Bibliomania; A Tale

Bibliomanie was written by Flaubert shortly before his fifteenth birthday. It tells the sensational story of a monk gone mad. History knows him as Don Vincente, once guardian of his Spanish monastery’s library, who left his Cistercian order and became a Barcelona rare-book dealer. He also became, as the story goes, a bibliomaniacally-inspired serial killer, whose obsession with books persisted even as he faced execution in 1836.

This edition includes endpages facsimile of Flaubert's manuscript of Bibliomania and four full-page colour illustrations by Arthur Wragg.

Genre
Fiction
Topics
books, collecting, fiction
Author
Gustave Flaubert
Publisher
Rodale Press
Format
Hardcover
ISBN
B000PZT1PK (find on Amazon)

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