A WHISPER IN THE NIGHT: STORIES OF HORROR, SUSPENSE AND FANTASY. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1982. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects thirteen stories. Content differs from that of the 1984 Delacorte Press edition. "Although THE WINDSCREEN WEEPERS (1969) is Aiken's only collection of supernatural fiction written for an adult audience, her horror fiction for young adult audiences constitutes an unjustly neglected body of work despite receiving high critical praise from John Clute and others. Aiken is a first-rate prose stylist, and her stories are subtle, nuanced gems. Her collections of supernatural fiction are a major contribution to the genre. She puts most supernatural writers for adults to shame." - Boyd White. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4B-4. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#158835).
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