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John Fowles – The Magus

Posted by demonik on July 5, 2011

John Fowles – The Magus  (Dell, 1979: originally 1963)

John Fowles The Magus

Back cover endorsements:

“Shocking … A work of genius” – St. Louis Despatch

“Fascinating. From the black of death and dark arts to the warm, clear tones of flesh and love and a sunny Greek island … a beautiful, broadloom magic carpet.” – Detroit News

“Colossal. All the inventiveness and brilliance that characterized THE COLLECTOR .. magnificently written … hard to stop reading.” – New York Review of Books

“Always — and frighteningly — believable. Wit and, wisdom interwoven in a complex drama which climaxes with a Sade-like sexual fantasy that outdoes the master.” – Playboy

“A sumptuous firework exhibition  … brilliant.” – The New York Times Book Review

John Fowles, Magus, Dell, paperback, novel, Vault Of Evil, de Sade, black sorcery, Black Death,

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Gregory Pendennis – Piranhas in Petticoats

Posted by demonik on April 22, 2009

Gregory Pendennis – Piranhas in Petticoats (Elmslie & Co., 1913, 1934: Spear, 1975, 1980) )

THE MENACE WITHIN

“I mean, confound it all, you insolent baggage! Your country’s about to wage war on the Hun!”

On the surface, Rosie Prenderghast-Smythe seemed no different to any other correct young English debutante. Beautiful. Wealthy. Devoted to Daddy and ‘Mumsy’. Fiercely proud of the Great British way of life.

Why then, had top brass been seen fit to haul in the Duke de Risqué to explain his dearest grand-daughter’s recent muddle-headed outbursts at perceived “injustices”. Outbursts which may yet see her gaoled as a threat to national security?

The answer was more terrible than de Risqué dared fear. His dearest grand-daughter had fallen prey to an even deadlier enemy than Kaiser Bill, Satan and all their hordes combined. The young fool had been duped into joining the Suffragette movement.

Heavily disguised, securing employment far below his station, de Risqué learns from his ‘fellow’ gossiping pantry maids that, brainwashed by her Soviet pay-mistresses, Rosie is recruiting an all-women’s football team to challenge his Majesty’s first XI for the Football Association Challenge Cup at the Crystal Palace!

Can the Duke knock some sense into Miss Prenderghast-Smythe’s dizzy little head before she can bring the Empire to its knees?

Spear 1980 edition

Spear 1980 edition

*covers shown are the ’34 Elmslie and the 2nd Spear edition. If anyone has the originals, please scan ’em up!*

With apologies to Franklin Marsh (and the entire human race)

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Robert McCammon – Baal

Posted by glampunk on November 20, 2007

Robert McCammon – Baal (Chivers Press, 1985)

baal

A rare British hardcover of McCammon’s early classic. Scan kindly provided by Hunter Goatley of Robert McCammon.com

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