Title: GHOSTLY: A COLLECTION OF GHOST STORIES - ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Scribner, 2015
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 455 pages. Published in 2015. Retrospective collection of ghost stories. One of the most beautiful anthologies of its kind ever published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book is very beautifully produced by Audrey Niffenegger herself: Regular-sized volume format. Black hard boards with black cloth overboards and metallic-copper titles embossed on spine, as issued. Original art by Audrey Niffenegger. She created one for each of the sixteen ghost stories. Matching endpapers. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with metallic-copper titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents, in a collectible-format production, Audrey Niffenegger's "Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories". "A unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time. From Edgar Allan Poe to Kelly Link, M. R. James to Neil Gaiman, H. H. "Saki" Munro to Amy Giacalone, 'Ghostly' reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the 18th century to the Modern Era, ranging across styles from Gothic-Horror to Victorian, with a particular bent toward stories about haunting: Haunted children, animals, and houses. Every story is introduced by Audrey Niffenegger, an acclaimed master of the craft, with words on its background and why she chose to include it. Niffenegger's own original story is 'A Secret Life With Cats'. Perfect for the classic and contemporary ghost story aficionado, this is a delightful volume, beautifully illustrated. Showcases the best of the best, including Edith Wharton, P. G. Wodehouse, A. S. Byatt, Ray Bradbury, and Amy Giacalone, among many others" (Publisher's blurb). Perfectly timed for Fall, Halloween, and the holidays, this is a treasure trove for all seasons. An absolute "must-have" title for Audrey Niffenegger and Amy Giacalone collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (on the day of the book launch) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author/editor/artist: "Audrey Niffenegger October 15, 2015 Chicago". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It is also very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and dated (on the same day) in black ink-pen on her Contribution by Amy Giacalone. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the launch event during which their signatures were obtained. This title is an instant collectible, and will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with 16 full-page drawings and stunning endpapers. Some of the greatest writers of all time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDGAR ALLAN POE AND AUDREY NIFFENEGGER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1501111191. Bookseller Inventory # 20080
Synopsis: Collected and introduced by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler?s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry?including her own fabulous new illustrations for each piece, and a new story by Niffenegger?this is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time.
From Edgar Allen Poe to Kelly Link, M.R. James to Neil Gaiman, H. H. Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Victorian, with a particular bent toward stories about haunting?haunted children, animals, houses. Every story is introduced by Audrey Niffenegger, an acclaimed master of the craft, with some words on its background and why she chose to include it. Niffenegger?s own story is, ?A Secret Life With Cats.?
Perfect for the classic and contemporary ghost story aficionado, this is a delightful volume, beautifully illustrated. Ghostly showcases the best of the best in the field, including Edith Wharton, P.G. Wodehouse, A.S. Byatt, Ray Bradbury, and so many more.
About the Author: Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and a guide at Highgate Cemetery. In addition to the bestselling novels The Time Traveler?s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, she is the author of three illustrated novels, The Three Incestuous Sisters, The Adventuress, and The Night Bookmobile, and the editor of Ghostly. She lives in Chicago.
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