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A first edition hardback. This title was produced as a signed and numbered limited edition of 400 copies. HOWEVER, this copy is a PC (publisher’s copy) of that edition which is SIGNED by Reggie Oliver but not numbered. It is identical to the numbered limited edition in all respects other than it does not have a number. Unread. The dust jacket still shows the price. Beautiful boards.
SYNOPSIS: “This is Reggie Oliver’s seventh collection of stories for Tartarus in a series which has won great critical acclaim. The volume contains thirteen stories, and includes some of the finest examples of his work: uncanny, troubling, witty and full of memorably fascinating characters.
The settings are as varied as ever. In the title story a young composer writes a score for an ageing choreographer and becomes unwittingly involved in the older man’s morbid obsession with a catastrophically injured ballerina. Elsewhere Oliver takes us into the worlds of British provincial theatre in the 1850s, London in the 1880s, Rome in the 1960s, Greece in the 1970s, Spain in the 1800s, as well as contemporary Britain in all its diversity. Oliver’s capacity to evoke these different atmospheres both vividly and economically is notable.
The stories are: *A Donkey at the Mysterie *The Head *Tawny *The Devil’s Funeral *Baskerville’s Midgets *The Game of Bear’ (with M.R. James) *The Final Stage *The Endless Corridor *The Vampyre Trap *The Ballet of Dr Caligari *Love and Death *Porson’s Piece *Lady with a Rose *Author Note.”
Packed weight 990gms. IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH