THE SIN-EATER AND OTHER TALES AND EPISODES. Fiona Macleod, William Sharp.

THE SIN-EATER AND OTHER TALES AND EPISODES.

New York: Duffield & Company, 1907. Small octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-289 [290-292: blank], dark blue cloth front and spine stamped in white. Later edition. "Most of the FM stories, novels and poems were concentrated into four years (1893-6), produced almost with the fervour of religious experience. All have a dreamlike spiritual quality, capturing the folk-memory of Celtic myth and legend. Their popularity contributed to the Celtic revival of the 1890s. The best short fiction and sketches appeared as THE SIN-EATER AND OTHER TALES (1895) and THE WASHER OF THE FORD (1896), which are mostly stories of spiritual transformation and second sight. In both books the title story features mythic characters whose actions consume or purify the sins of others." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 608. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-118. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1769. Bleiler (1978), p. 131. Reginald 09507. Kramer 53. A very good copy, some of the white stamping to the front cover and most of the white stamping to the spine perished. (16669). Item #16669

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