WHO WALK IN FEAR. London: Alvin Redman Limited, . Octavo, boards. First edition. "Collection of three novellas, with a prefatory essay on horror fiction. In 'Culver Island,' a group of castaways is terrorized by monstrous crabs; in 'Thirty-six Hours,' a young woman is seduced by a modern Jack the Ripper; in 'The Mate of the S. S. Vega,' a castaway forced to eat human meat in order to survive becomes addicted to it. The themes were brutally shocking in their day, but they are addressed in an uneasily clinical manner." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-28. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-25. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 19 (cataloguing a proof copy). Sullivan, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 28. Reginald 01053. Hubin (1994), p. 63. NCBEL IV 523. A fine copy in very good 10/6 dust jacket with 22 mm closed tear with associated wrinkles and internal tape mend at the bottom edge of the rear panel and 30 mm closed tear at upper edge of rear panel with internal tape mend. Scarce. (#170611).
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