Valentine, Mark (ed.)
Title The Scarlet Soul: Stories For Dorian Gray.
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with publisher's postcard laid in.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher The Swan River Press: Dublin, Ireland. 2017.
1783800194 / 9781783800193
Seller ID 43220
Original anthology of stories inspired by Oscar Wilde's THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Author's include Reggie Oliver, John Howard, Lynda E. Rucker, D. P. Watt and Avalon Brantley: introduction by Mark Valentine. Limited to 300 (unnumbered) copies.
''art, obsession, love, lust, sorcery - ten contemporary writers respond to the imperishable themes of Oscar Wilde’s great Decadent romance, The Picture of Dorian Gray. What happens when a face, a form, an uncanny force changes everything we thought we knew? What survives of us when we stray into a borderland of the mind, where our deepest urges seem to call up remorseless powers? Whether in fantastic imaginary realms or in the gritty noir of today, these new stories, all especially written for this anthology, take us into some of the strangest and darkest places of the psyche. These ten boldly original portraits in the attic take many disturbing forms, revealing strong truths about the secrets of our selves, our society, and our very souls''.