Cabell's Contributions to Books: Reprints in Books

MISTRESS OF MISTRESSES, by E.R. Eddison

Hall Code
Description
Cabell Contribution(s)
B12
First American Printing 1935
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Notes:

In his bibliography, Hall states that the dust jacket blurb shown here was taken from Romance and the Novel, Cabell's review of Mistress of Mistresses. which appeared in The American Mercury, January, 1936. This is in fact not the case, as you can see by reading the review on The Silver Stallion. Regular SS contributor Doug Anderson has sent us this information:

JBC's comment on the dw of Mistress of Mistresses (Dutton 1935): "I find here--in his finest, his purest, and his most romantic vein--the finest living writer of pure romance". This does not come from a review (as James Hall thought and said in his biblio), but was solicited by John Macrae of Dutton. In a publicity letter that Macrae sent out dated 19 July 1935, Macrae wrote "I have been fortunate in contacting James Branch Cabell who writes me for publication the following statement which is now printed on the outside of the jacket: <same quote as above>"

Cabell did reuse some of the text of his review, though. According to Brewer [p.107 and p.45] some of Romance and the Novel was worked into Chapter 24 of Smire, Hall SME-A1, the final novel in The Nightmare Had Triplets trilogy.