The Temptation of St Anthony by Gustave Flaubert


Only 1 remaining

John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1924. Limited edition of 3000 copies, this being number 364. Illustrated by Jean de Bosschere. First Rene Francis translation. Spine faded, some markings to cover, pages clean and bright. A very good copy. 

'The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert's lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it is a fantastical rendering of one night during which Anthony is besieged by carnal temptations and philosophical doubt.'