THE WORLD'S MERCY. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1900. Octavo, original decorated red cloth. First U.S. edition. A novella and four short stories by this British author, born on the Isle of Wight, whose first novel, THE SILENCE OF DEAN MAITLAND, about a young curate who seduces a girl, commits manslaughter and lets another go to prison for his crime, created quite a stir. The author remained single and showed feminist leanings in her work. Wolff 6890 (citing the UK 1900 Heinemann edition). Blain, Grundy and Clements, The Feminist Companion to Literature in English, p. 455. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Slight spine lean, several very faint stains to front cover, a very good copy. (#115492).