The Revenge Of The Rose
London: Grafton, 1991 (May 9th) hardcover;
sub-titled “A Tale of the Albino Prince in the Years of His Wandering” on title page;
alternatively sub-titled “An Elric Novel” on front cover;
original price: £13·99;
cover artist: Robert Gould;
illustrated by James Cawthorn (chapter decorations).
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…
As stated on its first edition’s title page, The Revenge Of The Rose slots — in terms of the overall saga’s internal narrative chronology — “between those events described in The Vanishing Tower and The Bane Of The Black Sword”. It was collected in the Stormbringer omnibus (1993, retitled and revised as Elric: The Stealer Of Souls in 1998), The Elric Saga Part Three (2003), Elric: Swords And Roses (2010), Elric: The Revenge Of The Rose (2014) and The Elric Saga Volume Two: Stormbringer (2022).
First paperback edition: London: Grafton, 1991 (November 21st) trade-sized paperback;
original price: £7·99;
Grafton, 1992 (August 20th) mass-sized paperback;
published for export (beyond the U.K.) only;
original price: £3·99;
First American edition: New York: Ace, 1991 (November) hardcover;
contains minor textual amendments;
inaccurately states “Published simultaneously in Great Britain by Grafton Books” on copyright page;
original price: $17·95;
cover artist: Robert Gould.
Lakewood, CO: Centipede Press, 2020 (October 3rd) hardcover;
a limited edition of “300 [numbered] signed copies for sale, plus extras for contributors, and a special deluxe edition” (not yet published);
edited by John Davey;
original price: $160·00;
cover artist: (Gerald) Brom (also interior);
introduction (‘The Return Of The Thin White Duke’ [pp. 7–14]) by Alan Moore;
signed by Moorcock, Brom & Moore.