The Sign of the Spider (Google eBook)

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Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897 - 353 pages
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Review: The Sign of the Spider: An Episode

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

Pessimism, complete contempt of social structures, and a demon-god vampire spider, like Shelob. All in all, quite enjoyable. Read full review

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