THE SUNBURNT SOUTH. London: Digby, Long & Co., 1908. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [9-11] 12-224 + 32-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original decirated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "Seven stories and novelettes set in South Africa. The title alludes to Keats' 'Ode to a Nightingale,' whose note of wonder and wistfulness is echoed here, however faintly. The writing has a roughhewn but genuine charm. Many of the stories are pervaded with a fantastic atmosphere and some are overtly fantastic in the manner of a fairy tale or fable, yet through them all the author reveals a sharp eye for realistic detail. Contains a short glossary of Afrikaaner terms that have entered the English vocabulary." - Robert Eldridge. Not in Snyman, The South African Novel in English (1880-1930). Rectangular piece clipped from upper right corner of front free endpaper, cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#117162).
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