The Dark Angel: The Complete Tales of Jules De Grandin, Volume Three

By: Quinn, Seabury; Edited by George A. Vanderburgh

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468pp. 8vo. Tan cloth over boards, gilt on spine. Complete number line, book is unread, unclipped, unmarked, tight, bright, and Brodart protected. The Dark Angel is the third of five volumes collecting all of Seabury Quinn's tales featuring occult detective Jules de Grandin. Three stories from 1931, five stories from 1932, and three from 1933 are included in this volume. Introduction by George A. Vanderburgh and Robert E. Weinberg. Darrell Schweitzer has written "Jules de Grandin: The Pillar of Weird Tales." Gift quality.

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The second of five volumes collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin's knack for solving mysteries--and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu )--captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The second volume, The Devil's Rosary, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Black Master" (1929) to "The Wolf of St. Bonnot" (1930), as well as a foreword by Stefan Dziemianowicz.

Title: The Dark Angel: The Complete Tales of Jules De Grandin, Volume Three

Author Name: Quinn, Seabury; Edited by George A. Vanderburgh

Categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Night Shade Books: 2018

ISBN Number: 1597809276

ISBN Number 13: 9781597809276

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Seller ID: 0002495