First Edition of Edith Wharton's Xingu and Other Stories

  • Xingu and Other Stories.
  • Xingu and Other Stories.

Xingu and Other Stories.

$100.00

Item Number: 77543

New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1916.

First edition of this short story masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition.

Xingu is a short story about a woman's luncheon club devised as a means of keeping its members up to date with the latest goings on in the world. After the glamorous novelist Osric Dane stuns the other women with her bored disposition and blunt questions, the conversation is left stale – that is, until the previously quiet Mrs. Roby mentions the topic of Xingu. Thought mad by the rest of her peers, Mrs. Roby is suddenly engaged by a now-inquisitive Ms. Dane, and subsequently the rest of the party becomes entirely engrossed with the mystery of ''Xingu''.

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