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Issue Details: First known date: 1931... 1931 Sestrina: A Lyrical Drama of the Pagan South Seas
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'The tragic life of Sestrina Catholot, daughter of an ex-President of Haiti, stands out not merely through the catastrophic calamity brought about by a Mexican sea-captain's cupidity, but serves as a symbol of the soul's battle against monumental sufferings, and of inherent faith and heroism against conflicting emotions.' - author's foreword.


  • 'Written from the author's prose romance Sestrina (a novel) published by Messrs Methuen & Coo. Ltd., London, and Messrs George Doran & Company, New York.' - (t.p. verso)
  • Dedication: Dedicated to A. E. S.-M. The sea-bird to the sea - and i to you!
  • Epigraph: Come to me in my dreams, and then I'll hear/ The music of your voice - a stealing stream/ Through some old forest, where, like thirsty deer,/ My thoughts will haunt the banks - and drink the dream.

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