‘Elric’

Elric

London:  Gollancz, 2001 (May 10th) trade-sized paperback;
Fantasy Masterworks series No. 17;

original price:  £6·99;
viii + 416 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85798-743-8;
cover artist:  Michael Whelan;
illustrated by James Cawthorn (uncredited: map);
no American 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…

Elric is an omnibus containing the first two Elric books to be published, The Stealer Of Souls (1963, comprising five novellas listed individually herein and featuring chapter titles added in 1993 but later dispensed with) and Stormbringer (1965, including text restored in 1977 to original [1961–’64] serial length).

First edition, reprinted 2003 (+ later, £7·99).

“Ultimate Fantasies” edition:  Gollancz, 2008 trade-sized paperback;
original price:  £7·99;
425 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  978-0-575-08270-0;
cover artist:  Sophie Toulouse;

illustrated by James Cawthorn (uncredited: map [on pp. 422/423]).

Originally marketed (but never published) as Elric Of Melniboné

Contents (first edition):-
pp. iv/v: ‘Elric: The Age Of The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. vii: Contents page;
p. 3: ‘The Dreaming City’;
p. 35: ‘While The Gods Laugh’;
p. 73: ‘The Stealer Of Souls’;
p. 119: Kings In Darkness’ (with James Cawthorn) (as ‘Kings in Darkness’ only, on contents page);
p. 155: The Caravan Of Forgotten Dreams’;
p. 191: Stormbringer.