The Grey Lady by Henry Seton Merriman

The Grey Lady by Henry Seton Merriman

The Grey Lady: Rackham Conjures Dark Visions for Merriman’s Romantic Thriller

Hugh Stowell Scott (1862-1903), the author, was a prominent English novelist who used the pseudonym Henry Seton Merriman.

Don’t let the fog sweep away this landmark Gothic suspense collaboration!

Buy The Grey Lady

1897 illustrated edition of Merriman’s acclaimed thriller The Grey Lady with 12 dramatic Rackham plates.

  • Rackham’s atmospheric style perfectly captures the book’s foreboding country estate and mysteries
  • Shows maturation of Rackham’s signature moody dreamscapes
  • An irresistible pairing of two creative forces at their peak storytelling powers
  • Transportive visions befitting Merriman’s most enduring and beloved novel

Format: Gray-blue cloth binding with gold lettering (342 pages + 1 page adverts)

Size: 5 x 8 5/8 inches

Text: The Grey Lady by Henry Seton Merriman

Illustrations: 12 full-page halftone illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co. (London)

First Edition Publication Date: 1897

Summary: Boasting a spectral dozen scenes from Arthur Rackham’s skilled hand, this 1897 volume presents a new illustrated edition of adventure novelist Henry Seton Merriman’s acclaimed romantic thriller The Grey Lady.

Originally released unillustrated in 1896, Merriman’s haunting tale of secrets and disappeared heirs at a foreboding country estate received atmospheric embellishments through Rackham’s dramatic compositions upon this fresh printing.

As Merriman rose through bestseller ranks for his page-turning exploits, Rackham complemented the mystery’s tense pacing via stark moonlit visions of fateful encounters on fog-cloaked nights. Though Rackham had provided limited spot illustrations for Merriman’s stories prior, his dozen fine halftone scenes exhibit a maturation into mastery uniquely suiting the shadowy, fate-driven nature of his collaborator’s suspense saga.

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