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really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The name of Seabury Quinn is inextricably linked with the 'unique magazine', WEIRD TALES, to which he contributed some one hundred and fifty-nine stories, making him that publication's most prolific contributor. His most conspicuous success was the series of tales featuring the occult detective Jules de Grandin, which always left readers clamouring for more. Indeed, de ...more
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Ash-Tree Press (first published September 5th 2003)
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Jim
Jul 25, 2008 Jim rated it really liked it
This is actually a collection of stories by Seabury Quinn published by Ash-Tree Press and edited by Peter Ruber and Joseph Wrzos.

Although I think a stronger De Grandin story could have been chosen (this one is not bad), this is an excellent sampler of Quinn's work, giving the lie to the notion that the man's entire corpus consists of hackwork. It must be remembered that Lovecraft himself expressed the opinon that Quinn was a "brilliant figure" ruined by "the effect of commerce", and among the st
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Riju Ganguly
Jun 23, 2011 Riju Ganguly rated it really liked it
Seabury Quinn is one of those authors whose works, after being lapped up by the readers over decades, suddenly finds himself overshadowed by other contemporaries who are often producing works shoddier than his, and yet are managing to get them sold just because his works are dated. This handsomely produced collection from the Ash Tree Press is a good representative of his works. The stories in this collection are: -

1) The Golden Spider;
2) The Gentle Werewolf;
3) Mortmain;
4) Uncanonized;
5) The Thi
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