Grey Maiden: The Story Of A Sword Through The Ages.

By: Smith, Arthur D. Howden

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Collection of historical/fantasy linked stories first published in the pulp magazines. David Ireland cover art.

''US writer (1887-1945) of adventure stories for the pulp magazines. His fantastic series, beginning with (''The Forging'' 1926 Adventure), involved the Gray Maiden, a blood-loving sword forged during the reign of the Pharaoh Thutmose III and quenched in the blood of one he loves and one he hates. The stories have weak characterizations but are thoroughly researched and conclude with copious bloodshed; six were collected in Grey Maiden: The Story of a Sword through the Ages (coll 1929); additional stories remain uncollected. Gray Maiden stands as a direct ancestor to such works as Jaan Kangilaski's Seeking Sword sequence and as a relative of other stories featuring uncanny weapons - like Stormbringer in Michael Moorcock's Elric series'' (Michael Ashley/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).

Title: Grey Maiden: The Story Of A Sword Through The Ages.

Author Name: Smith, Arthur D. Howden


Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Centaur Press: NY.: 1974.

ISBN Number: 0878180117

ISBN Number 13: 9780878180110

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Fine (unread) copy.

Seller ID: 29681