‘The Brothel In Rosenstrasse’

The Brothel In Rosenstrasse

London:  New English Library, 1982 (March 15th) hardcover;
sub-titled “An Extravagant Tale” on title page;
original price:  £6·95;
191 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-450-04877-2
;
cover artist:  Henri Gervex (Rolla).

The Brothel in Rosenstrasse, a dark tale of erotomania, features a member of the Family von Bek, various generations of which began appearing in Moorcock’s works (often based around their curious relationships with both Lucifer and the Holy Grail) from the early 1980s onwards. Unlike the other titles, however, Brothel… has no fantastic content. Dedicated “To Dave Britton and Mike Butterworth of Savoy Books who asked for this” they commissioned but were unable to publish it — the novel was collected in The Brothel in Rosenstrasse And Other Stories (2014).

First edition

First paperback edition: London: New English Library trade-sized paperback, 1984 (January 10th);
original price:  £2·25;
191 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-450-05498-5;
cover artist:  Mark Harrison.

1st p/b edition, 1984, reprinted ’84 (July) (£2·50).

London: Phoenix House trade-paperback, 1993 (July 1st);
original price:  £5·99;
191 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-85779-052-8;
cover artist:  René François Xavier Prinet (The Balcony);

illustrated by Michael Moorcock (frontispiece).

First American edition:  New York: Carroll & Graf hardcover, 1987 (July 8th);
no sub-title;
original price:  $15·95;
191 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-88184-333-4;
cover artist:  Max Kurzweil (Lady In A Yellow Dress).

Carroll & Graf trade-paperback — unseen (unverified) — 1988 (August);
original price:  $6·95;
I.S.B.N.:  0-88184-406-3.

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