ARCHIBALD MALMAISON. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1879. Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-176,, rebound in private library binding of three-quarter olive green cloth and marbled boards tooled in gold and blind. 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. Armorial bookplate of Margot Tennant affixed to the front paste-down. Leather worn at spine ends, corners and along outer joints, boards rubbed at edges and scuffed, a sound, good copy. (#167325).
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