THE CARISSIMA: A MODERN GROTESQUE. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Co., 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-334 [335: "note"] [336: printer's imprint] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "October, 1896" inserted at rear, double flyleaves at front and rear, title page printed in orange and black, original decorated maroon bevel-edged cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. "Society romance, by the younger daughter of Charles Kingsley, with marginal supernaturalism; adventurer haunted by an invisible mangy cur, the essence of fear and despair, the 'thing too-far.' Trivialities of life conflict with pervasive morbid tone, giving this novel an odd feel. Her strongest exercise in the uncanny." - Robert Knowlton. A "melodramatic story of sexual destructiveness, with a Swiss setting." - Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 282. Bleiler (1978), p. 132. Reginald 09589. A bright, nearly fine copy. (#152117).
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