New York: Harper and Brothers, 1891. First Edition. First printing. 12mo; gilt-decorated blue cloth boards with cameo inset on front cover; iv,-468,pp. Endpapers and text block edges faintly freckled; text fresh; a quite clean and attractive copy, quite Near Fine. Ink ownership signature of an "M.A. Mixter" dated 1891, plus one later (1926) by a Mixter descendant to front endpaper.
A collection of tales. Includes two Christmas stories ("Christmas Jenny" and "A Stolen Christmas"), and several with supernatural themes, including "A Gentle Ghost" and "The Twelfth Guest." The title story and "The Revolt of 'Mother'" have been cited as significant proto-feminist works. BAL 6325. WRIGHT III: 2036.