No names, clean text. Age-soil top & fore-edges. Attractive clean binding! very good+, no dj, red & bright-gold stamped green cloth. Tight 523 pgs. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Open Question, a Tale of Two ...
Publisher: Harper & Bros
Publication Date: 1898
Book Condition: Very Good+
Book Description Harper and Brothers, New York, 1899. First Edition. An ambitious and controversial "problem novel" by the Kentucky-born feminist author/actress, dealing with such Victorian taboos as consanguinous sexuality, birth-control, and suicide; the book's frank portrayal of a Southern family's degeneracy led one contemporary critic to describe it as ".a nightmare begotten on a reading of Nietzsche's philosophy." WRIGHT III:4584. Octavo. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in red and gilt on spine and front cover; 1-522, pp. Third issue, with final page number deleted and author's name on title page. Fine, bright copy; hand-lettered bookplate of Elizabeth B. Estes to front endpaper. Earlier issues include only the author's pseudonym, "C.E. Raimond," on the title page. Seller Inventory # 23626