The Realist: A Modern Romance
Place Published: London and New York
Publisher: John Lane: The Bodley Head
Date Published: 1900
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 37201
345pp. Octavo [20 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with black ink stamped titles and a black and yellow ink stamped portrait sketch on the front cover. Untrimmed edges. Good. The spine and covers are mildly faded and stained, and the spine is slightly rolled. There is a previous owner's notation on the front pastedown, and there is a bookseller's small bookplate on the rear pastedown. The front hinge is weak.
A fantastic sensational novel with a Svengali-type villain with odd gadgets and a Hindu servant who engages in crime with automaton-like obedience.