New York: Del Rey, 2009 (March 24th) trade-sized paperback;
sub-titled “Chronicles Of The Last Emperor Of Melniboné Volume 4”;
edited by John Davey (uncredited);
original price: $15·00;
xxii + 341 pages;
cover artist: Justin Sweet (also interior);
foreword by Michael Chabon;
no other (English-language) edition.
Elric of Melniboné — proud prince of ruins, kinslayer — call him what you will. He remains, together with maybe Jerry Cornelius, Moorcock’s most enduring, if not always most endearing, character…
Duke Elric is an omnibus of one novel & one graphic-novel script plus shorter fiction & non-fiction (see below)…
(Preceded by Chronicles Of The Last Emperor Of Melniboné Volume 3)
p. iv: frontispiece (1);
p. v: Title page;
p. xii: frontispiece (2);
p. xiii: Contents page;
p. xv: Foreword (non-fiction) by Michael Chabon;
p. xvii: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 3: title page (for The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate);
p. 5: ‘Introduction To The Audiorealms [sic*] Version Of The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate’ (as ‘Audiorealms Introduction’ on contents page) (first appearance in textual form);
p. 10: The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate;
p. 163: title page (for Duke Elric);
p. 164: ‘Duke Elric: A Graphic Novel Drawn By John Ridgway’ (non-fiction) by John Davey (uncredited) (as ‘Introduction to Duke Elric’ on contents page);
p. 165: Duke Elric (first appearance in textual form);
p. 261: ‘Aspects Of Fantasy (2)’ (non-fiction);
p. 273: ‘The Flaneur Des Arcades De L’Opera’;
p. 323: ‘Elric: A Personality At War’ (non-fiction) by Adrian Snook;
p. 329: ‘Origins: Early Artwork Associated With Elric’s First Appearances In Magazines And Books’ (artwork) by Michael Whelan, James Cawthorn, Dalmazio Frau, Ridgway, Walter Simonson, John Coulthart, Carlos de Miguel and Patrick Woodroffe.
* Should be AudioRealms.
(Followed by Chronicles Of The Last Emperor Of Melniboné Volume 5)
Duke Elric is also available as an e-book: 9780345512703.