The Love Letters of a Chinese Lady, translated by Elizabeth Cooper, 1919
The Love Letters of a Chinese Lady, translated by Elizabeth Cooper, 1919.
A wonderful, wonderful, deeply moving book.
This book of letters, translated here so beautifully and sympathetically, were written by Kwei-li, the wife of a Chinese official, to her husband when he accompanies his master, Prince Chung on a trip round the world.
The writer stands at the parting of the ways between the old civilization of China and the modern era which has now superceded it, and indirectly reveals much of the beauty of the old patriarchal Chinese life, of which so little was known at the time.
The letters are in the form of a hardbook book, containing frontispiece in colour and illustrations in black and white.
Publisher; T.N. FOULIS: EDINBURGH & LONDON. First edition.
Condition: Good; Cover a little worn and stained, endpapers a little discolored and marked, but text pages good for age. Previous owners bookplate of Francis E. Bliss on inside front cover. 78pp + 2pp Ads + Plates.
c. 21.5cm high x 18cm wide.
Date: Published in 1919.