THE ISLAND OF YOUTH AND OTHER STORIES. New York, London: The Century Co., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-282, original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Printed in England from the British plates. Short stories with idealized characters, remote from the tides of realism and other modern literary movements. A popular author who died young. Among these stories is "A Manner of Legacy," which builds up an effective weird atmosphere: middle-aged female twin dwarfs keep a beautiful young Irish girl of regal bearing in their household in a remote stretch of Cape Cod. An adventurous and chivalrous young man comes along and is about to free her when he learns the truth of the situation. Has Lovecraftian touches. BAL 2321. A fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips and tape ghost on spine panel. A very nice copy. (#161388).
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