Figaro Fiction: A Collection of Short Stories by J. Percival Pollard, Harold R. Vynne, Fanny Locke MacKenzie, Eugenie Long, Clifton S. Sultzer, Tom Hall, Robert Yulee Toombs, Andrew Romaine, Frederic Mayer and Austyn Granville. Decorations by Frank Holme and Curtis Gandy.


Scarce Book - No marks or writing observed in text. Binding solid, tight and square. No DJ. has rubs on cloth at corners and edges. . . . . Tablel of Contents: BY J. Percival Pollard: 1.) A walk abroad -- 2.) The somebody else -- 3.) The wishes that came true -- 4.) The room in blue and gold -- 5.) The opened vein -- 6.) The slipper's soliloquy -- 7.) The Harbor of Lost Kisses -- 8.) The cactus -- 9.) The kisses of night -- 10.) In Texan waters -- 11.) Father Armand -- 12.) One of the nameless -- 13.) A woman and a wager -- 14.) Floto, the jester -- 15.) The shadow-dance -- 16.) Was it selfish? -- 17.) The waiter speaks -- 18.) Dreaming a dream -- 19.) Moffat, ex-city editor -- 20.) Beautiful advice -- 21.) Glimpses of Earth again -- 22.) The march of Death -- 23.) A friendship broken -- 24.) This is a woman -- 25.) A girl or a dream? -- 26.) For himself and another -- 27.) The phantom dance -- 28.) Through the veil -- 29.) The warning of the king ------- BY Harold R. Vynne: 1.) The broken compact -- 2.) The blind 'cellist ------- BY Fanny Locke M'Kenzie: 1.) The sultan's threshold ------- BY Eugenie Long: 1.) Gilly ------- BY Clifton S. Sultzer: 1.) A grim protest -- 2.) Enewah Rock -- 3.) The vicissitudes of life -- 4.) The tornado ------- BY Tom Hall: 1.) Patrolman McCarthy's queer case ------- BY Robert Yulee Toombs: 1.) The blot on the brain ------- BY Andrew Romaine: 1.) A Kodak picture ------- BY Frederic Mayer: 1.) Baccarat ------- BY Austyn Granville: 1.) The quack . . . . . . . . . . . The predominant author in this anthology is Joseph Percival Pollard (January 29, 1869 - December 17, 1911). He was an American literary critic, novelist and short story writer. Born in Greifswald, Pomerania to English and German parents, he was later educated at Eastbourne College in Sussex, England. His family emigrated to the United States in 1885. After a youthful period in Iowa, he spent much of his life moving back and forth between London, Paris and New York. His best-known work was Their Day in Court, a 1909 book of literary and cultural commentary. His works reflect his dislike for naturalism, and disdain for the commercial tastes of the masses, promoting instead aestheticism and literary impressionism. A good friend of both Ambrose Bierce and H.L. Mencken, Mencken wrote of him warmly in the first series of his work Prejudices, comparing Pollard favorably to contemporary and fellow American aesthete James Huneker. Pollard was also noted as an early advocate of James Branch Cabell and the initial works of Robert W. Chambers. Other works include Dreams of To-day (1907), a book of decadent 'weird tales' in the vein of Chambers' the King in Yellow, the critical study Masks and Minstrels of New Germany (1911), the novels The Imitator (1901) and Lingo Dan (1903), as well as a play written in collaboration with Leo Ditrichstein, The Ambitious Mrs. Alcott, which opened and closed after 24 performances on Broadway in 1907. Pollard, aged 42, died unexpectedly from brain neuritis in 1911 in Baltimore, cutting short a promising career. Mencken and Bierce attended his funeral. His cremated remains were sent back to Iowa. A 1947 Ph.D. dissertation, Percival Pollard: Precursor of the Twenties, by George Nicholas Kummer of New York University, has remained in unpublished typescript form.

Title: Figaro Fiction: A Collection of Short Stories by J. Percival Pollard, Harold R. Vynne, Fanny Locke MacKenzie, Eugenie Long, Clifton S. Sultzer, Tom Hall, Robert Yulee Toombs, Andrew Romaine, Frederic Mayer and Austyn Granville. Decorations by Frank Holme and Curtis Gandy.

Author Name: J. Percival Pollard, Harold R. Vynne, Fanny Locke MacKenzie, Eugenie Long, Clifton S. Sultzer, Tom Hall, Robert Yulee Toombs, Andrew Romaine, Frederic Mayer and Austyn Granville. Decorations by Frank Holme, Curtis Gandy; Illustrators-Frank Holme, Curtis

Categories: Short Stories,

Publisher: W. F. J. Dailey: 1892

ISBN Number: 281BNB1003789

ISBN Number 13: 281BNB1003789

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Seller ID: 82446