Salome and the Head

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Salome and the Head  (1909) 
by E. Nesbit
Salome (Painting by Caravaggio)
(Illustrated by Spenser Pryse. (Also published as The House with No Address.) Touches of black humour spice up this very different novel, possibly the darkest, of E. Nesbit.

The title is an allusion to Salome, a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. (The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils. Excerpted from Salome on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"A CHILD, A WITCH, A WONDER."
Frontispiece




SALOME AND THE
HEAD

A Modern Melodrama


BY
E. NESBIT



ILLI

QUA NON PRAESTANTIOR ALTERA

HOS PER ANNOS SALTAVIT ET PLACUIT

HUNC LIBRUM

D. D. D.

E. NESBIT


CONTENTS

CHAPTER

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1924, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 95 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.