DescriptionFritz Leiber. The Night of the Long Knives - Original Typed Manuscript. [n.d., circa 1960].
8.5 by 11-inch sheets. 135 pages.
First published in the January 1960 issue of Amazing Stories. In 1966, Ballantine collected it in The Night of the Wolf, a paperback original. There are many handwritten notations and corrections that alter the final text. This is a large manuscript for a work classified as a short story. In pencil at the top of the first page is written "January Amazing Novel". This may indicate that it was the lead story for that issue, allowing it to be larger than usual. Sheets are very good.
Leiber wrote a huge number of stories and novels over an incredible seven decades. Few writers enjoy this kind of creative output and are able to hold an audience that literally spans generations. Considered a master of both fantasy and horror, his most famous creations were the Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories. This original manuscript is a wonderful item from a long-respected author. From the Frank Collection.
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