The Red Spell


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[003605] Gribble, Francis. The Red Spell. London: Archibald Constable and Co., 1897. Reprint. 12mo. Hardback. Good. [4], 169pp, [1], original decorative cloth.

Rubbed, spine browned, pages browned, light stain to pages 5-8, one or two spots of foxing, otherwise fairly clean.

Le Quillec’s ‘Bibliographie Critique de la Commune de Paris 1871’ has a US/UK edition published by Stokes in the ‘Acme Library’ series in 1895 (Le Quillec 2121), which he describes as an anti-Commune novel, but it doesn’t appear to be particularly anti-Communard to this cataloguer, the central plot being a ‘love triangle’ between a Commune official and two different women, with atrocities by both sides mentioned. The ‘Red Spell’ of the title, is the protagonist’s love for the Commune, which leads to his eventual demise in Pere Lachaise.

Newcastle only for this edition in Jisc