(#172369) THE CONFLICT. Braddon.

THE CONFLICT. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-398 [399] [400: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank save for tiny signature mark "a" on recto], original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. A novel of possession. "In two late novels Braddon extended her supernaturalism to the psychology of ruthlessness ... THE CONFLICT (1903) is concerned with a rather ambitious revenge. A man of great vitality, killed in a duel, swears to have revenge as he lies dying. His spirit possesses the bodies of the other duelist's friends and causes much mischief." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 51-2. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 268. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 134. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 102. Bleiler (1978), p. 29. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1979), p. 44. Sadleir 276. Wolff 634. Spine panel a bit faded, two tiny nicks to cloth along outer front joint, a clean, tight, very good copy. Overall a quite attractive copy of a very scarce book. (#172369).

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