THE TOMB OF SARAH [in] THE PALL MALL MAGAZINE, December, 1900 Issue.
Price: $125.00 USD
Place Published: London
Publisher: The Pall Mall Magazine
Date Published: 1900
Edition: First Printing
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 310907
First Appearance in print of this important Vampire story. In a bound volume of THE PALL MALL MAGAZINE, Vol XXII, September to December, 1900. Large crown octavo, original publisher's blue cloth decorated in black and titled in gilt. 592 pp. The story appears on pp 478 - 487. The volume contains many stories of interest, including PHAROAH'S DAUGHTER by William Waldorph Astor [Historical Fantasy]; A CASE OF EAVES-DROPPING by Algernon Blackwood [Supernatural / Ghost Story, one of Blackwood's earliest tales, later collected in THE EMPTY HOUSE in 1906]; A NIGHT ON THE MOOR by R. Murray Gilchrist [Supernatural / Horror]; THE WATERWORKS and THE CIRCUS by E. Nesbit [Children's Adventure, later collected in THE WOULDBEGOODS in 1901]; SLUMBER-SONG by "Walter Ramal" [Children's poetry by Walter de la Mare using his short-lived pseudonym]; NATHAN BONE'S SKELTONS [Fantasy]; THE GARDEN OF SEVEN FRUITS by Herbert Compton [British Raj, Book Collecting and Treasure-Seeking]; plus THE VALE PRESS AND THE MODERN REVIVAL OF PRINTING (with Specimen Reproductions) by H.C. Marillier; etc. etc. Profusely illustrated with gorgeous period illustrations throughout. Slight corner bumps and light rubbing to cloth; a very good, bright copy with tight hinges.
¶ "The Tomb of Sarah" gained acclaim as a classic vampire story after it appeared in the Pall Mall magazine in December 1910. It tells what happens when the tomb of the evil Countess Sarah, murdered in 1630, is disturbed during the restoration of a church. Along with Hume Nisbet's "The Vampire Maid" and E. F. Benson's "Mrs. Amworth," it is among the foremost early 20th-century stories to feature a female vampire. Frederick George Loring (1869-1951) was an English naval officer, wireless expert, and writer.