First edition. Very good in very good dustwrapper. Book bumped. Stamp on first page. Dustwrapper yellowed and rubbed. Ex-library copy. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This volume contains all of Robert Louis Stevenson’s supernatural short stories, showcasing both his mastery of the genre and his interest in the otherworldly and the strange ways the human brain can distort reality. They include "The Body Snatchers," the chilling tale of an avenging ghost; "Olalla," one of the great horror stories in the English language and possibly one of the best werewolf stories ever written, and "The Waif Woman," in which Stevenson tried to recreate the style of an Icelandic Saga and explore the destructive effects of greed.
About the Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His novels include Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Treasure Island.
Title: The Supernatural Stories of Robert Louis ...
Publication Date: 1976
Book Description Johnn Calder, 1976. Edited with Intro by Michael Hayes , pp 182, Original boards 1st ed 8vo vg in unclipped dustwrapper Signed & inscribed by editor. Seller Inventory # 12477
Book Description John Calder, London, 1976. Hard Back. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. Usual Library Stamps And Marks. Seller Inventory # 004467
Book Description John Calder, London, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Thus. First impression of the first edition thus. Edited with an introduction by Michael Hayes. ***Near fine in purple cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Very slight bump to head and tail of spine. No inscriptions. Spine tight. Pages bright and clean. In a near fine colour-illustrated dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of £4.95 net. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed and discoloured (white background). Extremities of dustwrapper very slightly rubbed. Two tiny closed tears to bottom edge of rear panel of dustwrapper. No fading. 210mm x 136mm. 182 pages including glossary to rear. ***Contents: Introduction; Short Stories: The Body Snatchers; Thrawn Janet; Markheim; Olalla; The Bottle Imp; The Waif Woman; The Isle of Voices; Glossary to Thrawn Janet. ***'Throughout his short life of 44 years (1850-1894), Robert Louis Stevenson was always interested in the supernatural and the strange ways the human brain can distort reality. For the first time, all his supernatural stories, excepting only those of novel length, have been gathered together in one volume. They include The Body Snatchers, the chilling story of an avenging ghost; Markheim, a ghost story that deals with a matter of conscience; Olalla, one of the great horror stories in the English language is also the most persuasive werewolf story ever written.' (Quote from rear panel of dustwrapper blurb). ***First impression of the first edition thus hard to find in original dustwrapper of interest to collectors of Robert Louis Stevenson and ghost and horror stories. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Seller Inventory # 3427