Stormbringer (omnibus)

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London:  Millennium, 1993 (October 14th) hardcover and simultaneous trade-sized paperback;
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion;
original prices:  £14·99 (h/c), £10·99 (p/b);
x + 659 pages;
I.S.B.N.s:  1-85798-045-X (h/c) & 1-85798-046-8 (p/b);
cover artist:  Robert Gould;

illustrated by James Cawthorn;
no American edition (by this title).

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…

The Stormbringer omnibus collects revisions of (pretty much) the entire second half of the primary Elric saga (see below). It was later retitled (and further revised) as Elric: The Stealer Of Souls (1998).

(+ book-club ed.)

London: Orion, 1997 (October 6th) mass-sized paperback;
original price:  £6·99;
xii + 816 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-75280-906-7;
contains minor textual amendments.

Trade paperback (simultaneous 1st ed., not to scale).

Contents (first editions):-
p. iii: untitled introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
pp. viii/ix: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. 1: The Sleeping Sorceress;
p. 139: The Revenge Of The Rose;
p. 349: ‘The Stealer Of Souls’;
p. 391: ‘Kings In Darkness’ (with Cawthorn);
p. 421: ‘The Caravan Of Forgotten Dreams’;
p. 451: Stormbringer;
p. 651: Elric: A Reader’s Guide’ (non-fiction) by John Davey.

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