THE HUNGRY STONES AND OTHER STORIES ... Translated from the Original Bengali by Various Writers. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-271 [272: blank] [273-289: ads] [290: blank], original blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, first printing. Title story is a horror tale that has been anthologized several times. "My Lord the Baby" concerns reincarnation. "The Kingdom of Cards" is an allegorical fantasy. "Living or Dead" is a horror tale. A mystical streak runs through Tagore's fiction, not to mention his plays and poetry (of which he wrote over 100,000 lines). The author was educated partly in England, and he translated some of his own work into English, as well as sometimes composing in English. He received the Nobel Prize in 1913. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 85. Carter (1989), p. 117. Owner's signature dated 1925 on front free endpaper. Cloth just a bit faded, else a very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#117290).
"Published, October, 1916" on copyright page.