Octavo, boards. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Yarbro to a New York editor on the title page. Second novel in the Saint-Germain series. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-340. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1343-46. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#111035). N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Since 1978, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has produced about two dozen novels and numerous short stories detailing the life of a character first introduced to the reading world as Le Comte de Saint-Germain. We first meet him in Paris during the reign of Louis XV when he is, apparently, a wealthy, worldly, charismatic aristocrat, envied and desired by many but fully known to none. In fact, he is a vampire, born in the Carpathian Mountains in 2119 BCE, turned in his late thirties in 2080 BCE and destined to roam the world forever, watching and participating in history and, through the author, giving us an amazing perspective on the time tapestry of human civilization.
In The Palace, Renaissance Florence provides the background for this story of the collapse of the artistic and literary life of the city after the death of San Germano’s friend, Lorenzo the Magnificent, followed by the rise of the fanatical Savonarola.
About the Author: Chelsea Q. Yarbro is the first woman to be named a Living Legend by the International Horror Guild and is one of only two women ever to be named as Grand Master of the World Horror Convention (2003). In 1995, Yarbro was the only novelist guest of the Romanian government for the First World Dracula Congress, sponsored by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula, the Romanian Bureau of Tourism, and the Romanian Ministry of Culture. Yarbro is best known as the creator of the heroic vampire the Count Saint-Germain. With her creation of Saint-Germain, she delved into history and vampiric literature and subverted the standard myth to invent the first vampire who was more honorable, humane, and heroic than most of the humans around him. She fully meshed the vampire with romance and accurately detailed historical fiction, and filtered it through a feminist perspective that made both the giving of sustenance and its taking of equal erotic potency. A professional writer since 1968, Yarbro has worked in a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to Westerns, from young adult adventure to historical horror. A skeptical occultist for forty years, Yarbro has studied everything from alchemy to zoomancy, and in the late 1970s worked occasionally as a professional tarot card reader and palmist at the Magic Cellar in San Francisco.
Titre : THE PALACE .
Éditeur : St. Martin's Press .
Date d'édition : 1979
Description du livre St Martins Pr, 1979. État : Fair. First Edition. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. N° de réf. du libraire GRP86042310
Description du livre St Martins Pr, 1979. État : Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP89353886
Description du livre St Martins Pr, 1979. État : Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP14039201
Description du livre St Martins Pr. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. N° de réf. du libraire 2779850145
Description du livre St Martins Pr. État : Very Good. First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire Z02A-00024
Description du livre St Martins Pr. État : Very Good. Signed Copy . Very Good dust jacket. Signed/Inscribed by author on title page. In protective mylar cover. N° de réf. du libraire SA14B-00117
Description du livre St. Martin's, Hardcover, 1978, Book Club, DJ, G+/G+. A Historical Horror Novel. N° de réf. du libraire rbeYarbr10
Description du livre St. Martin Press 1978/78, 1978. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Hardback Horror Original Book Club Near fine/Very Good Plus; 37886. N° de réf. du libraire 37886
Description du livre St. Martin Press 1978/78, 1978. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Hardback Horror Original Book Club Near Fine/Near Fine; 49174. N° de réf. du libraire 49174
Description du livre St. Martin's Press, 1978. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+. 1st Edition. Hardcover first printing with dustjacket, has moderate bumps to the top corners of the book and a mild corner-crease to the tops of most of the pages, the binding is tight and square and the contents are fine, the jacket has moderate rubbing to the glossy surface as its only flaw, it is clean and attractive overall, the original price (9.95) is present, and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included. N° de réf. du libraire 037872