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Welcome to Prospero's Blog! My wife Mollie and I work together in our Rough Magic studio on the coast of Maine. I've always loved old books, memorabilia, curiosities and Americana (especially 19th century dramatic literature) and am happy to share my discoveries in my Etsy Shops. Please come by and browse ~ there's just no telling what you'll find!

April 17, 2010

Chitra - A Play by Famous Indian Writer Rabindranath Tagore

Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) has been called the "Bengali poet and mystic" for his wide ranging writings on his native land of India.

Here is a vintage copy of his play Chitra, a lyrical drama based on a story from the Mahabharata.

This 58-page book (published in London in 1966 by MacMillan and Company) is the 15th printing of the 1914 original Indian Edition.

Tagore dedicated this play to Mrs. William Vaughn Moody, wife of the early 20th century American dramatist and poet known for The Great Divide (1906) and other works.

This hardcover copy of Chitra is about 7-1/4" tall, 5" wide and 3/8" thick and is in good vintage condition, with a firm spine and tightly bound pages. A few pages show small check marks in the margins, and there is some yellowing on the front and back fly pages.

The original blue, white and red dust jacket, with its fine portrait of Tagore, is in good condition for its age, with some discoloration from handling and signs of wear at the edges, as shown.


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