THE UNDYING MONSTER: A TALE OF THE FIFTH DIMENSION. London: Heath Cranton Limited, n.d. [1922]. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-280, one illustration, publisher's terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition, first printing. Weird novel of an ancient family's curse of lycanthropy, featuring Miss Luna Bartendale, a female occult detective. Kerruish's "werewolf novel THE UNDYING MONSTER (1922) is one of the best in the genre." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 241-42. A "marginally Jamesian werewolf novel." - Pardoe, The James Gang, p. 10. The book "takes a creditable place by the side of DRACULA," not more than half a head shorter. Miss Kerruish has made a most exciting pattern out of Teutonic mythology, medieval necromancy, the Wars of the Roses, and the modern world. The horrors really horrify, and one is really concerned for the persons involved in them." - Edward Shanks. Basis for a 1942 film. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-114. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 945. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 128. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 113. Reginald 08209. Spine panel a bit sunned, tiny chip from lower fore-edge corner of the front free endpaper, another tiny chip from the lower fore-edge margin of of [A]5 (pages 11/12), text paper a bit tanned, occasional foxing, still a very good copy. unlike its American counterpart, a very scarce book. (#171650).

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