History: A Novel. By Elsa Morante. Translated by William Weaver. Illustrations by James Campbell. Limited First Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1977.

$45.00

Elsa Morante was one of the most successful Italian novelists of the twentieth century. La storia (translated as History) is her most famous work. A sprawling novel about a Jewish-Italian family during WWII, the work is noted for its engaging narration and poignant perspective on its historical context. Each section begins with paragraphs of historical detail about Italy and WWII that frame the narrative and bridge the gap between fiction and non-fiction. A monumental bestseller in Italy, History: A Novel has largely defined Elsa Morante’s legacy. This limited first edition of the English translation also helped to bring Morante to an international audience. The illustrations by James Campbell are superb. William Weaver’s English rendition matches Morante’s prose exceptionally well. With a Foreword by Simone de Beauvoir, this limited first edition spares no expense in presenting Morante’s finest novel.

This limited first edition is in fine condition. In the original full green leather boards with elaborate gilt stamping, fine. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. With the publisher’s original First Edition Society pamphlet laid in.

A fine collector’s copy of History by Elsa Morante.

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History: A Novel. By Elsa Morante. Translated by William Weaver. Illustrations by James Campbell. Limited First Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1977.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in