The Listener and Other Stories.London : Eveleigh Nash. 1907 Stock Code: 137183
Presentation copyFirst edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "S.E.P. from A.B. Nov. 1907". The Listener is Blackwood's second collection of supernatural fiction and focuses on stories of haunted houses. The collection includes the classic story "The Willows", considered "one of the classics of supernatural fiction and the finest single short story" (Bleiler). Blackwood was "the leading British writer of supernatural fiction during the Edwardian and Georgian periods", Bleiler stating that "no one else has come closer to expressing the ineffable".
Octavo. Original black cloth, front blocked in blind and red, spine lettered in gilt.
32 pp. of publisher's advertisements at end.
A little cocked, a couple of small edge-splits to spine ends, corners gently bumped, lightly rubbed, rear hinge starting but firm, a very good copy.
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