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THE LIBRARY OF THE LOST (In Search of Forgotten Authors)

Book cover ofThe Library of the Lost
  • Author: Roger DOBSON
  • Publisher: Tartarus Press
  • Published: 2018
  • Description: Softback, New
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: Re-issue
  • ISBN-13: 9781723710872
  • Ref: 12770
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This is a trade paperback edition.  Unread.  The title was originally published as a limited edition in hardback in 2015 by Caermaen Books and Tartarus Press.

SYNOPSIS:  “This volume is a tribute to Roger Dobson (1954-2013), who had a keen eye for the strangest outposts of literature. The twenty essays offered here demonstrate why the eminent Spanish novelist Javier Marias described Dobson as ‘a remarkable man’, recondite and bookish.

Readers will encounter kings, priests, tragic poets, dandies, and forgotten authors whose rare works should be better known. Several pieces track Arthur Machen’s characters through the great mystery of London, rediscovering their lairs and lost haunts, and there are vivid studies of M.P. Shiel, Bulwer Lytton, George Gissing, Jocelyn Brooke and others. The collection will delight all connoisseurs of fantastic, supernatural and outré literature.”