The Enchanted Type-Writer

The Enchanted Type-Writer is a collection of short stories by John Kendrick Bangs, published in 1899 with illustrations by Peter Newell. Bangs attributes many of the stories to the late (and invisible) James Boswell, who has become an editor for a newspaper in Hades, and who communicates with the author by means of an old typewriter. The stories are part of the author's Associated Shades series, sometimes called the Hades series for its primary setting. Their genre has become known as Bangsian fantasy.

The Enchanted Type-Writer
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Front cover of the first edition
AuthorJohn Kendrick Bangs
IllustratorPeter Newell[1]
CountryUnited States
SeriesAssociated Shades
PublisherHarper & Brothers
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages170 pp
LC ClassPZ3.B224 E PS1064.B3[1]
Preceded byPursuit of the House-Boat 
Followed byMr. Munchausen 

There are ten stories in the collection, and ten plates from illustrations by Newell.[2] They were first published serially in Harper's Weekly beginning August 5, 1899, including the Newell illustrations.[3]


  1. ^ a b "The enchanted typewriter". LC Online Catalog. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
      Links digital copy at HDL.
  2. ^ "Publication: The Enchanted Type-Writer" (1st ed.). Internet Speculative Fiction Database ( Retrieved 2016-09-02.
      With list of Contents. Links digital copy at HDL.
  3. ^ "The Enchanted Type-Writer". Harper's Weekly, vol. 43 part 2 (Jul–Dec 1899), pp. 763–64 and passim.
      Page 763 (August 5, 1899), from original at University of California, at HathiTrust Digital Library ( Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  • Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 39.

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