The Lair of The White Wormwas 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 a 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 (plus 4 pages of advertisements) paperback with a picture of two women and a castle on the front panel.
William Rider & Son, Ltd. (publisher)
First edition book cover
William Rider and Son, Ltd., London, 1911
This book was republished in an abridged version in the UK in 1925 by W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., London. The book itself is a 190 page (plus 2 pages of advertisements) hardcover with a purple cloth cover stamped on the spine and front panel in gold. 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 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.
The 1911 unabridged version of this novel is available as a: The 1925 abridged edition of this novel is available as a: It can also be purchased online as a: Early publication notice
Daily Mail, London, March 29, 1912