MORE UNCANNY STORIES ~ C. ARTHUR PEARSON LTD. 1st/1st 1918 ~ SCARCE HORROR
MORE UNCANNY STORIES ~ C. ARTHUR PEARSON LTD. ~ First Edition / First Printing, 1918, THE NOVEL MAGAZINE ~ Scarce Supernatural and Horror Short Stories
Publisher: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., London (1918)
A rare collection of supernatural and horror stories collected from The Novel Magazine by C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., from 1918, in overall very good condition. The Novel Magazine was a major avenue for "up and coming" late 19th and early 20th century supernatural and horror writers as a venue to publish their works. The boards and binding are solid and tight, save for some minor fading along the spine and light general shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean save for some natural toning. Please see below for more information on this very scarce first edition work, and the stories therein. ALSO: Check out our other listing for the equally scarce UNCANNY STORIES (also a first edition).
Book Review and Description
Two collections of weird tales pulled from The Novel Magazine were
published in 1916 and 1918 as Uncanny Stories and More Uncanny Stories. Both books include traditional hauntings, vengeful spirits, cursed
objects, and aid from the afterlife. Settings vary-a chess game has
deadly consequences, unearthly bagpipes predict death for a clan member,
a WW1 submarine has a ghostly occupant, and a bestial transformation
marks a killer. They are perfect for evening reading when shadows grow
dense and nocturnal sounds resonate through the dusky stillness. The
stories included are The Unknown Quantity, The Armless Man, The Tomtom
Clue, The Case of Sir Alister Moeran, The Kiss, The Goth, The Last
Ascent, The Terror by Night, The Tragedy at the Loup Noir, The Mailed
Foot, The Pipers of Mallory, Visiting Rounds, The Jungle, The Haunted
Chessmen, The Eighth Lamp, and Bill Dixon Stands By.
Please see the other listing of UNCANNY STORIES, from 1916.