(#171704) RIGHT AT LAST, AND OTHER TALES. Gaskell Mrs, Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson Gaskell.

RIGHT AT LAST, AND OTHER TALES. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-305 [306: blank] [1]-4; [1]-2: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, original brown cloth, front and rear panels blind stamped with H&B monogram, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Published the same year as the UK Sampson, Low, Son & Co. edition. Collects "Lois the Witch," a short witchcraft novel, and three short stories, "Right at Last,"The Manchester Marriage," and "The Crooked Branch" (a.k.a. "The Ghost in the Garden Room"), all of which had appeared in HOUSEHOLD WORDS and ALL THE YEAR ROUND, and are reprinted "by Mr. Dickens's kind permission." "In 'Lois the Witch,' Mrs. Gaskell brought all her talents to bear on a historical story set in the time of the notorious witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. Aimed at an American market, the story nevertheless first saw serialization in Dickens's new Magazine. ALL THE YEAR ROUND, starting in October 1859. It is this tale which marks the zenith of Mrs. Gaskell's supernatural writing." - Michael Ashley. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 227. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Bookseller's printed catalogue descriptions affixed to front flyleaf. Gold lettering on spine panel dull. foxing throughout (as is usually the case), a very good copy. An attractive, better than average copy of a fairly uncommon book. (#171704).

Price: $450.00

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