First British Edition of Enchanted Night; Signed by Steven Millhauser
Enchanted Night: A Novella.
Item Number: 60057
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997.
First British edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Steven Millhauser on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Greg Clarke.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Martin Dressler comes a stunningly original book set in a Connecticut town over one incredible summer night. The delicious cast of characters includes a band of teenage girls who break into homes and simply leave notes reading "We Are Your Daughters," a young woman who meets a phantom lover on the tree swing in her back yard, a beautiful mannequin who steps down from her department store window, and all the dolls "no longer believed in," left abandoned in the attic, who magically come to life. "Moonlit, entrancing. . . . [Millhauser is] master of a prose that doesn't merely aspire to the condition of music but actually achieves it" (Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World).