Author: Joan Aiken
AIKEN, Joan. The Far Forests. Tales of Romance, Fantasy, and Suspense. NY: Viking . 8vo, [vi] 154pp. Orange quarter-cloth stamped in black with green boards. Orange endpapers. Spine ends a tad rubbed, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (½” closed tear at top of front panel, spine ends minutely rubbed). Signed by the author, Joan Aiken.
First edition. A collection of 15 short stories, filled with magic, mystery, romance, and Aiken’s characteristic macabre humor. Featuring giant moths, cannibals, golden-eyed women, werewolves in lady’s clothing, and visitors from outer space, these wonderful stories showcase Aiken’s prodigious talents and range from the grisly, to the supernatural, to the comic.