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    Algernon Blackwood. The Listener and Other Stories. New York: Vaughan & Gomme, 1914. First U. S. edition. The U.S. edition consisted of 500 bound sets of sheets of the British second printing produced in October 1914. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-350 [351-353: ads] [354-356: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. Gold lettering on spine panel just a bit dull, light rubbing to corner tips, two tiny white spots on spine panel, a very good copy with otherwise bright binding and clean interior. A decent copy of this book.

    More Information: Blackwood's second book and his second collection of short fiction, containing "The Willows," one of the most powerful of all supernatural tales; "The Woman's Ghost Story," an early instance of pity replacing fear in a ghostly encounter; "Max Hensig...", about a confrontation with a diabolical murderer in which alcohol plays a quasi-mystical role; and six other stories. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-26. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 176. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 38-40. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, p. 1443. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-33. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01394. Ashley A.2.3.

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