(#128922) OUR LADY OF PAIN. John Blackburn.

OUR LADY OF PAIN. London: Jonathan Cape, [1974]. Octavo, decorated white wrappers printed in pink and black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. The novel focuses on an upcoming play based on Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Báthory the supposed notorious serial murderer in the late 16th - early 17th centuries with hundreds of alleged victims. "... probably Blackburn's most tightly structured, exciting book." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-41. "... a tour de force version of the legend of the evil eye. The ending is the grimmest in all Blackburn's books." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 37. Spine lean, spine sunned, publication date inked on spine, a very good copy. A very scarce proof. (#128922).

Price: $150.00

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