along top edge, soiling/scuffing to rear panel]. (B&W plates) "A lively picture of a prim lady, and an entertaining view of 18th century literary London." Burney (1752-1840) was a self-educated novelist, diarist and playwright who is regarded today as literary precursor to the likes of Jane Austen. "Miss Hahn writes of her heroine affectionately but with characteristic satirical enjoyment of the fluttering femininities and masculine struttings of the period; ... View more info

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With Naked Foot

By: Hahn, Emily

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1934)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16038

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


(price-clipped) [book is slightly faded at spine, otherwise solid and clean with light age-toning to page edges; jacket has a somewhat jagged rip in spine (with a bit of paper loss, not affecting any text), and is split about halfway down the front fold, with several associated diagonal creases in the top right section of the front panel] Hahn's fourth book and second novel, drawing on her experiences living with a pygmy tribe in the Belgian Congo for two years in the early 1930s. She had previously published "Congo Solo," a nonfiction account of her time there, but here she spins th... View more info