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The Lenient Beast

First Edition


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First edition of The Lenient Beast by Fredric Brown.

Octavo, 191pp. Light blue cloth, title in black on spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page. Clean text throughout. Light wear at bottom edge of spine. In publisher’s dust jacket, price clipped, bright illustrations, short closed tear along top edge of front and back panels, an attractive example.

Fredric Brown was an American science fiction, mystery, short fantasy and black comedy writer. His first novel, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won an Edgar Award for outstanding mystery novel. Another novel, The Screaming Mimi, was adapted into a film in 1958. He is widely considered one of the best Science Fiction Writers of the 20th Century. Fredric Brown died in 1972, having published over 100 works of fiction. Since his death, many of his early pulp novels have been republished and have found a cult following.

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Location Published

New York


E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc.


First Edition

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Brown | Fredric