1874 Rare Edition - ELIZABETH; or, The EXILES OF SIBERIA. A Tale, by Madame Cottin.
(Description)Author: Cottin, Madame.
Title: ELIZABETH; OR, THE EXILES OF SIBERIA. A TALE. From the French of Madame Cottin.
Publisher: Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo, 1874.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5" X 4.5".
Pages: 125 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful color frontispiece illustration.
The book: An attractive and rare edition of "Elizabeth; or, The Exiles of Siberia" -- a sentimental novel written by Madame Sophie Cottin and first published in 1806. The story is a tale of filial piety, endurance, and the triumph of virtue over adversity.
The novel is set in the late 18th century and revolves around the character of Elizabeth, a young and virtuous girl. Elizabeth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wharton, are unjustly exiled to Siberia due to a political intrigue. They are forced to leave their comfortable life in France and endure the harsh conditions of Siberia.
The author: Madame Cottin (1770-1807) was a French novelist whose sentimental novels were popular in her day and widely read in English translations.
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