by Bram Stoker
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Swan River Press, 2010; 40 pp.
Here collected for the first time since their original publication in periodicals, these four romances display a side of Bram Stoker's writing somewhat less familiar to modern readers. Even so, these tales are not quite devoid of the elements we have come to expect from the master of horror, mystery, cruelty and black humour. Spanning Stoker's literary career, this volume reprints "Greater Love" (1914), "Our New House" (1886), "A Yellow Duster" (1899) and "The Way of Peace" (1909). Rounding out the collection is an introduction by Stoker biographer Paul Murray and a never before printed essay, "Rules for Domestic Happiness", by Charlotte M. B. Stoker — Bram's mother, who is often credited with instilling in the young author an early sense of fatalism and the macabre.