Amabel and Other Poems. Frank Humphreys.
Amabel and Other Poems

Amabel and Other Poems

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Press of E.B. Yordy, 1889. 79pp. 12mo. Original yellow wrappers, printed in red. Moderate chipping and wear to spine. Ink stamp on title page, otherwise internally clean. Very good. Item #2181

An epic poem of unrequited and star-crossed love set in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, together with several shorter pieces by the same author. The titular work comprises sixty-six of the seventy-nine pages in the book, telling the tragic story of the love quadrangle of Jack, Edith, Lionel, and Amabel. Amabel, of course, dies, while Edith goes mad when Lionel commits suicide, having loved Amabel more than her. Jack survives to spend his weary years heavy with the burden of lost love and friendship. In his introduction, the author notes that he also set the type for this work. Rare -- we locate only an electronic resource record in OCLC.

Price: $650.00

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