1896 The Fearsome Island, Being a Modern Rendering of the Narrative Of one Silas Fordred
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First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Uncommon
This is the first US edition of the work, published the same year as the UK version. This novel is in the original publisher's cloth binding with a decorative design to the front board.
Albert Kinross was an English journalist, editor and novelist. The Fearsome Island was his second novel out of a total of seventeen novels.
The full title of the work is 'The Fearsome Island, Being a Modern Rendering of the Narrative Of one Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, whose shipwreck and subsequent adventures are herein set forth. Also an appendix accounting in a rational manner for the seeming marvels that Silas Forded encountered during his sojourn on the fearsome island of Don Diego Rodriguez'.
The novel tells the story of a shipwrecked sailor in the Atlantic in 1560, who discovers an island he thinks is enchanted. As Silas Fordred explores the island, he realises the truth behind the island to be far more sinister; the 'enchantments' are as a result of experiments carried out by exiled evil scientist, Don Diego Rodriguez.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, very smart, with minor rubbing to the joints and light bumping to the extremities. The odd mark to boards. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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