MIDNIGHT TALES. Edited, and with an Introduction by Peter Haining. Bram STOKER, Peter Haining.
MIDNIGHT TALES. Edited, and with an Introduction by Peter Haining.

MIDNIGHT TALES. Edited, and with an Introduction by Peter Haining.

London: Peter Owen, [1990]. First Edition, First Impression. Octavo, original black boards lettered in gilt on spine, pictorial endpapers. 182 pp, frontispiece plus nine additional illustrations within the text, five of which are full-page. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND DATED BY HAINING TO FELLOW UK HORROR EDITOR HUGH LAMB: ''for Hugh, another digger in forgotten tombs! Best wishes Peter Haining March 1993''. Laid in is a Christmas card inscribed from Peter Haining "A suitably haunted Xmas to you!", the front panel of the card depicting a nightime scene at infamously haunted Glamis Castle. Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket. The hardcover issue of this book is extremely scarce. Item #311945

¶ Edited and with a seven page Introduction by Peter Haining and a short Foreword by Christopher Lee. Collects 11 stories along with the "Midnight Tales", three very short stories from Stoker's nonfiction book ‘Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving’ (1906). These stories were embellished upon & given new titles by Haining. Also included is 'The Dream In The Dead House' (retitled by Haining, also known as ‘Dracula’s Guest’), a terrifying encounter with a werewolf which was originally part of the first chapter of DRACULA , along with 'The Bridal Of Death', the dramatic finale from ‘The Jewel of the Seven Stars’ (1903), which so shocked Edwardian readers that it was later expurgated. A word should be put in for the scholarship of the late Peter Haining who was a one person literary industry, producing popular and cheap anthologies about the highways and byways of English horror and fantasy for many years that probably did more to keep these literary traditions alive for later generations than any number of tenured academics.

Price: $250.00

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