ARCHIBALD MALMAISON. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-264  [266: blank], fifteen illustrations by Freeland A. Carter, four full-page on inserted plates, the remainder smaller drawings in the text, original pictorial gray green cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. New edition. This edition adds a new introduction, "A Chapter of Afterthoughts," by Hawthorne, pages 7-31, and "Opinions of Medical Experts on Julian Hawthorne's Story of 'ARCHIBALD MALMAISON,'" pages 253-. Hawthorne's neo-Gothic horror novel ARCHIBALD MALMAISON, first published in 1879 in London by Richard Bentley and Son, is his most melodramatically effective work of fiction. "Hawthorne's most powerful horror story ..." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 196. "Crowded with many Gothic manifestations, it arouses still the horror intended ... The story proved to be one of Hawthorne's most popular, both in England and America ..." - Bassan, Hawthorne's Son: The Life and Literary Career of Julian Hawthorne (1970), pp. 126-27. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-77. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 107. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Some patchy fading to rear cover, but a very good copy with bright cover stamping and clean interior. An attractive copy of a handsome book. All early editions of this book are uncommon. (#105344).
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