New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 2nd Printing. Large octavo, publisher’s red pictorial cloth, top edge stained brown, fore-edge untrimmed, original illustrated dust jacket.
A dozen stories Bloomsbury-adjacent New Zealand-born writer Mansfield, chosen by English writer J. Middleton Murry, including "The Man Without a Temperament" and "The Stranger." Each story is prefaced with a simple, charming line drawing by children’s book illustrator Zhenya Gay. The Times Literary Supplement likens Mansfield to Chekhov and Maupassant, calling her "an artist in fiction." Originally published in 1930. Light foxing to edges; some soiling to price-clipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #904