The Enchanted: An Incredible Tale - Elizabeth Jane CoatsworthNew York: Pantheon Books, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded and stained with wear to the edges. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is slightly grubby. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.
Contains: Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: “Originally published in 1951, The Enchanted now appears in an edition especially designed for a new generation of readers. It is the moving story of a young man’s strange romance in the Enchanted, an actual, and magical, region in the northern Maine Woods. Here lie the Upper and Lower Enchanted Streams, the Dead River, the two Enchanted Ponds. Here deer are changed into bear, singing and crying voices are heard which issue from no human throat, and music sounds where there are no instruments. Even today loggers and hunters talk of these matters as realities.
Seeking respite from modern city life, David Ross buys a farm at the edge of the Enchanted forest. His apprenticeship in farming, together with the humans, the animals — domestic and wild — and the damp fragrant earth, all have a living pulse. Then David meets and makes friends with the merry and chattering Perdry family. Despite the veiled warnings of his only other neighbour he marries one of their pretty daughters and goes off with her into the deep woods, on one of the most enchanting and enchanted honeymoons in contemporary literature. Puzzling and sorrowful riddles are soon put to David, which are only solved when he learns the secret of his wife’s origin.”