The Maiden's Bookshelf series combines classic short stories of the early 20th century with gorgeous original artwork to create collectible editions for a contemporary audience.
Two young siblings left to survive on a deserted island, waiting for the rescue that may never come. They find joy in the wonders of their own personal Eden—until "the demon" shakes their faith and leads them down the path of temptation...
Told through a series of letters sealed in bottles and thrown out to sea, Kyusaku Yumeno's classic is just as harrowing and immediate today as when it was first published in 1928.
About the Author
Kyusaku Yumeno (1889-1936) was one of the great Japanese authors of the bizarre, and a pioneer of both non-standard detective stories and proto-science fiction. His work is avant-garde, gothic, and often surreal, as evidenced in masterworks like The Spirit Drum, Dogra Magra, and Hell in a Bottle, presented here.