Stockholm: Edda, 2012. Hardback with dustjacket & slipcase, 160 pages. Limited Edition. Printed in four colours all through, hardbound with dust jacket. Illustrated by Christine Ödlund. Introduction by Carl Abrahamsson. Signed copy.
Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton’s tale of an advanced super-civilisation dwelling beneath the earth has enthralled readers ever since its first publication in 1871. Part science fiction, part occult romance, the book was very influential on nineteenth century occultism, and the term ‘Vril’ has passed into popular culture through the meat extract brand ‘Bovril’.