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Chapters Five and Six of The Secret Glory is no longer in print.

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Bibliography item 4


Chapters Five & Six of The Secret Glory

by Arthur Machen



item 4a: first edition

Description: Hardback, clothbound, with jacket. Hand-sewn and bound by Waite's Bindery, Tunbridge Wells.

Pages: 92

Dustwrapper: Plain text drawn by hand, printed dark blue on light blue uncoated stock.

Limitation: 250 numbered copies

ISBN: 1872621058

Publication: 1991

Price: £21.50

Notes: Unpublished chapters of Machen's novel. The complete edition was published by Tartarus Press in 1999.



On the 16th March 2003 Stewart Lee in The Observer described The Secret Glory as the most underrated book ever written (the Bible was the most overrated) and described how in 1991 he '...found that a 1991 run of 250 copies of the lost final chapters ... sees him find the holy Grail only to be crucified by Kurds. Admit it. You're curious.'

'Worth reding for its exquisite prose and for what it tells us about the life and mind of Arthur Machen' Studies in Weird Fiction

'I have re-read the first four chapters and the final two and loved it.' It Goes on the Shelf

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