The Ship Of Ishtar.

By: Merritt, A.

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Classic fantasy novel, first published in 1924.

'' (1884-1943) US journalist - latterly editor of William Randolph Hearst's American Weekly - and writer of lush fantasies which took exotic escapism to extremes unexplored even by Edgar Rice Burroughs. His fiction was among the most popular ever published in the pulp magazines, and occupied such a significant place in the reprint magazines Famous Fantastic Mysteries and Fantastic Novels as to cause the founding of a companion, A. Merritt's Fantasy Magazine (1949-1950). . THE SHIP OF ISHTAR (1924; 1926) foreshadows modern Heroic Fantasy in its use of a Secondary World and an ongoing struggle between Good and Evil, here personified as Ishtar and Nergal. The victory ultimately won by Good is pyrrhic, and the happy ending seems contrived for propriety's sake. This downbeat tendency in Merritt's work became increasingly evident, although his editors did their utmost to thwart it'' (Brian Stableford/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).

Title: The Ship Of Ishtar.

Author Name: Merritt, A.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Tom Stacey Reprints: London.: 1973.

ISBN Number: 0854684611

ISBN Number 13: 9780854684618

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Top corners bruised, an almost fine copy in an almost fine price-clipped (Virgil Finlay) dustjacket.

Seller ID: 07975