(#141838) OUR LADY OF PAIN. John Blackburn.

OUR LADY OF PAIN. London: Jonathan Cape, [1974]. Octavo, boards. 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. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#141838).

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"FIRST PUBLISHED 1974" on copyright page.