The Evil in Pemberley House
by Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert
Meteor House is thrilled beyond words to be publishing The Evil in Pemberley House in an affordable trade paperback edition, featuring the same stunning cover art by Glen Orbik as the original hardcover publication. The novel has been out of print since 2010 and was previously only available in collectible hardcover editions from Subterranean Press priced at $40 (for the trade edition) and $60 (for the numbered edition).
For those not familiar with the novel:
The Evil in Pemberley House, an addition to the Wold Newton cycle, plays with the Gothic horror tradition. Patricia Wildman, the daughter of the world-renowned adventurer and crimefighter of the 1930s and ’40s, Dr. James Clarke “Doc” Wildman, is all alone in the world when she inherits the family estate in Derbyshire, England—old, dark, and supposedly haunted.
But Farmer, characteristically, turns convention on its ear. Is the ghost real, or a clever sham? In Patricia Wildman, Farmer creates an introspective character who struggles to reconcile the supernatural with her rational scientific upbringing, while also attempting to work through unresolved feelings about her late parents. He sets the action at Pemberley from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and ingrains the various mysteries in the Canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
The Evil in Pemberley House is a darkly erotic novel with broad appeal to readers of pulp and popular literature, particularly followers of Doc Savage, Sherlockians, and fans of Farmer’s own celebrated Wold Newton Family.
This trade edition also includes the following bonus features not found in the hardcover trade edition:
- Foreword to the 2014 Edition
- A Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree
- An Expanded Pemberley House/Wold Newton Family graphic tree, including SPOILERS from the novel
- Outline for the novel by Philip José Farmer
- A timeline of key events in the novel by Win Scott Eckert
- A “Creative Mythography” essay by Win Scott Eckert, about the research and writing of the novel and ensuring it remained in continuity with Farmer’s other Wold Newtonian works, such as Tarzan Alive, Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, and The Adventure of the Peerless Peer