A Book of Bargains by Vincent O'Sullivan

Solis Press are proud to reprint this collection of seven short horror tales from Vincent O’Sullivan, the master of the decadent and macabre.

Vincent O’Sullivan (1868-1940) was born into a prosperous Irish American family in New York and moved to London as a child. However, Vincent spent much of his life in the demi-monde world that is the setting of the stories in this collection.

While in Paris, O’Sullivan was friends with Oscar Wilde, Leonard Smithers, Aubrey Beardsley and other members of the Aesthetic movement.

The writer Robert Aickman wrote of O’Sullivan that: "Having lived a longish life as a more or less well-to-do rentier, in latish middle age found himself ruined, wrote his last book under terrible conditions, and, dying in Paris, ended anonymously in the common pit for the cadavers of paupers."

This edition includes the frontispiece from the first edition by Aubrey Beardsley. Each of the seven stories is illustrated with photographs commissioned for this new printing.

Paperback, 9.2 inches × 6.1 inches; 234mm × 156mm; 72 pages

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