THE LISTENER: AND OTHER STORIES. Algernon Blackwood.

THE LISTENER: AND OTHER STORIES.

London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-350 [351-352: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front stamped in blind and red, spine stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear cover. First edition. This book is found with and without publisher's catalogues inserted at rear, this copy bound without a catalogue. Blackwood's second book and his second collection of short fiction, containing "The Willows," one of the most powerful of all supernatural tales; "The Woman's Ghost Story," an early instance of pity replacing fear in a ghostly encounter; "Max Hensig...", about a confrontation with a diabolical murderer in which alcohol plays a quasi-mystical role; and six other stories. See Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-26. Bleiler: The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #176. Top page edges dusty, some foxing to paste downs, first few and last few leaves, a bright fine copy. (20062). Item #20062

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