THE SHILLING SHOCKERS: STORIES OF TERROR FROM THE GOTHIC BLUEBOOKS. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1978. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects ten representative examples of these pamphlets featuring sensational short fiction, a publishing phenomenon that flourished in England between 1800 and 1820, with notes and introduction by Haining that discusses the influence of these booklets on the development of the short story form (providing a bridge between the lengthy seventeenth-century Gothic novel and the popular magazine fiction of the 1830s and 1840s). Includes fiction with vampire and werewolf themes as well as an SF sketch of the future. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing, but no loss of color. (#138752).
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