The Magic Mantle & Other Stories 1903 Arthurian Supernatural Literature Merlin ~ Short Stories


Title: The Magic Mantle and Other Stories

Author: Stephen Jackson [John Stevenson]
Illustrator: W. F. Lamb

Description: Publisher's blue cloth with gilt on spine. Copy is a bit worn; corners exposed. Several pages are grubby. Previous owner's name in pencil on ffep. Bit of a smokey odor. Frontispiece with illustration by W. F. Lamb. 333 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches. Uncommon.

A 251-page novella, The Magic Mantle is an Arthurian fantasy in two parts. The first is set in he time of Arthur and has a prominent focus on the activities of Merlin; the second part is set in the late thirteenth century, where aspirants to the heir of Castle Craydock have to undergo the ordeal of the Magic Mantle.

The volume is rounded out with three short stories: ''A Dream with Developments'' (set in the Klonidke Gold Rush), ''The Eerie Piper'' (an account of a family wraith's visit to Dugald the Hermit), and ''The End-of-the-Week Outing Club'' (a little deception occurs during a journey to Canterbury).

Stephen Jackson was the pseudonym of John Stevenson.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good–
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: M. S. Greene & Company
Place: New York
Year: 1903

Keywords: Arthurian, supernatural, fantastic literature, fiction,

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