(#172412) IN THE WRONG PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES ... New Edition. Andrew Lang.

IN THE WRONG PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES ... New Edition. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1 Paternoster Square, n.d. [1887]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi [vii] viii [ix-x] [1-3] 4-316 [note: first leaf is blank save for tiny signature mark "a" on recto], publisher's pictorial yellow paper covered boards (signed binding design dated 1887), all edges trimmed, publisher's ads printed on the endpapers. First edition, later printing (?), Colonial issue. A yellowback issued as part of Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.'s "Indian and Colonial Series." 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. The major collection of Lang's adult fantasy stories. 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. Some loss of paper along outer joints, a very good copy. (#172412).

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