ALL SOULS' NIGHT: A BOOK OF STORIES. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] [1-2] 3-369 [370: printer's imprint] [371-372: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], title page printed in red and black, original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind. First edition. The author's third collection of short fiction, sixteen stories, including several of his best supernatural tales. "Walpole's two strongest stories in the genre are "Tarnhelm; or, The Death of My Uncle Robert," a strangely moving and poignant werewolf tale told from the point of view of a sensitive little boy; and "The Silver Mask," the story of a middle-aged woman's fatal obsession with a sinister and beautiful young man. "The Silver Mask" is in fact, a masterpiece, a classic example of how a tale can be truly terrible and ghostly with no ghost and only the wispiest hint of the supernatural. These and fourteen other stories (including the contributions to the Asquith books) make up All Soul's Night (1933)." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 448. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 178. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-201. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1653. Bleiler (1978), p. 202. Reginald 14821. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with touch of age-darkening to the spine panel and 12x22 mm chip from upper spine end. (#136284).
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