Published in 1899, 'The Murder of Delicia' by Marie Corelli 2 Shilling. There is an introductory note by Marie Corelli dated 1896. This is the original 'New and Cheaper Edition (Fifty-eight thousand)'. It has a red cloth cover with black print. This edition was listed and described in Skeffington's New List, March 3, 1899. This 7 1/2" x 5 "novel, has 288 pps, and was published by 'Skeffington & Son, Piccadilly, Publishers to H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. "Sorrows of Satan Corelli outdid herself once again. In terms of its initial sale, the novel outsold all previous English novels and has been called the first 'best seller' in English history." (Wormwood: A Drama of Paris).
"More mystical fiction from Corelli. This book will appeal to any woman who has had her intellectual and spiritual nature retarded by an overbearing man. Marie Corelli ( 1 May 1855 – 21 April 1924) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I. Corelli's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, although critics often derided her work as "the favourite of the common multitude."
It is missing the back cover and spine, otherwise the book is firmly intact. The pages some age-toning. The book has an inscription that shows the owner's signature. This 1899, 2 Shilling 'The Murder of Delicia' speaks from a different time. You might want to give this interesting novel to a special person in your life or add it to your own collection of antique books and treasures. We invite you to make your own precious memories with this special Marie Corelli treasure. Thank you for visiting our store.
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Circa 1899 2 Shilling 'The Murder of Delicia' by Marie Corelli
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