Crack of Doom

July 13th, 2012

Cover of US first edition of Crack of Doom, the third and, apparently, last novel by Hugh Edwards. Edwards’ first book, All Night at Mr Stanyhurst’s, was called “the finest short novel since Conrad,” and reissued in 1963 with a foreword by Ian Fleming.

2 Responses to “Crack of Doom”

  1. Patrick Murtha Says:

    Actually, it was the third of five novels. Here are the U.K. first editions:

    Sangoree (Jonathan Cape, 1932)
    All Night at Mr. Stanyhurst’s (Jonathan Cape, 1933)
    Crack of Doom (Jonathan Cape, 1934)
    Helen between Cupids (Jonathan Cape, 1935)
    Macaroni (Geoffrey Bles, 1938)

    “Macaroni” must be a really rare volume; there are no copies currently available at Bookfinder, and the only library copy I’ve been able to locate through online searches is in the Bodleian Library at Oxford.

    I’ve read “All Night at Mr. Stanyhurst’s,” and it’s excellent.

  2. Shelley Says:

    That cover looks like it’s just asking to be horizontal.

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