The Drawings of Gustave Dore: Illustrations to the Great Classics by George Davidson, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Drawings of Gustave Dore: Illustrations to the Great Classics

The Drawings of Gustave Dore: Illustrations to the Great Classics

by George Davidson
     
 

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Supremely gifted and prolific, Gustave Doré illustrated some of the greatest literary works ever written, including Paradise Lost, Idylls of the King, The Divine Comedy and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. His Romantic style, full of drama, imagination and verve, remains unparalleled.

This sumptuously produced edition presents Dor

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Supremely gifted and prolific, Gustave Doré illustrated some of the greatest literary works ever written, including Paradise Lost, Idylls of the King, The Divine Comedy and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. His Romantic style, full of drama, imagination and verve, remains unparalleled.

This sumptuously produced edition presents Doré’s finest works alongside carefully chosen excerpts from the texts they illustrate. Each section covers a different project, and provides detailed introductory text to both the literary work and the illustrations. Containing over 330 unforgettable images, this volume will bring hours of enjoyment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435107205
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/11/2008
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

George Davidson studied languages and linguistics at the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Strasbourg, and is a graduate of Edinburgh University. A former senior editor with Chambers Harrap, he is now a freelance compiler and editor of dictionaries and other reference books. He is an elder of the Church of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh.

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