THE COLLECTED TALES OF E. M. FORSTER. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. Octavo, cloth. First printing of this omnibus edition. Collects the contents of THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS AND OTHER STORIES (1911) and THE ETERNAL MOMENT AND OTHER STORIES (1928). New 4-page introduction by Forster. Includes the SF classic "The Machine Stops." "... must be judged the first full-fledged dystopian view of the effects of technology." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-35. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-139. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 645 and 646. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 803. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 56. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 380 and 381. Survey of Modern Science Fiction Literature III, p. 1299-1303. Bleiler (1978), p. 75. Reginald 05524. Kirkpatrick A26a. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges and some internal foxing to spine panel. (#131386).
"FIRST PRINTING OF THIS COLLECTION" on copyright page.