The Watter's Mou'was Bram Stoker's third novel. The books title means "the water's mouth" in a Scottish dialect and it refers to the place where a river empties into Cruden Bay. The novel is an adventure romance about a young coast guard officer who has to stop his girlfriend's father and other poor fishermen from smuggling. It was first published in the UK in 1895 by A. Constable and Co., Westminster, as a part of their short lived Acme Library series (No. 2). The book itself is a 165 page (plus 8 pages of advertisements) hardcover with a blue cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in gold. The Watter's Mou' was first published in the US in 1895 by D. Appleton and Company, New York. This edition is a 178 page hardcover with a red cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in silver and dark red. Photographs of the book's UK and US covers are available here.
"At the Watter's Mou': Between Duty and Love"
An excerpt from of The Watter's Mou' was published in the US under the name "At the Watter's Mou': Between Duty and Love." In November 1895 a part of chapter II appeared under that title in Current Literature: A Magazine of Contemporary Record, The Current Literature Publishing Co., New York.
This novel is available as a: "At the Watter's Mou': Between Duty and Love" is available as a: It can also be purchased online as a: * This PDF is very large since it was made with high quality color scans.
Early publication notice
Pall Mall Gazette, London, June 26, 1895