THE LISTENER AND OTHER STORIES. Algernon Blackwood.

THE LISTENER AND OTHER STORIES. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-350 [351-352: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank] + [36]-page publisher's catalogue dated "Spring 1908" inserted at rear, original black cloth, front panel stamped in red and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. This book was issued with and without a publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, this copy has the catalogue. Blackwood's second book and his second collection of short fiction, containing "The Willows," one of the most powerful of all supernatural tales; "The Woman's Ghost Story," an early instance of pity replacing fear in a ghostly encounter; "Max Hensig ...", about a confrontation with a diabolical murderer in which alcohol plays a quasi-mystical role; and six other stories. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-26. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 176. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 38-40. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, p. 1443. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-33. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01394. Ashley A.2.1. A fine, bright copy. This book is quite uncommon in nice condition. (#149968).

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