THE WOLF'S BRIDE: A TALE FROM ESTONIA. Aino Kallas.

THE WOLF'S BRIDE: A TALE FROM ESTONIA.

London: Jonathan Cape, [1930]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-114 [115] [116: blank] original blue-gray speckled boards, spine stamped in gold, rear cover stamped in blind with the publisher's colophon. First edition in English. "The vigor and inventiveness of the pulp stories found few echoes in the werewolf novels of the 1930s, most of which were routine potboilers revolving around stock situations. One of the few to rise above the general mediocrity was THE WOLF'S BRIDE (1930) by the Finnish author Madame Aino Kallas. Imitating the style and legends of the old Norse chronicles, it tells of the tragic events that occur after Pridiik the hunter takes the lovely Aolo for his bride." - Frost, The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature, pp. 144-45. A high point of early werewolf fiction unaccountably dropped from the 1978 Bleiler Checklist. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1767. Bleiler (1948), p. 166. Reginald 08046. A fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a little spotting to the upper left front panel and a little age darkening to the spine. (23959). Item #23959

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