The Coming of the Monster
A Tale of the Masterful Monk
First cheap edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19.5 × 13cm, 275pp.
From the dustwrapper, "Father Anselm Thornton, the Masterful Monk, reappears, to enter the lives of Captain Louis Vivien, of the French Intelligence Service, and Verna Wray, the girl of the tale. The theme is the revolt against God and the moral law which the author claims is spreading openly or in subtle forms throughout the world.
An unusual love story is inter-woven, the setting of which lies mainly in England, with incidental work in Leningrad, Paris, Lourdes and Hollywood. The tale works up to a love climax, and to a startling ending, consequent upon the detective work of Captain Vivien and certain acts of the Masterful Monk."
The book is in very good condition, with light rubbing to the boards and a few spots of foxing to the page edges. The dustwrapper is sun-faded to the top 3cm of the spine but is otherwise good. Previous owner's inscription to ffep.