The Toys of Princes by Ghislain De DiesbachThe Toys of Princes by Ghislain De Diesbach

The Toys of Princes

byGhislain De DiesbachIntroduction byRichard Howard

Paperback | April 1, 2008

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With an introduction by Richard Howard, these elegant short stories describe imaginary nineteenth-century middle European royalty with urbane humor, loving characterizations, and Twilight Zone twists.
Richard Howard was born in Cleveland in 1929. He is the author of 13 volumes of poetry and has published over 150 translations from the French including works by Gide, Stendhal, De Beauvoir, Baudelaire and De Gaulle. He has edited the Library of America's edition of the Travel Writing of Henry James. His honors include the Pulitzer Pr...
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Title:The Toys of PrincesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:193 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:Turtle Point PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:096279872X

ISBN - 13:9780962798726

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These 12 stories contain elements indicative of 19th-century Europe; the elegant spas, baroque opera houses, castles and courts are important ingredients contributing to the general spirit of this time. Ghislain de Diesbach is our guide through The Toys of Princes, a storyteller of considerable wit who enchants us with tales of art and love in a time recounted in startling clarity. This is one of the earliest translations of his beautiful work.