ELEVEN: SHORT STORIES. London: Heinemann, . Octavo, boards. First British edition. Published earlier the same year in the U.S. by Doubleday as THE SNAIL-WATCHER AND OTHER STORIES. Scarce collection of masterful tales of psychological horror including the nasty "The Snail-Watcher" and the Edgar nominated "The Terrapin" by Patricia Highsmith which is influenced by her love-hate relationship with her mother. "In this volume of strange and often disturbing tales, Highsmith demonstrates her skill as a short-story writer." "This is a first-rate collection that will make you want to read more of Highsmith's short fiction ..." - Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 360-1. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 93. Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror 6-168. Hubin (1994), p. 400. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with price clipped and publisher's later price sticker. (#141789).
"First Published 1970" on copyright page.