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The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel - 1st Thus Edition - 1963 - from Hyraxia and Biblio.co.uk

The Purple Cloud

by M.P. Shiel

Condition: Very Good /Very Good


London: Gollancz. London, Gollancz, 1963. First Thus. Hardback. A very good copy. The first in Gollancz's Imaginative Fiction reissue series. There were nine volumes in total. Some pushing the top of the spine, a little toning and some handling wear. A couple of indentations to the rear. Some leaves indented to lower edge with short tears, top edge with light foxing. A decent copy. [7380, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Thus Edition. 1963.
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The Purple Cloud is a "last man" novel by the British writer M. P. Shiel. It was published in 1901. H. P. Lovecraft later praised the novel as exemplary weird fiction, "delivered with a skill and artistry falling little short of actual majesty. " Frank Belknap Long deemed it "the most unutterably terrible book ever written".


  • Bookseller: Hyraxia GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 7380
  • Title: The Purple Cloud
  • Author: M.P. Shiel
  • Format/binding: Hardback
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Thus Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1963
  • Keywords: HORROR,,


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