THE APE, THE IDIOT & OTHER PEOPLE. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1897. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7  9-291 [292: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing. A legendary collection of short fiction that preserves the "morbid and peculiar" contributions to the short story genre for which Morrow was famous. It includes "The Monster Maker" and "Over an Absinthe Bottle," his best known tales. Morrow's short fiction influenced the work of his friend and now better-known fellow writer Ambrose Bierce who praised Morrow's "taste for the shadow side of life." Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1200. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1565. Barron (ed). Horror Literature 2-69. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 585. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 161. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 292-93. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-174. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1827. Touch of age-darkening to spine panel, light wear to lower front corner tip, several small damp spots to rear cover, a very good copy. A very nice copy of a handsome book. (#165174).
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