Introduction by George Gorniak. Limited to 500 copies. Includes two previously uncollected early stories, ''The Clocks'' and ''The Twisted Inn''.
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Book Description Tartarus Press, U. K, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. [JRS-H]. One of 500 copies. 363 pp. Hardcover, bound in boards with dust jacket. Light shelf-wear. Bookseller Inventory # 053867
Book Description Tartarus Press, North Yorkshire, 2003. Blue hardback cloth cover. Limited Edition [of 500 copies]. 363pp. With dust jacket Includes 'The Snow'; 'The Clocks'; 'The Twisted Inn'; 'The Tarn'; 'Field With Five Trees'; 'Lizzie Rand'; and 'Mr Huffman. A Christmas Story'. VG : in very good condition. Ex libris bookplate to front pastedown. Ribbon marker. Bookseller Inventory # k1173
Book Description Tartarus Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Tartarus Press. Coverley House, Carlton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4AY, United Kingdom, 2003. Hardcover. Sewn Binding. pp 363+xiv. UK FIRST EDITION. AS NEW and an UNREAD copy. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Full Print Run Limited to 500 copies. OUT OF PRINT. Edited by Rosalie Parker. Introduction by George Gorniak. Printed lithographically in blue wibalin cloth stamped in silver, blue silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands and d/w. Illustrated. Very Fine book in Near Fine dust jacket. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed along the very top edges. The dust jacket is otherwise in Fine condition. Please see the photographs attached to my listing to verify the condition of this book. Tarnhelm: Best Supernatural Stories of Hugh Walpole (The) Synopsis: CONTENTS: An Introduction by George Gorniak/ The Clocks/ The Twisted Inn/ The Silver Mask/ The Staircase/ A Carnation For An Old Man/ Tarnhelm Or, The Death of My Uncle Robert/ Seashore Macabre/ The Little Ghost/ Mrs Lunt/ The Snow/ Miss Morganhurst/ Mrs Porter and Miss Allen/ Lizzie Rand/ The Tarn/ Major Wilbraham/ The Tiger/ Hugh Seymour (A Prologue)/ Angelina/ ’Enery/ The Fear of Death/ Field With Five Trees/ The Conjurer/ The White Cat/ The Perfect Close/ Mr Huffam, A Christmas Story. SYNOPSIS: ‘If subtlety, originality and ambiguity are hallmarks of the best supernatural tales, then Walpole’s stand with the very best.’—So writes George Gorniak in his Introduction to this definitive collection of the most admired of Hugh Walpole’s supernatural and macabre shorter works, along with two previously uncollected early masterpieces, ‘The Clocks’ and ‘The Twisted Inn’. Perhaps best known for The Herries Chronicle (1930-34), four historical Lakeland novels which remain in print to this day, Walpole was widely recognised in his own lifetime as a consummate literary craftsman with a fine narrative style and an admirable ability to portray character, humour and dialogue. In classic tales such as ‘The Silver Mask’, ‘Tarnhelm’ and ‘The Snow’, he also demonstrates beyond question that he understood the experience of sheer, stark terror. Walpole had a deep and abiding interest in the supernatural and consistently incorporated macabre, mystical and supernatural elements in his work. He also exhibits a markedly modern understanding of the psychological, and it is this combination which allows his more traditional ghost stories, such as ‘The Little Ghost’ and ‘Mrs Lunt’, to retain their power today. This collection of twenty-five stories should help renew the recognition enjoyed by Walpole in his own lifetime. As he said himself ‘. . . the creator who relies more upon the inference behind the fact than upon the fact itself, more upon the dream than the actual business, more upon the intangible world of poetry than upon the actual world of concrete evidence, this kind of creator will come into his kingdom again.’ REVIEWS: 'There are twenty-five stories in this generous volume: still generous if you discount one or two which could have been omitted with advantage. Reading them in bulk one becomes aware of Walpole's limitations, but also of his great strengths. He is a master of narrative: even his lesser stories are very readable. He rarely commits an awkward sentence to paper, and there are plenty of felicitous turns of phrase.' Reggie Oliver, All Hallows 'A tantalizing offering of fine frights, this assemblage of terror stories, most of them out-of-print, highlights the forgotten achievements of a macabre master whose understanding of the night side of human experience makes him indispensable fire-side reading.' William Simmons, Flesh and Blood Magazine 'Literature would be a poor art without fantasy and Hugh Walpole can stake a claim to be a part of our literary fantasy heritage.' Jeff Gardiner, Prism. Bookseller Inventory # WFTB #079