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We Are for the Dark by Robert Aickman & Elizabeth Jane Howard (Tartarus Press, 2016) Limited Edition Hardback

We Are for the Dark by Robert Aickman & Elizabeth Jane Howard (Tartarus Press, 2016) Limited Edition Hardback

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Robert Aickman & Elizabeth Jane Howard. We Are for the Dark. Introduction by R.B. Russell. Leyburn. Tartarus Press, 2016. Hardback edition. 258+xii pages. Second Tartarus Press printing.

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Description from the publisher:

We Are for the Dark is a remarkable collection, and one that can be said to have kick-started the ‘Aickmanesque’ short story. Credit for the genesis of this sub-genre of the ghost story should be given jointly to Robert Aickman and his collaborator in We Are for the Dark, Elizabeth Jane Howard. Contributing three tales each, the authors were not identified with their own stories when the book was first published in 1951.

We Are for the Dark contains six stories: ‘The Trains’, ‘The View’ and ‘The Insufficient Answer’ are by Robert Aickman, while ‘Three Miles Up’, ‘Left Luggage’ and ‘Perfect Love’ are by Elizabeth Jane Howard.

R.B. Russell’s new Introduction is based on his interview with Elizabeth Jane Howard.

Cover artwork by Stephen J Clark of The Singing Garden.


'For those who love unnerving but elegant dark fiction but missed this book in the past, the present beautiful volume represents a splendid opportunity to get (re)acquainted with two masters of the genre.' Mario Guslandi, Specusphere

We Are for the Dark is a sewn hardback of 258+xii pages, printed lithographically, with head and tailbands, and d/w.

Second Tartarus Press printing.

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