Originally Posted by Lobolover
Ive sort of a dilema.Ive finished the whole book,but the edition of it I have doesnt include "the novel of the iron maid" .Whats up with that?
Also:anyone else read "the novel of the dark valley"?
What's up with that is this:
I did some research on the title, and apparently Machen himself excluded two short pieces (one of which is the "Novel of the Iron Maid") when he edited the book for a later printing.
Some recent editors, most notably Lin Carter in the 1970s during his editorship of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, included the two pieces.
My download of this title and subsequent assemblage of this into an LRF did not include these two short "stories."
I hope this answers your question. You are more than welcome, of course, to find these two "missing" sections and assemble them for us. ---- Hey! You'll find it's good practice for future and longer projects!