Seattle, WA; Midnight House, 2002. Fine in fine dj. 1st hardcover. Robert Hichens is best known today as the author of the classic supernatural tale "How Love Came to Professor Guildea" first reprinted in the landmark Omnibus of Crime edited by Dorothy Sayers. Hichens was a prolific author, producing volumes of fiction and non-fiction that frequently achieved huge commercial success, such as The Garden of Allah and The Paradine Case. Comparatively speaking, his output of supernatural tales was rather small and, to the frustration of the modern reader, these stories are scattered throughout several hard-to-find and expensive volumes. The supernatural tales of Robert Hichens are exceptional in quality and merit consideration with the tales of Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen as being among the finest of their time. Noted editor and scholar S.T. Joshi has prepared this, the first of a two-book set that will at long last present the definitive collection of his supernatural tales. Limited to 450 numbered copies. Cover art is by Allen Koszowski.
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