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Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons [1977]., New York - Octavo, cloth. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Leiber dated 25 October 1977 to the book's editor "whose suggestions / helped stimulate / and shape its final form ." ". one of the very best of the novel-length Jamesian stories. Leiber is rare in being an American writer who uses America settings [San Francisco in this case] but can still be very Jamesian." - Pardoe, The James Gang, p. 11. "Expanded from the the short novel 'Pale Brown Thing' this work represents the culmination of Leiber's lifelong effort to find corollaries for Gothic horrors in the modern world." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-235. Winner of the 1978 World Fantasy Award for best novel. Joint winner of the 1977 British Fantasy Award. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-203. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-147. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 117-18. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 94. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 66. King list, p. 390. Winter list, p. 270. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at spine ends. A nice association copy. (#106939) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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