Item #21278 THE WHITE ROAD. Ron Weighell.


[London]: Ghost Story Press, [1997]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 400 numbered copies. Signed by Weighell on the title page. The author’s highly regarded first book, The White Road is an omnibus of all Weighell’s previously published fiction at the time. Fourteen stories collected from journals such as Ghosts & Scholars, numerous anthologies, as well as several stories original to this volume. Weighell’s fiction is characterized by his vast knowledge of incunabula, architecture, painting, mysticism, and the occult. Although his work pays direct homage to his two primary influences, M. R. James and Arthur Machen, Weighell’s stories are uniquely his own. While his protagonists are typically scholars, archaeologists, and bibliophiles, his best fiction moves beyond traditional antiquarian ghost stories to explore both wonder and terror in the presence of supernatural forces. Notable stories include “Carven of Onyx,” “The Greater Arcana,” “The Resurrection Brass,” and “The Case of the Fiery Messengers,” a Sherlock Holmes pastiche in which the great detective is consulted by M. R. James. The White Road is a major contribution to 20th-century supernatural fiction. - Boyd White. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (21278). Item #21278

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