ARCHIBALD MALMAISON. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1879. Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-176,, rebound in blue cloth and three-quarter Japanese vellum by Edmond & Spark, Booksellers of Aberdeen. First edition. Precedes U.S. edition by five years. This neo-Gothic horror novel is Hawthorne's most melodramatically effective work of fiction. "Hawthorne's most powerful horror story ..." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 196. "Crowded with many Gothic manifestations, it arouses still the horror intended ... The story proved to be one of Hawthorne's most popular, both in England and America ..." - Bassan, Hawthorne's Son: The Life and Literary Career of Julian Hawthorne (1970), pp. 126-27. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-77. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 107. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). See Topp VIII, p. 292. A rebind of one of copies issued by Bentley in gray paper wrappers. Faint owner's signature at top edge of front cover, owner's signature on half title page, initials at upper edge of title page, a very good copy. (#150876).
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