OPENERS OF THE GATE: STORIES OF THE OCCULT - 1980s, SUPERNATURAL FANTASY FICTION
Title:THE OPENERS OF THE GATE: STORIES OF THE OCCULT
Author: L. Adams Beck (E. Barrington, aka Elizabeth Louisa Moresby)
Publisher: DeVorss & Company
City: Marina Del Rey, CA Year: 1980s (First Edition thus - no date provided) Binding Style: Softcover Pagination: 368 Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: Circa 1980s DeVorss edition of THE OPENERS OF THE GATE: STORIES OF THE OCCULT, by L. Adams Beck, AKA Elisabeth Louisa Moresby. This DeVorss first edition is quite scarce. In very good condition: this is old-new stock (never read), and the softcover still shows only minimal shelfwear from storage. Collection of ten short stories "either narrated by or concerning Dr. James Livingstone, a specialist in nervous disorders, who is very close to being an occult detective." [Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction] Elizabeth Louisa Moresby (1862-1931) was a British-born novelist who became the first prolific female fantasy writer in Canada; she wrote under several pseudonyms (including E. Barrington), though her most popular books were issued as by L. Adams Beck. Moresby started writing her novels, which commonly had an Orientalist setting, at the age of sixty. She was also a distinguished writer of esoteric works such as 'The Story of Oriental Philosophy' (1928) and 'The Splendor of Asia' (1926), and on Theosophy.