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Antique book. Atalanta in Calydon by Algernon Charles Swinburne, Greek tragedy, mythology, Pre-Raphaelite, decadent movement, 1909

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Antique book. Atalanta in Calydon by Algernon Charles Swinburne, Greek tragedy, mythology, Pre-Raphaelite, decadent movement, 1909

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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: cloth, boards, antique paper, thread, ink
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Atalanta in Calydon
A tragedy
Algernon Charles Swinburne
London, Chatto and Windus, 1909
Green cloth covered boards with gilt detail to front and spine. Slight bumping to extremities. Pages are cut. This reprint was issued in the year that Swinburne was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature for the last time, the year that he died.
The book contains adverts for Chatto and Windus's catalogue from that time.
Swinburne (1837 - 1909) was a poet, novelist and Critic. At Oxford he met several Pre-Raphaelites including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris.
He is considered a poet of the decadent school although much of what he professed to have done was highly unlikely. Common gossip of the time reported that he had a deep crush on the explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton.
He was noted for his skill at rhyme and was once very popular. Atalanta in Calydon has never been out of critical favour. It is lauded as one of his best early works. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1903 - 1907 and again in 1909.
Atalanta in Calydon is based on the character in Greek mythology, a virgin huntress loved by the hero Meleager.
When Artemis was forgotten at a sacrifice by King Oineus, she sends in anger the Caledonian Boar, which ravaged the land and people, Atalanta joined Meleager and other famous heroes on the hunt for the boar, drawing first blood. Atalanta married Hippomenes and they had a son, Parthenopaios who was one of the Seven Against Thebes.
Atalanta in Calydon
A tragedy
Algernon Charles Swinburne
London, Chatto and Windus, 1909
Green cloth covered boards with gilt detail to front and spine. Slight bumping to extremities. Pages are cut. This reprint was issued in the year that Swinburne was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature for the last time, the year that he died.
The book contains adverts for Chatto and Windus's catalogue from that time.
Swinburne (1837 - 1909) was a poet, novelist and Critic. At Oxford he met several Pre-Raphaelites including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris.
He is considered a poet of the decadent school although much of what he professed to have done was highly unlikely. Common gossip of the time reported that he had a deep crush on the explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton.
He was noted for his skill at rhyme and was once very popular. Atalanta in Calydon has never been out of critical favour. It is lauded as one of his best early works. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1903 - 1907 and again in 1909.
Atalanta in Calydon is based on the character in Greek mythology, a virgin huntress loved by the hero Meleager.
When Artemis was forgotten at a sacrifice by King Oineus, she sends in anger the Caledonian Boar, which ravaged the land and people, Atalanta joined Meleager and other famous heroes on the hunt for the boar, drawing first blood. Atalanta married Hippomenes and they had a son, Parthenopaios who was one of the Seven Against Thebes.

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