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Bruden Fran Abdyos. En Osterlandsk Berattelse i Tvanne Sanger, af Lord Byron

Author Byron, George Gordon
Title Bruden Fran Abdyos. En Osterlandsk Berattelse i Tvanne Sanger, af Lord Byron
Imprint Stockholm: Zacharias Haeggstrom
Date of Publication 1830
Language Swedish
Notes This is the first Swedish edition of Byron's dramatic poem The Bride of Abydos, one of his Turkish Tales. The poem first appeared in 1813, a tragic love-story which perhaps is founded on Byron's own love for his half-sister Augusta: in this tale, the lovers Zuleika and Selim are cousins, but were half-brother and sister in the original draft. This Swedish edition testifies to the popularity of even Byron's lesser-known poetry across continental Europe, and unusually survives in its original paper wrappers, complete with details of the price. No copy is recorded in COPAC.
Shelfmark APS.1.206.002
Reference Sources COPAC; Oxford Companion to English Literature
Acquired on 17/06/05
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