HAUNTED: TALES OF THE GROTESQUE. New York: A William Abrahams Book / Dutton, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A collection of sixteen stories with afterword by Oates. "A superb collection in which a writer from the literary mainstream unabashedly embraces the modern horror tradition." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-290. "With such stories as those found in HAUNTED, the terrain is squarely once again the human mind, albeit perhaps with cosmic implications: if we are haunted as humans, it may because we are adrift in a universe that offers us scant comfort. In any case, this remarkable collection corroborates what by now everyone must well know: that in her disturbing explorations of the darkness of the human heart--surely the blackest well of mystery one could imagine--Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most brilliant writers of our time." - Donald R. Burleson, Necrofile: The Review of Horror Literature #14 (1994), p. 10. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#159628).
"First Printing, February, 1994 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.