Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny

Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Published by Boston: Ticknor and Fields,, 1861
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Probable second printing, with the textual characteristics noted in BAL, and catalogue at rear of volume one dated February, 1861. A medical novel with fantastic elements, revolving around the title character, who inherits certain unusal qualities as a result of her mother having been bitten by a rattlesnake. We may thus regard the unfortunate Ms. Venner as the literary godmother of Bram Stoker's Lady Arabella March and J. K. Rowling's line of parselmouths. In Bleiler and other indexes of early science fiction; BAL 8801. Light shelfwear to head and heel of spine and some slight abrasion to edge of volume two. Still a handsome, very good set. Bookseller Inventory # 15995

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Title: Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny

Publisher: Boston: Ticknor and Fields,

Publication Date: 1861

Edition: First Edition.

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