ALRAUNE. DIE GESCHICHTE EINES LEBENDEN WESSENS. München: Georg Müller Verlag, 1918. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-460 [461: printer's imprint] [462-463] [464: ad], original decorated blue gray wrappers printed in yellow green and black, all edges untrimmed. Later printing. The second Frank Braun novel, "... Frank Braun is the spiritus rector in the creation of an artificial being, an alraune of folklore. This creature emerges as a kind of belle dame sans merci who destroys every male she comes in contact with until, at last, Braun puts an end to his 'little sister.' ALRAUNE may not be a psychological masterpiece, but it is certainly an effective piece of writing, perhaps of the same order as Stoker's DRACULA, and it was indeed acclaimed by the early psychoanalysts." - Rottensteiner, The Fantasy Book, p. 141. "... basically a competent retelling of the Frankenstein myth ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-16. "... many highly painted scenes and some excellent degenerate characters. An achievement in a florid, noisy way." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 617. Highly regarded by H. P. Lovecraft (see his Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 47). Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-68. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 288. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 26-8. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-80. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Reginald 04977. Bloch (2002) 917. Light foxing to wrappers, spine tanned, pulpy text paper tanned, a very good copy. (#162913).
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