IN THE WRONG PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] 1-255 [256: blank] [257-258: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original three quarter red cloth and marbled boards, spine panel stamped in black, salmon endpapers. First U.S. edition. Collects nine stories, six of which are fantasies. Includes "The End of Phaeacia," a lost race novella of the discovery of a people of ancient Greek descent in the Pacific, an afterlife fantasy, a prehistoric tale, two ghost stories, a satire of the future, and three non-fantasy stories. Includes Lang's "The Romance of the First Radical" which is "possibly the first short story of prehistoric men and one of the most forceful, openly displaying the analogy to the present ... Bittersweet satire." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 29-30. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 44. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-103. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 983. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1269. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 559. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 133. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 28. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 600. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 310. Bleiler (1978), p. 118. Reginald 08589. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, ex-lending library copy with labels on spine panel and front and rear paste-downs, a sound, good, internally clean copy. (#167778).
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