The Guide to Supernatural Fiction. Everett F. Bleiler.
The Guide to Supernatural Fiction

The Guide to Supernatural Fiction

Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press 1983. First Edition. ix, [3], [2]-720, [1] pages. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Publisher's tan cloth with black titles. Corners bumped. This copy with spotting to page edges, and soiling/foxing to the binding. Clearly a used copy, with occasional check marks, inside. A solid working copy. Good. Cloth. [27216]

Subtitled: "A full description of 1775 books from 1750 to 1960, including ghost stories, weird fiction, stories of supernatural horror, fantasy, Gothic novels, occult fiction, and similar literature. With author, title, and motif indexes".

"As authoritative as Bleiler's later guide to early SF [Science Fiction the Early Years, 1990], the subtitle indicates its wide scope. About 7,000 stories are individually described, several thousand from collections and anthologies. The motif index alone has more than 40,000 entries. A remarkable feat of scholarship. Burgess 57." (Anatomy of Wonder 4, 7-34)

A standard reference of dealers and collectors for many years.


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