The Horrifying Presence And Other Tales.

By: Ray, Jean

Price: £195.00

Quantity: 3 available

Grading: Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new).


Collection of 27 weird stories, translated (and with a 14-page introduction) by Antonio Monteiro.

''Jean Ray (Jean-Raymond-Marie De Kremer, 1887-1964 ; aka John Flanders, etc.) was a prolific Belgian author whose pen left us a varied oeuvre, ranging from journalism to adventure stories for youngsters and including a large number of gems of the fantastic, not least the well-known novel Malpertuis, which was adapted to the cinema in 1971 by Harry Kmel. Despite De Kremer's well deserved prestige among French and Belgian audiences, the work of Jean Ray is still far from well known by Anglo-Saxon audiences. A couple of published anthologies rapidly went out of stock, preventing new generations of readers from getting acquainted with it. That is a great pity indeed, since few writers have succeeded in creating the same ambiance of suffocating anguish, often with more than a touch of the surrealistic, than the old master from Ghent. His stories range from the straight, classic supernatural tale (Le Guardien du Cimetire) to the macabre (Dents d'or), the bizarre (La Scolopendre) and even science-fiction (Le Formidable Secret du Ple). Whether or not already familiar with the writings of Jean Ray, this new collection of short stories will not fail to impress, enchant and excite readers interested in weird fiction''.

Title: The Horrifying Presence And Other Tales.

Author Name: Ray, Jean

Categories: Ex Occidente/Passport Levant: Romania.,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Ex Occidente Press: Romania.: 2009.

ISBN Number: 9789737764188

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 24924