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LocationClark County
Call NoFantastic F Bowe
TitleThe bishop of hell and other stories / by Marjorie Bowen ; introduction by Melanie R. Anderson.
AuthorBowen, Marjorie, 1885-1952. author.
CollectionF Fantastic
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101925886Fantastic F Bowe10/12/2021 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781948405843
International Standard Book Number 1948405849
Personal Name Bowen, Marjorie, 1885-1952. author.
Title Statement The bishop of hell and other stories / by Marjorie Bowen ; introduction by Melanie R. Anderson.
Edition Statement First Valancourt Books edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Richmond, Virginia : Valancourt Books, 2021.
Physical Description 225 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Statement Monster, she wrote
General Note Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 1949.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction by Melanie R. Anderson -- The fair hair of Ambrosine -- The Crown Derby plate -- The housekeeper -- Florence Flannery -- Elsie's lonely afternoon -- The Bishop of Hell -- The grey chamber -- The extraordinary adventure of Mr John Proudie -- The scoured silk -- The avenging of Ann Leete -- Kecksies -- Ann Mellor's lover.
Summary, Etc. :Marjorie Bowen (1885-1952) was a prolific author of some 150 books and counted Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, and Graham Greene among her many admirers. Her most enduring work is her tales of the ghostly and supernatural, her favorites of which she collected in 1949 under the title The Bishop of Hell and Other Stories. Included in this volume are some of her most famous stories, including 'The Crown Derby Plate', a classic in which a woman gets more than she bargained for when she purchases a set of old plates at an estate sale, 'Kecksies', an unsettling tale in which it is unclear exactly who is dead and who is not, and the title story, 'The Bishop of Hell', which tells of a defrocked clergyman who promises to reveal the secrets of the afterlife from beyond the dead. This collection of twelve stories ranks among the finest volumes of British ghost stories of all time and is presented here with a new introduction by Melanie R. Anderson."-- Publisher marketing.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Satanism Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cult members Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ghost stories, English.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Horror tales, English.
Index Term-Genre/Form Horror fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Short stories.
Index Term-Genre/Form Paranormal fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Ghost stories.
Added Entry, Personal Name Anderson, Melanie. writer of introduction.

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