The End of the Story : The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith
Overview - Published in chronological order, with extensive story and bibliographic notes, this series not only provides access to stories that have been out of print for years, but gives them a historical and social context. Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Read more...
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Published in chronological order, with extensive story and bibliographic notes, this series not only provides access to stories that have been out of print for years, but gives them a historical and social context. Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive "preferred text" for Smith's entire body of work. This first volume of the series, brings together 25 of his fantasy stories, written between 1925 and 1930, including such classics as "The Abominations of Yondo," "The Monster of the Prophecy," "The Last Incantation" and the title story.
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- ISBN-13: 9781597800280
- ISBN-10: 1597800287
- Publisher: Nightshade Book
- Publish Date: January 2007
- Page Count: 272
- Dimensions: 1 x 6.25 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
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One of the most popular writers to publish in Weird Tales, Smith wrote unique tales of fantasy, horror and science fiction that call to mind the Symbolist and Decadent movements more than the pulp era. This volume, the first of five scheduled to bring all his short fiction back into print, captures Smith at the point where he back-burnered his career as a poet to concentrate on crafting stories in which the erotic mingles with death and decay and the physically grotesque is rendered in sensually lush imagery. Most of the 25 works collected have been unavailable for decades, and editors Connors and Hilger have done yeoman service restoring them for readers who may find their bold expressiveness and occasionally taboo themes surprisingly modern. (Apr.)