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Michael Staley
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This was the title of a short story by the writer H. R. Wakefield, which features a character believed to have been inspired by Crowley. Does anyone on the site know in which of Wakefield's several collections this story was originally published, date of publication, and publisher? Google references thus far have been less than helpful.

Many thanks,

Michael.


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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,

Hey Michael,

I have a year for you: 1928.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/w/h-russell-wakefield/


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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,

Hey Michael,

Please excuse the double post, but in this link it has the name of the anthology as well. I found it after the first.

http://www.enotes.com/twentieth-century-criticism/wakefield-herbert-russell

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Michael Staley
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Many thanks for your swift response, piscean93. A thousand virgins await you in Paradise.

Best wishes,

Michael.


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Hi, apart from 'He Cometh and he Passeth By' Wakefield also used A. C. for the character of Apuleius Charlton in his tale 'A Black Solitude'. This story appearded in 'Weird Tales' of March 1951, the pulp mag having a very nice colour cover illustration from the story. Both these stories can be found in "The Best Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield" ed. Richard Dalby. Murray 1978.

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The original publisher, New York: D. Appleton and Company, released He Cometh and He Passeth By as a short story within the book "They Return at Evening: A Book of Ghost Stories. It was Wakefield's first publication of his stories. Throughout the years, it has been reprinted in several other collections, but this was definitely the first time it went to public distribution. http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=208014356&searchurl=kn%3DTHEY%2BRETURN%2BAT%2BEVENING%253A%2BA%2BBOOK%2BOF%2BGHOST%2BSTORIES.%26sts%3Dt%26x%3D0%26y%3D0


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Michael Staley
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Many thanks to all who participated in this thread - your information was very helpful. In the course of proof-reading an article from the second issue of Starfire for inclusion in Ecpyrosis - the selection of articles and artwork from the first five issues - there was a reference to this story which I thought could do with being more specific.

Adrift in an ocean of footnotes,

Michael.


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