The Lair of the White Worm. Second Edition (1925)
Book ID: 67334
The Lair of the White Worm. London: Foulsham & Co., . Second British Edition. With Copyright in the U.K and U.S. 1911 printed on reverse. Pp, 190. Purple cloth, title stamped in gilt to upper cover and spine, in publisher’s pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to jacket, book in fine bright condition.
Supernatural chiller loosely based on the County Durham legend of the Lambton Worm, first published by William Rider & Son, 1911.
Stoker’s final novel includes mongooses, mesmerism, and prehistoric monsters, specifically monstrous White Worm of ancient Mercia, secreted for thousands of years in a bottomless well and able to metamorphose into a women.