The Dreaming City
New York: Lancer, 1972 (September) mass-sized paperback;
original price: 95¢;
cover artist: Charles Moll;
no British 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 Dreaming City — not to be confused with an earlier Elric novella of the same name — is the first American appearance of the novel Elric Of Melniboné, published (purportedly) with unauthorised cuts and/or changes. Following the demise of Lancer Books, it was repackaged once in a (to all intents and purposes) pirated edition, before later becoming available in America by its intended title.