The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167850   Message #4052352
Posted By: cnd
13-May-20 - 11:19 PM
Thread Name: Manly Wade Wellman
Subject: RE: Manly Wade Wellman
Not quite the same enjoyment as reading a real book, Thomas, but the whole John the Balladeer book, including the preface and (original) versions of the short stories is available online:

(I say "original" above because the compilation version Who Fears the Devil as printed by Ballantine Books [1964]--the copy I have--which was the first time they were published together as a series, had Wellman modify the stories slightly to have better continuity. In general, the modifications are pretty obvious and a bit clunky, a statement Wellman [I think] made himself in the introduction to the John the Balladeer series above)