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The Evil in Pemberley House
Genre Adventure / Gothic horror
Type Novel
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Doc Savage / Pat Wildman (#1)
Wold Newton Universe
Written by Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert.
Philip José Farmer started this novel in the early 1970's but never finished it. Win Scott Eckert (interview) completed the novel, using Phil's outline and notes.
An excerpt has been published in Farmerphile Issue No. 14, October 2008.
DEDICATION: "For Bette and Lisa: Two of a Kind".
COVER TEXT:
For over thirty years, readers have marveled at Philip José Farmer’s inventive integration of popular fiction and literature’s most beloved characters, in a mythical web known as the Wold Newton Family. First described in the fictional biographies Tarzan Alive: The Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, Farmer expanded his Wold Newton mythos in novels such as The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, The Adventure of the Peerless Peer, Time’s Last Gift, Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, The Dark Heart of Time: A Tarzan Novel, and Escape from Loki: Doc Savage’s First Adventure.
The Evil in Pemberley House, an addition to the Wold Newton cycle, plays with the Gothic horror tradition. Patricia Wildman, the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer and crimefighter of the 1930s and ’40s, Dr. James Clarke “Doc” Wildman, is all alone in the world when she inherits the family estate in Derbyshire, England—old, dark, and supposedly haunted.
But Farmer, characteristically, turns convention on its ear. Is the ghost real, or a clever sham? In Patricia Wildman, Farmer creates an introspective character who struggles to reconcile the supernatural with her rational scientific upbringing, while also attempting to work through unresolved feelings about her late parents. He sets the action at Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and ingrains the various mysteries in the Canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
The Evil in Pemberley House is a darkly erotic novel with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, particularly followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and fans of Farmer’s own celebrated Wold Newton Family.
(Subterranean Press)
 
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FIRST PUBLICATION
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 978-1-59606-249-8
hardcover (22,5×15cm)
09/2009
214
$ 40.00
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Trade edition. 'First Edition' stated on the copyright page. Blue cloth boards with silver lettering on the spine. Both editions were published simultaneously. This edition has no Wold Newton Family tree chart on the end sheets. With "Editor's Notes".


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FIRST PUBLICATION
Burton, MI: Subterranean Press
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ISBN 978-1-59606-249-8
hardcover (22,5×15cm)
09/2009
214 (novel) + 48 (chapbook)
$ 60.00
Glen Orbik (novel) + Keith Howell (chapbook)
Limited edition of two hundred numbered copies, signed by Win Scott Eckert. 'First Edition' stated on both the copyright pages. The novel comes with purple cloth boards and silver lettering on the spine, the chapbook has soft covers. Both editions of the novel were published simultaneously. This edition has a Wold Newton Family tree chart on the end sheets. With "Editor's Notes".
The contents of the Limited Edition Chapbook, written by Win Scott Eckert (WSE) and Philip José Farmer (PJF):
- Wold Newton Family Genealogy (extended chart)
- "The Wildman (Savage) Coat of Arms", by PJF & WSE
- "The Evil in Pemberley House - Outline", by PJF
- "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Evil
  in Pemberley House"
, by WSE
- "Excessively Diverted, Or, Coming to Pemberley House:
  A Further Excursion into Creative Mythography"
, by
  WSE


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Keith Howell
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(Lilburn, GA): Meteor House
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ISBN 978-0-9837461-9-5
trade paperback (21,5×14cm)
08/2014
256
$ 20.00
Glen Orbik
All preordered copies are signed by Win Scott Eckert. With:
- Frontispiece illustration by Keith Howell;
- Pemberley House Family Tree (Spoiler Free Version);
- "Foreword to the 2014 Edition", by Win Scott Eckert
- "Author's Notes"
- "Philip José Farmer's Outline"
- "A Chronology of Major Events Pertinent to The Evil
  in Pemberley House"
, by WSE
- "Afterword (Excessively Diverted, Or, Coming to
   Pemberley House: A Further Excursion into Creative
   Mythography)"
, by WSE
- Pemberley House Family Tree (Spoilers Version).

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