Lavengro; the scholar, the gypsy, the priest. In three volumes. George Borrow.
Lavengro; the scholar, the gypsy, the priest. In three volumes

Lavengro; the scholar, the gypsy, the priest. In three volumes

London: John Murray, 1851. First ediiton, 8vo, 3 volumes, engraved portrait frontispiece in volume I; original ribbed green cloth, paper labels on spines; a very good, sound set. Borrow's most controversial work which gained him innumerable critics and enemies. Autobiographical in content (although he denied it), Lavengro was a vitriolic attack on Roman Catholicism in England, as well as a brilliant series of character studies and observations on life in the mid-19th century. Ashley Library I, p. 44; Sterling I, 58; Wise, Borrow, 11; Wolff 598. Item #46588

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