THE UNDYING MONSTER: A TALE OF THE FIFTH DIMENSION. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-256, frontispiece, original light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained black, fore-edge untrimmed. First U.S. edition. Weird novel of an ancient family's curse of lycanthropy, featuring Miss Luna Bartendale, a female occult detective. Kerruish's "werewolf novel THE UNDYING MONSTER (1922) is one of the best in the genre." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 241-42. A "marginally Jamesian werewolf novel." - Pardoe, The James Gang, p. 10. The book "takes a creditable place by the side of DRACULA," not more than half a head shorter. Miss Kerruish has made a most exciting pattern out of Teutonic mythology, medieval necromancy, the Wars of the Roses, and the modern world. The horrors really horrify, and one is really concerned for the persons involved in them." - Edward Shanks. Basis for a 1942 film. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-114. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 945. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 128. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 113. Reginald 08209. Some tanning and soiling to cloth, endpapers tanned, a good copy in poor decorated dust jacket with closed tears along folds and chipping at edges. Nevertheless, the book is scarce in a jacket in any condition. (#149252).
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