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Inhaltsangabe: The Stratagem and Other Stories, a small book of short stories written by Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), occult magician, poet and self-proclaimed prophet of a new AEON., Including "The Strategem", "The Testament of Magdalen Blair", "His Secret Sin". The Testament of Magdalen Blair paints a particularly gruesome picture of what happens to human beings after they die. Indeed it is so nasty that it has been described in the Penguin Encyclopaedia of Horror & Supernatural as "one of the most horrible stories ever written."
The book was originally published in 1929 and one of a series of Crowley's works to be published on the new Mandrake Press label after a difficult period in which Crowley found it difficult to publish due both to financing and notoriety. The works published by Mandrake Press in 1929 were The Confessions of Aleister Crowley volumes I and II, and Moonchild.
Crowley hardly ever published collections of short stories, but the title story received such a good review from British novelist Joseph Conrad when he published it in The English Review that he thought it was a possible calling to conventional fame. "The Testament to Magdalen Blair" is the longer of the three and was originally published in "The Equinox" volume I, no.9 in 1913. It tells the haunting story of a psychic woman who delves into the dying, subconscious psyche of her husband and bears resemblance to Edgar Allan Poe's "Mesmeric Revelation" and "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar". The third short story, "His Secret Sin", was first published in "The Equinox" volume I, no.8 in 1912 and has a pervert absconding a photograph of the Venus de Milo.
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR004548525
Buchbeschreibung A K Pr Distribution. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1871744105 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS SHIPPING VIA AIRMAIL *PLEASE NOTE THE COVER MAY VARY TO ONE SHOWN* WITH DJ. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S0041296
Buchbeschreibung A K Pr Distribution. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 1871744105 Ships promptly from Texas. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GHP1292.1USGG031617H0030A
Buchbeschreibung A K Pr Distribution, 1990. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1871744105 1871744105 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good) Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good Jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1083031
Buchbeschreibung Temple Press Limited, London, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Very minor scratch on front panel of DJ. Slight bumping to to corners of binding and DJ. Book remains tightly bound with unmarked contents. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 132430
Buchbeschreibung Temple Press Limited, Brighton, England, 1990. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Noticeable bump at the top fore-edge corners of cover and text block. Sewn-in-signatures. Interior clean and binding tight. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001212
Buchbeschreibung Temple Press Limited, Brighton, 1990. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Ed. 1st ed. Fine in Fine dj. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 110773
Buchbeschreibung Temple Press Limited, Brighton, England, 1990. Octavo, boards. Second edition, enlarged. Crowley's only collection of short fiction, first published in London by The Mandrake Press in 1929. The 1929 edition collected three stories, including "The Testament of Magdalen Blair," "a description of after death experiences as the brain decays . one of the most horrible stories ever written." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 106-07. ". a remarkable achievement, as one of the most unpleasant stories in the genre." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 457. ". spectacularly nasty-minded ." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-56. This 1990 Temple Press edition adds "Which Things Are An Allegory?, probably the earliest extant Crowley short story. See Bleiler (1978), p. 53. See Reginald 03666. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#156979). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 156979
Buchbeschreibung Temple Press Limited, Brighton, England, 1990. Cloth. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Jacket has wrinkling on bottom of right front cover.Short forward by Keith Rhys. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000044
Buchbeschreibung Temple Press Limited, Brighton, England, 1990. First edition thus. Hardcover. Octavo. xiv + 110pp. Grey cloth, gilt title, etc. to spine. Includes the text of the three novellas by Crowley published in the 1929 First Edition: The Stratagem, His Secret Sin, and the Testament of Magdalen Blair, as well as a previously unpublished short story by Crowley, 'Which Things are an Allegory,' and a new introduction by Keith Rhys. Published under the imprint of "Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth." Lightly bumped at head and tail of spine, otherwise Fine condition in lightly rubbed Near fine dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 46027