Goose of Hermogenes

By: Colquhoun, Ithell

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Paperback, small 8vo, pp (8), 115, there is a very slight dent in the upper cover, otherwise a very good copy. Postage will be reduced. [The heroine of this story (described only as "I") is compelled to visit a mysterious uncle who turns out to be a black magician who lords over a kind of Prospero's Island that exists out of time and space. Startled by his bizarre behavior and odd nocturnal movements, she eventually learns that he is searching for the philosopher's stone. When his sinister attentions fall upon the priceless jewel heirloom in her possession, bewilderment turns into stark terror and she realizes she must find a way off the island. An esoteric dreamworld fantasy composed of uncorrelated scenes and imagery mostly derived from medieval occult sources, Goose of Hermogenes might be described as a gothic novel, an occult picaresque, or a surrealist fantasy. However one wants to approach this obscure tale, it remains today as vividly unforgettable and disturbing as when it was first published by Peter Owen in 1961.]

Title: Goose of Hermogenes

Author Name: Colquhoun, Ithell

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: London, Peter Owen Ltd: 2003

ISBN Number: 0720611776

ISBN Number 13: 9780720611779

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 007524