Book #19448

Herod And Mariamne - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Pär Lagerkvist
Herod And Mariamne - 1st US Edition/1st Printing. Pär Lagerkvist.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.

A very attractive first American edition/first printing, laid paper. Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Rather scarce.

Nobel Prize winner Lagerkvist's short novel of Mariamne, second wife of Herod the Great. Translated by from the Original Swedish Mariamne by Naomi Walford; [iv], 115, [9] pages.

Price: $90.00

Author Bio

Pär Lagerkvist

Pär Lagerkvist, born in born in Växjö, Sweden (May 23, 1891 - July 11, 1974) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951. He produced poems, plays, novels, stories, and essays of considerable expressive power and influence from his early 20s to his late 70s. Lagerkvist increasingly has dealt with the problem of man's relation to God, particularly in his three important novels, Dvärgen (1944) [The Dwarf], Barabbas (1950), and Sibyllan (1956) [The Sibyl]. Barabbas, the story of a «believer without faith», was his first truly international success, hailed as a masterwork (among others by fellow Nobel Prize in Literature winner André Gide).