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. Mild tanning along gutter margin of front free endpaper, else a fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with vertical crease in spine panel, short closed tears, wear and shallow chipping along top and bottom edges, mostly spine and corner tips. A nice example of a jacket that is scarce in any condition. (#162455).
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