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Title The Pike: Gabriele D’Annunzio Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War.
Publisher London Fourth Estate, Collins
Date 2013
Book ID 37929
First Edition  


Hardback, 8vo., in original dust-wrapper, 694pp., in-text b/w illustrations from photographs, notes, bibliography, index. Fair to good condition. Very light water damage to leading corner affecting dust-wrapper, upper board and front free endpaper and occasional minor cockling. Spine ends, corners bruised. Else all clean and tight. ‘Not only an inspired telling of a life that becomes more repellent with each page, it illuminates early 20th-century Europe in brilliant, unexpected ways’ Observer. ‘Hard to beat … a biographical tour de force … a rich, voluptuous treat … a triumph, the biography of the year’ Robert McCrum.
Price: £16.00