The Oxford Book of Villains
New York: Oxford, 1992. These Oxford anthologies on various topics are a lot of fun... this one is devoted to The Villain. Chapters include The Spirit of Evil, Master Cooks, Minor Crooks, Murderers, Seducers and Cads, Con Men, Hypocrites, Traitors and Spies and Tyrants. Full of short pieces culled from a wide range of sources throughout history. Distinctive blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. Very good condition.