Mr. George And Other Odd Persons

By: Grendon, Stephen (Pseudonym Of August Derleth)

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. There is one small semi-closed edge tear to the top front spine joint, some light ground-in dirt to the rear flap joint, and some very beginning toning to the top edges of the dust jacket flaps. "Such debates aside, Derleth's founding of Arkham House and his successful effort to rescue Lovecraft from literary obscurity are widely acknowledged by practitioners in the horror field as seminal events in the field. For instance, Ramsey Campbell has acknowledged Derleth's encouragement and guidance during the early part of his own writing career, [18] and Kirby McCauley has cited Derleth and Arkham House as an inspiration for his own anthology, Dark Forces. Arkham House and Derleth published Dark Carnival, the first book by Ray Bradbury, as well. Brian Lumley cites the importance of Derleth to his own Lovecraftian work, and contends in a 2009 introduction to Derleth's work that he was "...one of the first, finest, and most discerning editors and publishers of macabre fiction." Important as was Derleth's work to rescue H. P. Lovecraft from literary obscurity at the time of Lovecraft's death, Derleth also built a body of horror and spectral fiction of his own; still frequently anthologized. The best of this work, recently reprinted in four volumes of short stories–most of which were originally published in Weird Tales, illustrates Derleth's original abilities in the genre." (from Wikipedia)

Title: Mr. George And Other Odd Persons

Author Name: Grendon, Stephen (Pseudonym Of August Derleth)

Categories: Horror,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Sauk City, WI, Arkham House Publishers: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A38655

Keywords: Horror Stephen Grendon August Derleth Arkham House Small Press Macabre Fiction Horror,