A picture for the book The Lair of the White Worm

The Lair of the White Worm

Sometimes known as The Garden of Evil, The Lair of the White Worm is Bram Stoker's twelfth and final novel. It was first published in 1911 by William Rider and Son, Limited, along with illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith, including the image depicted here.

Partly based on the Lambton worm it is a horror story that features a giant white worm that can transform into a woman. The plot centers around Adam Salton. His uncle, who wishes to make him Adam his heir, wishes for him to establish relationships with his remaining family.

Together with Dracula and The Jewel of Seven Stars it is one of his most popular novels.

Chapter I: Adam Salton Arrives

Chapter II: The Caswalls of Castra Regis

Chapter III: Diana's Grove

Chapter IV: The Lady Arabella March

Chapter V: The White Worm

Chapter VI: Hawk and Pigeon

Chapter VII: Oolanga

Chapter VIII: Survivals

Chapter IX: Smelling Death

Chapter X: The Kite

Chapter XI: Mesmer's Chest

Chapter XII: The Chest Opened

Chapter XIII: Oolanga's Hallucinations

Chapter XIV: Battle Renewed

Chapter XV: On the Track

Chapter XVI: A Visit of Sympathy

Chapter XVII: The Mystery of "The Grove"

Chapter XVIII: Exit Oolanga

Chapter XIX: An Enemy in the Dark

Chapter XX: Metabolism

Chapter XXI: Green Light

Chapter XXII: At Close Quarters

Chapter XXIII: In the Enemy's House

Chapter XXIV: A Startling Proposition

Chapter XXV: The Last Battle

Chapter XXVI: Face to Face

Chapter XXVII: On the Turret Roof

Chapter XXVIII: The Breaking of the Storm

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