Orson Lowell's most famous illustrated book. Lowell was one of the great turn-of-the-century pen & ink illustrators and a Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame inductee. He was in the mold of Charles Dana Gibson and James Montgomery Flagg and quite sought-after in his day, but because he never had a book retrospective, he is relatively unknown today.
This book features 100 black & white illustrations by Lowell.
About the novel:
Saracinesca is a novel by F. Marion Crawford, first published as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine and then as a book in New York (Macmillan) and Edinburgh (Blackwood) in 1887.
Set chiefly in Rome of twenty years earlier, the novel paints a rich picture of the period, detailing the spiritual and economic problems of the aristocracy at a time when its influence and status were under attack from the emerging forces of modernity. This romance tells the tale of Giovanni Saracinesca and his courting of Corona d'Astradente, complete with intrigue and sword fights.
Saracinesca proved to be both an immediate hit and Crawford's greatest critical success.