Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tons of exciting new titles

We can't force you to follow us on Twitter.  But it is probably the best way to keep up on exciting announcements and news, so you might give it a shot.  If you haven't been following us, you've missed all these exciting new titles we've recently announced....

Our 1200-page penny dreadful The Mysteries of London has met with a huge response, so we're going to tackle another infamous penny dreadful, The Wild Boys of London, or, The Children of Night (1866).  This serial ran in 1866, and only one complete copy survives, in the British Library.  In the 1870s, publication of a reprint was attempted, but it was deemed obscene and seized by the police before the book could be finished.  It's never been reprinted since.

Thomas Ruys Smith will edit William Harrison Ainsworth's Gothic triple decker Rookwood (1834), now quite scarce in its original edition.  Andrew Maunder, who previously did a great job with our edition of The Fate of Fenella in 2008, will prepare a scholarly edition of Florence Marryat's classic of Spiritualism, There Is No Death (1891).  If you liked Marryat's The Blood of the Vampire, or if you have even a passing interest in spiritualism, the occult, and the mysteries of death and the afterlife, you'll want to check this out.  It's a fascinating read, and was hugely popular in the 1890s and beyond.

A couple others -- Melissa Purdue, who edited Fugitive Anne for us is back to edit Arthur Machen's The Great God Pan and The Inmost Light (1894), which will include those two works and other stories, and will feature a critical introduction and notes.  Laurence Talairach-Vielmas, editor of Braddon's Thou Art the Man in 2008 will edit Braddon's late novel Dead Love has Chains (1907).

Check out our Forthcoming page for an ever growing list of new titles, and don't forget to check us out on Twitter (@Valancourt_B) and Facebook.

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