KUNALA: AN INDIAN FANTASY. With a Foreword by C. A. Hewavitarne. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-10 [11-12] 13-255 [256: blank], original brown cloth, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, top edge stained brown, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition, U.S. issue. The Harcourt, Brace edition uses the sheets of the 1925 Jonathan Cape UK edition. Linked "Indian Buddhistic love stories The chief hero of them, Kunala, is the personified symbol of pessimism as regards women. The theme running through his tales is the dangerousness of the female sex, the wickedness of womankind. The stories, sixteen in number, are full of boisterous, genuine humour, and in many instances illustrate rather the stupidity of men, when they are in love, than the wickedness of their temptresses." - jacket blurb (in part based on Hewavitarne's foreword). Bleiler (1948), p. 114. Reginald 05367. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket. (#110051).
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