The Methods of Uncle Abner

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Post, Melville Davisson
Published by The Aspen Press, Boulder (1974)
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Book Description The Aspen Press, Boulder, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Melville Davisson Post (April 19, 1869-June 23, 1930) was an American author, born in Harrison County, West Virginia. His family settled in the Clarksburg, West Virginia area in the late 18th Century. He earned a law degree from West Virginia University in 1892, and was married in 1903 to Ann Bloomfield Gamble Schofield. Their one child died while an infant, and Mrs. Post died of pneumonia in 1919. He was an avid horseman, and died on June 23, 1930, after a fall from his horse, and was buried in Harrison County. Although Post's name is not immediately familiar to those outside specialist circles, many of his collections are still in print and many collections of detective fiction include works by Post. Post's best-known character is the mystery-solving, justice dispensing Virginian backwoodsman, Uncle Abner. Post also created two other recurring characters, Sir Henry Marquis and Randolph Mason. Uncle Abner is the best-known literary creation of Melville Davisson Post. Uncle Abner solved the mysteries that confronted him in a backwoods Virginia community, of which he was squire, in the first years of the nineteenth century, before the infant American nation had any proper police system. He had two great attributes for his self-imposed task: a profound knowledge of and love for the Bible, and was a keen observation of human actions. One example of Uncle Abner's keen deductive skills is his clearing a deaf man of writing an incriminating document, because a word in it was phonetically mis-spelt. Edited and with an introduciton by Tom & Enid Schantz. Limited to 1500 copies. Uncle Abner, a formidably righteous country squire of the hill region of pre-Civil War West Virginia, is the most memorable of a series of detectives created by Melville Post, one of the most accomplished Americans writing in the genre during the first part of the 20th century. Ranked by Ellery Queen as one of the four finest collecitons of detective short stories ever published. Here is the second colleciton, a novelet and three stories making their long awaited appearance in book form. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 033973

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Post, Melville Davisson
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Book Description Rue Morgue, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110915230038

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Melville Davisson Post
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Book Description Rue Morgue, 1974. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0915230038

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