COLD HAND IN MINE: EIGHT STRANGE STORIES. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1975. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Collection of eight sophisticated stories whose horrors are tastefully understated. Included is Aickman's best-known tale, the World Fantasy award-winning 'Pages from a Young Girl's Journal,' which relates through diary extracts its teen-age heroine's coming of age as a woman and a vampire ... Aickman's tales are clearly situated in the classic tradition of supernatural horror and achieve a rich and textured atmosphere of dread through meticulous orchestration of their events to an unsettling crescendo. Nevertheless their horrors can be ambiguous or obscurely symbolic, giving them a distinctly modern feel." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-3. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-3. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-1. King list, p. 389. Winter list, p. 267. This copy was used by Charles Scribner's Sons, publisher of the U.S. edition of the book, as a review copy. There are several inked notes on contents leaf and a Scribner review slip is affixed to the front free endpaper. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#11589).
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