Burke, Thomas

Published by Ash-Tree Press, 2001
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Burke, Thomas: THE GOLDEN GONG AND OTHER NIGHT-PIECES AND UNPLEASANTRIES. British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover limited to 500 copies. As New in dust jacket. A big amazing collection edited, with long introduction, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. SIGNED by Jessica. Thomas Burke wrote mysteries and horrors set in London's famous Chinatown district, Limehouse, and in the working class dock districts of London. His tales inspired Charlie Chaplin, and were made into films by the likes of D. W. Griffith. The stories range from the Jack the Ripper variation "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole" which a committee of mystery writers (including Anthony Boucher, John Dickson Carr and "Ellery Queen) declared to be the most perfect mystery story of all time; to such Limehouse tragedies as the supernatural horror yarns "The Bird" and "The Tablets of the House of Li; to the almost Lovecraftian tale of "The Horrible God; to elegant ghost stories and the weird novella "The Bloomsbury Wonder," plus many others. A major monograph "The Tenderly Sadistic Vision of Thomas Burke" by serves as introduction, plus there is an historical Afterword by Thomas's publisher Grant Richards reminiscing about his friend. There is a frontis portrait of Burke and other illustrative material. AUTOGRAPHED by the editor. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Ash-Tree Press
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: Limited Edition.

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