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Author Name:    MAUROIS, Andre MILES, Hamish, trans.

Title:   Private Universe. First American Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1932, 

Seller ID:   102473

MAUROIS, Andre. A Private Universe. Translated by Hamish Miles. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1932. First US Printing. Pp. (4),v-vi,(2),3-[365],(1). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. "'No manis exclusively domiciled in one universe. All lives are passed under at le ast two flags, and generally under many more.' Thus Mauroishas quoted Aldous Huxley on the title page, and thus he establishes the unifying note that runs throughout this brilliant collection of interpretations, sketches, andjournals. In the 'private universe' of his mindthe author has notably mana ged to embrace facts, sentiments, and speculations which represent the expansion of his intellect far beyond its strictly personal or even national bounds." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: England and Other Matters: 1. Advice to a Young Frenchman Leaving for England; 2. From a Holiday Diary, 1928; 3. Cheslea Way: Prouse in England. Part II: Present and Futures: 4.Relativity: i. A Touch of Infinity, ii. Private Universes, iii. The Myth o f Myths, or, Renunciation of the Absolute, iv. Creation of the Geneva Myth,v. The Absolute in the Relative, vi. Political Stability in France and Eng land, vii. The Past and Future of Love, viii. Hypothetical Futures, ix. Fragment from a Universal History Published in 19092, x. Childhood and Wisdom;5. From a Journal, 1930; 6. The Hidden Treasure; 7. O Ye of Little Faith; 8. Economic Relativity; 9. The Earth-Dwellers (froma Universal History of the World published in 1992). Part III: America: 10. Advice to a Young Frenchman Leaving for America; 11. America the Unexpected; 12. American Studentsand French Novels; 13. Three Phantoms; 14. Americans in Crisis. Top edge b rowned, else very good in spine sunned, edge-worn, corner-trimmed (but not price-clipped) dustjacket. 30.00


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