Atala by Chateaubriand: Gustave Doré Retro Restored Edition

Release Date: March 15, 2021
Author: François-René Chateaubriand (Author), Gustave Doré (Illustrator), James Spence Harry (Translator)
Length: 145 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
Softcover ISBN:978-1592181353 MSRP: $21.95
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Chateaubriand’s tragic tale of forbidden love illustrated by the legendary artist Gustave Doré.

The full-size Doré-illustrated version of the famed novella, Atala, is an unforgettable visual experience delivered by an artist at the peak of his career. This Retro Restored Edition features:

– 44 Gustave Doré illustrations
– Large 8 ½” x 11” pages
– Epilogue
– Introduction
– Two Prefaces
– Publisher’s original page layouts
– Classic period type font
– Bold retro-styled cover design

This rare illustrated printing was first published in 1884 and digitally restored by the CGR Restoration Workshop so that readers can lose themselves in Doré’s intricate illustrations of colonial-era North America. Includes the Epilogue, Introduction, Preface to Atala and to Rene, and Preface to the First Edition.

Doré’s lavish depictions of trees, mountains, and wild scenery stand in contrast to the moving love story between Atala and Chactas.

Though his work for Atala is not as well-known as that for Dante’s Inferno, Paradise Lost, and Don Quixote, readers and art enthusiasts will enjoy Doré’s touching and dramatic depictions of Chateaubriand’s famed story in a rugged land filled with countless dangers and savage beauty.

About the Artist:
Master artist Gustave Doré (1832-1883) is known for the cinematic illustrations in Dante’s Inferno, History of the Crusades, Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. His mastery of human anatomy, background detail, shading, and landscape illustration transport readers into another world filled with detail and imagination.

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.