Daphnis & Chloe Journal

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Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal

This binding was originally designed by Émile-Philippe Mercier for Jacques Amyot’s French translation of Daphnis and Chloe, a romantic story composed by the 2nd-century Greek author Longus. This orange Daphnis journal has been crafted in a hue suggestive of the character’s joy and creativity while the Chloe journal features a purple design, representing the character’s wisdom, dignity and mystery.

The Daphnis & Chloe design replicates a book binding containing a 1910 French edition of the story of the two eponymous characters. Written in the 2nd century AD in Greece, Daphnis & Chloe had lingered in obscurity for a long time before being published in a vernacular French translation by Jacques Amyot in 1559. After the story of two innocent lovers and the hurdles they overcame was introduced to European audiences, it entered the Western literary canon. Apart from being published and adapted for stage and film, the tale of Daphnis and Chloe has become a common source of influence in literature and art, including The Princess Bride.

 

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Product: Lined page Journal

Pages: Mini 240 /  Midi 240 

Material: 100% recycled binder boards / FSC-certified text paper / Decorative printed cover paper / Acid-free Sustainable forest paper

Dim:  Mini 3.75" x 5.5" / Midi 5" x 7"

Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal
Daphnis & Chloe Journal