Sydney Clifton; or Vicissitudes in Both Hemispheres. A Tale of the Nineteenth Century.
Place and Imprint: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 5696; Wright I, 941; American Imprints 55631.
Condition: Cloth a little worn; tear in the rear free endpaper volume one; tear in the printed label on volume two; very good copy.
Book ID: 28247
Physical Description2 vols, 12mo, original black cloth and printed paper labels. Two pages of publisher's advertisements in volume two.
CommentsA picaresque tale about a young man who becomes peripherally involved in a number of crimes and misdeeds in New York and London in the early 19th century. Sydney Clifton, one of several novels by New York journalist Theodore Sedgwick Fay (1807-1898), followed his novel Norman Leslie (1835), which Edgar Allan Poe famously and scandalously lambasted in a review that became a cause célèbre in Knickerbocker literary circles.
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