HORROR AT FONTENAY... Translated and Adapted by Alan Hull Walton. With a Foreword by Dennis Wheatley. New York: St. Martin's Press, [1976]. Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition of this version. "A linked series of supernatural episodes, including 'The Carpathian Vampire.' The introduction and preface are largely erroneous in their assumptions regarding the book's origin. It is not a hitherto untranslated novel, nor is it the abandoned beginning of a larger series. It is a self-contained sequence compacted within the overall framework of Dumas's massive supernatural omnibus, LES MILLE ET UN FANTOMES (1849), the entirety of which has been twice translated, in 1850 and again in 1904. Having said that, the Walton translation is actually quite good." - Robert Knowlton. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-22. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 138. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some rubbing to black background ink at extremities. (#65998).

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