H. R. Wakefield - The Clock Strikes Twelve, Herbert Jenkins 1940, 1st Edition, 1st Printing with Dust Jacket
H. R. Wakefield - The Clock Strikes Twelve, Herbert Jenkins 1940, 1st Edition, 1st Printing with Dust Jacket.
Hardback, Black Cloth, Gold Lettering, Imprinted Herbert Jenkins Crest on the back. Red top pages. White end covers. 271 numbered pages. Noted in the back of the book Richard Dalby made a connection on Page 85 to Lefanu in the story 'I Recognised the Voice' (Coincidence or an inspiration...).
Condition: A fine copy of this book. Minor bruising to the spine edges. Some very minor wear and bruising to the corners. Slight yellowing of the pages. Overall the book is in excellent condition.The Dust Jacket is in a protective bodart and has tears on the edges and the printing has come off on part of the spine where it looks like a sticker has once been removed.
Text from Dust Jacket:
"There is a singular lack of modern volumes of ghost stories. Possibly that is due to the fact that people find it difficult to thrill to the somewhat crude horrors, picturesque apparitions and blood-freezing groans which have been lavishly scattered in so many tales of the supernatural.This volume is different because its effect of the macabre, its nerve-tensing atmosphere and its uncanny horror are contrived with greater subtlety. Only a reader completely devoid of imagination could fail to respond to its strange fascination. H. Russell Wakefield is a master of this type of story. "An always successful and classically polished purveyor of horror," is how The Observer described him. There can be no question that The Clock Strikes Twelve emphatically justifies that description."