THE LEOPARD WOMAN

White, Edward Stewart

Verlag: Doubleday Page, New York, 1916
Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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White, Edward Stewart (1873-1946): THE LEOPARD WOMAN. New York: Doubleday Page, 1916. First Edition. Lightly worn pictorial binding depicting leopard woman with arms raised against circle of moonlight. The white ink has flecked out of much of the embossed illustration Eight excellent illustration plates within, by W. H. D. Koerner. African Lost Race fantasy adventure in imitation of Haggard, with the titular character of The Leopard Woman something of a poor man's Ayesha from Haggard's classic She. White was far better known for his westerns (many of which became movies) which are riddled with fascinating lore and details of wilderness life and camping, as he was an inveterate camper throughout the United States, and a lumberjack in his youth. He was thought of as the equal of Jack London (though few would say so today), and his friend, fellow wilderness buff Teddy Roosevelt, said of him, "He is the kind of young American who is making our new literature.The Leopard Woman was adapted to the silent cinema in 1920 with Louise Glaum playing the Leopard Woman, and Noble Johnson as Chake the devoted servant of the Leopard Woman. White's interest and knowledge of Africa began in 1913 when he enlisted in World War I and became one of the first white men in what is today Tanzania, where he had gone to make maps for the military. For this work he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. That The Leopard Woman verged on fantasy rather than the sort of realism his westerns embodied was due to his love of H. Rider Haggard, but his interest in the supernatural grew deeper in 1918 when an experience with an ouija board turned him into something of a believer, leading him to write occult novels The Betty Book (1937), Across the Unknown (1939), The Unobstructed Universe (1940), The Stars Are Still There (1946) and posthumous With Folded Wings (1947). Though nowhere near as famous as his westerns, the occult novels are nevertheless considered classics of their genre. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1578

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Titel: THE LEOPARD WOMAN

Verlag: Doubleday Page, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1916

Einband: Hardcover

Illustrator: W. H. D. Koerner

Zustand:Very Good

Auflage: First edition.

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