Salome and the Head

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Salome and the Head  (1909) 
by E. Nesbit
The Munson Book Company, Toronto, 1909. (Also published as The House with No Address.) Illustrated by Spenser Pryse.

A lovely and lonely English girl of a not uncommon type becomes almost the prey of a designing fiddler. In due time she meets the man she can really love. The villain tries to make profit out of the situation; but on the eve of the marriage of the lovers it transpires that the villain has been murdered ... [From the review by The Nation, 3 Jan 1909. Full review on the Talk page]

SALOME AND THE HEAD

(WORKS OF FICTION BY E. NESBIT)


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



SALOME AND THE
HEAD

A Modern Melodrama


BY
E. NESBIT


With twelve illustrations by Spenser Pryce

TORONTO
THE MUSSON BOOK COMPANY
LIMITED

ILLI

QUA NON PRAESTANTIOR ALTERA

HOS PER ANNOS SALTAVIT ET PLACUIT

HUNC LIBRUM

D. D. D.

E. NESBIT

CONTENTS

  1. chapterpage
  2. 1. Sunlight 1
  3. 2. Limelight 18
  4. 3. The House with No Address 34
  5. 4. The False Moustache 49
  6. 5. The Disaster 60
  7. 6. The Snare 79
  8. 7. The Lover 95
  9. 8. The Husband 110
  10. 9. The Widow 127
  11. 10. Lovers Meeting 147
  12. 11. The Love-Night 160
  13. 12. Miss Steinhart Shops 180
  14. 13. The Head 201
  15. 14. The Death-Night 229
  16. 15. The Intruder 230
  17. 16. The Serving Man 246
  18. 17. The Cat from the Bag 270
  19. 18. Arrest 285
  20. 19. Release 299

ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. "A CHILD, A WITCH, A WONDER" Frontispiece
  2. FACING PAGE
  3. HE TALKED TO HER ABOUT GENIUS 81
  4. SANDRA DANCED TO MR MOSES MOSENTHAL 95
  5. A CHILD DANCED ON THE SEASHORE 132
  6. "POOR LITTLE CARLOTTA! WELL! WELL!" 151
  7. THE LAST REHEARSAL 182
  8. A DANCE OF YOUTH AND SPRING 206
  9. THE INTRUDER 230
  10. WHAT HE SAID WAS "DAMN!" 249
  11. A CLEVER LITTLE SPEECH 256
  12. THE HAND OF A MAN WHO IS DYING 275
  13. THE WASHING OF A MAN'S HANDS 297

Copyright in the U.S.A., 1909

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


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.