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STONE, IRVING. - The Greek Treasure: A Biographical Novel of Henry and Sophia Schliemann.

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company 1975. 1st Trade Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 479 pages. Author's note, bibliography. Illustrated endpapers. Description: Map frontis. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Sophia Engastromenos, a classic Greek beauty, was seventeen years old when an extraordinary fate overtook her. Henry Schliemann, forty-seven, who had become an American citizen in order to secure a divorce from his Russian wife, wrote to Sophia' relative in Athens, asking him to find a Greek girl who could be 'the hand of God on my shoulder' in his search for the ancient city of Troy and the royal tombs of Mycenae. Henry Schliemann had made three fortunes, but was he also a fool? Or worse, crazy? He had determined to give the rest of his life to unearthing a Troy which the scholars of the world said did not exist. Archaeologists in the universities in 1870 rarely left their libraries. Henry, who had no forma education past his fourteenth year, was determined that he and his wife-to-be would go out with picks, shovels, and wheelbarrows and dig down into the earth until they found the cites which had existed as far back as 2000 B.C. He made it plain that Sophia would excavate with him, but what kind of marriage was she letting herself in for? The adventures of Henry and Sophia are among the most dramatic and fascinating that ever happened to two people. An unforgettable human story.'' The copyright page states this to be the ''First Edition after Limited Edition'' BINDING/CONDITION: amber colored binding with rust colored cloth at the spine; a Very Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0385073097
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.75 | JPą 1043] Book number 065654

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