The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: Erskine, John

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Hardcover without dust jacket. Publisher's full black cloth, gilt (red) lettering and borders on spine and cover. TEG (red). Fore-edge deckle. John Erskine (1879-1951) was an American educator and author, pianist and composer. He was an English professor at Amherst College from 1903 to 1909, followed by Columbia University from 1909 and 1937. During his tenure at Columbia University he formulated the General Honors Course--responsible for inspiring the influential Great Books movement. He published over 100 books, novels, criticism, essays including his most important essay, "The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent" (1915). As a writer, Erskine first received acclaim with his novel, "The Private Life of Helen of Troy" (1925), which was adapted to silent film, by the same the name, in 1927, and was directed by Alexander Korda. . The volume is in very good condition, tight and square. There is a former owner's name and date (Sept. 1926) on the fep, the corners are lightly bumped, the head of the spine is lightly worn and there is a damp-stain on the exterior of the rear panel (only) not affecting the interior. VERY GOOD.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 304 pp

Title: The Private Life of Helen of Troy

Author Name: Erskine, John

Categories: Novels, Poetry & Literature, Historical Fiction,

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1925

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 4824

Keywords: Fiction; Historical Fiction Literature; Troy Helen of troy Iliad