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The Shoulder of Shasta

was Bram Stoker's fourth novel. The novel is a romance set in San Fransisco and the mountains of northern California. It was first published in the UK in October 1895 by Archibald Constable and Co., Westminster. The book itself is a 235 page hardcover with a red cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in gold. The Shoulder of Shasta was first published outside the UK in 1895 by Macmillan and Co., London and New York, as a part of their Macmillan's Colonial Library series (No. 230). This edition is a 235 page (plus 8 pages of advertisements) hardcover with a dark green cloth cover stamped on the spine in gold.

First edition book cover

The Shoulder of Shasta UK Book Cover

Archibald Constable, Westminster, 1895

Other first edition covers

New Cheaper Edition

According to an add placed in the June 15, 1898 issue of The Guardian, London, Archibald Constable & Co. released a cheaper edition of this novel in that year. This cheaper edition sold two shillings (2s) and sixpence (6d) which was one shilling cheaper than the first edition.


This novel is available as a:
  • Free PDF download (UK hardcover edition) *
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    Early publication notice

    The Shoulder of Shasta Publication Notice

    Pall Mall Gazette, London, October 23, 1895
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