New York: EP Dutton & Co. 1935. 8vo (5 ½ x 7 ¾ in.) in cloth. Original dust jacket pasted on to cloth. Ex-library copy, Oxford library stamp on front free endpaper. Previous bookseller's annotations in pencil.
Light foxing throughout, previous booksellers’ annotations in pencil. Ex-library copy, Oxford library stamp on front free endpaper. Good condition, with light foxing throughout. Item #4174
Harry Stephen Keeler (1890-1967) was a little-known but prolific writer and novelist whose short stories and novels have been labeled mystery and science-fiction but insistently evade the constraints of a single genre. The absurdity and intricacy of his plots, and his undying interest in the occult disguise Keeler's critical examinations of racism and capitalism in society. Full of intricate subplots, meta-narratives, and multi-level framing mechanisms, Keeler's work is one-of-a-kind American literature.