SHADES OF DARKNESS: MORE OF THE GHOSTLY BEST STORIES OF ROBERT WESTALL. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. A posthumous collection (Westall died in 1993), companion volume to DEMONS AND SHADOWS: THE GHOSTLY BEST STORIES OF ROBERT WESTALL (1993), together collecting twenty-two stories. This volume has eleven stories, including "The Cat," first published here. "Westall's adolescents are sympathetic characters who understand differences between the worlds of adults and children, and their difficult dealings with parents and teachers often parallel their puzzlement by inscrutable supernatural forces. They command reader sympathy and identification, and their adventures show how closely the concerns of sophisticated young adult fiction and the subtle traditional tale of terror are to one another." - Stefan Dzeimianowicz in Neil Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-387. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-387. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#160910).
"First edition, 1994" on copyright page.