THE RACE OF ORVEN
Never without grief and pain could I remember the
fate of Prince Zaleski—­victim of a too
importunate, too unfortunate Love, which the fulgor
of the throne itself could not...
M. P. Shiel's first book, Prince Zaleski (1895), opens with a short story called "The S. S." It is a mystery concerning a series of apparent suicides which are revealed to be murders perpetrated by th...