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The Lair of The White Worm

was Bram Stoker's twelfth and last novel. This novel, along with The Jewel of Seven Stars, is one of his most famous after Dracula. The novel is an horror story about giant white worm that can transform itself into a woman. It was first published in the UK in 1911 by William Rider and Son, Limited, London. The book itself is a 324 page (plus 4 pages of advertisements) hardcover with a red cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in blind and gold. This edition contains six color illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith. This book was first published in the US in 1966 under the title The Garden of Evil by Paperback Library, New York, as a part of their Paperback Library Gothic series. This edition is a 220 page paperback with a picture of two women and a castle on the front panel. Photographs of the book's UK and US covers are available here.

Abridged edition


The Lair of The White Worm was republished in an abridged version in the UK in 1925 by W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., London. The book was partly rewritten and condensed to only 28 chapters. It is not known who did this abridgment. This edition was reprinted several times in both the UK and the US. This was the only version of the novel available in the UK until the original 1911 edition was republished in 1986 under the title Dracula and The Lair of the White Worm, Foulsham, London.

Availability


This novel is available as a:
  • Free text download
  • Free PDF download
  • Free audio download from the Internet Archives
  • It can also be purchased online as a:
  • Hardcover The Collected Fiction of Bram Stoker: 3
  • Hardcover The Lair of the White Worm
  • Paperback The Lair of the White Worm (Forgotten Books)
  • Kindle Edition Lair of the White Worm (Kindle)
  • Early publication notice

    The Lair of the White Worm Publication Notice

    Daily Mail, London, March 29, 1912
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