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Chambers, Robert W

Published by Chicago & New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895 (1895)

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Item Description: Chicago & New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1895, 1895. A cornerstone of modern horror and fantasy and a book that has fascinated authors from H.P. Lovecraft to James Blish. Chambers (1865-1933) was a prolific and perennially popular author of historical romances set in France during the Franco-Prussian War and in rural New York during the American Revolution. Profoundly influential, and effectively his only contribution to the genre. Bleiler has called this book "One of the most important works of supernatural horror between Edgar Allan Poe and modern horror fiction" First Edition, first issue binding. 12mo. [ii], 316, [1, ad (verso blank)] pp. Green cloth titled in brown, upper board with lizard design, t.e.g. Slightest traces of rubbing at foot. Fine, fresh copy. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 396; Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 49; Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 59; Tymn (ed), Horror Literature pp. 3-49; Bleiler (1978), p. 41; Wright (III) 972. Bookseller Inventory # 241038

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