The Lair of the White Worm

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The Lair of the White Worm  (1925)  by Bram Stoker
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also known as The Garden of Evil, is a horror novel. It was originally published in 1911, the year before Stoker's death. In 1925, it was abridged from forty chapters, down to twenty-eight, with editorial revisions. It was later adapted into a film in 1988 by Ken Russell. The plot focuses on Adam Salton, originally from Australia, who is contacted by his grand-uncle, Richard Salton, in 1860 England for the purpose of establishing a relationship between these last two members of the family. His grand-uncle wants to make Adam his heir. Adam travels to Richard Salton's house in Mercia, Lesser Hill, and quickly finds himself in the centre of mysterious and inexplicable occurrences

The version below is from the revised, 1925 edition.

Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.