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Wellman, Manly Wade.

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ISBN 10: 189238907X / ISBN 13: 9781892389077
Published by Night Shade Books, San Francisco, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Wellman, Manly Wade.: THE THIRD CRY TO LEGBA AND OTHER INVOCATIONS. San Francisco: Night Shade Books, 2000. First Edition. Fine embossed faux leather, issued w/o dustwrapper. Frontis portrait of Wellman. This volume launched the Manly Wade Wellman collection which would extend to five big volumes of his weird tales. Demand was under-estimated, and it's the rarest of the five volumes. It captures his John Thunstone stories (sixteen in number) and his Lee Corbett stories (five in number), mostly drawn from the original Weird Tales magazine. Series editor John Pelan contributes a lovely Introduction, "There's A Giant Up In the Mountains.". Bookseller Inventory # 1279

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Publisher: Night Shade Books, San Francisco

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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Volume 1 (Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations) collects Wellman’s John Thunstone and Lee Corbet stories. These stories (written between 1943 and 1979) combine the mystical and horrific with traditional southern folk tales and legends. At the same time, these stories reveal a post World War 2 modernism that make them much more then pulp romanticism. The paranoia and cynicism of modern weird icons such as the X-files may well have had their genesis in the pulp musings of Manly Wade Wellman. Indeed the intensely driven, idealistic occult investigator John Thunstone could be a pulp/noir stand in for Fox Mulder.

This work will be issued in a fine collector's hardcover state, with 24 illustrations. Edited by John Pelan, illustrated by Kenneth Waters.


* Introduction
* The Third Cry to Legba
* The Golden Goblins
* Hoofs
* The Letters of Cold Fire
* John Thunstone's Inheritance
* Sorcery from Thule
* The Dead Man's Hand
* Thorne of the Threshold
* The Shonokins
* Blood from a Stone
* The Dai Sword
* Twice Cursed
* Shonokin Town
* The Leonard Rondache
* The Last Grave of Lill Warren
* Rouse Him Not
* The Dakwa
* The Beasts That Perish
* Willow He Walk
* A Witch for All Seasons
* Chastel

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

About the Author:

Manly Wade Wellman (May 21, 1903 – April 5, 1986) was an American writer.

While his science fiction and fantasy stories appeared in such pulps as Astounding Stories, Startling Stories, Unknown and Strange Stories, Wellman is best remembered as one of the most popular contributors to the legendary Weird Tales, and for his fantasy and horror stories set in the Appalachian Mountains, which draw on the native folklore of that region. Karl Edward Wagner referred to him as "the dean of fantasy writers." Wellman also wrote in a wide variety of other genres, including historical fiction, detective fiction, western fiction, juvenile fiction, and non-fiction.

Wellman was a long-time resident of North Carolina. He received many awards, including the World Fantasy Award and Edgar Allan Poe Award.

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